In the previous guide, I have shown you how to create your own custom art brush in Illustrator. In this guide, we will focus on creating scatter brushes. Scatter brushes refers to disperse copies of an object element along the path.
1. Create a New Document
Start by creating a new document with your keyboard shortcut keys Ctrl + N on Windows and Command + N on Mac. Otherwise, you can also create a new document by going to File > New.
In the pop-up dialog box, rename your newly created document and click Next.
2. Create Shapes
Next, create shapes that you will like to use as your scatter brush. Here I have created a square, circle, and star with the Rectangle Tool on the Tool Palette.
3. Creating Scatter Brush
Now, launch the Brush Panel by going to Window > Brushes. You can also call out the Brush Panel with F5 on your keyboard.
After which select one of the artwork that you have created.
With your artwork selected, click on New Brush located in the Brush Panel.
Next, in the pop-up dialog box, select Scatter Brush. Click Ok.
Here’s the settings I used for the Scatter Brush Options.
Following the settings above for the square will result in the effect below. Clicking on the brush saved in the the Brush Panel will result in a difference in scattering. Try around to find the best scatter effect for your design.
4. Repeat the Process for Other Artworks
Now, before we proceed to repeat Step 3 to the other artworks, let’s create the shape that we wish to distributed the artwork in.
Repeat Step 3 with the other two shapes.
Select the shape previously created and select the custom Scatter Brush from the Brush Panel.
The following is the result of the three scatter brushes applied on top of each other.
And that’s it. Isn’t it easy to create amazing designs with random scatter brushes? Use this method to create your own unique scatter background for your design!