the title says it all, how do you realisticly recreate a embroided patch effect.
think of militairy patches.
this pictures shows what i mean
i have been fiddling around with the scribble effect. but i cant get the lighting to look right.
tnx in advance,
by using the scribble and texturize effects I came up with this result.
I think it looks pretty good, except I want the stitching to stay in a 90 degree angel to the stroke on the corners and on the vertical sides of the rounded rectangle. any tips or workarounds?
thanks, that worked quite well.
the only thing is you cant create a brush with the texturized effect turned on, so you have to remove the effect and then create a brush.
the "stitiching now follows the path in the corners. the only thing is that if you then re-apply the texture the texture still goes one way.
do you know a way to work around that?
Hi, Thank for the short tutorial. It is very helpful but in my case I must be missing something because I can't make it work.
I follow this tutorial but when I get to the "pathfinder:merge" I don't know with which other shape I have to merge it.
If I skip the merge and drag it to the brushes, I get an error "The selected artwork contains an element that cannot be used
in a pattern brush". I found out that the problem is the gradient because if I do all the same without gradient then I can use
the artwork as a pattern. The problem is that I nedd the gradient to make it realistic. Can somebody tell me what I am doing wrong?
Thank you very much in advance for your help
You can't use grad fills in a Brush. So, as the instructions indicate, you have to:
These steps are all mentioned in the demo, but are not as explicitly spelled-out, because the assumption is the reader has read the manual and is familiar with the basic features and commands, and would therefore understand the "shorthand" instructions.
Not entirely relevant, but maybe helpful to anyone who happens upon this thread later (get it? Thread! I crack myself up.)
I had cooked up a way to "embroider" a while back which might come in handy for the rest of the patch or whatever you might be making.
Source file here: http://www.illustratorhints.com/2010/05/embroidered-text-effect/