Adobe Illustrator not drawing brush strokes with tablet pen

New Here ,
Jul 26, 2017 Jul 26, 2017

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Just got a new tablet (Ugee HK1560) which I've been testing out for a little over a day. On the first day I was setting it up to work with Photoshop and after calibrating etc it all worked fine - pressure sensitivity is working fine across the board.

I switched to Illustrator to ink a sketch (to get those smooth lines that you never seem to get in Photoshop) and I noticed that sometimes when I press down with the pen the create a brush stroke, Illustrator does not draw the stroke at all. The cursor moves with the pen but the stroke does not appear.
It does this every 4 or so brush strokes which is extremely annoying and time wasting. Usuaully when it fails to draw the stroke the first time around - it will fail again 2 or 3 times before finally drawing it. It doesn't seem to matter how hard or lightly pressure is applied - it keeps happening. I thought it might be some disturbance on the screen but when I switched to Photoshop - the lines were drawing fine all over the tablet surface. Switching back to Illustrator and the problem returned.

It's acting like I am not pressing down on the tablet - but when applying the same pressure in photoshop - it draws fine.

Has anyone else experienced this? I don't think It's a hardware issue as it's drawing strokes fine in photoshop. I upgraded from a wacom bamboo and never had this issue in illustrator before.

Any help or tips appreciated

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Jul 26, 2017 Jul 26, 2017

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Does it draw any path at all?

Does it simply not apply the brush stroke?

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New Here ,
Aug 15, 2017 Aug 15, 2017

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I just got a Lenovo Yoga 720 15 with a Bamboo Ink stylus. I have had the same problem--the cursor follows the stylus, but half the time nothing is drawn. No path is drawn.

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Aug 22, 2017 Aug 22, 2017

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Having the same problem with both a Wacom Bamboo AND my Huion GT-220v2.

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Aug 22, 2017 Aug 22, 2017

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TheRyPepper  schrieb

Having the same problem with both a Wacom Bamboo AND my Huion GT-220v2.

Yours are graphic tablets. This thread is about tablet computers.

Please: create a new thread with your issue. Thank you.

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Aug 22, 2017 Aug 22, 2017

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The Huion GT-220v2 is a monitor tablet.... just like the Ugee HK1560 the OP mentioned.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 22, 2017 Aug 22, 2017

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OK, sorry.

So the Brush doesn't even work when you connect the Wacom to your tablet and use it for drawing?

Which system are you using?

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New Here ,
Nov 20, 2017 Nov 20, 2017

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Hello, this thread is old but I hope someone pays still some attention to it, since I have the same problem with Illustrator and my Ugee2150. Brush strokes sometimes do not appear, just like mcsheff90 wrote. Has anyone got a solution to this problem? I do not recall to have had the same problem with my previous tablet display (Bosto 22hdx). I have a machine running win 8.1.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Angelo

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Explorer ,
Nov 27, 2017 Nov 27, 2017

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I'm running windows 8.1 also, and also have a ugee 2150. I just installed and started testing it today and other programs work (photoshop, paint tools sai) but not illustrator.

For me when the pen makes contact with the screen the right-click submenu pops up (no line is drawn). There is no preventing this. I did notice that if I hold down the 2nd button click on the pen (left click) and hover over the screen it will draw a brush stroke, but with no pressure obviously because the pen isn't touching the screen. I've been looking everywhere for a solution, someone please help!

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New Here ,
Jun 28, 2021 Jun 28, 2021

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4 years later and this is still an issue I guess. Hoping to find an answer, but I'm not sure if this thread is even checked anymore, but any solution would be greatly appreciated! 

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Jun 28, 2021 Jun 28, 2021

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Please publish your bug here Adobe Illustrator (uservoice.com)

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