How to Work with the Paintbrush and Pencil Tools


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Working with the Paintbrush and Pencil tools

One of the most basic ways to draw paths and shapes inside of Illustrator is to freehand draw them utilizing the Paintbrush and Pencil tools. In this movie, I'll walk you through using both of these, and how you can create some really simple, hand-drawn pieces of artwork. I am going to start off by creating a brand new document, and in order to do that, I am going to hit Command+N or Control+N on my keyboard. Once I do that, I will accept the defaults, and hit OK. Once I get my new document created, I am going to come over to find the Paintbrush tool, and the Pencil tool. The Paintbrush tool can be accessed by hitting the letter B on your keyboard, or simply by clicking it in the Tools panel.

The Pencil tool can be accessed by hitting the letter N on your keyboard. You'll notice the keyboard shortcuts when you hover over them. I am going to first start off with the brush tool, and with the Paintbrush tool selected, I can either come out here and start painting, or I can set up s...

Working with the Paintbrush and Pencil tools
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Working with the Paintbrush and Pencil tools provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Justin Seeley as part of the Illustrator CS6 Essential Training

Subject:
Design
Software:
Illustrator
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