Braid Brush for Illustrator

jfiscus

Map Wraster
Here is a brush I created yesterday for a project.
I couldn't find what I needed, so I had to create one myself.
If you ever need braids to follow a path, this is what ya need!
Enlarge/reduce the stroke for different effects.
View attachment 95738
Enjoy, free of charge!
(Created in CS5, hopefully the PDF opens correctly with your Illustrator!)
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OADesign

Member
Pretty slick

Thanks for the share! A quick tutorial would be super awesome.
Also any way to adjust the breaks you get on the larger stokes?
 

jfiscus

Map Wraster
Thanks for the share! A quick tutorial would be super awesome.
Also any way to adjust the breaks you get on the larger stokes?
There "should" be 4 different brushes in the pallette, some have different ends.
The bottom one does not have the white background behind it, and does not show breaks at larger stroke widths.
However, if you overlap you'll have to do some manual hiding.

If you want to edit the rope art, click on the brush and drag it out of the pallette onto the work surface.
Make your edit to the "main" part, then drag it back up into the pallette again as a new brush.
Alt-click and drag the other parts onto that SAME new brush to finish out your stroke portions.
HAVE FUN!

For a tutorial on how to DIY, these links should lead you down the right path:
http://vectorguru.com/tutorials/012-drawing-vector-rope-in-illustrator.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7g3xlsB1qs
 

Supergirl

New Member
I was trying to open
Attachment 95738

I can open the pdf. Thought the above attachment was the brush itself.

no big deal really. i just think it's awesome that somebody actually shares something with others :)
 

jfiscus

Map Wraster
I was trying to open
Attachment 95738

I can open the pdf. Thought the above attachment was the brush itself.

no big deal really. i just think it's awesome that somebody actually shares something with others :)

That was supposed to be a JPEG image inserted for a preview, but somehow it didn't work correctly... ;)
 

phototec

New Member
Here is a brush I created yesterday for a project.
I couldn't find what I needed, so I had to create one myself.
If you ever need braids to follow a path, this is what ya need!
Enlarge/reduce the stroke for different effects.
View attachment 95738
Enjoy, free of charge!
(Created in CS5, hopefully the PDF opens correctly with your Illustrator!)
View attachment 95743


Awesome brush - Thanks for sharing!

The world needs more people like you...

:rock-n-roll: :clapping: :thankyou:
 
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