This tutorial is from basic to advance users during this tutorial you will learn how to use brushes , create your own brushes , learning how to speed up your work process by using brushes.
Setting up your work area .
I always try to work towards the final result by browsing the internet for inspiration . For instance if you are trying to create a floral element of design it is a good idea to search for related links , images , inspirations over the internet. Secondly i try to work following a color scheme. Here is the color scheme i will be following during this process. Four are solid fills and 2 gradients , I may stear away from this 🙂 which i sometimes do ! 🙂
Using the Ellipse tool (L) i drew a circle with a stroke colors picked up from my palette .
I will be using offset path (object>path >offset path ) to create another circle around it ..
Select the Circles , create a copy and Paste in back , increase the size of the two circles behind.
We will be now create a custom brush . For this i created an oval shape , aligne its copies and then expanded the whole shape OBJECT>EXPAND
I will create a custom brush from this shape now , here is how…
Select the outer most circle of the element created in step 4
Now i will create some additional design elements to it . I am using spiral tool .
Working on this shape i closed the end part by joining it . and then created a copy of it
Using the flower we created in step 7 , place the spiral design element behind it . Create copy and more copies creating something similar to this
Using the paint bucket tool fill up the areas . In order to use paint bucket select all of your artwork which needs to be painted and continue filling it up . Expand all the brushes !. Expand all other shapes fills and strokes if possible. I worked on a single spiral shape filled it up then expanded it and then duplicated it a few times to come up with this.
Add a gradient background to it . To achieve the final effect preivewed below , i used the brush on the isonaled flowers you see here . also few copies of the final design element . I used an overlay from Prudence Collection to get the final effect. (final effect in photoshop)
Things to do!
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