Join Robin Schneider for an in-depth discussion in this video Making smocking, part of Illustrator for Fashion Design: Creating Brushes.
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Now I'm going to show you how to make a brush for smocking.…There are a couple of ways to approach it.…One of them is to actually draw from some of the gathers that we created in the…previous movie, but for this one, I'm going to draw them from scratch, because I…want them to be a very specific size to fit in this area of my top.…I've already figured out that size, so we're going to start by making a rectangle…that is 20 points by 5.5 points.…We want to make sure it has no fill, a black stroke, and a 0.25 Stroke width.…
With the Direct Selection Tool, I'm going to select and delete the two end…pieces, because we don't need those.…This is the area that we're going to draw our little gathers for the smocking between.…So, I'm going to grab my Pen Tool, and this time I'm going to do them a lot looser,…so I have something that looks different from some of the other gathers that…we've already drawn.…I'll click, and drag, and make some little curves, and curly cues.…I'm going to hit Enter or Return in between each one to release my Pen Tool, so I…
- 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 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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