Looking for a particular brush or stroke

Explorer ,
Aug 18, 2022 Aug 18, 2022

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There is a stroke (see the red one) that has a scissor in the corner.  For this example, I added dashes.  I believe there once was a stroke or brush like the one I created in this mock-up in Photoshop that had scissors all around.  Useful for creating a coupon or something else to indicate the item should be cut out. 

Anyone know if it's still in Adobe Illustrator or available as an Adobe download?

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Participant , Aug 19, 2022 Aug 19, 2022

The option is in the Stroke pallet, under Arrowheads
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Community Expert ,
Aug 18, 2022 Aug 18, 2022

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The scissor is available in the Zapf Dingbats (and probably other) font.

It is easy to outline it and make it into a brush.

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Aug 18, 2022 Aug 18, 2022

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Thanks, but it would sure be easier to find the brush or stroke! 😉

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Aug 19, 2022 Aug 19, 2022

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That brush is not so straightforward to create. What you need to make these, is a double approach. You need a dashed line for the dashes and then a scatter brush as a second stroke for the scissors. Your dashed line will have to be fairly ugly and not aligned on the corners for this to work.

 

In your example it looks like the scissors have been placed manually (they are different on the sides of the rectangle.

 

demo file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/k2x4px03p936ja8/scissors.ai?dl=0

Check out the brush in the brushes panel and everything else in the Appearance panel

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Aug 19, 2022 Aug 19, 2022

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The option is in the Stroke pallet, under Arrowheads
Arrowheads.png

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Aug 19, 2022 Aug 19, 2022

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*break up your stroke. each line you dra will have the scissors.

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Explorer ,
Aug 19, 2022 Aug 19, 2022

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Not optimal but doable, thanks 😊 

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Aug 22, 2022 Aug 22, 2022

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I think you can use the "Pattern Brush" to create what you want -- Draw a linw segment with the siccsors arrowhead. Select that line -- now create a New Brush using "Pattern Brush".  I couldn't get to be perfect,  but with a bit of playing around, you might get what you are looking for.

 

1. Draw a line with the arrowhead:

Screen Shot 2022-08-22 at 7.34.10 AM.png

2. Create New Brush (Pattern Brush) with the line you just created

Screen Shot 2022-08-22 at 7.34.38 AM.png

 

3. These are the options I used.

Screen Shot 2022-08-22 at 7.35.04 AM.png

4. This was the result I got
Screen Shot 2022-08-22 at 7.34.13 AM.png

 

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Aug 19, 2022 Aug 19, 2022

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I think using the Arrow heads is a very good solution!

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