Calligraphy brush drawing issue, white holes

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I have this problem when I draw with a calligraphy brush. Any idea why this happens? Its these white holes, the path looks clean.

 

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And here are my brush settings

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Correct answer by Kurt Gold | Adobe Community Professional

You may call Zig Zag as a hole fighter that silently adds some (invisible) anchor points.

 

Select your brush objects, go to Effect > Distort and Transform > Zig Zag and use the following settings (for example).

 

zig_zag_001.png

 

Note that the Ridges per segment setting may have to vary, so just play a bit around with the settings.

You can save that as a graphic style and reuse it.

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I have this problem when I draw with a calligraphy brush. Any idea why this happens? Its these white holes, the path looks clean.

 

2020-07-03_04-46-47.gif

 

And here are my brush settings

2020-07-03_04-50-20.png

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Correct answer by Kurt Gold | Adobe Community Professional

You may call Zig Zag as a hole fighter that silently adds some (invisible) anchor points.

 

Select your brush objects, go to Effect > Distort and Transform > Zig Zag and use the following settings (for example).

 

zig_zag_001.png

 

Note that the Ridges per segment setting may have to vary, so just play a bit around with the settings.

You can save that as a graphic style and reuse it.

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Try View menu > View using CPU. And check to see if there's an update for your graphics card driver.

 

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Same issue.

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I see the issue. I think I've encountered it before and delt with it by nudging some of the anchor points into a slightly different position.

If you need to be more precise, you could Image > Expand Appearance, then use Pathfinder > Unite and with the Direct Selection tool, delete the shapes that are forming the holes.

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I know this, but I don't want to expand yet. I am looking for a fix for the brush strange behaviour.

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@Peter, it didn't work.

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As far as I know, there is no fix; that's why I suggested a workaround. You can vote for a change at https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-feature-requests/suggestions/34128700-ca...

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You may call Zig Zag as a hole fighter that silently adds some (invisible) anchor points.

 

Select your brush objects, go to Effect > Distort and Transform > Zig Zag and use the following settings (for example).

 

zig_zag_001.png

 

Note that the Ridges per segment setting may have to vary, so just play a bit around with the settings.

You can save that as a graphic style and reuse it.

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"You may call Zig Zag as a hole fighter"

 

I think this will be a unique phrase on the web for some time.

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Nice!

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