Blending tool not blending or allowing me to "make" blend

New Here ,
Jan 29, 2019 Jan 29, 2019

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I'm trying to blend two zigzag lines together on Illustrator and every time I go to blend options and blend it, it doesn't work. It also isn't allowing me to click "make" under blend. Help, please!

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Explorer ,
Jan 29, 2019 Jan 29, 2019

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When you go to object>blend>blend options make sure smooth color is selected. Also toggle the preview button to see if it changes. Then go back and select make.

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New Here ,
Jan 30, 2019 Jan 30, 2019

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It doesn't even let me toggle the preview button. I tried these steps again & its still not working.

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New Here ,
Feb 27, 2021 Feb 27, 2021

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Same problem. I can not press preview.  I am trying to fix it all day and nothing. If someone knows how to fix this let me now please!!!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 27, 2021 Feb 27, 2021

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Please show your artwork.

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New Here ,
Mar 01, 2021 Mar 01, 2021

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this is basically

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New Here ,
Mar 01, 2021 Mar 01, 2021

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Screenshot_2.pngScreenshot_3.png

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 01, 2021 Mar 01, 2021

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There is area text in your artwork. You can't blend area text.

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New Here ,
Mar 04, 2021 Mar 04, 2021

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Thank you!!!

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New Here ,
Mar 14, 2021 Mar 14, 2021

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hi! i'm having the same problem.

what is 'area text'? 

i'm trying to blend those two last layers and i just can't

 

Renata5CAD_0-1615755229633.png

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 14, 2021 Mar 14, 2021

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Please read this about text: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/how-to/text-basics.html

 

What you want is "a line of text"

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New Here ,
Apr 11, 2021 Apr 11, 2021

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I'm facing the same issue. Please help

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 11, 2021 Apr 11, 2021

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I'm facing the same issue. Please help

 


By @Roshni5F93

 

There are acouple of different issues in this monster thread. You might want to post a screenshot.

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New Here ,
Mar 02, 2021 Mar 02, 2021

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i cant to use blend . Why ? please help me T__TScreenshot (193).pngScreenshot (190).png

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 02, 2021 Mar 02, 2021

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This is just one path, right? You need at least two.

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New Here ,
Mar 02, 2021 Mar 02, 2021

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i drew 2 path . but i cant use it again .can you explain me ? what is my false ? how i use it ?

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New Here ,
Mar 02, 2021 Mar 02, 2021

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i finally understood .THANK YOU ^^

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 29, 2019 Jan 29, 2019

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What I have done is draw a line segment

Apply Effect >Distort & Transform > ZigZag

Duplicate zigzag line segment

Select Blend tool

Click on each line segment.

Or:

Select both zigzag line segments

Go to Object menu > Blend > Make

Then:

Double-click on Blend tool in Toolbar

Or:

Go to Object menu > Blend > Blend Options

Then:

Click Preview

Change from Smooth Color to Specified Steps

Adjust number until satisfied.

ZigZag Blend select tool.png

zigzag Blend adjust.png

Peter

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New Here ,
Jan 30, 2019 Jan 30, 2019

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nothing in the blend options is working at al. doesnt matter if its the smooth color, steps or distance

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 31, 2019 Jan 31, 2019

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We don't even have a screenshot of your file. Let alone the important information that the layers panel contains.

So please show us something.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 31, 2019 Jan 31, 2019

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Hi Courtnea,

Sorry to hear about this issue. Please try to create a new file and check how it works. If new file also shows the same behavior, I would request if you can try resetting preferences for Illustrator and let us know if that helps: How to set preferences in Illustrator

Please note: Resetting preferences will remove all the custom settings and Illustrator will launch with default settings. You can also take a backup of the folder in case you want to. Location is mentioned in the article.

Regards,

Srishti

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New Here ,
Feb 27, 2021 Feb 27, 2021

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I tried this too and nothing changed, unfortunately. 😞

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 29, 2019 Jan 29, 2019

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Also, refer to Adobe's Help:

How to blend objects in Illustrator

Good Luck:)

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New Here ,
Nov 18, 2020 Nov 18, 2020

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I had the same exact issue. The problem was that the document was RBG and I was trying to blend CMYK colors in it. I would just make sure the color settings match and it should work.

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New Here ,
Dec 14, 2020 Dec 14, 2020

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What exactly did you change? I'm having the same issue.  What I did was created a object in illustrator I want to use in multiple designs. Now I want it to follow a path and it won't let me "Make" a blend.

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