Vectallic Magic CS5+ Illustrator Brushes: The Essentials Collection
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YOU ASKED, and I listened! After so many requests, I've converted my original Vectallic Magic Illustrator CC Brushes, so those of you using Illustrator CS5 and CS6 can now get in on the creamy, creamy brush stroke action!
Check out the VIDEO INTRO HERE!
Must have Illustrator C5 or CS6 to use the brushes
Elevate your artwork!
Whether you’re using the strokes on their own, or just as part of your design or illustration, they elevate your art, change your idea of what’s possible, and save tons of time!
Changing the way you think about Illustrator!
I myself am a huge Photoshop user, using Illustrator only selectively. But there are some incredible things you can only do in Illustrator, and these Vectallic Magic brushes are a great example of harnessing the best of Illustrator’s power to get BEAUTIFUL, DIRECTIONAL STROKES to add to your artwork! Even if you’re not a regular Illustrator user, what you can do with these brushes will totally lure you in for some fun!
The Essentials Collection for ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS5 AND CS6 Includes:
Copy and Paste Brush Charts / Ai Brush Libraries:
I have set up and organized each set of brush strokes in it's own document, and there are copy and paste brush charts with the brushes already applied to a sample stroke, labeled and organized.
Brush strokes in original gold or colored brush option:
The 20 Vectallic Magic brushes feature 5 unique paint styles and 4 lengths (small, medium, long, extra long), plus there is an additional 20 matching 1-color standard Illustrator brushes, and 5 bonus ink splatter brushes. Since this version is pure vector, there is also the new COLORED stroke option, for applying the gold strokes effortlessly in any color!
Photoshop Bonus Styles:
For those of you (like myself), who prefer to work in Photoshop. These Color Add-On Styles allow you to quickly change the color of your strokes or illustrations after pasting them in Photoshop.
Bonus Photoshop Mixer Brush:
I love painting the brush strokes in Illustrator to create the foundation for my illustration, then taking them into Photoshop and smudging the design around with my mixer brush to give it a truly hand-made look. I include my favorite go-to mixer brush, plus give you a great tutorial to show you how easy this technique is!
I took the time to make a HUGE tutorial playlist to walk you through all the aspects of working with the new Vectallic Magic brushes. There are 14 videos and over 88 minutes of instruction included, and I give you all kinds of tips and tricks for getting the most out of these revolutionary new brushes! Whether you want to just start playing around with them, or whether you want to go more in-depth and grow your illustration techniques, I’ve got you covered. The playlist is organized and ordered so that you can jump in with the basics or go more advanced!
Handy labeled and organized JPEG charts with all of the brush strokes.
Don’t use Illustrator at all?
You don’t have to miss out on all the fun and gorgeous strokes if you don’t use or have Adobe Illustrator CS5 or later! I’ve included 110 print resolution PNGs of a variety of shapes created with the brush strokes, so that you can use them in your graphic program of choice. You won’t have the brush functionality obviously, but you can use the shapes created with the brush strokes in your illustrations and designs.
What version of Illustrator do I need to use the Vectallic Magic brushes?
You MUST have Illustrator CS5 or CS6 to use these brushes. You will also need a copy of Photoshop to use the optional Color Add-On Styles if you prefer to colorize your designs in Photoshop. If you don’t have or don’t use Illustrator CS5+, you can use the 110 print resolution PNGs included in your designs and illustrations (see above). If you have the latest version of illustrator, you can use the ORIGINAL Vectallic Magic Image brushes.
What level of Illustrator knowledge do I need to have to use these brushes?
You should know some illustrator basics, but I give you a ton of instruction on how to use these revolutionary brushes whether or not you generally work in Illustrator. I have to admit, I work primarily in Photoshop myself, but there are SUCH amazing things you can do with Illustrator that you simply can’t do in Photoshop. These brushes are a great example, you simply can’t do this in Photoshop.
How did you make these fantastic smooth and shimmery strokes?
I used a very complicated combination of techniques within Photoshop to manipulate my 24 Karat Liquid Gold styles, mixed in a dash of InstaGlam styles, and finished it off with a bit of magic. No really, it was a $%&#-ton of trial and error to get just the look I was going for, which is why I started this project in the beginning of January, and it’s finally ready for release in April! I wanted to create more than just a realistic brush stroke — I wanted a bit of magic and fantasy, which I think I have delivered in spades!