Learn how to create custom vector brushes and paint in Adobe Illustrator. Transform hand-painted brush strokes into digital brushes and compile strokes to create the look of paint.
- Vector artwork is known for its precision. Clean, crisp shapes, elegant curves, and final art used for everything, from iconically designed logo marks to immersive illustration and everything in between. Artwork created using Adobe Illustrator isn't known for being aesthetically organic and traditional. It often looks like anything but a painting or a hand-rendered illustration. But through the use of clever vector brushes derived from real-world methods, we are going to replicate the traditional results with digital ease.
In this course, I'll cover the creation, control, and usage of custom vector brushes. You'll learn how to compile them to achieve an authentic look and feel of hand-painted artwork. Creating your own custom vector brushes is easy, and once you understand how to do this, it'll also open up a whole new way of using Illustrator for you as well. So let's get started.
Graphic designer Von Glitschka appreciates the endless brush stroke freedom that real-world brushes offer, and he knows how to replicate this offering in the digital world. In this course, he shows how to create your own custom, handmade brush strokes and import them into Adobe Illustrator. Von demonstrates how to compile and use custom brush strokes to achieve both a hand-painted aesthetic and a personal touch. Whether you're a painter, a designer, or just a fan of Illustrator, this course offers instructions on how to expand your use of Illustrator.
- Painting real brush strokes
- Transforming real brush strokes into digital brush strokes
- Importing brush strokes
- Creating bitmap surface textures
- Modifying vectors
- Compiling patterns, shapes, and strokes
- Working with layers and blend modes
- Using vector brushes
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creating an Authentic Look
2. Using Vector Brushes
3. Vector Painting Process
4. Deconstructing Complex Vector Paintings
5. Using Adobe Capture
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