The graphic borders in our collections are also available as ready-to-use pattern brushes that can be applied to any stroke. The brushes can be found in each border .ai file in the Brushes panel (WINDOW > BRUSHES).
To import a border as a pattern brush:
The selected brush (Figure 1.3) will be added to the Brushes panel of your working file (Figure 1.4). The brush color swatches will be added to the Swatches panel (WINDOW > SWATCHES).
The newly added pattern brush is now ready to be applied in your design.
Note: To revert the stroke back to a standard line, select it and click on the "Basic" brush on top of the brush list in the Brushes panel (WINDOW > BRUSHES).
Now that you got the pattern brush into your working file, you may proceed to assign it as a stroke to any curve, line or shape:
The selected brush is now applied as a stroke to the object. (Figure 2.5)
Note: Sometimes parts of the border may look distorted after application. To fix that, you can edit the scale of the applied brush by reducing the stroke weight from the Stroke panel (WINDOW > STROKE).