eyedropper tool doens't pick up properties
The eyedropper tool used to be able to pick up properties from one vector to another. for example when there is a vector shape with a border and a gradient and what to copy the same properties (same border and gradient) on to a different vector shape. Tried using shift, or double clicking on the eyedropper tool to look at the eyedropper options.
Cade (and others), please try this:
1. Double-click the Eyedropper tool icon
2. Check both Appearance options in both sections
Does it solve the issue for you?
layers not my issue. the original explanation up above IS. still in April 2020 illustrator cc 2019 Mac.
what gives Adobe?
I figure out what my problem was. At the risk of sounding dumb, I'll share it... maybe it can help someone else. I noticed that I was clicking on a different layer.... simple as that.