pencil tool creating too many points with illustrator v 25.2.1 update

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Apr 07, 2021 Apr 07, 2021

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I just updated to the 25.2.1 for illustrator 2021 and now whenever I draw with the pencil tool the paths have an unusually high number of points no matter what or how I draw. A path that had maybe 5 points now has 20 and because the paths have so many points the lines are coming out jagged. Before I was able to just edit the paths by drawing over parts of them with the pencil tool but this adds even more points. I've tried playing around with all the options for the pencil tool but nothing changes. This is also happening with the blob brush. I know you can smooth paths other ways but it's frustrating that I can't just draw as I would normally or have to use multiple tools to do so. This is driving me crazy! any help would be much appreciated!

 

*I work on a macbook pro 2017 OS big sur v 11.2 and wacom cintiq 24 pro   

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Apr 07, 2021 Apr 07, 2021

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Please show. And please show the options.

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Apr 08, 2021 Apr 08, 2021

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thanks for your reply!

These are just very simple shapes drawn with the pencil tool. Before they would be a few points now they're tons. If I try to go over the paths with the pencil to smooth them out it just creates more points. 

 

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Apr 08, 2021 Apr 08, 2021

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And how is the pencil tool set up?

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Apr 08, 2021 Apr 08, 2021

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I've different combinations numbers and fidelity. also reset a few times but all have the same result

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Apr 08, 2021 Apr 08, 2021

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Does it work better when you don't use the Wacom, but a mouse?

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no same result with both 

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Apr 08, 2021 Apr 08, 2021

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If you have not yet tried that:

Reboot the computer

Reset the Illustrator preferences (rename the folder, because you can revert it if it doesn't help: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/setting-preferences.html)

Reset the Wacom preferences

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Apr 11, 2021 Apr 11, 2021

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just tried all that but no luck

Thanks for the suggestions though

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Apr 12, 2021 Apr 12, 2021

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You can now only report it as a bug. Give as many details as possible.

Please post bugs & feature requests to http://illustrator.uservoice.com

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