Why can’t I use the brush tool illustrator?
You are not using the paintbrush tool on any images.
You are importing the image into a new Illustrator file and drawing objects above the imported image.
Your problem might be that you have a locked layer active.
Look in the Layers panel..
Why can I not use the paintbrush tool 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.
Can you draw on Illustrator?
You can draw lines, shapes, and freeform illustrations and with ten drawing layers and a photo layer. And when you’re back at your desk, Creative Cloud connectivity makes it easy to apply finishing touches in Illustrator or Photoshop. Learn more about the Adobe Illustrator Draw app here.
Why can’t I draw on my image in Illustrator?
You are simply using the wrong tool. You need to use Photoshop, Gimp, or some other raster image editor. You can draw things on top of the raster image in Illustrator. However, you can not alter the raster image itself with Illustrator.