Join Mordy Golding for an in-depth discussion in this video Using enhanced art and pattern brushes, part of Illustrator CS5 New Features.
While Adobe added the amazing new Bristle Brush to Illustrator CS5, they didn't…stop there when it comes to brushes.…They've also made a few enhancements to the existing brushes.…For example, let's take a look at the Art Brush.…What the Art Brush does is it allows you to define any piece of art as a brush…and then to stretch that artwork along a path.…However, in doing so, the artwork itself gets distorted.…Let me explain what I mean.…I am going to take this Daisy here, and I want to define this now as an Art…brush to use inside of Illustrator.…So, I'll select the artwork.…
I'll go to my Brushes panel.…I'll choose now to define a new brush.…Let's go ahead and define an Art brush, click OK, and you can see that where it…says Brush Scale Options, it's currently set to the something called stretch…to fit the Stroke Length.…I am going to give this brush a name of Daisy, and then I am going to go…ahead and click OK.…This is the way that brushes have always worked inside of Illustrator.…If I now take my Paintbrush tool, with that Daisy brush selected in my…
- 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.