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Braid Brush for Illustrator

Discussion in 'Clipart, Vehicle Templates and Digital Files' started by jfiscus, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. jfiscus

    jfiscus Map Wraster

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    Here is a brush I created yesterday for a project.
    I couldn't find what I needed, so I had to create one myself.
    If you ever need braids to follow a path, this is what ya need!
    Enlarge/reduce the stroke for different effects.
    View attachment 95738
    Enjoy, free of charge!
    (Created in CS5, hopefully the PDF opens correctly with your Illustrator!)
    BRAIDS.jpg
     

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  2. Vinylman

    Vinylman Very Active Member

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    Now THAT is righteous. THANK YOU!!

    Might be interesting to others [that be me] how you did this.
     
  3. Supergirl

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    Thank you for sharing!!


    EDIT:

    actually, attachment no workie.
     
  4. OADesign

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    Pretty slick

    Thanks for the share! A quick tutorial would be super awesome.
    Also any way to adjust the breaks you get on the larger stokes?
     
  5. jfiscus

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    There "should" be 4 different brushes in the pallette, some have different ends.
    The bottom one does not have the white background behind it, and does not show breaks at larger stroke widths.
    However, if you overlap you'll have to do some manual hiding.

    If you want to edit the rope art, click on the brush and drag it out of the pallette onto the work surface.
    Make your edit to the "main" part, then drag it back up into the pallette again as a new brush.
    Alt-click and drag the other parts onto that SAME new brush to finish out your stroke portions.
    HAVE FUN!

    For a tutorial on how to DIY, these links should lead you down the right path:
    http://vectorguru.com/tutorials/012-drawing-vector-rope-in-illustrator.html
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7g3xlsB1qs
     
  6. jfiscus

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    What are you trying to open the PDF with?
     
  7. Supergirl

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    I was trying to open
    Attachment 95738

    I can open the pdf. Thought the above attachment was the brush itself.

    no big deal really. i just think it's awesome that somebody actually shares something with others :)
     
  8. jfiscus

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    That was supposed to be a JPEG image inserted for a preview, but somehow it didn't work correctly... ;)
     
  9. phototec

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    Awesome brush - Thanks for sharing!

    The world needs more people like you...

    :rock-n-roll: :clapping: :thankyou:
     
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