I need to convert brush path to pen path.

I need the path not the outline of the brush stroke. So "expand appearance" or "create outline" is not a solution for me.

This is for a project with VideoScribe (a software that turns SVGs in to drawing animations) which needs contours to be pen paths. But most of the time I get drawings which were made with brush tool from the artists.

So I had to redraw them. Is there a way to convert this?

  • Do you mean blob brush tool or paintbrush tool? Block brush no theres no way. Paintbrush they are normal paths just change the stroke.
    – joojaa
    Oct 30, 2015 at 16:09
  • Does clicking the "Basic" option n the brush panel work? It should for any live brush strokes.
    – Scott
    Oct 30, 2015 at 16:17
  • Normal brush... Hoş can i change it
    – kutlus
    Oct 30, 2015 at 17:10

2 Answers 2


You should be able to do that by changing the brush definition to basic. enter image description here

It will work with Videoscribe for sure.


Go to brush panels and click brush icon with slash symbol on it at the bottom of the panel. Make sure the brush path thaht you want to change already selected. enter image description here

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