Adobe Illustrator Stipple Brushes provide an exciting and unique way to add shading and other effects to illustrations. Unlike traditional methods of creating shading, such as using a paintbrush, Adobe Illustrator Stipple Brushes allow for a more organic, hand–drawn look to artwork.
There are also other methods of shading such as using gradients or blend effects, but these produce smooth shading and appear less organic. When using Adobe Illustrator Stipple Brushes, a user can utilize a variety of brush sizes, shapes, and textures to create different effects and shading. From the Brush panel, one can choose from a range of stipple brushes, from fine, intricate stippling to larger, more textured brushes. These brushes can be used to create a variety of effects, from subtle shading to bold accents.
You can find free stipple brushes online but quite often it might be hard to find one to suit the project you’re working on. So why not simply, create your own!