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Designing a Poster with Custom Brushes in Illustrator

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Overview

Practice creating and applying custom brushes in Illustrator while designing a full-size, Sherlock Holmes–inspired poster.

It's easier to learn a new skill when you're designing something fun! In this course, you'll learn the ins and outs of creating and using custom brushes in Illustrator, while designing a full-size, Sherlock Holmes–inspired poster. Author Kevin Stohlmeyer walks through scanning the source materials, transforming them into Illustrator brushes, and then using them to create the final print-ready poster design.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • What you should know
  • Using the exercise files
1. Scanning Traditional Media
  • Creating clean source materials
  • Scanning and cleanup
  • Setting up your raster source files
  • Importing raster source files
  • Running Image Trace
2. Creating Brushes
  • Creating an art brush
  • Creating a pattern brush
  • Creating symbol textures
3. Refining Brushes
  • Setting color and tint
  • Customizing brushes for Wacom tablets
  • Saving your brushes and symbols
4. Creating a Poster
  • Sketching using pencil brushes
  • Building your design with markers
  • Adding texture with objects
  • Adding text to your poster design
  • Making your poster print ready
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Kevin Stohlmeyer

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