Width Tool Problem

New Here ,
Jun 03, 2018 Jun 03, 2018

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Hi,

I'm facing an issue with my width tool which is that whenever I point my mouse on the stroke line it gives me this icon

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I can't do anything with it although the layer is not locked, and my Ai version is CC 22.1

Please help

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Advisor , Jun 03, 2018 Jun 03, 2018
Your stroke has a brush applied.Remove the property in the Appearance panel, and the Width Tool will work.

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Jun 03, 2018 Jun 03, 2018

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Your stroke has a brush applied.

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Remove the property in the Appearance panel, and the Width Tool will work.

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New Here ,
Sep 15, 2018 Sep 15, 2018

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I am having this same issue without any brushes applied.  I'm attempting to use the tool the same way I always have in the past and there is not a brush applied, and when I attempt to use it I get the circle with the line through it and it won't let me.  The stroke is the default, centered stroke, 1 pt, black.  No brushes utilized or anything. I have only had this issue since updating my software a few days ago.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 16, 2018 Sep 16, 2018

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Please show us a screenshot with the path selected and appearance panel open.

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New Here ,
Sep 16, 2018 Sep 16, 2018

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I think it must have just been a glitch, because I saved the document, shut down illustrator, and restarted my computer and it worked when I reopened Illustrator and tried the tool again.  I had checked all the things that would usually prevent the tool from working so there really had not been any explanation, but restarting everything fixed it.  Hopefully it’s a glitch that doesn’t recur because I use the stroke width tool pretty often.

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Jun 04, 2018 Jun 04, 2018

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New Here ,
Aug 16, 2020 Aug 16, 2020

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I was having the same issu, and it've helped me!

But...

I can just edit the properties to basic only to the strokes I've already done, for the next ones it doesn't accept...

In the upper Control Panel, in each brush definition, I can double-click and edit, the Basic one, I can't even do it.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 17, 2020 Aug 17, 2020

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"Basic" is not a brush, but the absence of brushes.

If you are drawing with the brush tool, then it won't work ever. Use the pencil tool instead.

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New Here ,
Feb 20, 2022 Feb 20, 2022

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I am facing an issue with the paint brush tool - artistic calligraphy , i want that my width remains uniform bt after completing the shape it varies . and i am currently using 2018 version

 

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Feb 21, 2022 Feb 21, 2022

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Please show a screenshot containing the artwork and the brush settings.

 

Most probably you'll just need to delete the brush and apply a plain stroke.

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