Get to Brush Libraries in Adobe Illustrator CS6

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  1. 1
    You should already have Illustrator open and a document ready.
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  2. 2
    On your vertical toolbar, click the "Paintbrush Tool".
    There is another VisiHow tutorial on how to use "Paintbrush Tool" that explains the stroke colors, fill colors, stroke thickness, and stroke style.
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  3. 3
    Click "Brush Definition".
    It reads, "5 pt. Round" in this video. This is a default setting.
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  4. 4
    You can click any brush style.
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  5. 5
    You can scroll through the brush styles.
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  6. 6
    Then click the "Brush Libraries Menu" icon that looks like a pile of books in the bottom-left corner.
    A drop-down menu should appear.
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  7. 7
    Click the type of a brush that you wish to use.
    You can, for example, hover the cursor over "Decorative" and click "Decorative_Banners and Seals".
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  8. 8
    A pop-up window will appear, which you can drag away from the canvas.
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  9. 9
    Click the brush that you would like to use.
    The brush will be confirmed at the top of the window.
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  10. 10
    Now, you can begin drawing with the type of brush that you have selected.
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  11. 11
    You can make the stroke thicker.
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  12. 12
    Repeat steps 2-9 to choose a different brush.
    Press "Ctrl" + "Z" to undo last actions.
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