Drawing With Border Frames in Illustrator

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Drawing with border frames in Illustrator will require the use of the paintbrush as well as a few other tools. Learn about drawing with border frames in Illustrator with help from a well-versed web, graphic and illustrative designer in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Alex Cecilio. I'm a Graphic Artist, and I'm going to show you how to draw using borders frames in Illustrator. So, the first thing you're going to want to do when you're doing this is to to the paintbrush tool and select that. And you're going to come up with just like your basic, well your basic wand when you draw with the paintbrush tool. But, first what you're going to want to do is go to your colors and just make sure that there's no fill color, just your line stroke color and I'm going to select black for now. And I'm going to go over to the brushes panel and you're going to want to go to this little button down here which will show you what kind of brushes you can use and there's a whole bunch of different borders; but we're going to use frames. And this is going to come up with a list of basic frame brushes. So, you can go back to your, your paper and just select the brush you want. Hold down shift and just draw a straight line across the top and this will give you a border or it'll give you a line that looks like a border. And so, to make an entire border, you can just hold down option and it'll make this double arrow shape and then you can just drag it down to the bottom wherever you want this border. Let's just say we want it right here and then, you could it again; option, hold down and then you can hold down shift and this double arrow means it's going to flip it. So, we're going to flip it so it's vertical and then you can connect it to the top. And then, you can just pull it to make it bigger, like that and then, hold down option again and you can just drag it a little. My name is Alex Cecilio and this is drawing with border frames with Illustrator. Thank you.


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