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Back in the advanced course, you may recall that we took a look at three varieties of brushes. Calliographic, scatter, and my favorite,the art brush. Which allows you to stretch a collection of path outlines defined as a brush along another path. In this chapter, we'll see a fourth variety of brush, known as the pattern brush, which allows you to repeat a series of tile patterns along the length of a path outline. And the great thing about pattern brushes, is they give you a ton of control.
You can assign up to five different tiles to a single pattern brush. Starting with the side tile, which determines the appearance of the brush along segments, either straight or curved, as well as smooth points. Then you can also assign up to two corner tiles that'll appear at corner points. And you can assign a start and end tile that will appear at end points in an open path. Which makes pattern brushes perfect for creating framing effects inside of Illustrator. But you can also assign them the path outlines and letter forms, as I'll demonstrate in the following movies.
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