Graphics Programs Reference
F IGURE 3-8
Create a brush stroke
in advance of a design you have
in mind to quickly populate the
design with an elegant collection
You'll find working with the Freehand and Brush Tool more rewarding if you press CTRL - SHIFT - O
and then in Options check the Give Objects Most Recent Attributes box.
As a treat, play around with Snowflakes.xar; a brush you
can build or just use with snowflake designs.
You'll frequently want to make a path that has a Novelty or a Pressure Profile property into a
shape. As a shape, the object can then take a gradient fill or a bitmap and can be distorted
with the Mould Tool. To change a path into a shape, choose Arrange | Convert Line To Shape.