Pencil brush missing

Community Beginner ,
Jan 18, 2016 Jan 18, 2016

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Hello all,

I'm just getting started with illustrator and have no prior experience so I apologize if my question sounds banal.

I was watching along a video tutorial that was explaining how to get started with Illustrator CC and how to use different brushes, and 10 minutes into the video when the instructor was featuring the pencil tool,  I realized I do not have this pencil tool or it just doesn't appear for some reason in the menu on the left.

So is this pencil brush a separate add-on or do I have to play with settings to "activate" it so it would appear along with other tools. If it's an add on, how to I go about getting it.

I would very much appreciate your help.

I'm using the latest version Adobe Illustrator CC, 2015.2.0 release.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 18, 2016 Jan 18, 2016
If you click and hold down the shaper tool you'll see other tool optionsit appears there

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 18, 2016 Jan 18, 2016

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Here is the screen shot of my Illustrator, and notice in the left vertical menu that the pencil tool is missing

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Jan 18, 2016 Jan 18, 2016

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If you click and hold down the shaper tool you'll see other tool options

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it appears there

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New Here ,
Feb 13, 2016 Feb 13, 2016

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omg thank you

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 18, 2016 Jan 18, 2016

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Suzzanna,

The Pencil Tool has become hidden within the new Shaper Tool.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 18, 2016 Jan 18, 2016

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Thank you shishamDSS and Jacob,

I guess if I finished watching my tutorial, this feature of revealing hidden tools would have come up, but I went into a panic mode instead.

Thanks again for your help.

Cheers,

Suzana

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Jan 18, 2016 Jan 18, 2016

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No problem, glad to help.

If you have further questions in your quest to learn Illustrator there are always people here willing to help.

Good luck!

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Jan 18, 2016 Jan 18, 2016

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The same from me, Suzana.

Hi Sam.

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Jan 18, 2016 Jan 18, 2016

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Hi Suzana,

Glad this resolved your problem. Please mark one of the posts as correct so others know you have your answer. Thanks.

Hi Jacob.

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Feb 13, 2016 Feb 13, 2016

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Hi Sam.

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Feb 15, 2016 Feb 15, 2016

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Hey Jacob,

I've been a little quite over the last week or so, but back on.

Hope you're well?

Sam

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Feb 15, 2016 Feb 15, 2016

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I have also been quit quiet lately, Sam (so quiet that I just saw your hi Jacob and overlooked its being an old answer to my old hi Sam).

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Feb 15, 2019 Feb 15, 2019

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hi, can you help, my pencil tool has dissappeared, even in the place you showed.Screen Shot 2019-02-15 at 12.01.49 PM.png

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Feb 15, 2019 Feb 15, 2019

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Ruth,

You may click the three dots and get the default arrangement back, or customize.

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omg, thanks. didnt know about the 3 dots!

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Feb 15, 2019 Feb 15, 2019

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You are welcome, Ruth.

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Feb 03, 2021 Feb 03, 2021

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For me it doesnt show the more options for the shaper tool thing. I keep on clicking over and over and holding on the button and nothing pops up. 

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Feb 03, 2021 Feb 03, 2021

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If you click on the three dots at the bottom of the tool palette, do you see the pencil tool in the list that appears? If so, you can drag it to the toolbar, or select 'Reset' in the options for the list.

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