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How To Make A Watercolor Brush In Adobe Illustrator


Always wondered how to quit a watercolor brush in Adobe Illustrator, but never knew exactly where to start well. If that’s the case, then you’re in luck since in this video, I’m going to walk you through the entire process and show you how to do so using three simple methods. I’m Andrew, and you’re watching an invited US. Blast Tutorial by default illustrator comes with its own pack of watercolor brushes, which can be found by opening up the brushes panel and then heading over to the brush libraries menu, artistic artistic watercolor, while basic these brushes do a fine job of letting you explore your creativity, But what if you decided to make a couple of your own? Well, you can, and I’m going to show you how. In the following moments, the first method relies on using the bristle brush we’re going to start by opening up the brushes panel and then clicking on the new brush button a new window. Prompt will appear asking us what type of broth we want to create, which in our case is a bristle brush as soon as we hit. OK, Illustrator will bring up the bristle brush options window, we’re going to give our new brush a custom name and then start adjusting with different settings. The first option is called shape and let us choose between ten different brush types for this current example. I’m going to go with your round point one, but feel free to try something different. If you feel like experimenting moving on down, we have size, which is the name suggests allows us to control the width of our brush personally. I’m going to set it to six millimeters. We should make it easier to see what your options do. We then have bristle lengths, which lets us adjust the distance between the bristles tip and the point where limits to handle the greater The length is the dancer and water. The brush will end up being in my case. I’m going to increase the default value to 120 percent next. We have bristle density, which controls the number of bristles or hair segments found within the brushe’s tip. I’m going to study the 20 percent, which will give me the nice, transparent, overlapping that watercolor paints are known for we then have bristle thickness, which is the name suggests, controls the thickness of the Prussias composing her segments for a current example. I’m going to set the thickness to 20% The fifth option is paint opacity, which I’m going to lower to 64% Finally, we have stiffness which controls the rigidity of the bristles since I want the brush to look and feel more flexible. I’m going to use a value of just 24% Once we’re done making all the fine adjustments, we can hit the OK Button, which will immediately add a new brush to our library to use the brush. All we have to do is select it from within the brushes panel and then start drawing using the paintbrush tool. We can easily adjust the size and color of the brush by changing the stroke’s, weight and color as needed now that we’ve seen how we can create a watercolor brush using the bristle brush method, let’s move on to the second one, which relies on using a scan image of an actual watercolor brush using either an image scanner or your phone’s camera. Transfer your brush stroke to your computer and then remove the white background using other. Photoshop or any other image editing tool that you have making sure to save it using a file format that supports transparency. Once you’re done, go back into illustrator and create a new document, pressing the resulting image inside of it by heading over to file place, revising the shift. Ctrl P keyboard shortcut. We need to rasterize the image by heading over to object rasterize, making sure to set the background to transparent, quickly scale down the rasterized image so that we can turn it into a proper digital brush. All we have to do now is open up the brushes panel and then create a new brush making sure to set the brush type to art brush. A new art brush options window will appear. We will give it a custom name and then make sure that the Braska options is such a stretch to fit stroke length and the adjust corners and falls to prevent overlaps option is checked once we hit, okay. Our new brush will be added to our library, which means that we can now. Select the paintbrush tool and use it to draw Unfortunately since we’re using an image, we can change the brushe’s color, which is why the second method might not be the best solution when it comes to turning a traditional brushstroke into a digital one. This is where the third method shines since it gives us full control over scan brush as we did with the previous method we’re going to go for the exact same process of placing rasterizing and then scaling the scan brushstroke inside of illustrator. Once the image is ready, we’re going to open up the image trace window by heading over to window image trace when we wanted to the preset to high fidelity photo were going to lower the number of colors since depending on the details of the scan stroke, it can affect your computer’s performance due to the high number of paths and anchors clearly during the tracing process. Once you’re ready, We can click on the expand button, which will convert our scanned image into a vector one. Our next step is to remove all the white shapes, and we will do so by first, selecting any one of them and then simply heading over to select same fill color and then immediately pressing delete at this point, we can open up the brushes panel and create a new art brush making sure to give it a custom name, then changes colorization method to tints and shades, and that’s it to use the brush. All we have to do is select it from within the brushes panel and then start drawing using the paintbrush tool compared to the previous methods. The image trace 1 allows us to change the color of our brush at any time, which will produce some interesting watercolor effects. So there you have it three completely different methods that you can use to create your own watercolor brushes in a matter of minutes they are being said. I hope you found this video useful and Ill. See you in the next one, you.