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  1. Get rid of Adobe Stock

    I am really really sick of having Adobe Stock rammed down my throat. I don't want it, never will. Give me the option to turn it off!

    35 votes

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  2. When will it be possible that Adobe Illustrator to create and import objects of more than 32000 nodes?

    When will it be possible that Adobe Illustrator to create and import objects of more than 32000 nodes? Why is it still cannot (at the end of 2017)? It is a very big limitation for those of us who work in mapping projects (because the vector geometries are in need of a great graphic definition).

    An added problem is that even though we use specific plugins of cartography (Avenza MAPublisher, for example) like they work in Adobe Illustrator they suffer the same limitation and they do not suppose any alternative…

    By when a definitive solution?

    28 votes

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  3. Make Illustrator PDFs more automatically accessible

    Accessibility is incredibly important. Obviously Adobe wants to help but it is incredibly limited in Illustrator. If you supply multiple artboards, character and paragraph styles and great text placement options, you should make the PDF export carry those options through. What's the point of using InDesign when you only have two pages? Who needs to files for every project?

    32 votes

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  4. Introduce bevel joint clamp values for strokes

    Adobe's miter limit is something quite weird. I was lucky to find and bookmark this article to learn it, finally:
    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/mswanson/2006/03/24/miter-limits-in-illustrator-and-wpf/

    As you can see, AI have no tools for defining how much of a stroke would be cut when joint is beveled. I want some.

    14 votes

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  5. Action: Insert Conditional

    In the Photoshop Action panel there's "Insert Conditional" allowing you to set logical conditions for action behaviour. Illustrator should have this too. It's neat.

    It's useful for making action behaviour more inteligent and relevant to the document, eg. doing one or another thing depending on whether the document is landscape or portrait, colour mode, etc.

    Another way it can be used is to create toggle buttons for things that Illustrator doesn't currently have shortcuts for (eg. Scale Strokes & Effects). Presently you have to create two separate keybindings for each action, whereas the conditional allows you to toggle with a…

    5 votes

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  6. Make it so I can edit an embedded image

    Make it so I can edit an embedded image in photoshop and save back to Illustrator like editing an image in Acrobat Pro

    16 votes

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  7. TouchBar customization

    Can you please make available the option to customize the MacBook Pro Touch Bar in Adobe Illustrator. The new MacBook Pro Touch Bar is very useful and handy. The shortcuts that I can use with the Touch Bar save me a lot of time.

    43 votes

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  8. Zoom to selection / Fit Selection on Screen, with an assignable hotkey

    Just a simple keyboard command that fills the screen with whatever you have selected.

    25 votes

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  9. mouse gestures the same for a mac and a pc

    can the mouse gestures be changed so that they work the same for a mac and a pc , ie that the zoom in and out feature is the same on both ?

    4 votes

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  10. Remove survey requests from app

    Give users some way to disable in-app survey request popups. Simply clicking the X does NOT prevent it from popping up again in the future.

    How about moving this request out of the program so it doesn't appear during a long, automated batch operation for example (and can't be dismissed BTW). Adobe has our email addresses, just send the request there. OR move survey notifications to the CC Desktop App. That's a nice central location that does not impinge on production activities in any of the apps.

    9 votes

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  11. List .ait files in File > Open Recent Files

    Since I start every new file with a template, it would save a lot of time to be able to click on Recent Files rather than root through several folders to fetch it. CS6 used to list .ait files.

    5 votes

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  12. Key command for scrolling thru blend modes

    You know how Photoshop has a quick key command for scrolling thru blend modes? Why not one for Illustrator?

    6 votes

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    You can assign your own custom hotkeys for these commands, using Keyboard Shortcuts dialog: select Tools from the drop-down menu (yes, that’s an unexpected place), and search for ‘blend’ — last two found commands are ‘Blend Mode – Next Mode’ and ‘’Blend Mode – Previous Mode’ — assign any keys you want or use Photoshop-like keys, Shift+Plus and Shift+Minus.
    The only difference between Ai and Ps is that Illustrator does not loop the list like Photoshop does… There is another request for this: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657/suggestions/44406693 — please vote there if you believe this should be addressed.

  13. Export Options to CGM

    add additional export options like .cgm in Adobe Illustrator cs5 or cs6.

    Our company is using Licensed Adobe Illustrator CS5 and CS6

    3 votes

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  14. PDF Comment Tool

    I like to design website visuals in Illustrator and add PDF comments in Acrobat but doing so means I need to re-add all the comments each time I save a new version of the PDF.

    It would be great if there were a commenting tool in Illustrator that would export to PDF comments so I can add notes as I create artwork, rather than going back and doing it after each export.

    3 votes

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  15. When a layer is locked don't ask me if I want to unlock it. Instead give me a drop down list of all the layers to choose from

    Usually when pasting something in Illustartor if the layer is locked it means I didn't select the right layer. If I could choose which layer to paste to I wouldn't have to cancel, select the correct layer and paste again

    7 votes

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  16. ALLOW ME TO SAVE HTML FROM ILLUSTRATOR!!!!!!!!!!!

    So stupid I can't save for web html from illustrator anymore. WTF is wrong with you designers?

    1 vote

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  17. Adding Background Color to Pattern Options

    When creating seamless pattern it would be very helpful to have the ability to select a background color in the Pattern Options palette. Especially for hex shape, if I create a separate background shape the overlapping doesn't always work especially for Hex. I use the Appearance palette as a workaround or manually add a background color/shape. Please see screenshot for reference. Thank you!

    4 votes

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  18. Make the new "Properties" panel optional.

    The idea of the properties panel is nice, but it should be customizable. For example, the four pathfinder tools that come up when more than one object is selected aren't the main four that I use, so it would be nice to be able to switch out the default four that pop up.

    It would also be nice if there were a way to not use the new properties panel, and be able to switch in the windows drop down menu to using the old properties panel that is in the top bar across the screen. I don't love the…

    11 votes

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  19. Hold middle mouse button to move camera

    This would be better option by default than present Space + Left mouse button combo like in Adobe XD.

    4 votes

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  20. Fix blending of strokes

    As described in this discussion (from 4 years ago!) - https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1291256 - in most cases when you apply a blend to two strokes with any profile other than uniform, the intermediate stages of the blended strokes do not have any profile applied to them. I believe this has been a problem at least as far back as the introduction of variable width strokes, and has still not been resolved. This seriously hampers the usefulness of the blend tool and massively increases the amount of time required to produce the desired effect.

    3 votes

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