Friday, February 02, 2007

Brush Makin' Time

Alrighty, I promised to make a quick tutorial on setting up your own brush for digital inking with a Wacom Tablet in Adobe Illustrator. So here we go!

First create a new document. Then make sure the brushes palette is visible, if it's not then press F5 to open it.

Now click on the 'create new' icon to the left of the trash icon.


Select 'new calligraphic brush' and hit 'ok'.


Change the 'diameter' pulldown menu from 'fixed' to 'pressure'. Now change 'diameter' point size to 4pt and the variation to 4pt. Press 'ok' when you're done. Later on you can make smaller or larger brushes.



That's it! Have fun with the freedom and control of digital vector inks! Tomorrow I'll be posting a basic inking tutorial to get you started using your new tool.

6 comments:

Art F. said...

sweet! thanks Brian!

Marc Deckter said...

Thanks for posting this Brian! I've been wanting to learn Illustrator for a long time!

Looking forward to tomorrow's tutorial....

J.E.Daniels said...

Sweet post man!
I've been wanting to learn how to do this as well.

Clinton said...

Thank you for the brush making demo. I found another one at Dani Draws dot com if you or anyone else is interested.

J.R. Spumkin said...

What kind of Wacom tablet were you using, Brian?

Brian Romero said...

Intuos 3 6x11. Hopefully I can score a Cintiq the first half of 2009!