Join Mordy Golding for an in-depth discussion in this video Simulating real brush strokes with the Bristle brush, part of Illustrator CS5 New Features.
When we think about graphics created from Illustrator, often we imagine things…that have clean, sharp lines.…However, with Illustrator CS5, there's new Paintbrush tool that we can use,…something called the Bristle Brush, that will allow us to create effects in…Illustrator like never before.…This Bristle Brush, as it's called, is actually implemented as a new function of…the Paintbrush tool.…I'll come over here to the Brushes panel, and let's pull this out so we can…actually see some of the settings here.…I'll close the Swatches panel here, and I'll click on the icon here at the…bottom of the Brushes panel to create a new brush.…
Now, we already know that Illustrator has Calligraphic, Scatter, Art and Pattern…Brushes, but we want to create a new Bristle Brush.…When I click OK, the new Bristle Brush Options dialog box appears to give me the…options for setting these brushes.…Now, before I get started with this, it's important to realize that you're going…to derive the most benefit with this specific feature when using a…
- Creating complex art from basic shapes with the Shape Builder tool
- Transforming flat artwork using perspective grids and vanishing points
- Creating variable-width strokes
- Controlling dashed line length, corners, and gaps
- Creating original brushes using the Brushes panel
- Adding arrowheads to strokes
- Creating web-ready graphics, text, and slices
- Integrating with Flash Catalyst
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: In the “Mapping flat artwork to perspective grids” video, directions for moving a box in a perpendicular direction say to use the Tilde key. However, upon attempting to move the box using this method, the box continues to move in the same plane, not in a perpendicular fashion. Is the technique in the video incorrect?
A: Adobe changed this keyboard shortcut just before the final release. The shortcut is the "5" key. The video tutorial has been updated to reflect this.