Applying variable-width settings to brushstrokes


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Applying variable-width settings to brushstrokes

With Illustrator CS5, we have the ability to create variable-width strokes along a path using the Width tool. Notice, by the way, it's called the Width tool, not the Stroke Width tool, and there's a reason for that. That reason being the tool works on more than just strokes. It also works on Art and Pattern brushes. Let me show you what I mean. I'm going to open up my Brushes panel in this file right here, and I have some brushes that I've already defined, and I'll apply them to these paths right here. Let me choose this one over here, and let's go ahead and apply this Chalk-Scribble. And then I'll apply some Pattern brushes to these circles down here.

This, by the way, is what I feel one of the most powerful things about Pattern Brushes. You can define artwork and then mold, or wrap that artwork around the path using the Pattern Brush. And now, in addition with the Width tool in Illustrator CS5, you have even more control over the appearance of these brushes. Let m...

Applying variable-width settings to brushstrokes
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Applying variable-width settings to brushstrokes provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 New Features

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