Pressure sensitive brush in Adobe Illustrator

Pressure sensitive brush in Adobe Illustrator

October 7, 2019 100 By Peter Engel


Hello I got this e-mail from Mister Guilherme Rossafa Garcia What a beautiful name We ain’t got names
like that in the Netherlands He is complimenting me
with my Christmas cartoon video Thank you very
much, Mister Amazing cartoon, love the movement and expression on your drawings by the way, how do you set up your brush configs on illustrator? So I guess Mister Rossafa Garcia is asking about ehm pressure sensitive brushes how to set them up You see, the normal brushes in Illustrator like these are not pressure sensitive at all when you press hard or soft it doesn’t matter The line is equally thick from the beginning to the end So… to make a pressure sensitive brush you go here you select “new brush” Calligraphic brush is alright Name it Suzie is always a good name for a brush You can do something about the angle of the brush and the roundness, but we don’t do that now because we ‘re here for the pressure sensitiveeehnish neeziseeh pressure sensitive eh zdeh stuff So, here at size we see fixed and we set it to pressure and then we got this little box with says variation with a slider. We slide it all the way to the right Now you see, over here the left dot is the size when you press soft and the right dot is the size when you press hard on the pressure sensitive pen which you of course need Variation 9 slide it all the way up OK I said OK And here in the pallet we got our new pressure sensitive brush and it says Suzie So. Select black for a line And than Pressing very soft and hard and soft and hard and we got a nice smooth line which varies in thickness So… that’s all there is to it. That’s how you make a pressure sensitive brush in Illustrator There is only one quirky thing about Illustrator when you open a new document So let’s see what it does We open a new document Allright And your new brush has disappeared from the pallet Because illustrator does not save it. Fortunately you don’t have to go in here and do everything over and over You just go to the document where you created your brush You select the line that you made with it, copy it with Edit-Copy or Control-C And paste it in your new document Ediiiit Paste or Control-V And here we got Suzie again all ready
for use in your new document Even When you delete that line again You can use the new brush Alright I hope it was useful to you
guys Please let me know in the comments Maybe you’ve got more questions Love to help you if I can Goodbye and thanks for watching!