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.


Adobe Illustrator
Command + Shift + O

Convert your live text to Outlines.


Adobe Illustrator CC
New Art Brush

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


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.


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.


Adobe Illustrator
Brush Direction

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


Checkout: SebastianBleak.Tumblr


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


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