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  1. Make Illustrator opacity masks work like masks do in Photoshop

    For opacity masks, 100% White should represent a 100% absence of masking and 100% Black should represent 100% masking (like in Photoshop).

    The current system in Illustrator seems very unintuitive and flawed – a basic white to black gradient does not even totally obscure an image/object at one end of the gradient.

    It shouldn't be the case that you then have further reduce the opacity of the gradient colours to achieve a standard gradient effect.

    3 votes

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  2. 3 votes

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  3. Make Appearance work for Type objects

    More specifically, with type objects, the Appearce palette just says 'Characters', without reflecting the current stroke and fill state of the object. New stroke and fill have to be added to make the Appearance palette useful.

    3 votes

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  4. Line Segment Tool to respect selected Graphic Style by default

    Currently, if I have a certain Graphic Style selected, it gets applied to objects created with Pen Tool or all shape-drawing tools (Ellipse, Rectangle, Polygon, Star).
    This doesn’t work this way with line-drawing tools (Line Segment, Arc, Spiral, Grids…). Or rather it does, only if the “Fill Line” option is turned ON in the Tool Options window. It is turned OFF by default though AND this setting is not sticky between sessions.
    So with every new session, I’m back to behavior when a chosen graphic style is not applied to an object drawn with a Line Segment Tool.

    2 votes

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  5. Dynamic outline (as an effect?)

    I really wish we could have a dynamic way to create outlines for strokes (with arrowheads in particular) without having to 'break' them into shapes first.

    It could be an effect, for example. And yes I have tried the existing 'Outline' effects but the do nothing (or am I not using them right?).

    1 vote

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  6. I would like to use the old extrude and bevel feature

    the new 3D & Materials feature does not have the same little cube you could manually adjust the perspective on, and instead it is much more tedious having to enter the numbers

    I also found it easier to get out a vector version rather than the image it likes to output now

    2 votes

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  7. Stop with the supersampling export artboard option!!!!!!

    Seriously its becoming an irritating issue. Everytime when i want to export many artboard one short, i have to make sure i select supersampling....... otherwise it'll come out pixelated. I'm working in a fast pace environment and i can't keep double check on that option. why not just automatic just make sure the res at 72dpi come out the best appearance? Please fix this. Because if someone wants it to be lower appearance than hey, pls do click this more option. Really irritate me. Here is an image. Left, supersampling, right is not.

    1 vote

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  8. Maintain graph styles when updating data (bar graph issue)

    Issue with bar graphs:
    - All styling is removed when data is updated. Can you make it so it at least retains bar width and color?

    2 votes

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  9. Cut-off of Effects like Drop Shadow etc

    Working with Flexo plates, we need to cut-off vignettes at 3%, it would be great to have an 'Advanced' section on effects like Drop Shadow to cut off at a stated percentage. Currently have to work around by Expanding the effect, exporting an the image for Photoshop, using the Curves to cut-off of 3%, then relinking the image in Illustrator which also means having multiple files...

    1 vote

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  10. Fisheye lens effect

    Is it possible to apply Fisheye lens effect in Adobe Illustrator as in Freehand MX? Adobe Illustrator has some features, but not as effective as Freehand.

    1 vote

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  11. I'd like the ability to import .spsm files to Materials.

    When taken from Illustrator to a community-created assets page, there are tons of .spsm files and only a few .sbsar files. The .spsm files are the ones that I like, but I can't use them in Illustrator.

    1 vote

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  12. 3 votes

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  13. Custom PPI Option for Raster Effects

    I am trying to create a new document in Illustator and want 100ppi rester. Unfortunately there is no option. I remeber earlier versios used to have this option, like its even available now in PS

    2 votes

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  14. Paste Appearance command

    We need a way to quickly transfer appearance from one object to another.

    For now there are several ways to do it.

    1. Grab the Eyedropper tool. Go to tool’s options. Set both Appearance check-marks. Select the art you want to apply appearance to and click the one you want to copy appearance from with the tool (or vice versa with a proper modifier held).
      This one requires me to go to the options before to set these check-marks and go there after to turn them off, because I don’t need these by default.

    2. Save a graphic style from the object…

    8 votes

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  15. Dégradé de forme

    Outil dégradé de forme

    2 votes

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  16. SVG Timeline Animation

    Svg kann animiert werden. Warum muss ich dazu zu svgator oder snap greifen? Ist direkt weder in illustrator, Animate noch After Effects möglich.

    Ein fenster timeline zu illustrator. Keyframe Animationen und SVG Animiert müsste man dich in Adobe Produkten erdtellen können.

    4 votes

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  18. Effect units bound to global units.

    I am working with "mm" most of the time. However, when I use effects, I have to guess the right amount, since those are in "pixel" most of the time.
    As an example, feather or blur, and many more.

    It would be nice if the units would change with the units used in the file.

    2 votes

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  19. Effects ( fx ) drag and drop

    Just like in Abode Indesign, when you apply an effect to type or object all you have to do is drag & drop the "fx" icon in the appearance bar to the type or object you wish to apply that effect to.

    Adding this same feature will increase productivity when adding multiple effects and create a more cohesive work from program to program.

    1 vote

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  20. Automatisches Textfeld, das sich an den Text anpasst

    Bei Infografiken werden kurze Texte oft mit farbigen Flächen hinterlegt. Cool wäre eine Funktion in Illustrator, welche einen Textblock oder eine Textzeile automatisch mit so einer Fläche hinterlegt. Optional könnte man Farbe, Eckenradius, Transparenz, Grösse (über den Text hinaus) usw. bestimmen.

    1 vote

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