How to Fix No Pen Pressure Issue in Adobe Illustrator (MacOS)?

When you have pen pressure in all your drawing software except in Adobe Illustrator, please follow the steps from this article: How to Setup Pen Pressure on Adobe Illustrator.

If, however, you've set your brush with pen pressure but it still doesn't work, please proceed to the steps below:

  • Step 1. Open “System Preferences”.
  • Step 2. Find Security & Privacy –> Privacy –> Automation.
  • Step 3. Press the “Command” and “Space” bar on your keyboard and type “Terminal” to open the Terminal window.
  • Step 4. Input this command in the Terminal window: “tccutil reset All com.adobe.illustrator” and run (hit Enter on your keyboard). (It will show you have successfully reset the program)
  • Step 5. Restart Adobe Illustrator and on the pop-up window, press “OK”. Restart Adobe Illustrator again.
  • Step 5. Create a new calligraphic brush that supports pen pressure.
  • Step 6. The setup is successful.

If the steps above don't resolve your issue, please send an email to for further assistance. 

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