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Design Illustrator Foundations How to Draw in Illustrator Creating Custom Brushes: Part 2

Yuqi Feng
Yuqi Feng
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How do you make the brush color even using the bristle brush?

At the end of this video, the instructor colored the astronaut using the previous bristle brush he created. I created the same bristle brush, however, when I colored the astronaut the color appeared very unevenly.

In the video the color seems very blend-in, but mine is kind of rigid with sharp lines. How could I make the brush color more even? Thank you!

1 Answer

Hi Yuqi

Obviously a long time between you posting and getting a response, so hopefully you're still not looking for the answer.

You need to select the path you have painted with your bristle brush. Then in the brushes panel, the 3rd icon from the bottom right 'Options of Selected Object' change the paint opacity to 100%. This will hopefully do it for you.

Couple of reference screenshots

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qo48i0mlu0gy2r3/Screenshot%202015-11-22%2019.03.04.png?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/3uwoyfzmc8gxv5w/Screenshot%202015-11-22%2019.03.22.png?dl=0