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I have drawn a broom in Illustrator and cant apply any brushes or strokes to it. I just don't get it. What do I have to do? Here is a screenshot:

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I think you're in Outline View. Press Control + Y or go to View → Preview

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Ok, thank you it worked! –  Daniel Hernandez May 17 '13 at 0:33
    
Now I can apply a stroke to the broom but no width profile. Only to a single line I can apply a width profile. What should I do? –  Daniel Hernandez May 17 '13 at 0:51
    
Ok seems that it works but how can I select single path lines from the broom and apply different width profile to every signle one? –  Daniel Hernandez May 17 '13 at 0:53
    
@user2008687, you can either use the Width Tool (see Scott's example here) or you can use the Scissors Tool to break up your shape into line segments then apply a different stroke thickness to each –  JohnB May 17 '13 at 2:07
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