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How to Install Illustrator Brushes

March 20, 2017
If you have recently purchased Illustrator brushes, you may be wondering how on earth you install them and access them.  

How to install and use brushes:

- Open brushes in Illustrator, open brush window, save brush library to default location
- Open brush library by clicking on the books icon in the bottom left corner of the brush window, go to user defined, and choose your new brushes
- Choose a brush and draw with the paint brush tool
- To change colours, choose a stroke colour
- Change the size and shape of your stroke with the Stroke drop down menu and the Width Profile drop down menu

Follow along with my video tutorial:

 

How to Alter a Natural Rock Image to make Business Cards

November 30, 2011
Law Business Card Blue Grey Monogram Rock Texture One of the most unique images I have ever acquired is from a rock face on Lake Matininda in Blind River, Ontario. It's exceptionally special as you can only get to this location by boat. There are mountainous tree filled ledges and the odd tree growing out of the rock face. I'm amazed that these trees can grow so big with so little soil. The lake is amazingly blue and clean. But my favourite part is the amazing rocks from that remote rock ledge. They have incredible colour. There are purple...
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How to Make a Grunge Effect

November 7, 2011
Here is a fun design.  I love the grunge effect.  It's stylish and modern and I love the randomness of it. Here are a couple of examples some grunge style calling/business cards.

black and white - grunge - calling card- business cardpurple - business card - monogram - grungegrunge business card - monogram - business card - black and whiteteal - turquoise - business card - calling card - small business card - grungeSo, how do you make a cool grunge effect?  First, you need a texture to draw from.  You can make your own by taking a picture of something with texture, such as a rock and importing it into a photo editing program, such as GIMP, which is free and extremely powerful.  Next, use the select by colour tool . Choose a...
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Pam Timmermans My name is Pam and I'm the creator of Pam's Designs. I've been designing for over 8 years privately and professionally for a sign company that houses a great crew of people. I live in the country and am inspired by the rustic feel of my environment.
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