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Brush stroke doesn't appear until I release my pen

Sep 22, 2013 10:50 AM

Tags: #not_working #not_appearing #brush_stroke

Erm, sooo yeah, I couldn't think of a shorter title to sum it up.


So, I'm using a basic custom brush which reacts to pressure, and whenever I make a brush stroke with my stylus, the line doesn't appear until I lift my pen off the tablet. It's a seemingly random occurence, although it occurs in both my work (CS6 / Win7 / Intuos3) and home (CS6 / Win8 / Intuos4) setups.


It's really annoying, because I can't determine the shape or thickness of a line until I've finished drawing it.


Any help would be greatly appreesh, thanks!

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    Sep 22, 2013 10:55 AM   in reply to AndeeDee

    Which brush exactly do you use?


    Apart from the calligraphy brush and the bristle brush you won't see a precise view of the result until you lift the stylus.

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    Sep 22, 2013 5:42 PM   in reply to AndeeDee

    Looks to me like you have a rectangular selection with marching ants de-select everything

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    Sep 23, 2013 4:34 AM   in reply to AndeeDee

    No marching ants in Illustrator. Never have been.


    You may be set to "Draw Inside" mode though. If you view the artwork in Outline mode (Veiw > Outline) do you see the rectangle restricting things?

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