Join Robin Schneider for an in-depth discussion in this video Making shoelaces, part of Illustrator for Fashion Design: Creating Brushes.
Let's make a shoelace.…We'll start with the eyelet, grab the Ellipse Tool, click on the page, and draw…a circle that's five points by five points. Click OK.…Let's change that Stroke to black.…Now we need a second circle that's smaller,…so double-click on the Scale Tool, type in 50%, make sure Scale Strokes &…Effects is unchecked; click Copy.…We'll fill that second circle with a dark gray, select both circles, make sure…that the Stroke weight is set to 0.5, which it is, and we'll group them together.…
Let's set this aside.…Now we need to make the lace part.…We're going to use the Rounded Rectangle Tool for that.…Click on the page, and draw a rounded rectangle that is 15 points wide, in this…case, 2 points high, with a corner radius of 3 points, and click OK.…Let's change the fill to white, and the Stroke is 0.5. That looks good.…We'll zoom in, so we can get a better look at this.…Take the Direct Selection Tool, which is the white arrow, and click…once on the page to release.…
Go ahead and click and drag.…
- Making simple pattern brushes like pin tucks and bias trim
- Adding finished ends to your brushes
- Controlling brush alignment
- Creating ruching and smocking
- Using scatter brushes for sequins, fringe, and fur
- Creating brushes from JPG images
Skill Level Intermediate
Illustrator: Drawing without the Pen Toolwith Mordy Golding4h 39m Intermediate
Illustrator CS6 One-on-One: Intermediatewith Deke McClelland11h 8m Intermediate
Illustrator for Fashion Design: Drawing Flatswith Robin Schneider4h 49m Intermediate
1. Simple Brushes That Save Time
2. Advanced Brush Control
3. Chains and Cording Brushes
4. Ruching and Ruffles
5. Fancy Trimmings
6. Lace and Sparkle
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