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I'm sure there will be some incredibly simply answer to this that I've missed somewhere, but I need a square brush, instead of the many round ones that you're offered, so that I can do this: <http://geocities.com/gifs10k/squarebrush.html> I used the "wave" brush (selected in that image) and changed its color to create that, but the trouble with that is that the line is created using lots of seperate sections and the wave pattern is still inset in the line. So is there any way to either get a square brush that will run along the length of the line? Or ...

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    Default Square brush??

    I'm sure there will be some incredibly simply answer to this that I've missed somewhere, but I need a square brush, instead of the many round ones that you're offered, so that I can do this:

    <http://geocities.com/gifs10k/squarebrush.html>

    I used the "wave" brush (selected in that image) and changed its color to create that, but the trouble with that is that the line is created using lots of seperate sections and the wave pattern is still inset in the line.

    So is there any way to either get a square brush that will run along the length of the line? Or is there any way I could break apart that brush and join the two black sections (which would normally be the seperate blue and green sections)?

    Does all that make sense?

    Thanks. :)
    Jonathan_Reading@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Does all that make sense?




    Not quite following you, Jonathan.

    Unless I'm misunderstanding your question, any "square" brush which is translated along a path would simply result in the appearance of a uniform line width with square ends--something you don't even need a Brush for.

    Or is there any way I could break apart that brush and join the two black
    sections (which would normally be the seperate blue and green sections)?




    You could do that, but the result would simply be the same as if you merely gave the path a thick stroke with square endcaps.

    Can you explain a little more clearly what you have in mind?

    JET
    James_E._Talmage@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Make a square, drag it to the brush palette and select "New Art Brush". You now have a square brush.
    Stuart_McCoy@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Just remember that if you want that "new" brush to stay for use on any new image doent, you have to either save that brush to the startup files (Adobe Illustrator Startup_CMYK.ai or ~Startup_RGB.ai in PlugIn folder), although there already is a squared ended perspective brush stroke in the Artistic_Ink Brush collection (Windows, Brush Library).

    Bob
    BobHill@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Hi guys - You're right, all normal lines have squared ends in Illustrator - I'm just used to working with Flash, where all lines have rounded ends.

    Could you guys tell me how I can make the line thicker, though? I can't find the option for it.
    Jonathan_Reading@adobeforums.com Guest

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    It's all in there. Line Thickness (Stroke Weight) is probably on page 3 or 4. Or, look here:

    Stroke Weight in Illustrator Help <C:\Program Files\adobe\Illustrator CS\Support Files\Help\help.html>

    Bert
    Bert Guest

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