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Design Illustrator Foundations How to Draw in Illustrator Creating Custom Brushes: Part 1

Bristle Brush taking on the effect of Art brush+Bristle

This could be a glitch or just an example of me not knowing how to use illustrator, but when I created a bristle brush as shown in the video my brush scatters and is HUGE taking on a similar effect as the Art brush we had just made. I deleted all my brushes and I am still running into this weird effect....

Any ideas?

Stephen Printup
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Stephen Printup
UX Design Techdegree Student 45,252 Points

Have you tried pressing the minus (-) key to reduce the size of the effect? If it is set too large by mistake it may produce a huge effect.

1 Answer

Jane Marianne Filipiak
Jane Marianne Filipiak
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Hi Andrew,

When you have selected Brushes from the Windows drop-down menu on the application (menu) bar, and selected a type of bristle brush, you should see on the Control panel (horizontal below the application bar), several options. Choose the one that says Stroke and then you can change the point-size of your bristle brush strokes.

You can also access Stroke via the Windows drop-down menu. Hope this helps, Jane