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    No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?

    michaeld87223797 Level 1

      I'm not sure what the developers were thinking when they decided to omit the Bézier pen tool in Adobe Draw. It is the defining tool of Adobe Illustrator. It's the icon used in the Adobe Draw app and yet it is nowhere to be found in the toolset.

       

      It makes perfect sense to make a clean break from outmoded input paradigms when developing apps for mobile vs desktop. But without a Bézier pen tool Adobe Draw is essentially Adobe Sketch with vector output. When an illustrator or designer friend asks me if Adobe has a vector drawing tool for iPad Pro I have to say, sadly "No."

       

      Yes, I could buy an app from one of the many third-party developers who have rushed in to fill Adobe's void. But their apps I am sure won't be of the same quality or have the cloud integration I've come to love from Adobe's Creative Suite.

       

      Come on Adobe! I beg of you! Make our dreams come true and solve this first-world problem. We know you can do it! On behalf of all the loyal working illustrators and lifelong Adobe enthusiasts out there. Put the pro in iPad Pro.

       

       

      Sincerely, Michael DiMilo

      Illustrator, animator

        • 1. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
          Sheena Kaul Adobe Employee

          Hi Michael,

           

          I apologize for the inconvenience and I will definitely pass on the feedback to the concerned team.

           

          I hope that they will be working on it.

           

          Regards,

          Sheena

          • 2. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
            Sue Garibaldi Adobe Employee (Admin)

            Hi Michael,

             

            Pen tool requesters are a passionate bunch. It doesn't get requested often, but some of the best emails and posts I see are requests for this feature. That said, I don't know what the plan is for incorporating it into Draw; I actually haven't heard any discussion about any new brushes or drawing tools in Draw.

             

            But, the more people who ask for the feature (especially when the request is so eloquent), the better a chance the feature has of appearing, so I'll definitely pass your request along to the product team. And I'll post if I hear something more definitive.

             

            Sue.

            • 3. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
              sly one Level 1

              I agree with Michael. I'd love to see a pen tool in the iOS app. Would make the Draw app much less of a toy.

               

              The app would have been better labeled "Adobe Brush", since the app's main functionality is that of a vector brush tool.

              Using the pen tool for the app icon was an incredibly poor design choice.

               

              Steven Lyons

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              • 4. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                albertv58519888

                Yes! Please add the pen tool!

                • 5. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                  Kristianronne

                  Hello Adobe !

                   

                  Please add the pen tool--- this is a tie breaker for me. I use the ipad pro to draw live and transfer this to illustrator... I hate that I need to look for other apps, since staying in the same environment would be best for me.

                   

                  Thanks so much for looking into this

                   

                  //Kristian

                  • 6. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                    Sue Garibaldi Adobe Employee (Admin)

                    Hi Kristian.

                     

                    I still don't know if there is a plan to add a pen tool to Draw but I share all of these comments with the product team, so thanks or taking the time to post.

                     

                    Sue.

                    • 7. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                      lizmint

                      I really can't see the point of a vector drawing programme without a bezier pen tool. It makes the app useless as far as I'm concerned. Please add a pen tool. Thanks.

                      • 8. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                        georgegach

                        I was frustrated to see Pen tool was not implemented in Draw when it first came out. Gave it another shot today and the lack of the feature up until now made me even more frustrated. And I'm not even a professional designer, but software developer who's passionate about design.

                         

                        I cant imagine them having guts to name the app Illustrator without the most integral part of the software. Pen tool is ultimate definition of the app.

                         

                        As much as I love the initiative bringing vector into mobile, I cant encourage anyone using this app without it. I understand the difficulties developers face with reimagining Pen tool UX on touch devices but it's absolutelly worth all the effort. Even at its poorest performance users would love it!

                         

                        Thus, my deepest support for Pen tool on mobile.

                        • 9. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                          DavidSteinDesign

                          I'd like to second, third, fourth and fifth this request!!

                           

                          The irony of the Draw logo being the pen tool icon is hopefully not missed on Adobe :-)

                           

                          I think even a rudimentary attempt to integrate the pen tool w/ touch tablet would be better than omitting it altogether. It would allow workflows to (more) seamlessly integrate b/w platforms.

                           

                          At this point, it's almost quicker to just stick to a wacom (or other) tablet in Illustrator desktop. I think it definitely segregates devices or platforms for their specific purposes. In other words, use the ipad for certain things but you'll have to export / save in CC libraries to bring it back to desktop for others. Maybe that's intentional - I know that Draw isn't supposed to be a full fledged version of Illustrator, but I think the pen tool and vectors go hand in hand.  My initial reaction when using was.... ok, now how do I edit the vector line I just drew? I guess erase and redo are the work around for fine tuning things for which the pen tool (was designed) would really help.

                           

                          Please add the pen tool.

                           

                          Muchas gracias!!

                          • 10. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                            gianlucac76545251

                            Definetely agree, I'd love to use vector pen tool

                            • 11. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                              brentd71179298

                              Please add the vector pen tool.  If people are taking the time to contact you about this, then it should count for something. I can only imagine the amount of people that don't spend their time contacting you on the forums, or just find a different app to use.   As someone that pays a lot of money each month for the Adobe CC, I expect things like this to get resolved sooner than later.   It's been at least 6 months since people have been asking you to add this feature.   It's very important and we need it.

                              • 12. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                Sue Garibaldi Adobe Employee (Admin)

                                Hi Brent (and everyone else who's posted).

                                 

                                I haven't responded here for some time because I don't have any further information than what I posted previously.

                                 

                                However, requests for a pen tool in Draw are always impassioned so I wanted to take a minute to post a reminder that I do share all of these comments with the product team whenever they come up.

                                 

                                Sue.

                                • 13. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                  lucasdesenhista Level 1

                                  I request this tool for a long time.

                                   

                                  But the answer /reply are always the same: No further information.

                                   

                                  Disappointed with adobe.

                                  • 14. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                    isabele44177673

                                    Adobe. I sit all day attached to a computer using Illustrator. Don't get me wron, I love my job, but I miss the sunshine. I thought the idea of getting an iPad with a mobile version of Illustrator would help me get out there and try to work in a different environment. But no, without a pen tool, selection tool, scale, rotate, reflect and so on, all I can do is fight with the undo button and produce nothing. What a let down!

                                    Please, please, please sort this out.

                                    Yours faithfully,

                                     

                                    A very sun deprived designer.

                                    • 15. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                      tyc12079073

                                      Count me in to the list of people wanting a pen tool. I'm a professional designer also deprived of sun so I wanted to use a tablet specifically for the pen tool I thought for sure would be in Adobe Draw, but it was disappointing to find it was no where to be found. Also agreed that if you're not going to incorporate the pen tool maybe don't put it on the logo

                                      • 16. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                        krisztinak35620110

                                        Please add the pen tool. We'd love to leave our office / house and use that lovely pen tool on our iPad.

                                        • 17. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                          heatherl49856836 Level 1

                                          Add my request for the pen tool also! I bought a tablet to be able to work faster and utilize all the cc apps included in my membership and I am very disappointed by the Draw app. I work primarily in Illustrator and would not mind doing the bulk of my editing work on my desktop but I need to be able to at least create single paths with my lines, not impossible to edit blob brush lines!

                                          • 18. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                            Hajimann Level 1

                                            any answer? Are you planing on adding it? It's really absurd it's not there and all brush strokes are shapes and can't be edited.

                                            you might as well change the app's icon

                                            • 19. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                              Sue Garibaldi Adobe Employee (Admin)

                                              Hajimann,

                                               

                                              Although I'm not entirely sure I'd announce it even if I did have news...  I unfortunately don't have any new information about whether this tool is being considered for inclusion in the app.

                                               

                                              As always, though, I share all of these requests/comments with the product team.

                                               

                                              Sue.

                                              • 20. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                                kuriMAO

                                                hope adobe all that mighty pen tool.

                                                • 21. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                                  elsewisselink

                                                  I totally agree! I just purchased an iPad pro and I'm super happy with it but the only thing I'm missing is the bezier pen tool from Illustrator! Please add this tool to the app, Adobe!!

                                                  • 22. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                                    James Harry

                                                    I love how the app takes artwork from my iPad directly to illustrator on my desktop, but I won't be using it nearly as much as I would If the app had the Bezier Pen tool. All it needs to do is draw a single stroke line. Editing via vector handles could wait to be done in Illustrator to keep the upgrade simple.

                                                     

                                                    As someone else said, this one addition would take the app from toy to serious tool. Add me to the list of requests for a single stroke line bezier drawing tool!

                                                     

                                                    Thanks,

                                                     

                                                    James Harry

                                                    Designer

                                                    • 23. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                                      theresab18758945

                                                      I have had the same experience. I tried a workaround by making my iPad a 2nd screen with the Duet Pro App (Apple doesn't have an app that can do that strangely enough...) and pulling Illustrator into the iPad Screen, but you can't navigate or or use the pen tool with your drawing pen. I would love to keep using the creative suite, but the missing feature of being able to create bezier curves and therefore flat vector art is a big setback for my work.

                                                      • 24. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                                        br_technologist

                                                        I truly hope that the developers are just taking their time choosing from among several devilishly clever ways to provide the pen tool rather than that they hope users will wean ourselves from it… The optimal combination of daring progress with professional continuity is what keeps many of us as your paying customers.  Please and thanks.

                                                        • 25. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                                          Adman44 Level 1

                                                          I just now purchased an iPad Pro at the Apple Store with the sole intent of using an Adobe illustrator like program to edit vector illustrations. Like others, I assumed the vector draw app would support it. Extremely disappointed.

                                                          • 26. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                                            saanamixmasterb Level 1

                                                            I agree completely that without a pen tool, plus the ability to edit your curves, this app does not deserve the Illustrator name.  It seems like a fun app to play with, but all of the functionality that I depend on Illustrator for are completely absent from the app.  A mobile version of Illustrator would be great, and it's what I thought I was getting, but this leaves a lot to be desired.  We vector types grew up on the precision of Illustrator, please don't forget us!

                                                            • 27. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                                              Sue Garibaldi Adobe Employee (Admin)

                                                              Hi Saana.

                                                               

                                                              Don't worry, you're not forgotten. Although I don't know what the plan is for incorporating one... I bring the pen tool request to the attention of the Draw team with some frequency.

                                                               

                                                              Sue.

                                                              • 28. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                                                Adman44 Level 1

                                                                On Mon, Jul 3, 2017 at 9:10 PM Sue Garibaldi <forums_noreply@adobe.com>

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                                                                  metakermit Level 1

                                                                  +1 from me too. Being able to edit Bezier curves, add and remove inflection points etc. is pretty important, especially with the modern flat design trends Love the iPad Pro support in other regards!

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                                                                  • 30. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                                                    Dark Lazer Level 1

                                                                    Add me as someone who wants this tool added.

                                                                     

                                                                    I downloaded the app today to start drawing again since I purchased the iPad Pro and was thrown back at the lack of a pen tool. I had to google it to make sure I wasn't missing something since this seems like it would be the main feature for the app. Really disappointed at the moment and will likely uninstall the app if this tool isn't added soon.

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                                                                    • 31. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                                                      andrews68245734 Level 1

                                                                      Add one more vote to the professionals wishing for the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw. I've been a user since Illustrator 88, and IMHO more than anything else the Bézier pen tool is what makes Illustrator Illustrator. Like everyone else, I downloaded Draw because I wanted to use AI on a mobile platform, ideally trading files between mobile and desktop so I could work wherever I happened to be.

                                                                       

                                                                      I wasn't expecting a full feature set in Draw, but the lack of a Bézier pen tool is a surprise. I truly consider it a core Illustrator feature, and can't believe a product bearing the Illustrator brand doesn't have it; it's like Ferrari making a car with the engine from a 1985 Yugo.

                                                                       

                                                                      It would be a shame if Adobe - the undisputed leader in vector graphic tools - was to cede this mobile category to other developers.

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                                                                      • 32. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                                                        Adman44 Level 1

                                                                        So much for Sue's comment that it doesn't get requested often . Wake up Adobe and smell the coffee. I returned my iPad Pro 2017 for this reason alone. I was looking for a way to use Illustrator (with bezier curves, duh!) in a mobile situation like the others...

                                                                        • 33. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                                                          ursooperduper

                                                                          Count me in too. I was so disappointed not to have the pen tool available in Adobe Draw. I love to work with bezier curves in my artwork for the precision and ability to fine tune. I love my iPad, but often choose other tools other than Adobe Draw simply because the pen tool is missing.

                                                                           

                                                                          So please add my voice to the rest - pen tool users, unite!

                                                                          • 34. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                                                            Timewinder

                                                                            I just created an account specifically to request that the pen tool be added to the Draw app. We need something more robust than what we've got now. Is it a good app so far? It's okay for casual users, but it could be so much more for designers and illustrators too, who are acquainted with Adobe products. I'm optimistic that we'll see this. We've got a stylus made by Apple where it used to be that we didn't need one. Things move forward in this technological revolution and the developers should be able to cover as far as we've been brought to reach through innovation. Having a pen tool in an app designed for illustration is as inevitable as it is in keeping up with the momentum. I just hope we see it much sooner than later.

                                                                            • 36. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                                                              Nicola Fern Level 1

                                                                              +1 - so disappointed to find this missing! It's my most used illustrator tool, and being unable to edit drawn paths or create new smooth, controllable shapes kind of negates the purpose of a vector package for me.

                                                                              • 37. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                                                                markgouldsf Level 1

                                                                                I’d love to see a broader tool set In Draw, including the pen tool, Pathfinder Booleans, edit anchor points and handles, etc.

                                                                                 

                                                                                I don’t know the back story and wouldn’t expect that Adobe would talk openly about it here. But it seems to me that they’ve decided to create an app with tools specific to the iPad and for a variety of reasons are probably unsure about what to do about IOS. It’s not an issue on Windows tablets that will run the full version of Illustrator, and if you look at it from that perspective, Adobe might considler it Apple’s issue to figure out.

                                                                                 

                                                                                I think Apple needs to figure out a way to compete with Windows on mobile devices, and that means an iPad that could run a version of MacOS or some version of it. So I view this as much more than a discussion about the pen tool only.

                                                                                 

                                                                                In the meantime, if you haven’t heard of Astrpopad, it’s an app that shows your Mac screen on the iPad and sees the Apple Pencil as you are drawing. Kind of like a poor man’s version of a Cintiq!

                                                                                 

                                                                                Astropad | Turn your iPad into a drawing tablet

                                                                                 

                                                                                Also check out Autodesk’s Graphic - the best substitute for Illustrator I’ve seen on the iPad, and there are many others.

                                                                                 

                                                                                Mark

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                                                                                • 38. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                                                                  waterbarry1 Level 1

                                                                                  Hmm, almost the anniversary of the original post and no progress. It doesn't look hopeful.

                                                                                   

                                                                                  But I'll add my name to the list of people who see the app as merely a toy without this feature.

                                                                                  • 39. Re: No Bézier Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw?
                                                                                    maranodesign Level 1

                                                                                    I'm in sad disbelief in the lack of pen tool in this app. There really is nothing that matches the precision of this tool. Especially for inking over sketches, it makes it so easy to click on points and then fine tune the curves afterwards. But the great thing about it is that you almost never have to back track with the pen tool. Mistakes are much less irritating when they dont put road blocks into your workflow, whereas with brushes, if your line is imperfect, you have to undo and make another attempt from scratch instead of simply fine tuning an imperfection. Please watch some demonstrations of illustrators who work with the pen versus illustrators who work without. The pen tool allows illustrators who may not have the most steady hand to lay down PERFECT line work every single time.

                                                                                     

                                                                                    This is the hallmark of Ai and to not include it in your app is comparable to Levis discontinuing their blue jeans. It poorly reflects the integrity of adobe to be frank. For a company to overlook such a staple of their product can be interpreted in no way other than apathy. Its clear that Adobe Draw was based on the UI of Sketch and that making things vector based was the focus, while clearly giving little thought to what makes Ai such a unique and great application in the first place. It's much more than just the vector format that matters, it's the user experience, and the pen tool is what put Illustrator on the map as a tool of extreme precision to bring illustratons to the next level. Im saddened to say that I will be switching to "Graphic" for linework using their pentool, hoping that Adobe will realize soon, what a huge mistake they've made by overlooking this feature. I will happily switch back when this is resolved as I love the CC integration and I have been a loyal user of Adobe products since PS 3.  Hopefully this happens sooner than later. This one little feature has a HUGE impact on thousands of designers, and most of them you will never even hear a word from but they'll be forced to adopt a less efficient workflow a result.

                                                                                     

                                                                                    Respectfully,

                                                                                    Chris Marano

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