As you see in the image, the shape and stroke are the same color, however when I apply Brush Definition to the stroke and it the colors looks lighter when technically they should be the same color. How can I fix that?


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This may not be available for every type of brush, but try double-clicking that particular brush in the 'Brushes' panel and push the 'Paint Opacity' value to 100%.

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If that doesn't work, you could do an 'Object → Expand Appearance', which turns brush strokes into actual objects, which you can then individually edit to 100% trasparency.

Further read: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/brushes.html#brush_options

  • gyazo.com/56ea27799deb884d41973381f6a7d5a9 This is the menu i get when I double click Also Expand Appearance worked, thanks!
    – Monika G.
    Jan 27, 2020 at 9:50
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    Yep, you get different options for different TYPES of brushes. My image shows the menu for a BRISTLE brush, and you're using an ART brush.
    – Lucian
    Jan 27, 2020 at 10:52

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