September 20, 2011

Ask a Pro: Illustrator brushes, Friday at noon

I’m always a little amazed & sad that not more people know what can be done with Illustrator brushes. Check out this session Friday at noon Pacific:

Join Sharon Steuer and learn how to harness the power and flexibility of Illustrator’s drawing and painting tools. With Illustrator brushes you can work transparently, or build-up color and texture, you can work with pressure-sensitivity, or even contour-and-stretch leaves and grasses along a path. And unlike any other way of working, the brush marks can remain vectors, so they can be infinitely selectable, editable, and changeable.

Posted by John Nack at 8:04 AM on September 20, 2011


  • George Coghill — 8:45 AM on September 20, 2011

    Until Illustrator gets the Rotate View and Brush Resize keyboard shortcuts, it’s just not very natural for certain types of work. I wasn’t able to sketch primarily in Photoshop until those were finally added.

  • Kevin Stohlmeyer — 1:59 PM on September 20, 2011


    The new natural brushes in CS5 do react to the keyboard shortcuts (bracket keys).

  • George Coghill — 2:58 PM on December 20, 2011

    Kevin — thanks for that info, will give it a try.

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