NSL WEEK 199- Adobe Illustrator CC “Outlined Text as a Brush”

What an artsy way to work with text in Adobe Illustrator?!?

The only downside is that it’s destructive. I just mean it’s not live text anymore. This might be a good way to build a Text Portrait! or a poster.

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Adobe Illustrator
Command + Shift + O

Convert your live text to Outlines.

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Adobe Illustrator CC
New Art Brush

I usually just grab my artwork and drop it into the Brushes Panel to create a new brush.

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Ai CC
Text as a Brush on a Path

Here you can really tell Illustrator only sees this as a brush stroke. I’ve bent the path and stretched out the stroke in the middle.

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Adobe Illustrator CC 2014
Path Direction

I ran into this problem. The path direction dictates the direction of your stroke. Cool thing is, we have an easy fix.

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Adobe Illustrator
Brush Direction

Just edit your brush to go in a different direction as needed for your particular project.

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Twitter: @SebastianBleak #AdobeGrind #NSL  Images looked best on FireFox when this post was created.

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