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How to use Photoshop brushes in Illustrator tutorial

Learn how to import Photoshop brushes into Illustrator and convert for use as an Illustrator brush. How to use Photoshop brushes in Illustrator CC 2017 2015 2014 CS6 etc

Photoshop brushes into Illustrator (brushes)

photoshop brushes to illustrator strokes
  1. Create a large new document in Photoshop (2000 x 2000 say)

  2. Select the brush tool

  3. Select a brush stroke to be imported into Illustrator from the brushes preset picker and set size as required

  4. Apply brush stroke

  5. Save brush stroke to a PNG file (via file save)

  6. Goto Illustrator

  7. Open a new document in Illustrator

  8. Place the photoshop brush / import into Illustrator

  9. Select the imported / placed image and click image trace.

  10. Display the image trace panel and change the threshold as required

  11. Set the 'ignore white' to ON

  12. Expand the artwork

  13. Select the Photoshop brush design

  14. Drag into the brushes panel

  15. Set as a scatter or art brush etc stroke.

  16. Use vector 'Photoshop brushes' brush strokes in Illustrator

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Updated: September 2017