N.S.L: WEEK 87 – Adobe Illustrator CS6: Blob Brush Settings

Who knew, the Blob Brush in Adobe Illustrator had so much going on =D

Adobe Illustrator

Blob Brush Illustration of Charlton Yu’s “Grayson” done in Adobe Illustrator

In Never Stop Learning week 58 I had my first look at Blob Brush and Eraser Tool as a team. Since then, I’ve used it on a couple projects and got to learn a lil more about it. It is now the first tool I tell people to try out if they’re new to Illustrator.

This is why:

* It’s like drawing with a Sharpie but ALL of the different tips Sharpie makes PLUS the pressure sensitivity you get when using a Wacom
* If you are familiar with the basic brush in Adobe Photoshop you’ll be able to pick up this tool real eazy =)
* Great for those “I just wanna get my ideas on the screen!” moments
* The Blob Brush is the MAIN tool in Adobe Ideas for designing on-the-go
* It’s ALL Vectors!!! But made easy =D


Adobe Illustrator

Blob Brush settings before starting the project.

I didn’t make adjustments in this panel often. I’ve been missing out!!! You can find this panel by double clicking on the Blob Brush icon or by hitting Enter on your keyboard.


Adobe Illustrator Blob Brush Settings

New Blob Brush settings after testing it out a bit.

The way I learned what the sliders work,,, just play with them =D push them to the extremes to see what they do then just doodle a lil.


Adobe Illustrator

Drawing like a Sharpie with the Blob Brush

Once you have it set in a way you feel comfortable, start CREATING!!!


This AWESOME lil figure I blobbed out was originally created by:
Charlton Yu- Caliwood Design Lab

Please check out his shop to purchase his amazing creations
Caliwood Design Lab- Shop


I got most of my info from Lynda.com:

Illustrator CS6 One-on-One: Intermediate
Illustrator Insider Training: Drawing without the Pen Tool



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4 responses to “N.S.L: WEEK 87 – Adobe Illustrator CS6: Blob Brush Settings

    • I don’t know of a way to enable the blob brush in Photoshop. The closest tool in Ps to Illustrators blob brush would be your normal Brush Tool (B). They work similarly but one is pixel and the other is vector. If you like what the Blob Brush does and you would like to try it out, just head over to Illustrator and to enable it, just hit “Shift + B”. I hope this helps you =)

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