Draw with Paintbrush in Adobe Illustrator CS6

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    You should have Illustrator open and a document ready
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    Click "Paintbrush Tool" from the toolbar on the left side of your screen
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    First, you can click and change your fill and stroke colors
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    There are other VisiHow tutorials on these.
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    Then, click and drag the mouse around the canvas to start drawing
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    It will look quite rugged until you let go of your cursor
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    Then, Illustrator will smooth and perfect the lines for you.
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    Along the horizontal toolbar at the top of the window, you can click and change your stroke and fill colors, "Stroke Weight", the shape of your brush and also "Opacity"
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    You can also double-click the "Paintbrush Tool" icon in your vertical toolbar to bring up the brush settings
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    You can adjust the "Fidelity" and "Smoothness" values by dragging the scrollers to the left and right
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    Alternatively, you can just type the numbers into the boxes on the right side of the scrollers.
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    You can also check or uncheck the boxes in the "Options" section
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    In particular, "Edit Selected Paths", which edits other drawn lines within the pixel value selection below. It is recommend leaving this option checked.
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    Click "OK" to apply your settings
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