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

New Here ,
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

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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

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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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Adobe Community Professional ,
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

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New Here ,
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

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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

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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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Adobe Community Professional ,
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

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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

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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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New Here ,
Jan 02, 2021

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I'm having the same issue. did you find a way to fix the problem?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 03, 2021

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Exactly which "same" issue do you have?

Please describe and post screenshots.

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New Here ,
Feb 07, 2021

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I am trying to use the blend tool here I can't click the preveiw button. I am using CMYK 

 

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After pressingblend and then ok I cant press make.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 07, 2021

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Looks like a single textbox. Try again with 2 text items.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 07, 2021

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They are area texts. It only works with point texts.

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