Vector brush strokes created on ipad DO NOT save when opened in desktop!

Community Beginner ,
May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022

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When I create some vector illustrations using a calligraphic brush on the iPad, then open that doc in .ai on desktop, they look just fine — that is until I click on one of them and the path defaults to a regular rounded brush stroke! WTH?? Same thing happens when I exit that file on the iPad, then go back in and touch any of the strokes. They revert to the rounded brush stroke. File attached.

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May 21, 2022 May 21, 2022

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Please show the relevant options for the brush and tell us in which way you are editing it on the desktop.

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Community Beginner ,
May 23, 2022 May 23, 2022

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I honestly wish I could tell you exactly but I cannot remember all of the settings and even when I go back into the file and click on one of the lines, it defaults to round like you see in the pic. I know I created a new calligraphic brush with pressure dynamics clicked on and at about 5%. Then I may have changed the width profile in properties to get the pointed ends. I am trying to replicate it now but can't seem to get it the same. Ugh.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 23, 2022 May 23, 2022

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I have tried the workflow and couldn't find issues with it.

So it would be kind of important that you describe the steps in order for people to reproduce it.

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Community Beginner ,
May 23, 2022 May 23, 2022

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I had just given up and done it in desktop so I could get the job done. I will go at it again and try to get that brush shape and let you know. I suppose I can't upload the actual file for you to check out?

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Community Beginner ,
May 23, 2022 May 23, 2022

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Ok, I just did it again. On iPad, new document, new calligraphic brush: roundness 68%, angle 16, size 28, pressure dynamics 10%. I drew a bunch of lines and a heart that looked like the image I uploaded originally. Exited the file. Opened it again on iPad, selected one of the lines with the selection tool and boom - it reverted to a rounded brush stroke. Here are screenshots.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 23, 2022 May 23, 2022

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I can't reproduce that. Had to use more pressure dynamic to make it work for me. But i can even move around anchor point without having the stroke reset.

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Community Beginner ,
May 23, 2022 May 23, 2022

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But are you exiting and going back in and trying to move the stroke? That's when it happens. Either going back in on iPad or opening on desktop.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 23, 2022 May 23, 2022

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Yes, I closed the file and exited Illustrator.

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Community Beginner ,
May 23, 2022 May 23, 2022

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So bizarre! Here's a link to my test file. Can you see if it does it for you in this file?https://assets.adobe.com/id/urn:aaid:sc:US:9013e439-3e1b-45eb-a553-bc208774c421?view=difile

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022

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Thank you. The file is interesting. I can select the paths, but as sonn as I move anchor points around, the brush does indeed change.

 

You might want to report a bug. The developers will be able to tell you if it's the document or Illustrator that needs a fix.

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Community Beginner ,
May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022

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Thank you! Ok, at least I know I'm not crazy! It happens with any file I create using that type of custom brush. The only way to work around it is to expand it to a shape, but that defeats the purpose of having paths because it's insanely more difficult to edit as a shape. How do I report it as a bug?

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May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022

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You can reach out to the team from within the app settings in "Info" -> Give Feedback

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May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022

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Thanks so much for all your help, Monika!

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May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022

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I'm sorry it couldn't be solved. Hopefully the engineers have a hint for you.

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