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Family tree design in Illustrator. Advice on brushes?

New Here ,
Feb 03, 2022 Feb 03, 2022

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Hello,

maybe one of you can give me some guidance. I am new to using Adobe Illustrator.

Currently I try to create a nice family tree. Now my great uncle has already started here using these shapes/brush strokes.

I've already experimented with different brushes but it doesn't come out the same.

Do any of you have any ideas on how to best touch up and adjust these branches without having any artistic skills?

With kind regards

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Community Expert , Feb 04, 2022 Feb 04, 2022

Create a few variations on art brushes that look like this:

Screenshot 2022-02-04 094245.png

I made these by drawing approximate outlines of your great uncle's brush shapes and running the eraser tool through them. Some have white backgrounds, some don't.

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Feb 03, 2022 Feb 03, 2022

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You might find this tutorial helpful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO6DWK23CmA

 

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Create a few variations on art brushes that look like this:

Screenshot 2022-02-04 094245.png

I made these by drawing approximate outlines of your great uncle's brush shapes and running the eraser tool through them. Some have white backgrounds, some don't.

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Oh thank you so much that's a fantastic idea! (I would not have thought of the eraser at all).

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