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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Install and Use a Custom Brush Set

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This post is part of a series called 60 Second Video Tutorials.
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Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!

Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Install and Use a Custom Brush Set

Custom Brushes are one of Illustrator's most attractive features, but sometimes the process of adding them can prove to be a difficult task, especially if you've never done it before. In today's tutorial you'll learn how to do it the right way.

The vector brushes pack used in this tutorial is available to purchase from Envato Market.

 

How to Install a New Brush Set

Step 1

So, let's assume that you want to expand your brush library using the newest set that you've just gotten your hands on. But you've never actually done it before.

Well, if that's the case, you'll want to start by making sure that your new assets are first extracted from the archive in case it comes pre-packed that way. Once extracted, you can open up Illustrator and bring up the Brushes panel where you'll want to access the brush library's menu.

Open the brushes panel

Step 2

Now, as you can see, there are a couple of categories that this software comes pre-packed with. But since we're going to be adding to them, we'll want to click on our library in a new window that will pop up allowing us to indicate the location of our new brushes so that we can load and use them.

Find the location

A Bit More Detail

Learn more about Adobe Illustrator on Envato Tuts+:

60 Seconds?!

This is part of a series of quick video tutorials on Envato Tuts+ in which we introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you'd like to see explained in 60 seconds!

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