Apply Scribble Effect to an Object in Adobe Illustrator CS6

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    You should have Illustrator open and a document ready.
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    In this video, an object is quickly created with the "Rectangle Tool".
    The stroke color pink is selected. For more information about how to use the rectangle tool, please view our other Adobe Illustrator tutorials.
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    Click the "Selection Tool" black arrow from the top-left side of the toolbar to select the object.
    You can use different selection tools if you are working with more complicated shapes.
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    Click the object.
    A thin blue frame with corners will appear, which means that your object is now selected and ready for editing.
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    Next, click "Effect" at the top-left side of the window.
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    Then move the cursor to "Stylize" in the "Illustrator Effects" section.
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    In the expanded menu to the right, click "Scribble...".
    This is the last option. A dialogue box will appear in which you can begin to define the round corner settings.
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    Ensure that the "Preview" box in the bottom-left corner is checked.
    The changes will be previewed on the canvas.
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    First, you can click the "Settings" drop-down menu.
    This allows you to select what type of scribble you want. The names are quite self-explanatory, but it is recommended to take time to see how they work with your object.
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    Then, you can change the "Angle" value of the scribble.
    You can do that by typing in the box to the right or just clicking and dragging the "Angle" circle.
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    Change the "Path Overlap" settings.
    You can do it by clicking and dragging its scroller to the left and right or by manually typing a number in the box on the right-hand side. This number tells how far the scribble exceeds the original object path.
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    You can change the "Variation" value of the scribble by adjusting the settings in the same way.
    This setting simply changes the frequency of the lines.
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    Next, you can adjust the "Stroke Width" value.
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    You can also adjust "Curviness" and its "Variation" and "Spacing" and its "Variation" by clicking and dragging the scrollers.
    It's worth tweaking these settings to see how they affect your shape.
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    Once you're content with your settings, simply click "OK" to apply any changes.
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This concludes our tutorial showing you how to apply a scribble effect to an object in Adobe Illustrator CS6 in Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments regarding this video or the program used, add them to the comment section below. Thank you for choosing VisiHow!

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