Brushes and Colors wont save

Community Beginner ,
Mar 03, 2021 Mar 03, 2021

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I can't seem to save any color swatches or brushes that I've created. I thought it was a one-off and now after trying to add assets several times it's not working. I've checked youtube and the forums and nothing. Am I the only one with this problem?!
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Mar 03, 2021 Mar 03, 2021

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Do you mean that:

 

1. you can't add swatches/brushes to their panel

2. you can't save a swatch/brush library

3. you can't save swatches to a CC library?

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Thanks doug,

I can save (and this is on the computer version) I can add and save swatches and custom brushes. Yet if I close the page I'm working on or even open a new tab. All of the swatches saved , as well as brushes; they are just as they would be if I had not saved, added or changed anything. Please help

 

Oh and I'm not talk about to the cc library I'm talking about in the pannel ie. Brushes/ Swatches . I save them in folders and every toutorial I look at confirms this should be correct what am I missing?

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Illustrator libraries (graphic styles/swatches/brushes/symbols) are specific to the document they are in -- they are not Illustrator-wide. If you save a brush in one document, it only exists in that document.

 

To share libraries between documents, you can open Illustrator files as libraries -- that is, they open in a panel window showing just, for instance, the brushes in that file. That's what all the libraries are under Window > Brush Libraries -- Illustrator files that have been saved with a bunch of brushes in them and nothing else.

 

You can open any Illustrator file as a library (either from Window > Brush/Swatch/Graphic Style/Symbol Libraries > Other Library, or from the menu in the appropriate panel). Thus, if you want to save your own, add it to C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator 25 Settings\en_GB\x64\Brushes (this is where the brushes under 'User Defined' are stored). Open it, then in the drop-down menu for the library, tick 'Persistent'.

 

The brush (or whatever) still won't exist in a new document until you click on it in the library panel, but the panel will persist as part of your workspace.

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Humm, very interesting thank you. I got down to User-defined in the Window>Brush Libraries (and others) section yet User-defined it greyed out. By chance is there a way to fix this.

 

Tks for your help

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If you did not save your own library, this is greyed out.

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