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Using brush strokes in FreeHand 10 to create intricate patterns

Brush strokes are patterned strokes based on an object that you create from a graphic or text and save in the Library panel as a symbol. By creating a brush stroke from a symbol, you save drawing time, eliminate excessive redraw time, and reduce file size, which is ideal for graphics that will appear on a Web page.

This article is a hands-on tutorial that demonstrates how to create a symbol, use it to make a brush stroke, and draw an object using a brush stroke.

For details about symbols, see FreeHand Help or the Using FreeHand manual.

Download the Windows source file (328K)
Download the Macintosh source file rapunzel.sea.hqx (464K)

Create the brush stroke
Draw the lace borders


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