Illustrator Brushes

Illustrator Quick Tip: How to Make Custom Swooshes, Swirls, and Curls

Illustrator Quick Tip: How to Make Custom Swooshes, Swirls, and Curls

Over the years, we’ve gotten a lot of responses to this post about how I made the intricate designs in those headers. Swirls, and swooshes, or whatever you want to call them, are pretty hard to come by as a freebie (except here on BittBox), and they are even rarer in vector format. Part of the…

Free Illustrator Brushes: Ink/Watercolor
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Free Illustrator Brushes: Ink/Watercolor

I’ve got another set of Illustrator brushes for everyone. These inky watercolor brushes are a great addition to your repertoire. Download them and let us know how you use them in your projects! These watercolor brushes have a thick mainstream drawing and you can deduce a lot from these simple drawings. These are neat and…

Free Illustrator Brushes and Vectors: Foliage
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Free Illustrator Brushes and Vectors: Foliage

It is that time again. Illustrator Brushes! The possibilities are endless with this set because I also included the simpler brushes that the more complex ones are comprised of. I also included AI, SVG, and EPS, for anyone who doesn’t use Illustrator. Don’t forget to play with your stroke size to get your most desired…

28 Free Illustrator Brushes for making Swooshes and Swirls
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28 Free Illustrator Brushes for making Swooshes and Swirls

This is a brush set meant for making your own custom swoosh, swirl and curl designs. I have a tutorial on exactly how that process works that you can read here. This isn’t the only way to make swooshes, but it should help you get started, to say the least. I’m continually fascinated as to…

Working with Illustrator ‘Art’ Brushes: Options and Adjustments

Working with Illustrator ‘Art’ Brushes: Options and Adjustments

In this tutorial, I’m going to cover several things that effect the way we use Illustrator brushes. Remember, there are 4 types of Illustrator brushes, and this tutorial will be covering “Art” brushes. There are many things that effect the way your brush stroke will take form, and I hope by the end of this…

Illustrator Workflow: "Persistent" Brush Palettes

Illustrator Workflow: "Persistent" Brush Palettes

Workflow is always important for productivity. Avoiding as many clicks as possible is an everyday battle, and, with this little Illy tip, I hope to help you avoid yet another 3 clicks. For some reason, the folks at Adobe decided that Illustrator shouldn’t have a ‘Preset Manager’ like Photoshop, so here we are working around…