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  • #26364

    mraghu
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    New to Artboard 2 here. Is it possible to create a custom brush stroke like the “Brush Curlique” style? I’d like to create a double-helix brush so I can use vector strokes to draw DNA molecules like in the attached image.

    The DNA molecules there were drawn as simple vector lines with a DNA-shaped brush stroke applied. That was done in Creature House Expression, unfortunately long extinct. I’d love to have something similar in Artboard. I saw the tutorial on custom blended styles but couldn’t find anything on creating a custom brush style.

    Thanks,
    Raghu

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  • #26382

    Jill S-S
    Moderator

    Hi mraghu, Absolutely. I’ve put together this quick tutorial to show you how it’s done.

  • #26392

    Jill S-S
    Moderator

    thanks

  • #26393

    mraghu
    Participant

    Thanks for the tutorial, Jill. I think I am still missing something, though. I can see how to modify an existing custom style and save it, but I don’t see how to create a new brush style (from scratch) that draws a double-line, like in the DNA diagram I posted above — i.e., I want to define a custom brush style such that when I draw one line with whatever tool, the stroke that’s applied is a double-helix. I captured an animated gif that shows what I am hoping for — I’ll see if the gif loads correctly.

    -Raghu

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  • #26452

    Jill S-S
    Moderator
  • #26746

    mraghu
    Participant

    Jill, that’s perfect, exactly what I was looking for! Thank you so much!

    -Raghu

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