Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Using images in brushes, part of Illustrator: 2013 Creative Cloud Updates.
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In previous versions of Adobe Illustrator, it was impossible for you to …create a brush that contained raster graphics, and by raster graphics I mean …anything that's like a jpeg, a tif, a png, or even a Photoshop file for that matter. …But in this update to Adobe Illustrator you are now able to create brushes that …have images, inside of them. And so your now able to define scatter, …art, and pattern brushes using images simply by dragging an embedded image, it …has to be embedded in the document, over into the brushes panel. …So let's bring the brushes panel out here so we can see it and show you just how …easy it is to do this. Once I have an object selected on my …screen that is an embedded raster graphic, I need to size it appropriately.…
So, let's scale this down just a little bit. …Something like maybe 250 by 250. There we go. …Around about that size. Doesn't really matter. …Just scale it down a little bit and then just drag it over to the brushes panel. …When you see the little blue line appear in the brushes panel, you can release …
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- Placing multiple files at once
- Unembedding raster graphics
- Searching for fonts and swatches
- Loading images in brushes
- Working with Automated Corner Generation
- Using the updated Free Transform tool