Brush won't change to basic
When drawing in cc 2018 on macOS High Sierra version 10.13.4. Program will not allow me to select basic brush. it defaults to 3pt round or a bristle brush. If I delete that brush it won't allow to draw anything. Need to restart and still won't allow me to select basic brush.
Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience. Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.
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Rodrigo Calazans commented
Olha o que acontece
Rodrigo Calazans commented
A ferramenta pincel básico não está funcionando. Eu estou selecionando ela e escolhendo o perfil, contudo quando desenho o desenho fica na configuração 5 pontos.
As the manual states (https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/brushes.html):
'You can also remove a brush stroke by selecting the Basic brush from the Brushes panel or Control panel'.
So a 'basic brush', first introduced in CS5, is really another way of removing a brush stroke., the same as hitting the 'Remove Brush Stroke' button in the Brushes panel (that’s why it gets disabled once you pick the 'Basic' option).
Before it, we would have another brush picked by default, like 3pt Round. Ai assumes that if you are drawing something with a Brush tool — a brush tip should be applied — and applies it.
Thus we should treat it not as a 'Basic BRUSH', but as a 'Basic LINE', or even 'No brush'.
illu brush tool made me mad commented
I know this is late but this video explained it
Have the same issue. Why isn't there an answer on this question? Not being able to use basic brush is very, very annoying.
Similar issue. I've updated my system and uninstalled and reinstalled Illustrator. Also made sure it was the latest version of illustrator - it happens on the ellipse tool but not the rectangle. I have another computer and it doesn't have the problem.
I experience the sam issue with macOS Catalina
Lorri Dresbach commented
Same issue in Mojave
i am having a very similar issue with Mac Mojave 10.14...
Fernando Zamora commented
same issue on mojave and illustrator 23.0.2
this is extremely frustrating
i do manage to make the selection of basic brush stick, but it won't let me draw with it, the cursor turns in a circle with a slash symbol.
Having the same issue....has this been sorted Adobe?
I am having the same issue and I've tried everything expect restart it.
cris black commented
Same problem. Just started last week. Was hoping whatever gremlin crawled in my computer would leave over the weekend. No such luck.
Would love some help in figuring out how to fix this.
MacOS High Sierra 10.13.5 / Illustrator 2018
I have the same issue. But I’m on Mojave