Adobe Illustrator Tutorial for Beginners
In this Tutorial, we will be going through how to apply and edit Brushes in Adobe Illustrator. The Tutorial will be a part of our Resource Guides for our Brush Libraries. If you have not gone through our Brushes Guide, we will go through how to save Brush Libraries. I would like you to apply these concepts to your own artwork.
Adding on Line Variation using Cartoon Brushes
You will have more control over the placement and width of each of your lines using the Cartoon Brushes. The process will be a combination of using the Brushes to get down the initial thickness and stroke width. The second step will be modifying the placement of the variation using the so we can edit later. This 2-Step Process allows for more control over your Line Variation compared to using your Tablet with Pressure.
DOWNLOAD BRUSHES. Our 200 Adobe Illustrator Brushes will come to you as Zipped Folders on Teachable. Once you have Downloaded and Extracted the Folder, the Brushes are ready to be used in Adobe Illustrator (CC-CS). Brush Libraries: 70 Cartoon, 100 Comic Strip, and 50 Vintage Mascot Brushes.
How to Color in Adobe Illustrator
One of the easiest and fastest ways of filling in your color is through Live Paint. Live Paint Bucket is a part of the Shape Builder Tools which builds the shapes in the exact shape you need it. Select All. Go up to Object - Live Paint - Make. If you have a grayed out Make it simply means you didn't have anything selected. I do recommend Deselecting by clicking on your artboard before clicking on a Color Swatch. *Remember Everything is still Selected so it will Color the Full Selection if you click on a Color Swatch with everything selected. Click on the Live Paint Bucket (K) and Click to Dump Color. It will feel like the Paint Bucket in Adobe Photoshop.