I have several brush styles that I routinely distort with custom stroke profiles. Unfortunetly, every time I change the brush style, the profile is lost. Can I prevent this from happening?
After applying your brush and adjusting the stroke profile, create a Graphic Style. Then use Graphic Styles to apply the appearance rather than clicking brushes.
Bruses don't contain appearance settings. Graphic Styles are all about appearance settings. The stroke profile is an Appearance item.
Scott, thanks for responding.
I've done that but there are too many variations to create a Graphic Style for everyone possible combination. Interestingly, the profile is not lost when switching to the "Basic" brush appearance, only when switching to an art or pattern brush. And even more frustrating is that the "Edit Profile" tool does not work properly with art or pattern brushes. When the profile is edited the points do not remain positioned properly. This means a profile must be edited on a "basic" stroke, saved, then assigned to the "art brush" stroked. It's crazy. And the interface for saving and assigning profiles is antiquated, to say the least. You cannot even overwrite a profile!
The "Pressure" option is somewhat useful, in place of editing a profile, but I think the inability to effectively edit a profile on an artbrush is a bug in AI.