Quick Answer: Why do my pencil lines disappear in Illustrator?

If your lines are vanishing: 1. Check that your opacity is above 0% for your tool. You can find the opacity slider on the inner ring of your tool wheel, listed as a circle with one side filled in.

How do I make lines visible in Illustrator?

In Illustrator, you can show or hide anchor points, direction lines, and direction points by choosing the View menu, and then choosing Show Edges or Hide Edges.

Why is my pencil tool not working in Illustrator?

Sounds like you have the hated “rubber band” option turned on. In Illustrator’s Preferences, under the “Selection and Display Anchor” settings, Uncheck “Enable rubber band for” the Pen tool.

How do you continue a pencil line in Illustrator?

With the Pen tool selected, position the pointer over the last point drawn. Notice that the pointer now displays a slanted line next to the Pen tool. Click the point, and you can continue drawing.

How do I edit pencil lines in Illustrator?

Reshape paths with the Pencil tool

  1. Select the path you want to change.
  2. Position the Pencil tool on or near the path to redraw. You can tell you’re close enough to the path when the small x disappears from the tool.
  3. Drag the tool until the path is the desired shape. Using the Pencil tool to edit a closed shape. Note:
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Why can’t I see lines in Illustrator?

It turns out that this is a feature accessible in the view-menu called “hide edges”. It is easily toggled via ‘cmd-h’. Of course this is right next to a much more commonly used ‘cmd-g’ (for grouping).

Why is my pen tool not visible?

If the pen tool path is not visible, this is likely an issue with Photoshop’s display feedback and may affect other vector tools in the program. Some users have reported being able to fix the issue by turning the Layer’s visibility off and then on. The bug is also triggered when you rename the work path.