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Illustrator CS6: Brushes / Swatches Matrix (Brush Properties Matrix)

Illustrator CS6 introduces the ability to use gradients on your strokes, which is awesome, but the combination of what you can and can’t do with strokes, brushes, and swatches became a bit confusing, so I put together this chart. Since it’s built in Illustrator (naturally), PDF Here

A few things to note:

  • Gradient on a stroke options (Stroke within a path, stroke across path, stroke along path) doesn’t work at all.
  • For Art and Pattern Brushes, the Pressure sensitivity translates to width profiles if you go back to the path with the Width tool.

Screen shot 2013-03-15 at 4.17.07 PM

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  1. suehudgins
    2013/11/21 at 12:46 am

    Hello, just wanted to tell you, I loved this article.
    It was helpful. Keep on posting!

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