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Brush lines to be wider on its crossing

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Hi there, I'm trying brushes (both paint and blob) and would love to get this effect when lines become larger on its connection, like this: 

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I tried the pression trick but it doesn't give this effect. Outline stroke and then adjust evety line tip with A tool -- this is too hot with numerous strokes. Any ideas?  Thanks! 

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The width tool works with pattern brushes and art brushes, but it doesn't work with calligraphy brushes.

"Basic" is not a brush,  but just a normal stroke.

 

If you want width profiles defined by pen pressure on a graphic tablet, you'll need indeed WdthScribe. But you can use the width tool instead of calligraphy brushes (just defining every single width variation you want.

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Brush lines to be wider on its crossing

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Hi there, I'm trying brushes (both paint and blob) and would love to get this effect when lines become larger on its connection, like this: 

widerlines.jpg

 

 

I tried the pression trick but it doesn't give this effect. Outline stroke and then adjust evety line tip with A tool -- this is too hot with numerous strokes. Any ideas?  Thanks! 

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Correct answer by Monika Gause | Adobe Community Professional

The width tool works with pattern brushes and art brushes, but it doesn't work with calligraphy brushes.

"Basic" is not a brush,  but just a normal stroke.

 

If you want width profiles defined by pen pressure on a graphic tablet, you'll need indeed WdthScribe. But you can use the width tool instead of calligraphy brushes (just defining every single width variation you want.

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There are a few ways you could try. First, you could select the paths and change the Width Profile to something that widens near the end. Second, if you want more control over the width at the end, you could use the Width Tool (Shift + W). And a third option includes the Astute Graphics plugin, Width Brush Tool, where you can brush over the parts you want to widen and use the Width Selector panel to specify the width.

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Thank you! I tried Width profiles and Width tool, indeed not bad, but I coudn't achieve this smoothly connection  as on the picture. It seems that Astute Graphics is something that I need, thanks a lot for a hint! 

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UPD -- as I was affraid, this Width Brush Tool, as well as Width tool, doesn't work with brushes (exept basic), so I cannot catch how to get this effect of soft lines merging. Can anybody give some idea?  

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The width tool works with pattern brushes and art brushes, but it doesn't work with calligraphy brushes.

"Basic" is not a brush,  but just a normal stroke.

 

If you want width profiles defined by pen pressure on a graphic tablet, you'll need indeed WdthScribe. But you can use the width tool instead of calligraphy brushes (just defining every single width variation you want.

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Thanks, I'll try all these ways !

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