Is there a way to imitate a pencil or pen in illustrator?


I'm working with illustrations and I realized that it's easier to draw lines in Illustrator and combine them in Photoshop with other effects and textures. The problem is that I cannot find a way to make lines in Illustrator look like a real pen or pencil. Similar to how Graphic design is written on this website. Would be grateful if somebody can help!

1/11/2014 9:21:00 PM

Illustrator ships with several nice brushes. If you choose Open Brush Library > Artistic > Artistic_ChalkCharcoalPencil from the Brush Panel menu, several pencil-like brushes will load.

From there, using a brush to draw whatever it is you want and applying one of the brushes should give you a pencil-like line.

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If you are working with existing shapes, you can still apply brushes to paths. For fills, the Scribble effect can do a good job as others have posted.

2/22/2012 8:29:00 AM