Get to Brush Libraries in Adobe Illustrator CS6

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Steps

  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"
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    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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    Click "Brush Definition"
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    It reads, "5 pt. Round" in this video. This is a default setting.
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    You can click any brush style
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    You can scroll through the brush styles
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    Then click the "Brush Libraries Menu" icon that looks like a pile of books in the bottom-left corner
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    A drop-down menu should appear.
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    Click the type of a brush that you wish to use
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    You can, for example, hover the cursor over "Decorative" and click "Decorative_Banners and Seals".
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    A pop-up window will appear, which you can drag away from the canvas
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    Click the brush that you would like to use
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    The brush will be confirmed at the top of the window.
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    Now, you can begin drawing with the type of brush that you have selected
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    You can make the stroke thicker
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    Repeat steps 2-9 to choose a different brush
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    Press "Ctrl" + "Z" to undo last actions.
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This concludes our tutorial showing you how to access the brush libraries in Adobe Illustrator CS6 in Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments regarding this video or the program used, then just add them to the comment section below. Thank you for choosing VisiHow!

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