Deconstructing FreeHand graphics Part 1: Draw a string of pearls
Draw a string of pearls
A string of pearls is much easier to draw than it might seem. You begin by drawing a path that represents the string inside the string of pearls. Next, draw a small sphere to create a pearl. Use the pearl to create a brush, and then use that brush as the stroke for the path you drew first.
|1||Drawing from left to right, use the Pen tool or the Pencil tool to draw an open path.
|2||Use the Ellipse tool to draw a small circle.
|3||Use the Fill inspector to fill the circle with a gradient fill. Apply the following settings in the Fill inspector:|
|Click the radial gradient fill button, then drag the center point in the preview up and to the left.|
|Drag the Pearl Shadow color swatch to the color swatch at the left side of the gradient sample.|
|Drag the Pearl Color swatch to the approximate center of the gradient sample.|
|Drag the White color swatch just to the left of the right end of the gradient sample.
|4||Remove the stroke (if any) from the pearl.
|5||Select the pearl and choose Modify > Brush > Create Brush to convert the pearl to a brush. In the dialog box that appears, click Convert.|
|6||In the Edit Brush dialog box, enter the following settings:|
|Type String of Pearls for Brush Name.|
|Deselect Orient on Path.|
|Choose Fixed from the Spacing pop-up menu, and set the minimum spacing to 95%.
|7||Click OK to create the String of Pearls brush.|
|8||Delete the original pearl.|
|9||Select the path you drew for the string, then use the Stroke inspector to choose Brush as the stroke type for the path, and String of Pearls as the brush.|
|10||Place the string of pearls on the simple grid in the approximate location it appears in the sample image|
|11||Select the Cup and use Modify > Arrange > Bring to Front to place it in front of the pearls.