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Foreground tool

Jan 8, 2013 2:07 PM

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How do I keep the foreground colour set when using the paintbrush tool in Illustrator?

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    Jan 8, 2013 2:36 PM   in reply to christopher191914

    In appearance panel menu uncheck "New art has basic appearance"


    If that doesn't help, please be more precise about what you're doing.

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    Jan 8, 2013 3:38 PM   in reply to christopher191914

    Please explain what you mean by Foreground tool.

    I have been using Illie pretty much since she hatched and haven’t heard of it yet.


    Illie isn’t like Photoshop – there is no Foreground/Background colour and certainly no Foreground tool.

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    Jan 9, 2013 2:01 AM   in reply to christopher191914

    Like I said there IS no such thing as a Foreground colour.

    I think you must be referring to the Fill and Stroke selector at the bottom of the Toolbox (which somewhat resembles Photoshop’s Foreground/Background colour in the interface).


    Before you start using a Brush you must define the brush and its colour in the Brushes panel.

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    Jan 9, 2013 2:09 AM   in reply to Steve Fairbairn

    There are at least 6 different brushes or brush types within Illustrator. Some will allow a fill color, others do not. The blob Brush does not support fill color, only stroke color.


    It would be helpful if you describe what you are doing more clearly. I don't want to have to sit through a video and guess at what point your issue may be located.

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