Why can I not paint in Illustrator?

You have no actual brush selected, it’s just set to basic – which isn’t a brush type (just a weird default). Just load in any actual brush and then you will be able to select a stroke/width and draw. “Basic” is not a brush. In addition, Illustrator brushes are reliant on the stroke color, not the fill color.

Why can’t I use the pen tool in Illustrator?

In Illustrator’s Preferences, under the “Selection and Display Anchor” settings, Uncheck “Enable rubber band for” the Pen tool. This feature is intended to show the resulting path as you move around your cursor, but in reality is highly distracting and can’t predict when you’re “done” with an open ended line.

How do you use the paint tool in Illustrator?

Use the Swatches or Color panel and choose any fill color. Using the Selection tool, select all the circles. Next, click on the Live Paint Bucket tool, which is hidden under the Shape Builder tool, and click on the selection. This turns the selected objects into a Live Paint Group.

Where is paint Bucket tool in Illustrator 2021?

Choose Object > Live Paint > Make. Select the Live Paint Bucket tool and click the selected object.

Why can’t ti use Live paint Bucket illustrator?

As Monika is suggesting, you have to make the objects into a Live Paint object before the Live Paint Bucket tool will do anything. Select all of the objects you want in your Live Paint group and under the Object menu select LivePaint > Make. Now your Bucket tool (K) should work.

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