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Vector Brushes: Building Textured Brushes for Illustrator

Jamie Bartlett, Graphic designer and left-handed letterer

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11 Videos (36m)
    • Trailer

    • Creating Custom Textures

    • Scatter Brush Prep

    • Building The Scatter Brush

    • Art Brush

    • Pattern Brush Prep

    • Making a Perfect Pattern Texture

    • Building The Pattern Brush

    • Saving Your Brushes

    • Using Your Brushes

    • Thanks!


About This Class


For this class we’re going to be exploring brushes in Adobe Illustrator. I’ll show you how to make hand crafted textures, turn them into high quality vector brushes and apply them to your artwork. These brushes are great at making your vector designs feel a little more hand done while still keeping your artwork completely vector, and can really take your designs to the next level. By the end of the class, you’ll be able to create custom brushes with endless texture possibilities that will make your work completely unique.



To launch the class, I’ll be running a contest from March 10-24th where I’ll be giving away a brush pack I created that has 7 awesome vector texture brushes. I’ll randomly select 3 students to win my brush pack and the grand prize winner will also receive a year of premium membership to Skillshare. So how do you enter? All you have to do is post a completed class project on Skillshare before March 25th and you’re in!

191 of 193 students recommendSee All

Jamie is an amazing teacher. This was easy to follow along (even in some complicated areas). I'm so excited to start using texture!
Josie Whitmore So

arts, crafts, and instructional design

Very helpful step-by-step of how to make and use texture brushes most effectively!
I love the step by step! Thank you! found out about more use for some of the tools I never knew would make my life easier! :)





Jamie Bartlett

Graphic designer and left-handed letterer

Jamie Bartlett is a graphic designer and left-handed letterer working out of Denver, CO. She graduated from John Brown University with a degree in Graphic Design and now runs a shop for her hand lettered designs and fonts. Her work reflects everything she loves in life: a good cup of coffee, nerdy design terms, tandem bikes, road trips, and so much more.

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