How to Make Rope Brush in Illustrator
Making a rope brush can be very tricky if you are creating from scratch. In this tutorial, I will be showing you my secret technique of making a brush rope easily. Step by step, I will show you how to create the pattern for the rope and move on to making the rope ends. Finally, we will apply the rope brush a path to create a pile of rope.
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Requirements: Adobe Illustrator
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1. I will be using Grid to help me create my rope brush as it enables me to align accurately and easily. So lets start by turning on the Grids. Go to View>Show Grid and turn on Snap to Grid. The grid will show up on the canvas.
2. Using your Pen Tool, draw a curve like this using 3 anchor points. The start and end paints will automatically snap to the grid.
3. Now select the Rotate Tool and Alt/Option click on the top anchor point. Select 180 degrees for the Angle.
4. Select the Direct Selection Tool and select the 2 points that overlap. Press Ctrl/Command+J to join the 2 anchor points. Select Smooth for the points option.
5. Now select the Move Tool. Select the first line and hold Alt/Option as you drag the line to the right to duplicate it. Move it until the starting point of the second line touches the first line. Sometimes, the tip might overlap the first line slightly. We will resolve this in our next step.
6. To resolve the overlap problem, you can either reduce or increase the width of the line. Lets delete the new line and try selecting the original line and reducing the width of the bounding box to 1 grid less. Repeat step 5 and it will line up fine now.
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