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How to Create a Stipple Brush In Illustrator (+5 Top Stippling Brushes)

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What You'll Be Creating

Have you always wanted to create your own stippling brush, but never knew how? You've come to the right place. In this stippling brush tutorial, you'll learn how to make a brush in Illustrator in just a minute!

But what if you don't have time to create a brush from scratch? What if you're a graphic designer who needs stippling brushes ready to use? Then Envato Elements is your best option. This subscription-based marketplace offers you unlimited Illustrator brushes for a low monthly fee.

Find amazing stipple brush Illustrator kits on Envato Elements.Find amazing stipple brush Illustrator kits on Envato Elements.Find amazing stipple brush Illustrator kits on Envato Elements.
Find amazing stipple brush Illustrator kits on Envato Elements.

These are some of the cool stipple brush Illustrator packs you can get on Envato Elements. If you want to save time in your stipple illustration and still achieve a professional result, you need these stippling brushes. Scroll down after this stippling brush tutorial to find a hand-picked selection of Illustrator brushes. 

Watch How to Create a Stipple Brush In Illustrator

Watch this video to learn how to make a brush in Illustrator. You can find the detailed steps below if you prefer a written stippling brush tutorial. 

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How to Create a Custom Stipple Brush

Start by setting up a 200 x 200 px document, in the center of which we will position a 128 x 128 px circle that we’re going to convert into a custom guide and then use to position our brush’s composing shapes.

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Using the Blob Brush Tool (Shift-B), create a couple of different sized circles, making sure to position the larger ones towards the inside.

Once you’re done, open up the Brushes panel and, with all the shapes selected, click on New Brush, making sure to set the brush type to Scatter.

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As soon as the Brush Options window appears, start adjusting the brush by setting its Size to Pressure and then lowering its minimum value to just 28%.

Next, lower the Spacing to 40%, setting the Rotation to Random and giving it a 60º angle, making sure to set the Colorization Method to Tints so that you can change its color when you need to.

Your Stippling Brush Is Ready!

Once you’re done, simply hit OK and you should now have a custom stipple brush that you can use in any future project.

5 Cool Stipple Brush Illustrator Kits From Envato Elements

As promised, here's a hand-picked selection of top stippling brushes for your next stipple illustration. If you're looking for stipple shading brushes Illustrator sets, these are for you.

1. Stipple Brush Set for Illustrator and Photoshop (ABR, AI, EPS)

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If you use Illustrator and Photoshop on a daily basis, you'll like this complete stippling brush pack.

The set comes with 62 stippling brushes. You'll get 32 stipple brushes for Photoshop and 30 Illustrator brushes. Add professional shading to your illustrations with this set of stipple shading brushes for Illustrator.

2. Stipple Brush Illustrator Set (AI)

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Do you want to create vintage illustrations, logos, or backgrounds? Check out this stipple brush Illustrator set.

You'll get 30 hand-crafted Illustrator brushes to create unique stipple illustrations. These stippling brushes are easy to use and save you time.

3. Fine Liner Brushes and Patterns (AI)

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Do you prefer fine line stipple illustrations? This stipple brush Illustrator kit is for you. This complete stippling brush set has everything you need to make cool illustrations:

  • 6 stipple brushes
  • 4 dot and dash pattern brushes
  • 4 scribble and zigzag pattern brushes
  • 1 outline pattern brush
  • 9 short outline art brushes
  • 5 star and cross pattern brushes
  • 8 star and cross scatter brushes
  • 3 parallel line brushes
  • 4 hatched line brushes

4. Eclectic Stippling Brushes for Illustrator (AI)

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This cool stipple brush Illustrator kit is inspired by classic Pop Art and 70s Yves Saint-Laurent's style. The result is an eclectic stipple shading brushes Illustrator set.

You'll get 18 Illustrator brushes to add texture and shading. Each of them is available in two styles: stroke brushes and stippling brushes.

5. Fine Liner Type Decorator's Tool Kit (AI)

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This stipple illustration kit has a hand-drawn look. You'll be able to transfer typography into stippled, fine liner hand-lettering.

It's a complete kit with text effects, 40 stippling brushes, finalizer patterns, and a reference guide. Note: this isn't a font pack, so fonts aren't included.

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Editorial Note: This post has been updated with contributions from Maria Villanueva. Maria is a staff writer with Envato Tuts+.

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