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    Hey guys i'm trying to make a rope in illustrator but i am having a hard time. Ideally i'd like to make a brush so i can just apply it to a path. When i tried making a brush it didn't look very smooth around corners.


    I googled for a tutorial but only found stuff in photoshop. anyone have any ideas?

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  • #2
    There's already a decent rope brush made up in the 'Goodies' folder of the CD. You might want to check it out.

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    • #3
      where in the goodies folder? all i see is clipart, stock photos, and wacom 6d brushes but there is just one .ai file in the wacom folder and the file is empty.

      "There's something about turning the pages of a book or magazine and the felling of rubbing your hands across the words."

      This is my pen tool. There are many like it, but this one is MINE. My pen tool is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My pen tool without me is useless. Without my pen tool, I am useless.

      there is no grey area when it comes to 1 color logos.

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      • #4
        there are some twine brushes on teh Adobe Action Xchange.
        search for Twine or rope .
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        • #5
          I'm using CS but go to Window/Brush Libraries/Borders-Novelty and there's a rope image in there.

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          • #6
            That's the one!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BJMRGTIVR6
              there are some twine brushes on teh Adobe Action Xchange.
              search for Twine or rope .
              thanks a bunch! i've never really tried looking there before lots of cool stuff.

              balou i'm in cs2 and i don't see it thanks though

              "There's something about turning the pages of a book or magazine and the felling of rubbing your hands across the words."

              This is my pen tool. There are many like it, but this one is MINE. My pen tool is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My pen tool without me is useless. Without my pen tool, I am useless.

              there is no grey area when it comes to 1 color logos.

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              • #8
                The Novelty brush library is one that came off the CD. I don't know what they call it now, but it used to be 'Goodies'. But I think it's still in there, along with a bunch of other good stuff.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Typically
                  where in the goodies folder? all i see is clipart, stock photos, and wacom 6d brushes but there is just one .ai file in the wacom folder and the file is empty.
                  In CS2 the brushes are in the Presets Folder.

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                  • #10
                    You've got two problems going on with your brush, Typically.

                    First, you're not using a long enough stretch of artwork for your rope piece. Secondly, you're not containing it in a square area. You should have a number of rope "wraps" in the pattern piece you use, and it should cut off halfway down the middle of each end, so that it can be continued on the other piece. Remember that this is vector artwork, and Illustrator will be able to actually bend the rope around curves, much like using the reshape tool - you don't need to section it off to a small piece to get a smooth curve.

                    Take a look at the rope pattern brush saved in this file... http://mediamainline.com/client/brus..._leaves_art.ai

                    The rope brush is at the bottom. It's the same one found in Windows => Brush Libraries => Borders_Novelty in CS1. Other brushes such as the laurel leaves brush are included. This is all from Adobe Inc.

                    That'll give you a good idea of how you should make your pattern piece for your brush.
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                    • #11
                      Maybe i am blind....but my novelty brush folder does not contain any rope file. Do i need to download it extra from cd......my novelty has other stuff in it...like foot prints and barbwire...but no rope!
                      Its not "Mitch-ed" stupid....its Me-Show.

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                      • #12
                        When I had to create a rope in illustrator for the logo shown below, I just created a custom rope brush and then expanded the appearance of it once I was complete with the letters. Custom colored it though, but for the outline the brush worked fine for me!

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                        • #13
                          go here http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/ and search for rope.

                          "There's something about turning the pages of a book or magazine and the felling of rubbing your hands across the words."

                          This is my pen tool. There are many like it, but this one is MINE. My pen tool is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My pen tool without me is useless. Without my pen tool, I am useless.

                          there is no grey area when it comes to 1 color logos.

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                          • #14
                            thanks!
                            Its not "Mitch-ed" stupid....its Me-Show.

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                            • #15
                              Oh my goodness I just spent the last hour and half looking through those downloads.
                              W O W
                              Thanks for sharing that.
                              So much to learn w CS3 and just not enough waking hours to learn all of it... well guess I know what I'll be doing this weekend....LOL

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