Create Scatter Brush in Adobe Illustrator CS6

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    To begin, you should open Illustrator either from your desktop or by coming down to the bottom-left corner and clicking the Windows icon
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    This will reveal a list of your recently used programs where you may find Illustrator. It has a brown-and-orange icon with the letters "Ai".
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    If you still can't find Illustrator, use your search bar along the bottom and start typing "Adobe Illustrator"
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    Click "Adobe Illustrator CS6"
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    It will immediately start loading and will take you directly to your workspace.
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    From the workspace, click "File" in the top left-hand corner
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    Click "New..."
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    Alternatively, press "Ctrl" + "N" on the keyboard. You can also open an existing document from the workspace. There are other VisiHow tutorials on how to do these.
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    In this video, we click "OK"
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    Change the color by clicking the fill color icon
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    Click a color
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    Click "OK"
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    Then, create a shape by clicking "Rectangle Tool"
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    Click "Ellipse tool"
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    There are other VisiHow tutorials on how to create a shape.
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    Draw a shape
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    Click "Brushes" at the right side of the window
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    The icon looks like brushes in a pot. Clicking the icon with the brushes in a pot will open your brushes tab, where you will see the default Illustrator brushes.
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    Click the "New Brush" icon at the bottom of the pop-up box
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    The icon looks like a square with a folded corner.
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    A dialogue box will appear where you click "Scatter Brush"
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    Click "OK"
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    A bigger dialogue box will be shown. We can start to change its settings.
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    Now, you can type a name for the brush in "Name"
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    It should be something quite descriptive and memorable. Let's name it "Test"
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    Then, you can click the "Size", "Spacing", "Scatter", and "Rotation" drop-down menus
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    Click the "Fixed" and "Random" options
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    It is recommended to experiment with them.
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    If you click "Random", you can change the variations as well
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    For "Fixed", drag the scrollers or manually type numbers
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    Click the "Rotation relative to" drop-down menu for a complicated shape
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    Click the "Method" drop-down menu in "Colorization"
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    Click "None", "Tints", "Tints and Shades", or "Hue Shift"
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    Click the box in "Key Color" to change the color
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    Click "OK" to apply the changes
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    If you like, you can adjust the settings later on.
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    You can find your brush by "Test" in the "Brushes" tab
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    Now, you can start drawing
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    As you draw, there will be a blue thin line that shows where the brush will be applied.
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    To edit the brush settings, just double-click the "Test" brush within the "Brushes" panel
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    You can change some of the settings again and click "OK"
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    Click "Apply to Strokes"
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