Illustrator Calligraphy Pen Pressure not Working

Explorer ,
Sep 21, 2017 Sep 21, 2017

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Hello,

my computer lost it's battery during the night yesterday, and when I went back onto Illustrator after recharging my computer to draw, the calligraphy pen tool that I was using did not respond to any pressure from my drawing pen, and it would only create a line of just one thickness, just like in that 5pt. or 15pt. pen default mode. I restarted my Wacom pad, and also tried the calligraphic pen tool in Photoshop, which worked by the way, but still did not work on Illustrator. I have also tried opening and closing the file again. I am working on a time sensitive project, and it's really frustrating that this issue is happening to me now.

I'd appreciate any help,

thanks.

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Adobe Community Professional , Sep 22, 2017 Sep 22, 2017
You could try if resetting the preferences helps in this issue.How to set preferences in Illustrator Use the method of renaming the folder in order to be able to reverse the action.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 26, 2019 Jul 26, 2019

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Did anyone contact Huion about it?

I am old enough to still remember the times when tablet manufacturers proudly put stickers on their packaging telling the customer which applications their tablets are compatible with.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 26, 2019 Jul 26, 2019

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nothing works....tried on my 4 tablets....Brushes and blob brush and it work on Photoshop

It is a bug!

Screen Shot 2019-07-26 at 18.24.19.png

Here is photoshop and it is working....

Screen Shot 2019-07-26 at 18.30.25.png

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 26, 2019 Jul 26, 2019

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Screen Shot 2019-07-26 at 18.56.39.png

Works in PS!!!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 26, 2019 Jul 26, 2019

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chanaart  schrieb

Works in PS!!!

Yes, but that can tell you nothing about Illustrator.

The driver needs to be able to also "talk" to Illustrator and only Huion can tell you if it's supposed to. Have they tested it? Is it supposed to work?

For several years the cheating with the additional Wacom driver somehow worked. But obviously now either Apple or Huion have changed something in their system/drivers that stopped it from working.

BTW: you made that option in the system that Wacom instructs users to do?

Wacom Customer Support | Wacom

Maybe it needs to be done for Huion as well. But please contact Huion about this.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 27, 2019 Jul 27, 2019

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We tested everything! The Adobe Person took my computer and tried all on line for almost 90 min...

Wacom could nto solve it! I tested my other 3 Wacom tablets...they all work with PS not with AI...

Will continue the nightmare next week!

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Jul 27, 2019 Jul 27, 2019

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chanaart  schrieb

We tested everything! The Adobe Person took my computer and tried all on line for almost 90 min...

Wacom could nto solve it! I tested my other 3 Wacom tablets...they all work with PS not with AI...

Will continue the nightmare next week!

So yours is not a Huion as the other person's?

Getting quite confusing in here ...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 16, 2019 Aug 16, 2019

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Hi all!

My WACOM is working with Illustrtor! YEHHHHH

I did a very clean install of CC. AI and Wacom ...and now it working!

Chana

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New Here ,
Aug 17, 2019 Aug 17, 2019

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Resetting preferences (Holding cmd while launching Illustrator ) worked for me ,, try that

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New Here ,
Jun 06, 2020 Jun 06, 2020

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@rohand34204092  WHO EVER YOU ARE THANK YOU! IT WORKED. After an eternity. Thank you! 

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 24, 2020 Jun 24, 2020

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Worked for me. Thanks! :paintbrush:

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New Here ,
Nov 03, 2020 Nov 03, 2020

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Please I'm also facing the same problem on my laptop Lenovo T410 i5 , I'm using Illustrator cc 218 can't access my calligraphy brush pressure 

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Explorer ,
Jan 04, 2021 Jan 04, 2021

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I'm a little late to this thread, but I had the same problem of pen options being greyed out in brush options in Illustrator, but not other programs. Here is my solution.

 

I'm not sure whether this setting is available in earlier versions of Illustrator. I'm using v25.0.1.

 

Go to preferences, click "Devices" at the bottom of the list, then check the box for "Enable Wacom."

 

I'm not using a Wacom tablet - mine is Huion - but it worked for me. I guess "Wacom" in this context just means "pen tablet" and not specifically Wacom.

 

I hope this helps someone save some time!

 

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