Story: Oct 21, 2014
Senior curates exhibition of current students, recent grads ...
CIA Exhibition: Oct 17, 2014
Adam Markanovic: No Body to Love
Story: Oct 20, 2014
CIA grad transforms Corvette into canvas on wheels
Events: Nov 06, 2014 @ Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH
Unruly Engagements Conference
Social: about 7 hours ago via Facebook
What does it mean in contemporary art and design to be socially engaged? Cleveland Institute of Art invites you to attend an international conference November 6...
Story: Aug 27, 2014
New residence hall welcomes first-year students in comfort, ...
CIA Exhibition: Nov 07, 2014
Opening Reception Community Works: Artist as Social Agent
Story: Aug 18, 2014
CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list
Blog . How to Get a Hand Drawn Look in Illustrator
I've always wanted to learn how to change the stroke and make it look like it is hand drawn in Adobe Illustrator. If you have ever felt the same, here is how you do it! Good luck and have fun!
You can use a few different tools to draw in Illustrator, and today I have chosen to use the pen tool. I decided to illustrate my cat, Thomas. In case you have never used Illustrator before, here is something you need to know. When you make a curved line, three circles will appear at the end. Click the middle one to keep your line from getting distorted. This anchors the line and is very important.
Now it is time to change the stroke of all your shapes to a style you feel best fits your piece. There is a small icon of three paintbrushes in a cup located in the toolbar to the right. A window will open right next to it that will have a few brushes in it already that you can set the stroke to. At the bottom of the window is a small icon of three books. Click on this and the library of brushes will be opened with 7 categories to choose from. I chose the first option in the Chalk Charcoal Pencil category because I liked that it not only made the stroke of my pieces textured, it expanded past them and made texture around it as well. The stroke will be set to 1 automatically and I had to change it to 0.25 because 1 made the shapes too large. Depending on the brush you use, you’ll need to change the stroke thickness until it works for you.