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Preview line (when drawing with pencil tool) color change?

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Hello helpful adobians!

 

I've been a long time user of illustrator and something ive taken for granted seems to have changed and I cant find out how to change it.

 

well.. my questions is... in past versions of illustrator, when you select the colour of the layer (red ,blue ect ect) this would determin what colour the preview line would be when drawing with pencil tool for example. 
 
Currently this colour is set to dark blue ( see image)darkblue.jpg and its almost impossible to see when drawing on a dark coloured shape. (like black for example). In the past I used to pick a colour layer that was lighter, like white, yellow or pink) and it ment i could easly see my preview lines and shapes while drawing them.
 
Is there any way to change the colour?
any help much appreciated!!!!!
 
This single little color change is really slowing me down atm.
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Preview line (when drawing with pencil tool) color change?

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Hello helpful adobians!

 

I've been a long time user of illustrator and something ive taken for granted seems to have changed and I cant find out how to change it.

 

well.. my questions is... in past versions of illustrator, when you select the colour of the layer (red ,blue ect ect) this would determin what colour the preview line would be when drawing with pencil tool for example. 
 
Currently this colour is set to dark blue ( see image)darkblue.jpg and its almost impossible to see when drawing on a dark coloured shape. (like black for example). In the past I used to pick a colour layer that was lighter, like white, yellow or pink) and it ment i could easly see my preview lines and shapes while drawing them.
 
Is there any way to change the colour?
any help much appreciated!!!!!
 
This single little color change is really slowing me down atm.
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In the Layers panel double-click to the right of the layer name, then in the Layer Options dialog box click the Colo(u)r dropdown menu to select from the ready-made options, or click Custom to generate your own preference.

 

Peter

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Hey Peter

 

Thanks for the reply. My understanding from following your instructions, changes the Colour of the layer and also when objects are selected. But unfortently, this doesnt effect the preview line that is created while u are drawing a shape or line, which then vanishes when you lift the pen off the screen and either creates the shape or line. 

 

got any more ideas?

p

 

 

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It does with a mouse on Windows, AI 24.3. What is your system information? Can you try without the pen?

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You are right. with the mouse it does corisponde with the layer colour...

but using the surface pen (surface go and surface book2) its the dark blue colour.

weird. 

 

any ideas why this might be?

cheers

 

Paul

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Without having a Surface to try myself, I can't say. It might be something inherent in its pen software.

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