How to Use Halftone Brushes in Illustrator

How to Use Halftone Brushes in Illustrator

Wondering how to use one of our halftone brushes in Adobe Illustrator now that you have them? We're here to help!

Follow the video below for step-by-step instructions on how to use halftone brushes in Adobe Illustrator. We'll be using our ColorLab Color Comic Kit.

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Method 01: blob brush

  1. Create a new layer.
  2. Select the Blob Brush. Make sure your stroke color is selected.
  3. Select a swatch.
  4. Begin to paint! OPTIONAL: After you've applied the swatch, you can Unite all of your strokes in the Pathfinder Panel.
  5. Set the transparency to Multiply.
  6. Repeat Steps 1-5 for each color.

To Resize:

  1. Select all of your halftone layers.
  2. Select the Scale Tool and double click.
  3. Uncheck the Transform Objects box.
  4. Set your scale percentage.

Method o2: Apply to Shapes

  1. Choose a swatch and create a new shape. You can also choose an existing shape and pick a swatch to apply the halftones to that shape.
  2. Set the transparency to Multiply.

Create in color

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