In this tutorial, we’ll be showing you the different ways to use brushes in Illustrator without a Wacom tablet. We’ll start by drawing with the Pencil Tool and applying brush strokes to the pencil lines. Using this method, we’ll guide you through how to smooth the lines, add brush profiles (to change the width and stroke, for example), and create custom brush profiles.

Our second method will be to use the Brush Tool from the start. It works the same way as the pencil tool, except you’re able to apply the brush as you go instead of applying it after the fact. If you’re ready to watch the video, let’s get started!

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