Illustrator for Lunch™ - Whimsical Textured Drawings Using Hand Drawn Brushes

Helen Bradley, Illustrator for Lunch™ & Photoshop for Lunch™

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13 Videos (1h 3m)
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Whimsical Textured Drawings - Introduction

      1:30
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 1 - Haven't I Seen this Before?

      1:04
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 2 - What we are going to make

      1:51
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 3 - Make the first brush

      6:35
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 4 - Make an overlapping brush

      6:45
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 5 - Scatter to Pattern Brush

      9:32
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 6 - Applying the brushes

      7:40
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 7 - Make a character

      6:23
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 8 - Decorate the character

      6:46
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 9 - Paint inside

      3:23
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 10 - Clip Brushes to a shape

      2:36
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 11 - Add the Pattern Brush

      3:10
    • Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pt 12 - Wrapup and project

      5:25

About This Class

Illustrator for Lunch™ is a series of short video courses you can study in bite size pieces such as at lunchtime. In this course you will learn how to make whimsical texture brushes which look like hand drawn marks in Illustrator (this is a companion course to my Photoshop for Lunch™ class on the same topic). You will learn how to make these brushes, how to configure them to paint like hand drawn marks, how to use them and how to save them. You will use these brushes to add whimsical effects to hand drawings.

Illustrator for Lunch™ - On a Safari – Making patterns in Illustrator 

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Retro TV – Draw a Retro TV with Sunburst Background

Illustrator for Lunch™ - In the Kitchen - Cartoon Art with Live Paint

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Let's Go Steampunk - Shapes, Rotation & Textures

Illustrator for Lunch™ - In the Frame – Shapes, Fills, Strokes & Color

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Season's Greetings - Shapes, Brushes, Texture

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Something's Fishy - Appearance Panel fun

Illustrator for Lunch™ – In Your Face – Pen tool practice

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Houndstooth & Rose - Live Trace & Pattern Making

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Road Trip - Custom Brushes & Live Paint

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Doodle-Style Heart - DIY Brushes & Nested Shape

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Watercolor Magic - Type, Downloaded Patterns & Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Going in Circles - Brushes, Blends & Transformations

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Vector Textures - Vectors, Clipping Masks, Pathfinder

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Semi-transparent Flowers - Opacity, Blend Modes, Brushes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make Art Brushes - Configure, Color & Scale

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Warp Shapes & Text - Envelope Distort, Warp, Gradients

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Clipping Masks, Opacity Masks, Layer Masks

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 3D Extrusion Effects - Text, Shapes & 3D

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Making Art Using Other People's Art

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Cutout Text Effects - Photos, Pathfinder & Text

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Draw a Vintage Birdcage - Shapes, Transform, Texture

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 in 10 - Ten Top Illustrator Tips in 10 Minutes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Faux Tissue Paper Collage - Blending, Texture, Transparency

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Abstract Ombre Background - Color Scheme, Blend, Transform

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Stipple Texture Effect - Grain, Gradients, Blends

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Pattern Know-how - Install, Transform, Recolor

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Neon Effect - Appearances, Graphic Styles, Fonts

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Fun with Scripts - Download, Install, Run

Illustrator for Lunch™ - More fun with Scripts - Text to code, more scripts, more fun (trees too!)

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Banner and Award Badges - Appearance Panel, Masks, Warp

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Fun Effects with Graphic Styles - Appearances, Brushes, Styles

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 4 Exotic Patterns - Quatrefoils, Moroccan Trellis, and Layered Diamond

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Complex Rotated Repeating Patterns Made Easy - Using MadPattern templates

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Blends and Gradients - Blends, Blend Modes, Gradients

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make to Sell Printables - Stripes, Grid, Lines & Isometric Grid

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Layered Paper Style Collage - Gradients, Graphic Styles, Transform

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Sketchy Image Effect - Image Trace, Swatches, Sketchy Effect

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Gradient Background Effects - Find, Adapt, Create & Use

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create an Isometric Cube Pattern - Shape Builder, Align, Pattern Make

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Textured Dot Pattern - Transform, Vector Texture, Patterns

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make an Organic Spiral Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make a 3D Y Shape Pattern - from paper illustration to digital design

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Make a 2017 Calendar from Scratch - Grids, Layouts, Text, Patterns & More

Illustrator for Lunch™ - One Design Concept - Many Variations

Illustrator for Lunch™ - String Art Inspired Designs

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create an Ikat Inspired Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create Perfectly Overlapped Rotated Shapes

Illustrator for Lunch™ - 10 Pen tool and Path Tips in 10 Minutes or Less

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Create a Wave Pattern

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Real Time Mirror Drawing - Symmetrical drawing

Illustrator for Lunch - Pattern in a Pattern - Achieving the Impossible in Illustrator

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Real Time Mandala Design

Illustrator for Lunch™ - Get Export File Sizes and Resolution Correct

19 of 19 students recommendSee All

fun, quick look at handy tools in Illustrator!
Helen's classes are very well done. Thank you!
I really appreciate the classes that help compare and contrast the ways to accomplish similar results in Ai and Ps,

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Helen Bradley

Illustrator for Lunch™ & Photoshop for Lunch™

Helen teaches the popular Illustrator for Lunch™, Photoshop for Lunch™ and ACR & Lightroom for Lunch™ series of courses. Each course is just the right length to take over a lunch break and is packed with useful and fun techniques. The projects are designed to reinforce what is taught so they too can be easily completed over a lunch hour or two.