Drawing and Painting in Illustrator

In this series of Illustrator tutorials, we'll talk about some of the tools and techniques we can use to draw and paint in Illustrator. Software required: Illustrator CC 2014.1.
Course info
Rating
(176)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 11, 2015
Duration
45m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(176)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 11, 2015
Duration
45m
Description

In this series of Illustrator tutorials, we'll talk about some of the tools and techniques we can use to draw and paint in Illustrator. We'll start by taking a look at the paintbrush tool. We'll go over the different ways to adjust the settings for the tool and also ways to define the brush strokes that we can create. We'll also use the blob brush tool and pencil tool. We'll take a look at how differently the tools create strokes and shapes and how we can utilize their strengths for the needs of our project. Next we'll take a look at the width tool and width profiles. We'll get an understanding how we can utilize this tool and the width profile settings to add weight and variation to basic line strokes. And finally, we'll learn the process of making a custom pattern brush. This course goes over some of the ways you can use the drawing tools in Illustrator to create great looking artwork. By the end of this Illustrator training, you'll have an understanding of how you can customize your tools to meet the needs of your project and illustrate more efficiently. Software required: Illustrator CC 2014.1.

About the author
About the author

Alex is a motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Starting out his career in illustration and design gave Alex a firm foundation in the more traditional forms of art. As he refined his skills, he eventually was pulled into the world of motion animation, as well as product design. It was there that Alex was able to take his artistic skills to new heights and really develop himself as a well-rounded CG artist.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, I'm Alex with Digital-Tutors. In this series of tutorials, we'll talk about some of the tools and techniques we can use to draw and paint in Illustrator. We'll start by taking a look at the Paintbrush Tool. We'll go over the different ways to adjust the settings for the tool, and also ways to define the brushstrokes that we can create. We'll also use the Blob Brush Tool and Pencil Tool. We'll take a look at how differently the tools create strokes and shapes, and how we can utilize their strengths for the needs of our project. Next, we'll take a look at the Width Tool and width profiles. We'll get an understanding of how we can utilize this tool, and the width profile settings to add weight and variation to basic line strokes. And finally, we'll learn the process of making a custom pattern brush. This course goes over some of the ways that you can use the drawing tools in Illustrator to create great looking artwork. By the end of this course, you'll have an understanding of how you can customize your tools to meet the needs of your project, and illustrate more efficiently. So, let's go ahead and get started by talking about the Paintbrush Tool.