What does the blob brush do 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).

How do you blend brush strokes in Illustrator?

Create a blend with the Make Blend command

  1. Select the objects you want to blend.
  2. Choose Object > Blend > Make. Note: By default, Illustrator calculates the optimum number of steps to create a smooth color transition. To control the number of steps or distance between steps, set blending options.

What is Blob brush tool?

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.

How do I make my blob brush pressure sensitive?

To change your blob brush tool to pressure sensitive, double-click on your blob brush tool to open up your blob brush options box. Scroll down to size and change the size from fixed to pressure. Then change the variation to 17 and press ok.

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How do you combine blob brush strokes?

You can use the Blob Brush tool to merge paths created by other tools. To do this make sure that the existing artwork does not have a stroke; then set up the Blob Brush Page 2 tool to have the same fill color, and draw a new path that intersects all of the paths that you want to merge together.

What does Ctrl S do in Illustrator?

Work with documents

Shortcuts Windows macOS
Save changes made to the document Ctrl + S Command + S
Open the Save As dialog box Shift + Ctrl + S Shift + Command + S
Save a copy of the document Alt + Ctrl + S Option + Command + S
Save the document as script files Ctrl + F12 Command + F12

How do you smooth lines in Illustrator?

Using the Smooth Tool

  1. Scribble or draw a rough path with the paintbrush or pencil.
  2. Keep the path selected and select the smooth tool.
  3. Click then drag the smooth tool across your selected path.
  4. Repeat the steps until you get the result you want.
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