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Wont let me do anything. >_>

Jun 19, 2013 12:07 PM

When I open ilustrator with blank art board it wont let me draw every tool has little X in lower right of the tool....How to start drawing free hand?.....

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    Jun 19, 2013 12:27 PM   in reply to texjgc



    Do you have a/the Layer shown and selected?

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    Jun 19, 2013 12:44 PM   in reply to texjgc



    It sounds as if someone has given you a UPTF version (Use Pen Tool First).


    Or, you may try the following (you may have tried/done some of them already) and see whether it helps:


    1) Close down Illy and open again;

    2) Restart the computer;

    3) Close down Illy and press Ctrl+Alt+Shift/Cmd+Option+Shift during startup (irreversible);

    4) Move the folder with Illy closed (reversible);

    5) Look through and try out the relevant among the Other options;


    Even more seriously, you may:


    6) Uninstall, run the Cleaner Tool if you have CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6, and reinstall.


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