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  1. magic wand selects only visible items

    it would be super helpful if the magic wand could be set to only select what you can see on screen currently. this way you won't accidentally select an item without knowing

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  2. Unify point tangent, angle\length\direction

    Short rationales:
    Point Angle - I need a way to control the exact angle of point handles to unify them across a design. Currently the only way to control the angle is to constrain it to vertical, horizontal, or 45 degree angles.

    Point Handle Length\Direction - If you grab a point handle and make it a different length or direction than the handle on the other side of a point, there is currently no way to re-unify them besides re-drawing the curve.
    There is also no also no way to scale handle length along the direction or angle you’ve already…

    5 votes

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  3. Improve Shape Builder by adapting the Corel’s Smart Fill functionality (Paint Bucket)

    Whoever came up with the idea of the Shape Builder, they did utilize not that popular Live Paint in a great way. Make it even better!
    Steal and add to Ai the Smart Fill from Corel Draw (see the GIF attached). You don’t have to create a live paint, you just click over the intersection, just like Shape Builder does, and you have your new shape over the original paths. Steal it and make it better — CorelDraw doesn’t understand click and drag here, and it’s less comfortable to set a color (while Ai won’t have any problem here). Like…

    19 votes

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  4. Modo sketch para desenhos mais técnicos

    Modo sketch para desenhos mais técnicos. Assim os usuários poderão criar peças mais precisas para impressão ou arquivos dxf para CAD.

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  5. Grid lines colored to their corresponding layer

    As someone who uses several guidelines on a project, one thing that I have found would be extremely helpful would be if the guide lines were colored to their corresponding layer. (This could be a toggleable option)

    This could be particularly helpful when there are a lot of guidelines on the artboard since there is an inverse relationship between the number of guidelines and the readability of said guidelines. The more guidelines there are, the harder it can be to keep track of which guideline(s) corresponds to which element(s).

    Personally, and fortunately, I am not colorblind, however, I imagine that…

    3 votes

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  6. Shape Presets Built in and Integrated into Illustrator

    Please add shape presets for common shapes such as donuts, pies, tear-shapes, double stars (stars with two different lengths of points), square stars, cloud shapes, trapezoids, double arrows, cogs, and crescents. This would streamline the process of creating flat vector icons if there were shape presets for these common shapes. The idea would be to add adjustable anchor points to preset versions of the shapes mentioned above that the user could adjust in the menu or control panel. For example, for the cloud shape, the two parameters could be the number of bubbles & the inner radius(the radius of the…

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  7. The ability to set a line length, no matter what angle the line is on.

    It would be great if there was a section in the transform panel where you could enter a length for a line (instead of setting a height and width for the bounding box).

    This way it would not matter what angle the line was draw at, it could be set to a specific length.

    I've currently been drawing a vertical line, setting a height and then rotating to the correct angle but it is very tedious!

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  8. Allow us to convert all points of shape.

    Why does selecting all the points of a shape suddenly mean you can't convert them to smooth or corner? You should be able to convert them--however you wish--with all the points selected.

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  9. (1) Multi angled+coloured fills. (2) Shadow casting. (3) Lighting options.

    I posted my wishes as an April fool's joke on IG but then realised it may be a possibility after all?

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  10. Create a way to measure a curved line

    We need a way to measure the length of a line regardless of shape, but at minimum we need a way to measure a basic curved line. It would be especially helpful if we could use the measure tool or some time-saving variant to tell if a curve has the desired length. While we can do a workaround now using the Document Info panel, having to isolate lines in order to do so can get really cumbersome and tedious.

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  11. Numbered/Label elements in document

    Could we get the ability to populate the document/artboard with labels for each element? When working with clients remotely, it might be nice to be able to have the program populate labels for each element/solid/etc within the document/artboard, that way the artist and client can refer to each item vs talking about this leaf/note/cloud/etc . Specifically if there are multiples of the same shape within the document. Easier communication and presentation. Thanks!

    2 votes

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  12. Pen Tool and Curvature Tool

    All my design products are from adobe, but, to be honest the path control is very primitive. The best path control tool in every single aspect could be found in CorelDraw. I think it is gonna help if you study the CorelDraw path control tool.

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  13. Scale the graphs. SCALE THE GRAPHS. SCALE THE GRAPHS. SCALE THE GRAPHS.

    WHY CAN'T WE SCALE GRAPHS. THIS IS SO BASIC. IS ADOBE BASIC? STOP BEING BASIC. SCALE THE GRAPHS.

    This is a critical functionality for infographics and you've all but left it as something a child would have shown at an Adobe Max SNEAKS reveal with it's current level of development in comparison to the level the rest of the entire OS has reached.

    7 votes

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  14. Object or Group of Object Component

    This feature was actually on Adobe XD, where created objects like icons can be made as components, basically users can use a component multiple times, duplicating, copy and pasting to multiple artboards, but can be edited just once and then all the component link will update automatically without updating each object individually.

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  15. Make the Free Transform tool respect the pattern-transformation hotkey.

    With every other transformation tool in Illustrator, you can hold down the `/~ key to affect just the pattern applied to the shape - the Rotate, Scale, and Shear tools, dragging it around with one of the Selection arrows, bumping it around with the arrow keys.

    But not with the Free Transform tool. The Free Transform tool doesn't know about this switch that every other tool has. Probably because it was implemented long after the others, and nobody involved in it knew about this behavior.

    Today I got to explain this to yet another a new user who wanted to…

    2 votes

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  16. Bring back opt-enter in move dialog

    Select art with selection tool, hit enter for move dialog, type in parameters and hit option-enter to duplicate. You removed this feature what feels like a decade ago. Put it back in. btw-I have used illustrator professionally since Illustrator 88.

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  17. Image Trace results have deteriorated over the years, detail is lost and line work looks terrible!

    I’m a full time illustrator and have been using Adobe Illustrator since the launch of CS - so it’s been years :) I LOVE the app, in fact it’s how I make my living as an illustrator and the app features have contributed to my style development and workflow.

    Which brings me to the feedback I’d like to give regarding the Image Trace tool. My illustration style is a mixture of hand crafted, grungy texture and flat colour. I achieve this by creating pencil on paper line work, scanning then I image trace in Adobe Illustrator to vectorize. BUT, I…

    10 votes

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  18. 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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