How do I activate pressure in Adobe Illustrator?

Unfortunately, Illustrator does not enable pressure support unless a Wacom driver is present.

  1. You would need to download and install the latest Wacom driver, we normally test with ones under "Latest Drivers", you can get from here: http://www.wacom.com/en-us/support/product-support/drivers
  2. After adding the driver, brush option settings will need to be manually adjusted in Illustrator. Change "fixed" to "pressure ",  and set desired variations to the stroke.

Note: You will not need a Wacom tablet to install the driver. This issue happens with tablets that are not Wacom, and even Adobe suggests this solution to their users. 

More information is available here in our workspace setup guide for Illustrator: http://blog.astropad.com/how-to-organize-an-illustrator-workspace-for-astropad/