Illustrator Workflow: “Persistent” Brush Palettes

by Jay Hilgert
on March 25, 2008

Workflow is always important for productivity. Avoiding as many clicks as possible is an everyday battle, and, with this little Illy tip, I hope to help you avoid yet another 3 clicks. For some reason, the folks at Adobe decided that Illustrator shouldn’t have a ‘Preset Manager’ like Photoshop, so here we are working around it. I’d like to share with you one way I get around a lack-of-a-preset-manager in Illustrator when it comes to brushes.

Illustrator Workflow:

It’s pretty simple. If you ever grow tired of loading a set of Illustrator brushes that you use regularly, click on the palette options in the upper right corner and select “Persistent,”and that brush set will automatically load the next time you launch Illustrator.

Illustrator Workflow:

About Jay Hilgert

Formally trained at Oklahoma State, Jay Hilgert is a graphic and web designer, font designer (Link), software developer (Brush Pilotâ„¢), and the founder of BittBox.