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Can't keep brush stoke weight in Illustrator

Engaged ,
Nov 11, 2021 Nov 11, 2021

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Hi guys

 

I have a very annoying problem with Illustrator.

My default brush stroke weight is 1.0 - I don't know how to change that.

When I set the stroke weight to e.g. 0.3 it instantly returns to 1.0 when I begin drawing and after I draw the first line I will have to set the weight to 0.3 once more.

How can I set a stroke weight that is retained all the time I make a drawing?

Since I can't solve this problem by surfing the internet there must be a simple solution/explanation.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 11, 2021 Nov 11, 2021

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What tool are you using to draw? I cannot simulate and used the shape tools, pen tool. In any case.

 

 

Change your default;tl graphic style

Dra w a line adn dial in your setting 

Then Option drag over the default graphic style.

You can then select any path on hit "D" to assign the defatil style 

MikeGondek_0-1636650683768.png

 

You used to be able to edit the for example print.ai document profile, adn when you creat a new document using that profile the settings would hold. You can clean up your swatches using that technique,  but the default reverts to 1.9.

 

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Engaged ,
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Thanks Mike.

I enclose three screen dumps.

1. The weight is 1,0

2. I set the weight to 0,3

3. It automatically go back to 1,0

I'm going nuts ...

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 12, 2021 Nov 12, 2021

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So you are using the brush tool?

And you want to draw just a basic line?

You probably set the brush to "Basic" in the brushes panel?

 

"Basic" is not a brush. It deletes the brush from a stroke. The brush tool can't and won't draw without a brush.

If you want to draw without a brush use the pencil tool.

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Engaged ,
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Thanks Monika

Why do you think I'm not drawing with the brush tool ..?

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Why do you think I'm not drawing with the brush tool ..?


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I think that you are drawing with the brush tool. And that exactly is causing your problems.

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