In a previous post I talked about using a pattern brush in Illustrator for a fast way to get perfectly spaced, intricate circular designs. Well, I have a set of 30 Pattern brushes for you to use for that same purpose. Remember that these brushes are intended to be used for circular designs, so results on other shapes may vary. If you want to know how to make a pattern brush, read the previous post. Download and Installation instructions below.
These Illustrator brushes are designed to be used to create shapes such as flowers, easily and quickly. As you experiment, don't forget to play with stroke size, and even brush options. (double click on the brush itself in the brushes palette.) Below you will find a screenshot of the shapes that make up the brushes, as well a few examples of the shapes you can achieve with this brush set.
Brush Tip Shapes:
Even though it has an .ai extension, the file you downloaded is an “Illustrator Brush Library,” not an actual Illustrator file. You will not be able to open the file in Illustrator.
- Unzip the File.
- Copy or move the file to your Illustrator > Presets > Brushes folder.
- Restart Illustrator If it was open during installation.
Loading the Brushes:
- Open Illustrator and make sure the Brushes Palette is open. (Window > Brushes)
- Click on the little arrow in the upper right of the rushes palette and got to “Open Brush Library,” then click on “BB_circular_flowers.ai” to load the brushes.