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  1. Scatter Brush doesn't align smoothly to curve

    Hi, I'm using Illustrator 24.2.3 on an Imac late 2015.

    Scatter Brush seems to have issues with curves. If I create a scatter brush from a single object, the line seems to follow the curve loosely in straight line segments, creating a very jagged effect. I've attached images to hopefully clarify. The thinner "smaller brush element" examples I have included are made from a small circle shape a little less than one pixel in diameter. The "jagged" issue seems to disappear, however, if the curve is large enough (see the 11-inch small-brush-circle below) OR until the stroke weight increases to…

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Can't modify brush size neither use basic stroke

    Every time I try to use brush with any size, it makes 1pt strokes. And when I try to use basic brush, it makes other strokes like caligraphic or caracoal.

    I already closed the program and opened it again but doesnt work.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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