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Apply a brush to an object's fill or stroke

Though this topic discusses only Fill and Stroke properties, a brush can be applied to all Brush properties such as Foreground, Background, BorderBrush, and OpacityMask as well. Brush properties are listed in the Brushes category of the Properties panel. The properties you see in the Brushes category vary depending on the object you have selected.

  1. Under Brushes in the Properties panel, click Fill or Stroke, and then click one of the brush tabs: Solid color brush , Gradient brush , or Tile brush .
  2. At this point, you can either define a brush by picking a color, creating a gradient, or making a tile brush. Additionally, you can click the Brush resources tab and apply an existing brush resource to the selected object.
Note You can remove a brush applied to a fill or stroke by selecting the No brush tab, but in the case of the Stroke property, you are not actually removing the stroke. For example, you may have a stroke applied that has no brush, but yet the thickness of the stroke is still present.