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  2. warp Effect not working

    I used to be able to take a straight line and make it wavy with the Effect > Warp > Wave effect - I see that there was a previous 'resolved' ticket on this - it is NOT resolved. I have been using Illustrator for over 25 years and have never seen this app in such a bad state. I am spending more time here today flagging bugs than working on my projects today. I hope you understand how frustrating ALL these bugs are when you are trying to get a project out the door and a client is screaming…

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 3D Revolve Perspective is Always Off Center

    The perspective setting for the 3D revolve effect seems to be centered on the OBJECT being revolved rather than the AXIS of the revolve. That means that adding any perspective skews the object off-center (see lower cylinder in attached example screenshot).

    Could a setting be added to shift the center of the perspective to the axis (among other options)? Sorry if a setting exists and I just can't find it.

    4 votes

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  6. Paint, Draw, Spatter on Vector like Raster for Visual turn DigitL Artisans

    It takes conversations like this to know what customers want to dive into if they see adobe, & for years I tried but run away from adobe it was extreme even illustrator it didn’t feels like the art drawing, medium, etc. I grew up learning. No one grew up as a child to use adobe. But they can if it feels like it on screen. You are #1 and growing too, my voice hopefully adds more light that. Combine easier icons that newbies know, more raster in style (rebelle,artrage), but adobe all in one vector that combines the two, for…

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  8. Convert to Line effect

    If you try to apply 'Convert to Rectangle' effect, Ai will limit you minimal width/height to 0.01mm — not zero. It means we can't use it to create 'lines'. And this is something appearance and styles will hugely benefit from.

    Of course, it should allow to set a reference point too:
    https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-feature-requests/suggestions/32052073-add-reference-point-to-convert-to-shape-effect

    And although we have a Transform effect to deal with the angle, having it for the line is obviously needed.

    4 votes

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  9. Add the Add Blending Mode

    In other CC apps 'Add' is available.
    Please make this available in Ai as well.

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  10. A 3D outline Preview option;

    no fill just an outline. It would be of value to minimize operating memory and provide a preview of design.

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  11. Vector Halftones Effect (within AI and without third-party plugins)

    I would like AI to integrate a feature that can convert raster images and/or vector elements (gradients, sketches, shapes, anything..) into a perfectly shaped round dots Halftones Effect.

    As a matter of fact, it is already possibile to get something similar by applying the raster halftones Effect to the element and then Live Tracing it. But the result is something uneven made of irregular circles or shape. So it is not a precise function to take into consideration.

    The effect should be achieved without any third-party plugins or anything which is not already included in the full AI software release…

    163 votes

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  12. 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…

    1 vote

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  13. Artboard Textures

    Textured artboard choice, ie canvas, wood, concrete, liquid etc.
    When new drawings happen all the work reacts according to the artboard type, ie lineworks degrade if on a canvas texture. I know this can be simulated afterwards but the linework or colour fills don’t degrade accurately, it’s more a superimposition.
    I also realise this would take an awful lot of computing power!
    Nick

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  14. 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.

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  15. Illustrator doesn't allow gradient art brushes

    This one should be very easy to make happen. Please let us use a path, with gradient stroke applied, to be used as an art brush. When we try to do it, Illustrator gives us this message (attached image).

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  16. 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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  17. Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform: Arrange duplicates above source

    When you duplicate objects using Object > Transform commands the duplicate is arranged above the original object. If you use Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform to make multiple copies of an object the copies are arranged below the original object. This is wrong. The original should be the rearmost object and each copy should be arranged above.

    I realize that correcting this behaviour (and there can be no doubt the current behaviour is wrong) can break the appearance of some files. So instead of just switching the behaviour add an option in the dialogue to place each copy…

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  18. Rasterize effect of bitmap is too simple

    Please add some other algorithm in rasterize effect of bitmap.
    in Photoshop we have pattern dither, Diffusion dither, halftone screen, custom pattern Or in Corel Photo Paint we have line art, Ordered , Jarvis, Stuki , floyd-steinberg, halfton, cardinality distribution But in illustrater we have only one algorithm.
    also please able us to choose color of rastered pixels. it is very important because some times graphists add this effect to gradient or mesh gradient but they like another color instead of black color and transparent instead of white

    250 votes

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  19. Perspective mode for Free Distort effect

    Free Distort effects, being a bit outdated with it's detached preview window, comes out Super Tool with Stylism plugin installed. But it could do so much better if there would be a tick, that turns distortion into a perspective one, as the tool with the same name allows to do. That would allow us to distort stuff live in perspective (and omit using overcomplicated Perspective Grid for small tasks).

    4 votes

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  20. Font Style Blend Tool

    A blend tool that transitions fontstyle over a phrase. For example I will use the phrase "a maiore ad minus". The first letter A would be Times New Roman and the final word Minus is in Arial. My proposed blend tool would show the transition of fonts on the words "maiore ad".

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