Brush Libraries in Illustrator
● Use Brushes in Illustrator to give your Lines more Texture.
✓ Paintbrush Tool✓ Brush Libraries
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Other People's Work:
Here are examples of work inspired by this tutorial.
Step #1: Open your Project in Illustrator ~
✓ Open your project in Illustrator …
● If you are working on the CD Cover Project open that ...
● OR, the Picture Perfect Project ...
● OR, the Monster Mesh Movie Poster Project ...
● OR, Don't Buy the Lie…
… (Remember: all these tutorials are intended to be applied to YOUR PROJECT) …
Step #2: Outline Layer ~
✓ Select and unlock your Outline layer.
Step #3: Select a Line ~
✓ Get the Selection Tool or hit the keyboard shortcut letter (v) …
✓ … and select a line of hair, clothing, eyelashes, wings, tentacles, whatever would look interesting with more texture.
Step #4: Multiple Lines ~
✓ Select multiple lines by holding the Shift Key and clicking them.
Step #5: Brushes ~
✓ Now open the Brushes panel …
✓ … click on the Brush Libraries Menu …
✓ … and go to: Artistic > Artistic ChalkCharcoalPencil …
✓ … and choose a brush to apply to the strokes.
✓ Adjust the stroke! Lower the Stroke Weight - Change the width - EXPERIMENT! Take A Risk!
Step #6: Next Step (Optional) ~
✓ If you want, try selecting all your lines by hitting Cmd (⌘)+A … +
✓ … and apply the brush to ALL your strokes.
Last Step: Save and Attach ~
✓ Save your work as - FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME.ai]
✓ Attach it!
• ALWAYS save your projects using the following naming convention:
• DO NOT name your project any other way - Improperly named projects will not receive credit and you will be sad.
• NEVER leave your work on the desktop or depend on a flash drive - instead, save your work in a folder you can find later - preferably on a virtual drive where it can be backed up.
If you're ready, get started on the next tutorial: 140-line-art-ai.htm