Pencil tool options - like on desktop illustrator
Would be lovely to have more control of the pencil tool. I simply tried doing my signature and it was getting all distorted because the points were connecting wherever they pleased... impossible getting line right when working on smaller details. Pencil Tool would be extremely helpful to have for future work. Thank you kindly.
I want to draw a line. I want to NOT draw a circle. Why can I only write a closed path?
Pencil tool without options (like redraw) is unusable, and useless. It's my favorite tool on desktop version, and the iPad version very disappointed me. I can't work with, simply. Please, do something.
@penan while your issue is indeed annoying, your solution isnt complete. The stroke should remain selected so that it can be slightly altered when brushing it again with the pen - in order to get the line shape you want.
But if you draw outside the line (like a few pixels) it should start a new line. That should also solve your problem.
The above is exactly like PC illustrator works so i dont really understand the issue. Just make it exactly the same!!!
I posted a similar suggestion here:
While drawing on Ipad, with Adobe Illustrator, I find that the strokes I draw are selected, by default. The last stroke I draw is always selected, and while drawing the next one, this two strokes interact changing their shapes. I don't need this, in fact, this is anoying for me, while drawing, it distorts my drawing...
Is it possible to change this? I would like the strokes NOT to be selected, when I´ve just drawn them.
Agreed! That is primarily how I use the pencil tool: draw a line and keep it selected while redrawing some or all of it. Editing a pencil line only by manipulating anchor points and handles feels redundant to the functions of the pen tool, and doesn’t give you that immediacy of live drawing and editing. @jess thanks for the workaround... I’m going to give that a try in the meantime!
Yes! I primarily use the pencil tool in illustrator for drawing (on my desktop). I was disappointed that the pencil tool in the iPad version didn't work the same. I usually draw with it and then use it to adjust points by drawing over them (on the iPad it deselects the line immediately and I can't change it).
@anonym You must be new here. Just check the feature updates of Adobe software over the last 10 years. It takes them 1 year for a tiny useful feature and for 3 extra features no one asked for, but are simple to implement. You will need to wait one year until one new product owner accidentally finds this page, asks a obvious question about the feature and then disappears for another 2 years.
Is there already something of an update planned for this? Right now it feels no ones looking at it.
Jess Telmanik commented
A workaround for this (IMO), that I've been using the past couple months is to use the Blob Brush tool with the smoothing increased. I use this for my signature and when I need some precise smaller details. Hope this helps while the developers make this happen!
Exactly this. Shouldve been there already imo. I want to brush along the lines i created in order to correct them where i see fit.