Applying and editing a calligraphic brush


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Applying and editing a calligraphic brush

In this exercise, I am going to show you how to apply and customize a calligraphic brush inside Illustrator. I'm still working away inside Consistent pattern.ai, and I am going to select this line of live editable point type, and we're going to apply the brushstroke to it. So ultimately, brushes are just another form of dynamic effect inside of Illustrator, one that is exclusively applicable to strokes, never to fills. So if I go up to the Brushes panel and I click on any one of these calligraphic brushes, for example, it should automatically apply to the stroke.

So I will go ahead and click on 5 pt. oval, and nothing happens. So you might think I'm a big liar and you can't actually apply brushes to text. Well, the problem is, currently our individual characters are fills, we don't have a stroke, and so there's nothing for Illustrator to latch on to, because it can't apply brushes to the individual characters, just to the entire text object. So what you need to...

Applying and editing a calligraphic brush
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Applying and editing a calligraphic brush provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

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Design
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Illustrator
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