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  1. 2 votes

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  2. Remember Kai’s Powertools?

    Is there a way you can match what that program used to do? It had a way better vector effects ability to extrude and shatter, etc vector shapes and letters. It worked way better than the 3D function Illustrator has.

    2 votes

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  3. Alternative 'Object width/height' and gap options under Effect > Transform > Move

    A couple of checkboxes in that panel for the dynamic size of the object could be handy. A gap value would also be great for the static gaps around multiplied objects. I've experienced 2 similar cases where that option could save me time:

    1) Create an object and use 'Effect > Transform' panel to create copies, giving a horizontal or vertical move value. Then edit the object and change its bounding box. They either overlap or the gap between them widens.

    2) Create the left half of a graphic you want dynamically be mirrored onto the right side. To use…

    2 votes

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  4. the arc effect should be applied to the clipping mask not the original object

    When working with a large image that has a clipping mask, and then an arc effect is apply to the clipping mask, the effect is recognizing the large image, and it takes the dimensions of the large image to create the result. instead of focusing on the mask only.

    2 votes

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  5. Randomize roughen effect

    When using the "roughen" tool, it's rare that I want it to be a consistent roughened edge. Assuming that many of us use this tool to introduce controlled chaos to a path, I think a "randomize" toggle (primarily for detail, as it appears size is already random) with parameters for widest gap and shortest gap between points would remove the process of roughening at a high density then painstakingly using the "smooth" tool to create variance.

    2 votes

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  6. 2 votes

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  7. The Graphic Styles Panel needs to have Global and Local panels to allow persistent styles across Illustrator

    We create a lot of vector elements and having to change the fill and stroke every time is painful. No fill/No stroke as the default would be MUCH better. Why it's a white fill and black stroke is beyond me.

    2 votes

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  8. Project Glowstick - Painting with Light

    If you haven't yet watched the tech demo from this years Max, check this out!

    https://youtu.be/K6rUDQpFdsk

    Pleeeeeease bring this tool to illustrator. The grad tools we already have are fantastic, but this is just next level.

    2 votes

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  9. Would like to be able to entries in the Appearance Panel and perform Pathfinder functions to them. .

    Example: Select 2 strokes in the appearance panel, one transformed some distance from the other, and apply the pathfinder Unite function (Fx) and have them become functionally one entry on one layer of the selected object.. This could eliminate some what are sometimes complicated procedures when outputting files to various RIP/machines/printers.

    2 votes

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  10. "Masking" as a live effect

    I think it would be very useful to have a Mask live effect, so that individual fills/strokes in the appearance panel could be masked. The actual mask could come from a specific layer/group in the current file, imported from a file on your HD, or from a new type of Mask library.

    2 votes

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  11. glow

    the glow selection effect to be able to have some form of HARD line which is what I think most of us want to be able to put around a photo clipping so that the background and the product photo can live together. so basic a stroke setting

    2 votes

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  12. Extend the transform effect into a tool which lets you design each generated copy!

    Extend the transform effect into a tool which lets you design each generated copy!

    2 votes

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  13. Arc Warp effect and envelope distortion presets skew vertical lines

    The Arc upper / lower warp effect isn't very good! It distorts too much!!!! Please improve!!!! It's been like this for years.

    2 votes

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  14. Linked copies / instances

    I need linked copies / instances - copies that follow the transformation of the original object (or vice versa).
    A lot of times I do copy paths, groups or other objects in place, and just change the stroke width, apply an effect, or change the colour. Afterwards a change the size or position just slightly, AND THAN THE HASSLE STARTS. From there on I need to do the exact same change to the "original" path too. Too much work, too much time lost.

    Do you want to program that, or should I start a plugin.

    1 vote

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  15. Introduce a way to control the cross-section for 3D Inflate profile

    For "Inflate", it would be cool to have a curves/profile editor to modify the cross-section more than the Volume slider currently allows. Currently it seems that turning down the volume essentially pancakes the object - and sometimes that's a good look! But it would be nice to have the option to retain an overall "bubble" feel like the object has at 100% Volume.

    1 vote

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  16. Optimization of Rounded Rectangle in Illustrator Effects

    When using the Rounded Rectangle of Illustrator Effects, I hope that the upper and lower values ​​​​can be set separately, because when this effect is applied to text, the upper and lower heights are not even.

    1 vote

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  17. Photoshop効果

    Photoshop効果のぼかしに移動を追加して欲しい。
    これによってグラデーションや透明によるマスクで処理するよりも簡易に出来るようになるし、なによりもテキストの処理に可能性が広がる。

    1 vote

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  18. Reduce / Extend path effect

    Like in After Effects, it would be very useful to have an effect or an option in the Stroke panel like the "reduce path" animation option to draw more complex strokes (instead of duplicate them), like in the RubberHose plug-in. Could be useful to draw characters or set up files to export to AE.
    Thanks.

    1 vote

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  19. 1 vote

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  20. Neon glow effect in illustrator should be simple, we should be able to do in single click like that we do in canva

    can we use scripting
    // Suppress the warning dialog that appears when running external scripts
    app.preferences.setBooleanPreference("ShowExternalJSXWarning", false);

    // Select the first layer
    var myLayer = app.activeDocument.layers[0];

    // Create a new offset path effect
    var myOffsetEffect = myLayer.effects.add(EffectKind.OFFSET_PATH);

    // Set the offset distance and angle
    myOffsetEffect.property(1).setValue(10); // distance
    myOffsetEffect.property(2).setValue(0); // angle

    // Create a new Gaussian Blur effect
    var myBlurEffect = myLayer.effects.add(EffectKind.GAUSSIAN_BLUR);

    // Set the blur radius
    myBlurEffect.property(1).setValue(10); // radius

    // Set the blending mode to Screen
    myLayer.blendingMode = BlendMode.SCREEN;

    // Set the opacity to 50%
    myLayer.opacity = 50;

    1 vote

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