Draw with Paintbrush in Adobe Illustrator CS6
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You're watching VisiHow. This tutorial will show you how to draw using "Paintbrush Tool" in Adobe Illustrator CS6 in Windows 7.
You should have Illustrator open and a document ready.
Click "Paintbrush Tool" from the toolbar on the left side of your screen.
First, you can click and change your fill and stroke colors.
There are other VisiHow tutorials on these.
Then, click and drag the mouse around the canvas to start drawing.
It will look quite rugged until you let go of your cursor.
Then, Illustrator will smooth and perfect the lines for you.
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".
You can also double-click the "Paintbrush Tool" icon in your vertical toolbar to bring up the brush settings.
You can adjust the "Fidelity" and "Smoothness" values by dragging the scrollers to the left and right.
Alternatively, you can just type the numbers into the boxes on the right side of the scrollers.
You can also check or uncheck the boxes in the "Options" section.
In particular, "Edit Selected Paths", which edits other drawn lines within the pixel value selection below. It is recommend leaving this option checked.
Click "OK" to apply your settings.
This concludes our tutorial on how to draw using "Paintbrush Tool" in Adobe Illustrator CS6 in Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments regarding this video or the program used, just add them to the comment section below. Thank you for choosing VisiHow!
Video: Draw with Paintbrush in Adobe Illustrator CS6
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