### Step 6

Name the SVG file in the Save dialog, then switch to Illustrator and open the file. As you can see in Outline mode, each stroke it made up of a series of smaller vector shapes.

### Step 7

For the forest floor, we'll use the "Geometry Small" brush style. As before, set the Color to Multiple, and change the colors. I've used an Autumn palette of oranges and greens.

### Step 8

Under the Behavior tab, select "Live" as the brush type. Set the Friction lower and the Velocity higher. This will make the brush more responsive to your movements. Set the Width to a maximum of about 20, the Opacity to Random, and the Angle to Oscillate.

### Step 9

Draw long, horizontal lines along the bottom third of the canvas. Think of these shapes as leaves on the ground. Make them as tight or as loose as you like.

### Step 10

We'll create some abstract shapes for the background using the "Geometry 3" brush style. Set the brush behavior to Live, with a high velocity and low friction. Choose three or four hues for a blue color scheme, and input the rest of the settings from the image below. Now draw a couple of circular, wavy strokes.

### Step 11

Select all the blue stroke layers and the leaves layers, and as before, export to SVG. TIP: If you're having trouble remembering which layer is what, you can double-click the layer name to change it.

### Step 12

In Illustrator, open the SVG file you just created. Drag all the objects into the original file, and arrange them relative to the tree shapes. You may need to bring the trees to the front.

### Step 13

Create a gradient-filled rectangle for the background sky and place it on a new layer below the other. Here, I've used two blues to make the gradient. The darker one has the following values: R=166, G=191, and B=212. The lighter one is R=240, G=247, and B=255.

### Step 14 - Embellishments

Many of Livebrush's brush styles include decorations. These are swirls, leaves or other flourishes that are added to the stroke as you draw. The "decos," as they're called, are not part of the line, but are small graphic files that are added to it, They can be GIF, JPG, PNG or SWF files.

As such, they are not exported to SVG, because they are not vector objects. For our purposes, we'll cheat by using Illustrator Live Trace.

Select the "Life Branches Thin" style, and draw a few strokes. Make sure they don't overlap one another.

Select these line layers and go to Export > Layer(s) to Image. This will save the image as a PNG file.

Place the PNG in Illustrator, and do a simple black and white trace, and expand it. You can now use the resulting shapes as branches on the trees.

For extra visual interest and focus, I've created a cardinal in Illustrator, and added it to one of the branches.

In Illustrator, of course, you can easily make changes to the colors, opacity and any other aspect of the illustration. Once you're done, tidy everything up with a Clipping Mask.

Livebrush may not be as feature-rich or intuitive as Illustrator, but it is a very deep application. The variations of brush styles are endless. When you use Livebrush and Illustrator together, so are the possibilities.

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