NSL WEEK 203- Adobe Illustrator CC “Stretch Between Guides”

This is a feature you run into with you’re creating new Art Brushes in Adobe Illustrator.

In the video above, I’ll show you to quick examples of this feature saving the day =D


Adobe Illustrator Art Brush
New Art Brush

When you create a new brush, you have a couple different options. To find the “Stretch Between Guides” feature, you have to create a new “Art Brush”.


Flower Brush Adobe Illustrator
Stretch Between Guides

You set-up your guides to define the area of your art brush that is allowed to be stretched. Everything outside of the guides will be protected.


Default Adobe Illustrator
Stretch to Fit Stroke Length

The default is to “Stretch to Fit Stroke Length”. Check out the image above. If I use this option, my brush is being stretched. In this situation, I don’t like the result. I’d like the flower to retain it’s shape.


Adobe Illustrator
Stretch To Fit Guides

With this option, we can tell Illustrator what should be stretched. Notice the flower and leaves are intact.


Adobe Illustrator Pencil Tool
Art Brush with Pencil Tool

This is an extreme to show you how powerful this feature is.


Checkout: SebastianBleak.Tumblr


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


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