Adobe Illustrator Tutorial using Pen Tool and Comic Strip Brushes.
In this easy to follow Adobe Illustrator tutorial we will be going through a process of inking our cartoon using the pen tool using our comic strip brushes. We will also be coloring using live paint and adding basic shadows using the knife tool.
Anchor Point Guide
Anchor point guides are designed to make our step by step tutorials as easy to follow as you are learning where to place anchors and how to adjust handles.
Adding Flat Color
Using live paint and the knife tool are fast ways of getting down flat color and shadows without having to use pathfinder to create shapes.
Adding Comic Brushes
Our brushes are now even easier to install. Just download the brushes from the resource folder. Open your brush menu and install a brush library.
Inking using Comic Strip Brushes
Using Resource Folder
1. Place the anchor point guide into NEW illustrator document and scale to fit the 5″x 5″ artboard. In your layers menu select Template Layer. Create a New layer ABOVE IT for inking.
Using the Pen Tool
2. Trace the image using the shape and pen tool. There should be no fill when using the pen tool. Use straight line and the convert anchor point tool to create your curves.
3. Add OUR comic strip brushes library to create variation in your lines. Expand the lines and use the eraser tool to erase overlapping or unwanted lines. Unite brushes in pathfinder panel.
Using Live Paint
4. Select All – Object- Live Paint. Fill in flat colors wIth our color palette or find others on https://color.adobe.com/ Object – Expand live paint. Ungroup (3X) or until you can select individual shapes.