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  1. Brush palette inconsistent with Direct Selection Tool

    I select a path drawn with the brush tool using Direct Select then click another brush. Sometimes the brush is applied to the path, sometimes it isn't, although the brush is shown to have changed as expected in the brush palette.

    If the brush is not applied as described, when I deselect the path and select it again it reverts to showing the original brush.

    I'm sure this has happened since the latest update (28.1, 64 bit, Win 10). I work with brush tool a lot and this is introducing a lot of irritation and wasted time to my projects.

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  2. Brush Pressure not working (greyed out) in 27.8.1 - Reverting to version 27.7 fixes issue

    When Illustrator auto updated to 27.8.1, all my pressure brushes stopped working. Pressure is not available as a brush option.

    I use an XP-Pen artist Pro 15.6 tablet on Windows 10

    I went through the SOP that I do when this happens - uninstalled and reinstalled multiple versions of the XP-Pen drivers and nothing worked. I think reverted Illustrator back to 27.7 and it works again.

    It would be nice if this functionality didn't break regularly when new versions are released. It makes Auto-updating an unrealistic option as I end up wasting time chasing down bugs when I really should…

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  3. "NEW ART HAS BASIC APPEARANCE" APPEARANCE panel options NOT working for BRUSH

    On the desktop version of Illustrator.....

    When you use the pencil tool with 'NEW ART HAS BASIC APPEARANCE" set in the APPEARANCE panel options, any subsequent/new pencil art has a basic appearance as it is supposed to.

    When you use the pencil tool with 'NEW ART HAS BASIC APPEARANCE" NOT set in the APPEARANCE panel options, any subsequent/new pencil art has the same appearance as the last made pencil stroke as it is supposed to.

    THESE TWO 'NEW ART HAS BASIC APPEARANCE" SETTINGS in the APPEARANCE panel options unfortunately DO NOT WORK this way when using the Brush tool.

    The…

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  4. pen tablet skipping brush strokes works fine in photoshop but not illustrator

    I have Illustrator 2022 and Illustrator 2020 and it skips strokes some times with both versions. It shows a circle that represents the brush where I start the stroke and it also shows the brush symbol that is moving with the pen tip. The circle that represents the brush stays where I start the stroke until I finish the stroke and lift the pen, then the circle that represents the brush goes away, while the brush symbol is moving with my stroke but no stroke is being drawn. The brush strokes in Photoshop are fine, they do not skip strokes…

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  5. Brush tool not available to draw on normal AI file

    I can draw a line on my rough draft in a .ai file, but can't use the brush tool. It shows the O with a / "forbidden" symbol (not available).

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  6. Illustrator brushes disappearing

    I have existing brushes I made in Illustrator that I have used for over ten years. Suddenly today they are disappearing in my files. I've rebooted and re-set the brush. I am using a MacBook Pro 16-inch 2019, OS Monterey 12.2.1, Illustrator 26.0.3. Ever since the last big update for Mac I've been having a lot of problems in Illustrator. Please help!

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  7. Brush pressure sensitivity unavailable - Huion HS611 (MacOS Monterey 12.2.1)

    Option to use the calligraphy brush with pressure sensitivity appears to be greyed out, but all drivers are correctly installed and it works perfectly with Photoshop. Have tried most of the recommendations from the adobe forum but the issue persists.

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  9. Shape anomalies when creating pattern brushes

    When I create a pattern brush using a series of pictures, other duplicated shapes (anomalies) would appear on top of the images when the new custom brush is applied to an object. In some cases it is duplicated, offset lines or flopped shapes that appear as additional objects...

    ungrouping all objects before making it a brush seems to resolve the problem...

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  10. PLEASE HELP ME

    Hi good night!
    I'm trying to do a drawing job by illustrator using my graphics tablet, but when changing the settings to modify the brush the pressure option that accompanies what I draw on the graphics tablet I can't choose the option because it appears but I can't select, the only available options are the '' fixed '' and '' Random '' options. PLEASE SOLVE THIS SOON, I NEED TO WORK.

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  11. Custom Brush doesn’t get affected by color

    I am not able to change the color for my custom brushes. Whenever I select a new color for the brush, the brush still paints black. I have opened and closed the program several times but nothing has worked. I have deleted and made new brushes, but I am still having the same problem.

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  13. Pattern Brush with raster image adds white pixels not in original image

    If using a raster image as the base for a pattern brush, Ai will pad the image with opaque white pixels. This makes it really hard - if not impossible - to use it on anything besides solid white background.

    Note: This is NOT the anti-aliasing/"thin white line between segments" issue.

    See screenshot.

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  14. Blob tool won't change size

    When I use the blob tool it won't change size from 1 pt. No matter if I change the size. It is very frustrating to use so I can do college homework.

    This issue is on both my Acer laptop with my Huion tablet and on my Surface Pro 3. I reinstalled the app on my laptop and didn't fix the issue.

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  15. Brush settings revert to older ones

    Literally the most illogical system. If you change one part of a brush your customizing it reverts to the older one. Worked with this for a couple years and forgot how disappointing it was. MAKE THE PAINTBRUSH TOOL MORE USER FRIENDLY.

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  16. Pattern Brush Problem with Expand Appearance

    I want to paint a topographic card (map) with complex Strokes for the streets and rivers and so on.

    After creating different Pattern Brushes i would create a solid line for export to an other program.

    After choosing the Stroke with an used Pattern Brush i would "expand appearance" for getting a clean version without strokes.
    The Result is a lot of segmented curves and destroyed formes.

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