Learn how to compose vector-based brushes on a more simplified visual to create a compelling style that replicates a tradition look and feel.
- [Voiceover] The next illustration I wanna take you through…is one that I did just for my own entertainment.…I've been thinking through a possible idea…for a children's book, and this was some of just…my own exploratory efforts to decide…if these were a couple characters I wanted…to move forward with and kinda work out a story…that I could turn into a children's book.…So, these characters is Pak and Sal,…Pak for pachyderm, elephant, and Sal…for he's a salmon, so he's a fish.…
They're buddies, they hang out.…I don't even know if it's even possible or believable…that an elephant and a fish would get along and hang out,…but anything goes with a children's book.…So, I just wanted to explore the artwork…concerning these two characters.…And, I decided I was gonna use…vector painting to pull it off.…And, if I liked it, I might put together a pitch…and see where it goes, but it's always great…to do creative exploration and try new things,…so that's kinda what I'm doing here.…
I'll start it off with a sketch.…This isn't super tight or refined.…
Graphic designer Von Glitschka appreciates the endless brush stroke freedom that real-world brushes offer, and he knows how to replicate this offering in the digital world. In this course, he shows how to create your own custom, handmade brush strokes and import them into Adobe Illustrator. Von demonstrates how to compile and use custom brush strokes to achieve both a hand-painted aesthetic and a personal touch. Whether you're a painter, a designer, or just a fan of Illustrator, this course offers instructions on how to expand your use of Illustrator.
- Painting real brush strokes
- Transforming real brush strokes into digital brush strokes
- Importing brush strokes
- Creating bitmap surface textures
- Modifying vectors
- Compiling patterns, shapes, and strokes
- Working with layers and blend modes
- Using vector brushes
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creating an Authentic Look
2. Using Vector Brushes
3. Vector Painting Process
4. Deconstructing Complex Vector Paintings
5. Using Adobe Capture
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