Use the Blob Brush Tool in Adobe Illustrator CS6

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    You should have Illustrator open and a document ready.
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    Click the "Blob Brush Tool" icon at the left-hand side of the window in the toolbar.
    The icon looks like a paintbrush within a square. Alternatively, press "Shift" + "B" on the keyboard. The circle indicates the size of the paintbrush.
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    You can increase or decrease the paintbrush size by pressing the square brackets keys on the keyboard.
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    Then, simply draw your shape.
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    Click the "Selection Tool" black arrow.
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    Click the object.
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    Double-click the fill color to change it.
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    Double-click the stroke color to change it.
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    You can make the stroke thicker by clicking the "Stroke" drop-down menu at the top.
    What makes "Blob Brush Tool" different to standard "Paintbrush Tool" is that it creates a separate paths for stroke and fill. You can manipulate each anchor point separately. This gives you a lot of freedom since you can created an organic shape like the one in the tutorial.
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    You can also edit the brush settings by double-clicking the "Blob Brush Tool" icon in the toolbar.
    This will bring up a dialogue window.
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    You can change the "Fidelity" and "Smoothness" numbers.
    You can do it by typing or moving the scrollers.
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    You can also alter some default brush options such as "Size", "Angle", and "Roundness".
    The preview will change. you can also alter the values by typing the values into the boxes on the right.
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    Then, click "OK" to apply changes.
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    You can start drawing.
    The brush stroke and fill snaps to the drawn shape.
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    Click the "Selection Tool" black arrow".
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    Click the new object.
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    You can edit the brush by changing the options at the top below the menu.
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