I've been playing around with the different options suggested in this question.

Does anyone have any insight in the pattern brush option? I've tried using the blend tool for three different boxes and colours as suggested. This is what happens using the 'smooth colour' option (I need to use white as the central colour for some reasons, a transparent box doesn't seem to work?): enter image description here

Then I apply the smooth colour option on the blend tool between each box:

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And then expand. When I drag this into the brushes panel and choose 'Pattern Brush' to create, I get this: enter image description here

...with no options for corners or edges etc.

  • Hello. Can you link the original question?
    – LeoNas
    Commented Oct 22, 2019 at 11:40
  • Course - graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/130486/…
    – user144750
    Commented Oct 22, 2019 at 11:45
  • Apologies, I was confused as told not to use comments for follow up questions ha! Thank you :)
    – user144750
    Commented Oct 22, 2019 at 11:46
  • How about using the Scott's answer?
    – LeoNas
    Commented Oct 22, 2019 at 11:49
  • You don't necessarily need to expand the blend before creating the brush... Also I believe Scott's answer in the original question was a better solution (gradient on the stroke)
    – Luciano
    Commented Oct 23, 2019 at 8:57

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Illustrator auto-corner generator is only so smart. Once art reaches some unknown degree of complexity, the corner options are no longer able to extrapolate artwork in an automated fashion. Blends can create very complex brush structures.

However, you are always free to create your own corner art and then add that to the bush.

Pattern brush corner creation can be an involved, lengthy thing depending upon the artwork. It's not something which is easily detailed in a Q<>A format. If you Google Search you can find a number of tutorials.

Here are a few video tutorials...

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