How to Create a Custom Brush in Adobe Illustrator

Have you ever wanted to create a beautiful hand-lettered piece, but aren’t actually very good at hand-lettering? Well I have a quick solution for you! In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to create a custom calligraphy brush in Adobe Illustrator that you can use to create the same effect!

1. Open a new file in Adobe Illustrator

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2. Open the Brushes window

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3. Click the dropdown arrow in the upper right-hand corner and select “New Brush”

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4. Select “Calligraphic Brush” then click okay

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5. This window will appear and rename the brush to whatever you would like

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6. Change the default settings to Angle: -130, Roundness: 49%, and Size: 25 pt

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7. Your new calligraphy brush will appear in the Brush window

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8. To start using your brush, select the Paintbrush option in the Tool Bar

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9. Start doodling with the new brush to get used to how it flows

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10. Create whatever design you would like!

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11. Enjoy your designs with your new brush!

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