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Visual QuickStart Guide Illustrator CS2 for Windows and Macintosh by Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann

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Chapter 22. Brushes

In this chapter you’ll learn how to use the Paintbrush tool; embellish path edges with shapes, objects, and textures using Calligraphic, Scatter, Art, and Pattern brushes; create and edit custom brushes; add, modify, and remove brush strokes from existing paths; open and create brush libraries; and duplicate, move, and delete brushes from the Brushes palette.

Using Brushes

Illustrator’s brushes let you draw variable, freehand brush strokes or apply a pattern or objects to a path with all the advantages of vector graphics—small file sizes, resizability, and crisp output.

The brushes come in four flavors: Scatter, Calligraphic, Art, and Pattern, and they’re stored on and accessed from the Brushes palette (F5) . (Note that the default ...

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