Join Kevin Stohlmeyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up your raster source files, part of Designing a Poster with Custom Brushes in Illustrator.
- So here's my final clean source file.…I ended up having to combine two different scans…because my image ended up being too large…for my flatbed scanner and I've just…flattened them into one file here.…So now what I'm going to do is set up this file…as a source for Adobe Illustrator's custom brush settings.…Right now my scan is at an angle and this…is really going to kind of work against me.…Illustrator's brushes really work on a horizontal format.…So what I'm going to do is switch over to my Crop tool…and I'm going to choose this option up above my Control Panel…called Straighten; it's a little icon right here,…just to the left of the word Straighten, looks like a level.…
And I'm going to click and drag a line across…one of my strokes, and it's going to rotate my page.…Now, this automatically crops,…and is starting to crop out a lot of my image.…So instead I'm going to enlarge my crop area,…to make sure that it's encompassing all of my strokes,…and then just hit Enter or Return to accept it.…And this is a good starting point.…
- Scanning and importing source files
- Creating art, brush, and symbol texture brushes
- Building the design
- Adding text and texture