Decking the halls has never been this fun and easy!
This set of 4 Layered Brushes is designed to generate a variety Christmas garland from any path (Open shapes become garland, closed shapes become wreaths!). Styles include: plain garland, Lighted Garland, Pinecones & berries Garland and fully loaded garland (with all these together and bows. A cool detail is that the bows vary in rotation a little, but stay right side up no matter how the path turns or loops).
his set features “Layered Brushes”; This method packages multiple layers of brushes into a graphic style. In this case one problem with using regular pattern brushes is that the repeat would be obvious. Using layers of pattern brushes You can have control over the size, orientation and frequency of each of your elements. For example, if you don’t like the way the pinecones fall, you can re-randomize that layer. You can even add or remove elements in the appearance window. You don’t have to worry about how it works, you can just create a path and apply the layered brush to get a length of garland with a natural randomized look (No repeats). That’s why I think of layered brushes as ‘brushes on steroids’.
As a bonus, I’m including all The shapes assets I used for my testing phase that are shown in the preview image in all 4 styles as vector (live & expanded) and raster assets (High res). There are also straight lengths of each variety suitable for puppet warping in Photoshop.
Now go make that heart-shaped wreath, garland star or fireplace trim. Make it any shape you need to put the finishing touches on that holiday project!
(‘Read Me’ Doc including installation instructions and User instruction included.)