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How to add a brush in Adobe Illustrator

Posted on 2nd January 2017
Ensure that your brushes have been downloaded and unzipped ready to install.

1- Open Adobe Illustrator.


 

2- Create a new document.


 

3- On the top toolbar, select Window (1) > Brush Libraries (2) > Other Libraries (3).


 

4- A new window will pop up. Browse and find where your brush is downloaded. Select the brush file and click open.


 

5- A brush palette will appear with the new installed brushes.


 

6-  Select the paintbrush tool from the left toolbar (1).  Next select the brush you would like to use (2).


 

7-  Draw your shapes or patterns you require with the paintbrush.


 

8- Click on the Direct selection tool (1). click onto the Brush shape (2).

 


 

9- By selecting the points highlighted when the brush lines are selected, you can manipulate the shape to your needs.If you click on a point and drag you can curve your brush lines too.


The brush set if from Fontbundles.net and the set is called brushes for illustrator.

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