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John Boom
How to embed photos for use as custom brushes in Illustrator CS11 and then make custom brushes in CS11?
on Mar 17, 2016 at 10:48:49 pm

Currently trying to use small png format photos to make my own brushes.

I get error: “The selected artwork contains an element that cannot be used in a pattern brush.”

When I try and drag the photos into the brush section to make new brushes.
I tried embedding the photos but that doesn’t seem to work either.
Is there an easier way to embed photos for use as well?


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Kalle Kannisto
Re: How to embed photos for use as custom brushes in Illustrator CS11 and then make custom brushes in CS11?
on Mar 18, 2016 at 7:52:59 am

I believe you have to trace and expand them so that they become vector images first.


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John Boom
Re: How to embed photos for use as custom brushes in Illustrator CS11 and then make custom brushes in CS11?
on Mar 18, 2016 at 11:44:54 pm

Yes I tried that too but every time I try and paste it over it just comes up with that error. The images are embedded format as they require.


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John Boom
Re: How to embed photos for use as custom brushes in Illustrator CS11 and then make custom brushes in CS11?
on Mar 19, 2016 at 8:46:49 pm

Thanks everyone but I found out this isn't possible with this version of Illustrator.


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