Using the Paintbrush tool


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Using the Paintbrush tool

As we have seen until now, when you apply a brush stroke to any particular path, the path itself remains a single path, but you get the appearance of whatever that is that stroke is. For example, I'll go ahead and choose a Regular Calligraphic brush right here, and as I go ahead and I paint with this, I see that the path itself underlying is a simple path, but there is the appearance of this that has been applied to it. I also know by the way that if I have selected this path, I have similar functionality that I found with the Pencil tool, meaning that if I start clicking and dragging on it, I can modify that path as I do so.

You can change that setting by double -clicking on the Paintbrush tool and changing their Preference, to not Edit Selected Paths. I happen to like having it turned on, and remember, by turning the Keep Selected option turned off, that means that I'm ensured that there will only have that functionality available to me when the path is selected. However, when...

Using the Paintbrush tool
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Using the Paintbrush tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS4 Essential Training

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Design
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Illustrator
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