Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Illustrator brushes, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
Using brushes is actually quite simple. To use the existing ones is even easier. …We have a Brush tool and so you might think, hey, I'll use the Brush tool. …And if you do that, that's fine. You start painting, you know, you create …your line whatever you want it to be. And when you're done, it applies the …default brush which is this first little calligraphy brush right here. …Okay. So that was using the Brush tool and now …I just need to select it if I wanna change that brush and there's some basic …ones that come with it and most of them are ugly, to be honest with you.…
There's one artistic, one decorative, one border here. …But down in the bottom left corner, is where our libraries are. …We have all sorts of arrows we could apply. …We could apply artistic borders, bristle brush. …Play with these, and spend a little bit of time digging around and seeing whats there. …For this demonstration, we'll go to artistic, and I'll just choose, lets say, …chalk and charcoal, or ink. And in there, you'll see we have a whole …
- Creating shapes and lines
- Modifying paths
- Transforming objects
- Using Illustrator's brushes
- Creating your own brushes
- Fun with text
- Understanding layers, groups, and sublayers
- Working with photos and other art
- Placing Illustrator files
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introduction to Vector Data
2. What Is Illustrator?
3. Fun with Shapes
Creating shapes12m 18s
4. The Humble Line Tool: It's Not as Simple as It Sounds
5. Illustrator Kindergarten
Drawing tools16m 56s
6. Modifying Your Paths
7. You've Made a Path, Now What?
8. This Isn't Your Average Brush Tool
9. Time for Some Words
10. Working with Your Art Gets Easier with Layers
11. Bringing in Photos and Other Graphics for More Fun
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