Using the Blob Brush tool


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Using the Blob Brush tool

New to Illustrator CS4 is the Blob Brush. It's a new kind of a brush that is somewhat based on the premise of the Paintbrush. However, it does not have that live type of an effect. As we have seen before when we created a regular brush stroke using the paintbrush, the result was an underlying vector path that has some kind of appearance applied to it. If you wanted to then edit or work with that particular path, you needed to expand the appearance of that particular stroke. Well, with the Blob Brush, it actually draws expanded paths as you create and paint with it, and the beauty of the Blob Brush also, is that as you begin to paint over additional strokes or existing strokes, it automatically merges with those. Let's take a look at how that works.

I'm currently using this blob_brush file, which you will find in Chapter 12 of your Exercise files. I'm going to zoom in, just say on just this area here of the claw. Let's say I wanted to paint this, I currently have thi...

Using the Blob Brush tool
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Using the Blob Brush tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS4 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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