I am very new to Illustrator (know Photoshop well) and have watched many tutorials but still don't know what I'm doing wrong.
I have a square with two lines that intersect between it, making a grid. I couldn't figure out how to get two lines to be on the same layer, so I have two separate paths. (This might be the problem?) (How do I make them one layer?)
I then dragged this brush to the brush panel, checked that I wanted a pattern, and also made a Start block without the left border, so it doesn't overlap.
However, when applying this brush to my paths, it looks like this.
How do I get my intended goal? The middle square should look correct!
Other problems I ran into - I thought maybe that the squares were slightly taller than wide, since I removed a side, so I tried to drag the brush (as I read) onto the artboard so I could adjust the order. When I dragged the layers back to the brush, the spacing got completely messed up for the brush. Even if I made no changes, it seemed to add spacing by default.
Also, I have no idea why there is the grey line through the vertical pattern. I can't get rid of it!
Thanks for the help!