Using Brush Strokes to Create a Design


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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Download Design File (33k)

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


Comments (9)

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

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

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

  4. karl1406 says:

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

    Have a great day,

    Karl

  5. karl1406 says:

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

    Thank you,

    Karl

  6. Kirupa (MS) says:

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

    Cheers!

    Kirupa

  7. langmuir says:

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

  8. Computer Forum says:

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

  9. trojan.vundo.h says:

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

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