Illustrator PaintBrush Not Working!

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by benjaminaho, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. benjaminaho macrumors member

    benjaminaho

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    #1
    Hi everyone!

    I am a bit new to Illustrator, and graphic design, but I've been using it long enough to know that the paintbrush tool is not working. Whenever I press on it in the tool bar, and/or press b, and it just gives me this symbol, and makes a line while I'm drawing, but the line goes away after.

    I've done a software updates for Adobe and my Mac, restarted Illustrator, restarted my computer, and it just doesn't work!

    FYI: it has the same symbol when I go into the pencil tool (I don't know if it is the right one for the pencil either.)

    HELP!
    Thank you!
     
  2. benjaminaho thread starter macrumors member

    benjaminaho

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    Sorry here is the image…
     

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  3. UTclassof89 macrumors 6502

    UTclassof89

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    #3
    that's the Smooth tool not the Brush tool. If that's what you really get when you click the Brush tool try resetting Illustrator's Preferences:

    Move or rename the Adobe Illustrator Preferences file: Users/[user]/Library/
    Preferences/Adobe Illustrator CS[X] Settings

    Then restart Illustrator.
     
  4. benjaminaho thread starter macrumors member

    benjaminaho

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    That worked once, but not again. It might be something to do with my Wacom Bamboo, could that be messing it up? it's just extremely frustrating! Also, it does it with the blob brush tool and the pencil tool.

    Thanks!
     

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