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  1. Disable rotation shortcut in bounding box.

    When working with small elements, the rotation tool interferes with opt+dragging to duplicate.
    Rotation is not nearly as common a tool as simple manipulating/duplicating an object. Would prefer to use the Rotate tool when needed.

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  2. The same tool as Moho's magnet tool

    Has anyone tried Moho by Smithmicro? Pretty fast vector animation tool. It has a drawing adjustment tool called Magnet. Here's how it's described in the manual: "The Magnet tool is similar to the Transform Points tool - it is used to move points around. However, instead of moving the selected points, it moves points based on the strength of the magnet. When you click with this tool, the region of strength is displayed. Any points within this region will move with your mouse, but the points closer to the center of the mouse click will move the most. (The radius…

    3 votes

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  3. Set exact dimensions to one object in a group that affects the entire group.

    Example: I have 3 squares. 2 large ones and one small one overlapping the two. (see picture)
    The task is to set the small red square to exactly 140 x 140 mm without losing the proportions in size or position to the blue or green box.

    I want an exact scale up where the end result is that the red square is 140 mm x 140 mm.
    I can use rulers, but the small square doesn't snap since it isn't touching the bounding box. Using this I can eyeball it and get a result like 140.062 x 140.062 mm. I…

    2 votes

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  4. More vector brushes

    Have more brushes! (like a tapered brush), allow to add, export, and make custom brushes.
    Easily delete overlapping lines like in CSP.
    Include patterns like half tones for comics we can drag and drop inside shapes.
    Allow gradients and patterns to be applied to the stroke.
    We can choose which part of the stroke to change the width instead of all of it.
    Have an option to do an even width change or freehand.
    Be able to fill color within the visible strokes/lines instead of shapes.

    5 votes

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  5. Please revise the new tool to simplify paths once again

    Hello, the new tool to simplify the paths will be great for many people. But I draw my lines deliberately blurred. With the old tool I always set the value to 98% or 99%. But even if I set everything to maximum in the new tool, the paths will be really smooth. But I don't want it to be that smooth. Please rework the settings again. The paths should look blurred, but have as few anchor points as possible. With the old tool it always worked great. Many thanks

    Gabi

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    Dear Users,

    We have taken the feedback provided and have released with improvements as a new update (24.0.2) to Illustrator. Please update to the new version and let us know your feedback on the current version that has been released.

    We aim to do continuous improvements and your feedback helps us to get better. Keep sending them.

    Thanks,
    Sanjit

  6. A hot key command for “reflect”

    One for horizontal and one for vertical

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  7. Archimedes spiral / Circle

    I'd like adobe to consider adding a proper tool to create a Archimedes spiral / circle. Currently it's a convoluted way to create one, scripts don't give me the control and I'm unsure how to modify the script.

    There have been too many times where I've needed this option.

    3 votes

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  8. simple object problem

    I'm drawing a simple object, but I don't understand why this problem is happening.

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  9. Split blends

    It would be nice if Ai could allow to split a blend in a step defined, effectively creating two merged blends — something that CorelDraw was able to do for years.

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  11. How about a timeline and onion skin for animation..

    How about a timeline and. onion skin for animation?

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  12. Scale Multiple Objects Separately

    I wish there was a way to simultaneously scale a set of objects. Say I have 20 shapes that are all different sizes, but I want them to all be 200pxH x _W. It would be nice to be able to select them all and choose the point to scale from, as usual, but then have them all scale to the size given - so some might shrink, some might enlarge, etc. depending on their previous sizes. And it would be nice to turn on or off the skew/constrain proportions. Seems kinda surprising that this functionality isn't in Ai. If…

    3 votes

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  13. Drawing like in CAD

    Hi Team, I use also CAD Software and drawing sketches is in most CAD SW more sophisticated than drawing in AI. I mean e.g. when drawing a circle in CAD you can just drop on and then define the origin and radius etc. This coordinate based parametric drawing in CAD is straight forward. So in the end I think drawing sketches like they are drawn in CAD like SolidWorks or Alibre would improve AI a lot. Regards Dirk

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  14. Please create a Smooth Path where I can just draw over paths to smooth.

    Please create a Smooth Path where I can just draw over paths to smooth.

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  15. Pencil tool

    I want ex pencil tool back.
    Ex pencil tool was that retouching the line by pencil tools can make the line smooth. Now, even the setting is the most smooth, retouching can not make the line smooth...
    It was really easy way to make the line smooth without pushing option button to use smoother.

    2 votes

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  16. Add an option to show edges when art is dragged with real-time drawing option on

    Real-time drawing is a great feature and I wish it appeared earlier, so by this time I'd be polished enough. Now we have a mode when only edges are drawn while dragging and the other one, which draws only art — but not both. It makes positioning somewhat harder. Please add an option to allow both methods to work combined.

    15 votes

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  17. A new tool that copies exactly the color that's seen by the user on the screen through transparent objects

    Currently, when I like a certain color that's formed through the combination of 2 or more transparent objects (or objects with blend modes applied), I can't copy that exact color. The eye-dropper tool simply copies the color from the topmost object. I often find myself taking a snap of the display and then paste that image within illustrator and copying the color I want from that image.

    Request: I'd like a tool, similar to the eye-dropper, but instead, it picks the RESULTANT color(s) that is displayed through transparent objects or even objects with BLEND-MODES applied to them.

    I've attached an…

    5 votes

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  18. Handles and Path lines be different color from anchor points

    Sometimes it's hard to select an anchor point or handle by accident. If you could set the handles and path lines to be different color from the anchor points; it would be simpler for everyone; beginner or experienced.

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  19. Gestion des lignes et contours sur iPad

    Bonjour,

    Si une chose manque sur iPad c’est la gestion des lignes et des contours. Une autre chose serait bien à ajouter, c’est la peinture dynamique.

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  20. Make "Increase Diameter" and "Decrease Diameter" hotkeys work for Warp / Bloat / Wrinkle and other tools

    Other tools (eg. 'Blob Brush Tool', Blob Brush Erasor Tool', etc.) take the default shortcuts for scale up and down. On my setup that's ] for increase size and [ for decrease size. Multiple tools share those keys, and that's great.

    The Warp tool doesn't do this - you have to manually go into the tool preferences to change the scale. This breaks flow and wastes time.

    The Warp Tool is a nice idea. It would be a very good tool - if it was fully implimented.

    While we're at it, it could also be improved if it had an…

    2 votes

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