11 Using Brushes to Create a Poster


The variety of brush types in Adobe Illustrator CC lets you create a myriad of effects simply by painting or drawing with the Paintbrush tool or the drawing tools. You can work with the Blob Brush tool; choose from the Art, Calligraphic, Pattern, Bristle, or Scatter brushes; or create new brushes based on your artwork.

Lesson overview

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to do the following:

  • Use four brush types: Calligraphic, Art, Bristle, and Pattern.

  • Apply brushes to paths.

  • Paint and edit paths with the Paintbrush tool.

  • Change brush color and adjust brush settings.

  • Create new brushes from Adobe Illustrator ...

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