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Adobe Illustrator CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques by David Karlins

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#25 Applying or Drawing with Brushes

As noted in the introduction to this chapter, there are two ways to use the Paintbrush tool. You can draw with the brushes, or you can apply them to existing strokes.

You can filter the Brushes panel to display selected types of brushes by selecting (or deselecting) a brush type from the Brushes panel menu.

Drawing with the Paintbrush tool is similar to drawing with the Pencil tool. The main difference is that drawing with the Paintbrush tool applies the selected brush stroke to a path as you draw (Figure 25a).

Figure 25a The Paintbrush tool in the toolbox.

The Paintbrush tool in the toolbox.

To draw a brush stroke in one step, ...

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