Easy Illustrator Trick: Oversized Stroke

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Synopsis

An easy way to get abstract shapes in Illustrator.

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  • Category - Illustrator/Illustrator Misc

  • Submitted By - Devesh Khanna

  • Submitted on - 2008-04-06 04:45:56

Description

The example you see above contains a few very simple shapes I created in Illustrator (a star, a spiral, a square, etc). Then I applied an art brush to the stroke, and took the stroke up to something huge like 30pt. This makes all of the imperfections in the brush stroke you choose go nuts. All of the brush strokes used in the example are default brushes that ship with every copy of illustrator (10+) - Screenshot below. Not sure about anything earlier than 10. (anybody?) ...


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