I need a thick spray of dots. I have tried both the Symbol spray tool and the paint brush to create a spray effect but a tight one. I'm not looking for scatter so much as a "pile-on" effect. Neither tool really works because with the symbol sprayer the dots seem to avoid each other and spread instead of thickening and with the paint brush it only does one line at a time.
Is there a better way to do it?
Symbols should work.
Double click the Symbol Sprayer Tool and adjust the Intensity and Symbol Set Density options to create the "pile on" aspect.
Then it's merely a matter of holding the mouse down.
You can then use the Symbol Scruncher Tool to increase the density further if you need.