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.
Here is the screen shot of my Illustrator, and notice in the left vertical menu that the pencil tool is missing
If you click and hold down the shaper tool you'll see other tool options
it appears there
omg thank you
The Pencil Tool has become hidden within the new Shaper Tool.
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.
No problem, glad to help.
If you have further questions in your quest to learn Illustrator there are always people here willing to help.
The same from me, Suzana.
Glad this resolved your problem. Please mark one of the posts as correct so others know you have your answer. Thanks.
I've been a little quite over the last week or so, but back on.
Hope you're well?
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).
hi, can you help, my pencil tool has dissappeared, even in the place you showed.
You may click the three dots and get the default arrangement back, or customize.
omg, thanks. didnt know about the 3 dots!
You are welcome, Ruth.
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.
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.