Paint Brush Tool in Illustrator not working

Explorer ,
Apr 16, 2022 Apr 16, 2022

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Hi!  Trying to use the paint brush in Illustrator - it was working fine this morning, but came back to my project this afternoon and got the "circle/diagonal slash" symbol when attempting to use the brush.  I can use the pencil with no problem.  Any idea what I am doing wrong to get the paint brush tool blocked?  Thanks- Marilyn

 

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Explorer , Apr 16, 2022 Apr 16, 2022
Hi - the layer is unlocked - I did choose another brush and it works just fine at the moment.  I had to leave for a few hours, shut down Illustrator, and when I came back, it was working fine.  Thanks for your help -  Marilyn

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Apr 16, 2022 Apr 16, 2022

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Is the layer locked?

Are there brushes in the brushes panel? "Basic" is not a brush.

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Hi - the layer is unlocked - I did choose another brush and it works just fine at the moment.  I had to leave for a few hours, shut down Illustrator, and when I came back, it was working fine.  Thanks for your help -  Marilyn

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thanks!!!! Will do!

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Sorry about that- Marilyn

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