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Adobe® Illustrator® 10 Classroom in a Book® by Adobe Creative Team

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Using Art brushes

Art brushes stretch artwork evenly along a path. Art brushes include strokes resembling various graphic media, such as the Charcoal and Marker brushes. Art brushes also include images, such as the Arrow brush, and text, such as the Type brush, which paints the characters A-R-T along a path. In this section, you'll use the Charcoal brush to draw the trunk and limbs of a tree.

The start file has been created with guides that you can use to create and align your artwork for the lesson. Guides are paths that have been converted using the View > Make Guides command. The guides are locked and cannot be selected, moved, modified, or printed (unless they are unlocked).

For more information on guides, see “Using guides and grids” in ...

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