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Scatter Brush in Adobe Illustrator

Scatter Brush in Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is an essential tool for graphic designers, and one of its key features is the ability to create and use brushes. Illustrator brushes are a versatile tool that can be used to create a wide range of designs, from simple shapes to complex patterns. One type of brush that is particularly useful is the scatter brush.

The scatter brush in Illustrator is a powerful tool that allows designers to quickly create a scatter effect. This effect can be used to create patterns, textures, and other visual elements in a design. The scatter brush works by scattering a single shape or symbol across the design canvas. The scattering can be controlled by adjusting various parameters, such as the scattering distance, angle, and count.

Creating a scatter brush in Illustrator is relatively easy. Designers can start by creating a shape or symbol that they want to use as the basis for the brush. They can then select the shape or symbol, go to the Brushes panel, and choose New Scatter Brush. From there, they can adjust the brush settings to create the desired effect.

There are many different types of scatter brushes that designers can create in Illustrator. One popular example is the star scatter brush, which scatters stars across the design canvas. This type of brush can be used to create a variety of designs, from simple backgrounds to complex patterns.

In addition to the scatter brush, Illustrator offers many other types of brushes that designers can use. These include art brushes, calligraphic brushes, and pattern brushes. Each type of brush has its own unique properties and can be used to create different effects. For example, art brushes are used to create complex shapes and patterns, while calligraphic brushes are used to create hand-drawn lettering and other designs.

In conclusion, Illustrator brushes are a powerful tool that can help designers create a wide range of designs. The scatter brush is particularly useful for creating scatter effects, and can be used to create patterns, textures, and other visual elements. Designers can create a variety of scatter brushes in Illustrator, including the star scatter brush. By combining scatter brushes with other types of brushes, such as art brushes and calligraphic brushes, designers can create complex and visually interesting designs that stand out from the crowd.

Scatter Brush helps in saving tons of your time by scattering the same shape wherever you move your brush. You need not have to create the same shape again and again.
Scatter Brushes are most useful when you are creating a beautiful background with a particular shape.
In my previous tutorial you had learned to create Custom Art Brush and today you will learn to create a Custom Scatter Brush.
Scatter Brush in Adobe Illustrator
Let’s begin with the tutorial.

Step 1

Create a new document in your Adobe Illustrator and draw the shape of which you want to create the Scatter Brush. I have drawn a few flowers. You can see this in the below image.
Scatter Brush in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Open the Brushes Panel by clicking on Window in the Menu Bar or you can press the shortcut key; F5.
Scatter Brush in Adobe Illustrator
Brushes Panel will open when you will click on Brushes. Now select the shapes with the help of the Selection Tool and click on New Brush in the Brushes Panel.
Scatter Brush in Adobe Illustrator
When you will click on New Brush in the Brushes Panel, a New Brush Window will appear. In that window, you will see different types of brushes. From those options select Scatter Brush and click OK.
Scatter Brush in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

After hitting OK, the Scatter Brush Options window will appear. Give your brush a name and you can change the size and spacing of the shape. Other options are also there in the window. You can make changes in the settings accordingly and then click OK. A Scatter Brush has been created of the selected shape and it will now appear in the Brushes Panel.
You can even make the alteration, after saving the shape as Scatter Brush, by double-clicking on it in the Brushes Panel. While making alterations, click on Preview to see the result of your alterations.
Scatter Brush in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

As you have created your Scatter Brush, now click on Brush Tool in the tool panel and select the newly created Scatter Brush from the Brushes Panel and start creating your art.
Scatter Brush in Adobe Illustrator
Saving a Custom Scatter Brush
To save the Custom Scatter Brush, follow the same procedure which you have followed while saving the Custom Art Brush in the previous tutorial. Below is the link to my previous tutorial. Check it out if you want to save your Custom Scatter Brush for future use.


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