Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with the Blob Brush tool, part of Animated Character Design with Illustrator.
Okay, so now we're going to have a look at the Blob Brush tool. …I love the Blob Brush tool. It's fairly difficult to explain, but …basically it allows you to paint like a painter would paint. …And that means painting several strokes to get one continuous line. …It's very seldom that I draw a line in one stroke like this. …And with the Pen tool and the Brush tool, you tend to have to do that. …Or, you have to join the paths later. But with the Blob Brush tool, you can …paint a series of lines and it will automatically join them together.…
So, if I paint there, and then paint again there, and paint again there, and …let's do it once more. And now I select that holding down the …cmd key or ctrl key on the PC. You'll see I've got one editable line. …Now you'll notice something different between that and the regular Brush tool. …If we zoom in, again using cmd+on the keyboard, ctrl+if your on the PC. …Notice that the line goes around the brush stroke. …So instead of having one line denoting the brush stroke, we have two lines …
- Setting up the work area
- Bringing artwork into Illustrator
- Tracing artwork manually
- Creating complex shapes
- Working with paths
- Using Live Trace
- Coloring artwork
- Applying 3D effects
- Exporting artboards
- Options for saving files
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1. Setting Up the Work Area
2. Bringing Artwork into Illustrator
3. Tracing Artwork Manually
4. Creating Complex Shapes
5. Working with Paths
6. Using Live Trace
7. Coloring Artwork
8. Applying 3D Effects
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9. Finishing Touches
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