I am trying to making a pattern brush using Adobe Illustrator CS6. The object that I am trying to make into a brush is the following:
This shape has a gradient fill, and I know that objects with gradients cannot be used as a pattern brush. I expanded the gradient fill using the following steps:
I then went to Expand and used the following settings:
Which gave me the following object:
I then went to the brush panel to create a new brush:
However, I got the following error message: "The selected artwork contains an element that cannot be used in a pattern brush".
I am not sure why I am getting this error, considering that I expanded the gradient. Does anyone know how I can get this object to become a pattern brush and remove this error? Any advice is appreciated.