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Pen pressure is greyed out in Illustrator on Wacom Tablet on macOS Bug Sur

New Here ,
Sep 01, 2021 Sep 01, 2021

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I purchased a Wacom tablet today to work in Illustrator. Despite making sure I followed every step based on System Preferences, the Illustrator pen pressure is still greyed out. I know do not what to do. I've unistalled and restalled this Wacom program multiple times.

 

I'm running OS Big Sur, I followed a document with steps - still nothing. Very frustrating.

 

Has anyone has this issue? What am I missing?

 

 

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Adobe Employee , Apr 28, 2022 Apr 28, 2022

Hi @jacaizda_555,

 

Sorry for the delayed response. We understand this is a long-standing issue, but it is resolved with update v26.2.1. Please update the app. This update fixes the issue of Wacom tablets not having pen pressure on macOS.

 

However, if you are not using a Wacom tablet, then I would suggest you install both the Wacom driver & your tablet driver, which will help you get the pen pressure. This is a tested resolution/ workaround for Non-Wacom tablets, and we have confirmed this with

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New Here ,
Mar 24, 2022 Mar 24, 2022

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Hello! I would like a link as well.  My wacom Intuos Pro pen pressure is not working in Illustrator either. Thanks!

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 24, 2022 Mar 24, 2022

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Yep, a link would be nice.

Thanks.

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 24, 2022 Mar 24, 2022

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Hi @Nils6C1C @GammarusPulex,

 

Please check the DM. I have sent the link.

 

Regards,

Anshul Saini

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 28, 2022 Mar 28, 2022

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Hey. Also having this issue. Can you please send me the download link as well?

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Philipp

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New Here ,
Mar 28, 2022 Mar 28, 2022

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Can I get the link to the download as well?

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 30, 2022 Mar 30, 2022

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Hi @cocreo.io,

 

Please check the DM. I have sent the link.

 

Regards,

Anshul Saini

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New Here ,
Apr 01, 2022 Apr 01, 2022

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@Anshul_Saini @May I please get the download link too? I have an urgent work to do and I thought my Mac is acting up. Turns out it's the illustrator version.

 

Thank you in advance.

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New Here ,
Mar 31, 2022 Mar 31, 2022

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Hi Anshul, Can i get the link to Illustrator 2020, ahving the same problem with wacom

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New Here ,
Mar 31, 2022 Mar 31, 2022

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Hi @Anshul_Saini 

I have the same problem with wacom, can you please send me the link too

cheers

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Community Expert ,
Mar 15, 2022 Mar 15, 2022

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I'd been experiencing this in my studio across all three of the macs that have a Cintiq attached, and have finally found what may hopefully be a fix for you. In the System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Accessibility, make sure that Illustrator is added to the list of apps. Make sure that Illustrator is not running while you make this change.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 22, 2022 Mar 22, 2022

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Hey guys,

is there any current solution for this pen pressure issue with illustrator and Mac OS 12?
Or can someone please share a link to illustrator 2020 to get my work done at least?

@Anshul_Saini When you know about this issue – why do Adobe not share the link the normal way at the creative cloud app for the time the problem still exists?

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Community Expert ,
Mar 29, 2022 Mar 29, 2022

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Hey @GammarusPulex 

 

Have you tried my solution above? The problem is not specifically with Adobe in this instance and is OS-related (specifically to security).

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 29, 2022 Mar 29, 2022

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Yes, I tried.
But these options only appear with the ooold 2020 Illustrator version.

No chance with 2021 or 22 here.

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New Here ,
Mar 29, 2022 Mar 29, 2022

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Definitely tried all of the other solutions. The only one that worked was installling Illustrator 2020. The "pressure" option with the Blob Brush now works!

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 05, 2022 Apr 05, 2022

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Hi All, 

 

I know this issue has been pending for a long time. But I am glad to inform you that we have tried to address it with the latest Illustrator update, v26.2.1, released yesterday. I would request you to update and let us know if the issue persists.

 

Regards,

Anshul Saini

 

@seishinkuo @Showgato5CB4

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New Here ,
Apr 05, 2022 Apr 05, 2022

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It works now. Thank you very much.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 06, 2022 Apr 06, 2022

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Yessss! It finally works! Thanks!

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 06, 2022 Apr 06, 2022

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Glad to hear that @seishinkuo @StefanoConradin. Please feel free to reach out if you run into any other questions or issues in the future. We'd be happy to help.

 

Thanks & Regards,

Anshul Saini

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New Here ,
Apr 11, 2022 Apr 11, 2022

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Finally!! Finally!! Finally!! 
Thank you very much.

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Jul 11, 2022 Jul 11, 2022

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This thread is marked as 'solved' and I really don't want to be a drag. However... I still have this problem with my Wacom tablet on Windows 10.

I can use the pressure settings in the older Illustrator versions and even in version 2020, but then removed that from my system and pressure no longer works in version 26.3.1.

 

I finally created a brush in CS6 that uses pressure (pressure is fine in CS6).

I then imported this into version 26.3.1.

The brush IS properly set to use pressure and this setting is properly coded into the brush. But version 26.3.1 refuses to use that pressure.

I tried with different Wacom drivers but to no avail.

 

This is a bummer that has been bugging me for years since the Creative Cloud versions and I managed to dance around them switching drivers and turning 'Windows Ink' off, or on (it is required for Photoshop). I really need this to work; I use Illustrator professionally and find it a major letdown when I explain something to a client and cannot get this to work.

 

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