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Dashed stroke problem

Feb 11, 2013 5:47 AM

Tags: #path #dashed #stroke #pen #pencil #paintbrush



I can't help thinking the answer to this must be staring me in the face but…


I have a path created with the paintbrush tool, which I'd like to make a dashed path using the settings under 'dashed line' in the stroke panel. However, no matter what I do the path remains a solid line.


If I draw a path with the pen, pencil or line segment tool then I can make it into a dashed path just as I'd expect, but not with the paintbrush tool. Am I missing something?


I'm in Illustrator CS6 (16.0.4) on Mac 10.8.2



  • Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 11, 2013 6:00 AM   in reply to Satzomatic

    Drawing with the paintbrush tool automatically assigns a brush (hence the name).


    While some brushes can be dashed, the calligraphic brush can't. Most probably you have assigned it.

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