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I created a stroke with a brush but the color appears lighter than the color in the fill. What is going on?

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That's because you've created a blue brush. You must create it 100% black and when you paint with the brush, choose the color that corresponds.

This is the process:

  • Make a shape: 100% Black
  • Select this shape and create a brush
  • At Colorization Method choose Tint

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  • Choose a stroke color, fill=none
  • Select the new brush and paint

To edit an existing brush, drag the brush from the Brush Panel to the artboard, edit it and create a new brush

New brush

  • It's a brush came with Adobe illustrator and yes It's grey not black, is there a way to edit it or fix the stroke itself. Sep 27, 2018 at 15:51

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