What is the Blob Brush tool used for in Illustrator?

The Blob Brush tool, found by pressing the Paintbrush tool in the Toolbar, is for creating filled, compound paths. New shapes painted with the Blob Brush tool will merge with existing shapes with the same appearance settings.

What’s the difference between the Blob Brush and the paintbrush in Illustrator?

The blob brush draws stokes that are immediately expanded into shapes. The brush tool draws paths that have a brush stroke applied. So you can easily change the path and you can change all brush options (including the option to apply a completely different brush). You can easily just expand the brush stroke.

How do you change the Blob brush size?

The blob brush has all the same panel options as the regular brush. By double clicking on a brush preset, you can change the angle, roundness and size.

Why is my brush tool not working in Illustrator?

You have no actual brush selected, it’s just set to basic – which isn’t a brush type (just a weird default). Just load in any actual brush and then you will be able to select a stroke/width and draw. “Basic” is not a brush. … In addition, Illustrator brushes are reliant on the stroke color, not the fill color.

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How do you change the Blob brush size in Illustrator?

To change the brush size in Illustrator, just press and hold [ (bracket key) to decrease the size, or ] to increase the size of the brush.

Where is the Brush tool in Illustrator?

Go to the Windows Menu and choose the “Brushes” option, in order to bring up the brush window. You want to make changes to your brushes and colors before you start to use the tool on your object. Scroll through the window to see your Adobe brush options, and select the size or style of brush you want by clicking on it.

Why can’t I paint over an image in Illustrator?

Illustrator is not a photo editing application. It is not designed to “paint” raster images. You are simply using the wrong tool. You need to use Photoshop, Gimp, or some other raster image editor.

What does Ctrl S do in Illustrator?

Adobe Illustrator 9 Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl-N New Document dialog box
Ctrl-Shft-S Save As dialog box in Adobe Illustrator
Ctrl-Alt-S Save a Copy dialog box
Ctrl-Alt-P Document Setup dialog box

How do you fill a shape with lines in Illustrator?

Select the drawn object with the Selection tool, and then select the Stroke tool and a color from the swatch. This will color the lines and strokes in the object. Then, select the Fill tool and pick a color from the swatch. Clicking inside the object will fill it with the selected color or pattern.

How do you draw a straight line with a brush in Illustrator?

Question about straight lines with brush tool

  1. Hold shift and drag the pen tool to make a straight vertical or horizontal line.
  2. Tap with brush tool, hold shift, and tap again to form a straight line between two points.
  3. Use the straight line tool to drag a line that can manifest as either paths or pixels.
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