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How to create Background with Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator?


Background with Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, we will create a Background with Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator. We will use Ellipse Tool, Direct Section Tool, Brushes Panel, Gradient Panel and few other tools to create an abstract background. You can use this background while designing a poster or business card.

Background with Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator

Launch Adobe Illustrator and create a new document of size 841.89 pt X 595.28 pt.
Now follow the below steps:

Step 1

 Select the Ellipse Tool and draw a circle on the artboard. Turn off the Fill Color for the circle.

Background with Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator

Step 2

Now select the circle drawn in the above step and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Place the cursor on Path and select Offset Path.

Background with Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator

Create an Offset Path of 30 pt.

Background with Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator

Similarly create few more Offset Paths.

Background with Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator

Step 3

Now select the Direct Selection Tool and click anywhere on the circle. With the help of Direct Selection Tool, we will remove few random anchor points.

Background with Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator

Similarly, we will remove random anchor points from remaining circles also.

Background with Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator

Step 4

Press Ctrl + A to select all the paths. Open the Brushes Panel and click on Brush Libraries Menu.

Background with Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator

Then place the cursor on Artistic and select Artistic Paintbrush.

Background with Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator

A number of brushes will appear on the artboard. Select any of the brush and apply on the selected paths.

Background with Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator

Step 5

Again select all the paths and click on Object in the Menu Bar. Select Expand Appearance and then fill the paths with a gradient.

Background with Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator

Background with Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator

Open the Transparency Panel, and change the opacity to Multiply.

Step 6

Let the paths be selected and press Ctrl + C and then press Ctrl + F.  Now open the Transparency Panel and change the blend mode to Screen.

Background with Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator

Background with Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator

Step 7

We will again select all the paths and will apply the gradient to the Strokes and also increase the Stroke Width.

Background with Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator

Now select alternate paths and double click on the Gradient Tool in the Tool Panel. In the Gradient Panel, select the stroke and change the direction of the stroke gradient.

Background with Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator

After doing necessary changes your paths will look like this-

Background with Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator

Step 8

Select the Rectangle Tool and draw a rectangle same as the size of the artboard.

Background with Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator

Press Ctrl + A to select all the shapes on the artboard and then press Ctrl + 7 to make a Clipping Mask.

Background with Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator

This is how you can create a Background with Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator.

Background with Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator

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