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Using Brush Strokes to Create a Design

Using Brush Strokes to Create a Design

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Design has an extensive library of  brushes that can be used to create artwork. In the spirit of upcoming elections, I created this stars & stripes piece:

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All of the elements you see can be found in Design’s default brush strokes:

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To create similar brush effects, simply draw strokes and increase the width until you get the desired effect. Then to manipulate further, select Object/Convert Stroke to Path. For example, I didn’t want as many large stars as the brush gave me so after converting to path I just deleted the extras. This works great for adding abstract elements to a background or creating wallpapers.

Hope you like it, and if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below!

- Kim

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  • Design has an extensive library of  brushes that can be used to create artwork. In the spirit of

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  • Thank you for sharing this great tip, it's just what I need!

    Have a great day,

    Karl

  • The URL link for the download is broken, could you please update it.

    Thank you,

    Karl

  • karl - I just reuploaded the file. Please let me know if you are still having issues downloading the files.

    Cheers!

    Kirupa

  • Could you please pulish more tutorials about blend? I want  to learn how to work with developers in blend.

  • Interesting post, haven't used it yet but after reading this will give it a try. Thanks.

  • It is a major problem, glad to of found a solution. Thanks.

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