Illustrator brush tut: Does a brushstroke create new art automatically or not? |

Sometimes you may want to use tools other than the Paintbrush tool to draw or paint with objects in Illustrator. In this tutorial, learn how to work with the New Art Has Basic Appearance toggle. Watch more at

This tutorial is a single movie from the Artistic Painting with Illustrator: Object-Creation Brushes course presented by author Sharon Steuer. The complete course is 3 hours and 46 minutes and shows how to paint and draw with Illustrator’s powerful object-creation brushes, and warp, bend, repeat, stretch, scatter, and distribute objects along a path.

1. Illustrator Object Brushes Overview
2. Object-Creation Art Brushes
3. Pattern Brushes
4. Scatter Brushes
5. Symbols as Brush-Like Objects
6. Expanding Your Toolset