Brushes

Brush takes important part of your illustration. It reveals the character of the objects. The stroke can be sketchy or default and minimalistic. It all depends what kind of illustration we are trying to prepare for the customers. If it is a car, building, probably the brush would be with the strict lines, all the corners closed and shape, without any mistakes. If there is a tree, nature, animals, it is possible to play a little bit with the brush and try to compare them. Of course lines have to be closed, but because of the brush you can see open endings or circles. That also give a certain character to your object.

It is important to choose the right brush for your illustration, because the same drawing can be really different with the one brush or another. The size, thickness, roundness can make your illustration dynamic and appealing for the customers.

Illustrastock have a collection of the brushes that illustrators usually use to keep the same sketchy style and follow the guidelines.

You can choose from the variety of the brushes and decide which one is the best for your illustrations. It all very depends on your object. If it is a room or the car, the lines should be precise and clear. But if it is an animal or nature, you can change the brushes until you find what is the best stroke and material for the illustration.

Other important thing is to choose the size of the stroke. It should be appropriate for all the details and forms when the illustration would be finished. Also Illustrastock suggests to use default strokes, instead of writing numbers by yourself. It takes more time to spend on the illustration and it is faster to use, the default ones.

Other important thing is to choose the size of the stroke. It should be appropriate for all the details and forms when the illustration would be finished. Also Illustrastock suggest to use default strokes, instead of writing numbers by yourself. It takes more time to spend on the illustration and it is faster to use, the default ones. A good idea is to use multiple of 4, using a different size when necessary.

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Let’s start with the new document and explore how to apply, use, add, change the brushes.

1. Create a new brushbrush-new_brush

In the menu search for a brush section and press it.

Then click on new brush and choose what kind of brush do you want to use.

There are 5 options of brushes, but you can choose only from 3 if you don’t have a drawing tablet.brush-calligraphic_options

Change the pressure, size, angle or roundness for your brush. You can choose various options and settings, to make your brush perfect.

Tip: If you choose the size for example 5pt and choose the pressure brush, you can also modify the variation. It means from 1pt to 4pt, from 1pt to 3pt or from 1pt to 5pt, you can draw various lines of the pressure you have chosen.

2. Save your brushes to the librarybrush-save

Working with the illustrator at first might be confusing. You need a brush and it is impossible to find it. For that reason it would be the best idea to save all the brushes illustrator needs to use and when needed again illustrator can open the file by searching.

Go to the menu and find the brush tool, then click on the icon in the left and press save brushes.

When you save the brush, all your created brushes will be found in user defined section.brush-library

 

 

 

 

 

3. Applying the strokebrush-stroke

When illustrator applies the brush to the drawing, sometimes it feels that the illustration needs thicker or lighter stroke.

In adobe illustrator, it is easy to change the color of your stroke or the size.

If we talk about the size, it is better to use default strokes because writing them takes time if illustrator wants to repeat the stroke on different objects.

Change the color of stroke or background. Also you can hide both of them.brush-color_palette

4. More settings for the brushbrush-art_options

When illustrator finds the best brush for the illustration, it is still possible to make some changes. In the example below the picture shows the settings you will be able to apply for the brush. Just press twice on the brush and start making some changes.

The brush and the stroke won’t be so nice if the line is not clear.

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Source:

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/brushes.html