ok thank you!!! Also Scott, at the risk of sounding like a complete moron, can you explain how you made those brushes, they would be so helpful to me but I'm having trouble figuring all this out with CS5 (the last time I did anything with Illustrator was when I had Windows 97 ), if you have the time - I would completely appreciate it.
Sure... essentially I created the art you see in the center. Just a series of straight paths. Then dragged the art to the Brush Panel and selected "Pattern Brush" when asked.
I then dragged just the end stroke (the thick one) to the brush in the Brush panel, held down the Option/Alt key, and dropped it on the right-most section for the brush. This puts the thick stroke at the end of the brush.
Then it's just a matter of clicking a path, and clicking a brush. BAM!
You can download the file here if you'd like to look further.
ok, I'm stumped. I made the brush, made the circle, rotated and deleted unneeded segments. I apply the brush and this is what happens. I've check settings and tried several things, but I can't seem to figure out why I have this....
I get those filled in half circles, one on top the other. I'm sure that I'm doing something stupidly simple but I sure can't figure out what.
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