I created a new Pattern Brush to test a new symbol I designed, and then decided to create a new Scatter Brush instead. But when I click the New Brush button in the Brushes palette, now the dialog box has 2 brushes greyed out (the Scatter Brush and Art Brush). Previously all of them were available. What would cause that to happen? Thanks!

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Scatter brush' and Art brush' have to be made out of created "artwork" (some object(s) on your artboard).

When you go to New Brush, if making a Scatter or Art brush, have the objects you want to turn into a brush selected

You can also just Select the artwork (to turn into a brush) and just Drag it into your brushes and it will pop up asking you what kind of brush you are making. (Scatter, Art or Pattern)


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