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Pen pressure sensitivity not working in Illustrator 2020 on macOS

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When I try to draw on Illustrator using the calligraphic brush tool the line doesn't respond to pressure sensitivity. I am using Illustrator 2020, a MacBook Pro 19, a Wacom Bamboo Capture, and a calligraphic brush that worked for me in the past. I know that the issue is with Illustrator because I'm able to draw pressure sensitive lines using Photoshop.

If I try to create a new calligraphic brush, Fixed and Random are the only options, Pressure and the others are all greyed out.

Screen Shot 2019-12-15 at 5.10.50 PM.pngI've spent about 2 hours trying every solution to similar issues that I've seen posted here, including restarting my computer, resetting my preferences, deleting and reinstalling Illustrator, and giving Illustrator access to my computer in security & privacy settings, but nothing has worked. My tablet isn't the issue, as it works fine in other programs. Does anyone know a fix for this?

 

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Okay. So after a few hours of trying out almost everything on my macOS Catalina and it didn't work for me, I finally managed to enable the pressure function on Illustrator. Ofcourse having wacom drivers enabled on "Accessibility" and "Input Monitoring" all under Security & Privacy is also necessary (I believe).

 

This Image shows what i missed out or eventually discovered from reading Wacom's Customer Support pageThis Image shows what i missed out or eventually discovered from reading Wacom's Customer Support page
https://www.wacom.com/en-us/support?linkId=57269870&guideTitle=Is-there-a-compatible-driver-for-Mac-OS-10.14-Mojave%3F&guideId=014-001

 

Realising that in Automation from Security & Privacy, "TabletDriver" was disabled. Once i ticked it, the pressure and all the other features were not greyed out anymore. Hope this works for people who still are finding a solution.

 

 

 

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Pen pressure sensitivity not working in Illustrator 2020 on macOS

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When I try to draw on Illustrator using the calligraphic brush tool the line doesn't respond to pressure sensitivity. I am using Illustrator 2020, a MacBook Pro 19, a Wacom Bamboo Capture, and a calligraphic brush that worked for me in the past. I know that the issue is with Illustrator because I'm able to draw pressure sensitive lines using Photoshop.

If I try to create a new calligraphic brush, Fixed and Random are the only options, Pressure and the others are all greyed out.

Screen Shot 2019-12-15 at 5.10.50 PM.pngI've spent about 2 hours trying every solution to similar issues that I've seen posted here, including restarting my computer, resetting my preferences, deleting and reinstalling Illustrator, and giving Illustrator access to my computer in security & privacy settings, but nothing has worked. My tablet isn't the issue, as it works fine in other programs. Does anyone know a fix for this?

 

{Renamed by MOD}

Okay. So after a few hours of trying out almost everything on my macOS Catalina and it didn't work for me, I finally managed to enable the pressure function on Illustrator. Ofcourse having wacom drivers enabled on "Accessibility" and "Input Monitoring" all under Security & Privacy is also necessary (I believe).

 

This Image shows what i missed out or eventually discovered from reading Wacom's Customer Support pageThis Image shows what i missed out or eventually discovered from reading Wacom's Customer Support page
https://www.wacom.com/en-us/support?linkId=57269870&guideTitle=Is-there-a-compatible-driver-for-Mac-OS-10.14-Mojave%3F&guideId=014-001

 

Realising that in Automation from Security & Privacy, "TabletDriver" was disabled. Once i ticked it, the pressure and all the other features were not greyed out anymore. Hope this works for people who still are finding a solution.

 

 

 

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Can you try if it works when you use the Wacom 6D brush library?

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Do you mean the Illustrator document? It doesn't work there either, but it works in any program I've tried besides Illustrator

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Hi there,

 

So sorry to hear about the trouble you are facing with Illustrator. What Monika is referring to "6d Art Pen Brushes" library. To open that, open the flyout menu of Brushes panel, then click Open Brush Library > Wacom 6D Brushes > 6d Art Pen Brushes. 

Wacom 6D brush library.png

If that doesn't help either, please try following the steps shared here https://helpx.adobe.com/in/illustrator/kb/illustrator-cc-crash-wacom-drivers.html and share your observations. 

 

Regards,

Srishti

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Hi Srishti, thanks for replying! The Wacom 6D brushes don't work either. I followed the link you sent but I've already tried reinstalling my drivers and the pressure sensitivity works fine in Photoshop, and the pressure option in Illustrator is grayed out, so the issue is definitely with Illustrator and not with my tablet.

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Hi there,

 

I would like to know if the steps shared by te_co helped resolving the issue. If not, please reach us at https://helpx.adobe.com/in/contact.html for a live session. Click the chat button in the lower-right corner of the page. We can help troubleshoot faster that way.

 

Regards!

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try this

open Wacom Tablet Utility, enter your password and click the Remove button

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Okay. So after a few hours of trying out almost everything on my macOS Catalina and it didn't work for me, I finally managed to enable the pressure function on Illustrator. Ofcourse having wacom drivers enabled on "Accessibility" and "Input Monitoring" all under Security & Privacy is also necessary (I believe).

 

This Image shows what i missed out or eventually discovered from reading Wacom's Customer Support pageThis Image shows what i missed out or eventually discovered from reading Wacom's Customer Support page
https://www.wacom.com/en-us/support?linkId=57269870&guideTitle=Is-there-a-compatible-driver-for-Mac-...

 

Realising that in Automation from Security & Privacy, "TabletDriver" was disabled. Once i ticked it, the pressure and all the other features were not greyed out anymore. Hope this works for people who still are finding a solution.

 

 

 

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i tried doing this but the pressure and other options are still greyed out.

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Please create a new thread.

Tell us your system, Illustrator version and tablet and tell us about your issue.

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Thank you! This fixed the issue!

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