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  1. Older Brush Strokes get replaced with new ones drawn nearby

    Why a new brush stroke always replaces the old one, if they're close to each other?

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Changing the Transparency removes brush

    When I have several lines applied with a Pattern Brush and change the transparency of those lines to 50%, everything is fine. As soon as I return to 100% opacity, the Pattern Brush is completely removed and I have to reapply it.

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  5. BRUSHES DUPLICATE

    If duplicate an existing brush (calligrafic on user choice) to change settings is unable to save the new one. The button SAVE doesn't work.

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  6. Stroke weight defaults to 1pt when a new type of brush is applied.

    MacOS 12.6.2
    Illustrator 27.1.1

    To replicate the issue:
    Assign a 2pt stroke to an object, then apply any brush to it — the stroke weight becomes 1pt.
    Switching between brushes of the same type (Calligraphic, Scatter, Art…) seems to keep the weight intact, but switching the type of brush triggers the stroke weight to default back to 1pt.
    Expected result: the assigned weight stays the same regardless of the brushes applied.

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  7. "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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  8. Too many brushes saved in Print.ai (Print.ai = 300 MB) disable Trim View, despite 32 GB RAM

    Trim View still worked in a new doc based on my Print.ai, until I opened the brushes tab, then it got disabled.

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  9. Pattern Brush 'Hue Shift' does not result in correct appearance of stroke color

    This issue is not new and occurs for a few years at least.
    I i apply at a pattern brush > Colorization > Method: Hue Shift, the key color does not represent the same color of the choosen stroke color when the brush is applied to a Stroke. The color is always way off. I am well experienced in Illustrator (and certifeid by Adobe) but i can not find any thing i did wrong. That's why i am almost sure this issue is a bug. But please, tell me i am doing something wrong. That way i can help my…

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    The solution provided in the comments below.


    However, when the key color is automatically gets set as the white (or any grayscale tint) as the most prominent color, the hue shift gets calculated wrong.


    If you think Illustrator should pick another color in cases like this — please continue voting.

  10. Blending paths with brushes and width profiles works wrong.

    Create two lines.
    Apply art or pattern brushes to both of them.
    Apply width profiles to both of them.
    Blend them.
    Ai will generate steps that have uniform profiles instead of intermediate.

    Scatter, calligraphic, and bristle brushes won't let you edit the width profile. I did however test with two calligraphic brush paths with different pressure curves and that was ignored for the intermediary paths. Please test this with bristle and scatter brushes as well.

    (this is essentially a reopening of https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/41634754-blending-paths-with-width-profiles-works-wrong with a feature that was missed when originally implementing it, as such I just copied and edited Egor's…

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Holding alt to make the Width tool only change one side of a brushed path snaps the other side to zero.

    1. Draw a path. Give it a simple, thick stroke.
    2. Hold down ALT while using the Width tool to change one side's width; note that the other side stays the same width.
    3. Draw a new path. Give it an art brush or pattern brush.
    4. Hold down ALT while using the Width tool to change one side's width; note that the other side suddenly snaps to zero-width.

    I would swear the Width tool used to behave as in step 2 on brushed paths? It'd be nice to get this reversion fixed. Or to make the Width tool behave consistently across different kind…

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  17. Stroke Options for Brushes are not sticky

    macOS 12.1
    Illustrator 26.0.2

    A brush is applied to an object, then its appearance is modified through the "Options of Selected Object" dialog box found at the bottom of the Brush Panel.
    If later the definition of the original brush is changed — all the modifications done through this dialog box are completely wiped out.
    I would expect these settings to be sticky.

    For example, if I flipped a brush across or scaled it for one path and then changed the colorization method for this brush, I would still expect this particular path to be scaled/flipped in the same way.

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  18. Caligraphic brush blobing

    Hi i am having problems with caligraphic brush when i draw with my tablet (xp-pen deco 03)
    I am on windows 10 and latest version of illustrator

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  19. Touchscreen drawing not working

    I am on a Lenovo IdeaPad, and the touchscreen drawing does not work even in touchscreen mode. Rarely will it show what I drew and even then, it is after I have lifted my finger. I can only really place dots. Also, pinch-to-zoom doesn't work. Seems to be related to this forum post: https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/unable-to-draw-with-a-pen-on-touch-screen-on-windows/m-p/11376148

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  20. App is crashing without saving the work

    My illustrator app on iPad is crashing frequently and the brush is also not working and it is not saving while it crashes

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