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Brush stroke offset error

Community Beginner ,
Nov 26, 2020 Nov 26, 2020

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I have a rather large artboard (420x6000mm). Whenever I try to use a brush to stroke an object, the stroke brush is offset in regard to the path. See screengrab. 

Skjermbilde 2020-11-26 192006.jpg

 

What is wrong?

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 27, 2020 Nov 27, 2020
Hello, I created a bug report for this at uservoice. Please vote if you are affected (or even if you're not). https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/42062074-art-brushes-offset-in-large-canvas-documents

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Nov 26, 2020 Nov 26, 2020

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Can you show the appearance panel for that object?

Also the brush options?

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appearance.jpg

Any ideas?

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add please an Appearance panel with the object selected. Now it's with "No selection", so some details can be missed.

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appearance2.jpg

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I'm seeing this in all art brushes in large canvas files. I can only find one other post about it and nothing on uservoice, which is strange as it seems like such an obvious bug:

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/issue-with-large-canvas-brushes-and-images-being-distorte...

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Guess I just have to work around it somehow..

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The brush is a standard arrow brush

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I think it has something to do with my document. This is an object with the same stroke created in a standard A4 document:

part1.jpg

Here is the same object copy+pasted into my large document:

part2.jpg

 

But I can't find anything wrong with the settings.

 

artboard.jpg

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Nov 26, 2020 Nov 26, 2020

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Baard,

 

It seems to be some kind of corruption, which can be either in the document itself, or a general one, maybe affecting only large Artboards.

 

The way things look corresponds to an effect (Effect>Distort & Transform>Transform with a horizontal Move setting) but such an effect would have shown in the Appearance palette which Doug asked for.

 

You can try to create a new document with the same size and copy the artwork over and see; failing that you can try with new artwork in the new document.

 

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Thanks Jacob! I've tried all of those things. Seems this is always the case with an artboard of my size. I guess I'll have to make it in a smaller artboard, outline strokes, import it and scale it afterwords. 

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Do you need here to use exactly Brush stroke? If you don't plan to use any comples shapes for the strokes, maybe you could get the same "arrow-shaped" line using a Stroke Profile? 

this line is created on tha artboard with your size (420x6000)this line is created on tha artboard with your size (420x6000)

the artboard is 420x6000

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Good idea!

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Hello,

 

I created a bug report for this at uservoice. Please vote if you are affected (or even if you're not).

 

https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/42062074-art-br...

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