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  1. Give Illustrator stand alone software buy.........

    You really should let ppl buy standalone software like Photoshop and Premiere is now..

    WTF not with Illustrator? and the other softwares...

    I won't be using it much so paying under a subscription is too much....

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  2. Shape Distribution Tool

    A tool you can use with selected objects, that would distribute those objects, in layer order, around the outline of the designated shape, most likely a circle/oval, square/rectangle, triangle, star, or custom shape.
    This would be a great layout assistant for placing, scaling, and rotating different kinds of objects at once. A time-saving and more accurate way to create many types of layouts.

    With this tool, you could:
    - distribute different types of objects (shapes, text, symbols, etc) around a shape
    - scale the shape and objects independently
    - auto orient rotation to the center or the line segment in…

    4 votes

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  3. Relative paths for linked assets

    An option to use relative paths for linked assets. Because links use absolute paths, simply moving the folder your artwork is in will break the links unless the links are in the same folder. For example:

    c:\artwork\project-1234\layout.ai
    c:\artwork\project-1234\assets\logo.jpg
    c:\artwork\standard-title-block.ai

    If logo.jpg and standard-title-block.ai are both linked to inside of layout.ai, renaming the project folder will break the links. Moving the project folder will break the links.

    Instead of storing the link paths absolutely, store them relatively. This way at least renaming the folder will preserve both links and moving the folder will only break links that point to file outside…

    63 votes

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  4. A View Only Capability after free trial ends

    It's basically a "view only" section for students after their trial has expired who have already created items in Illustrator and have to double check something or just review what they've already created esp. those who may not be able to afford the full version of Illustrator.

    It'd be nice to have a "view only" section after students' free trials expire. Example: some softwares have a "read only" section where students can't edit work, but they can at least view it.

    2 votes

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  5. .TIF are distorted when placed and rotated in AI

    There is a bug in Illustrator 22.0.1 that distorts placed .tif files that are rotated. It is not just a display issue, but actually distorts the placed .tif image when I export my art to all file types. Attached is a before and after screen shot of what I am experiencing, using a bitmap .tif as a texture placed over my vector art. The two .tif files are the same, one just rotated 90°.

    2 votes

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  6. Select Fill or Stroke Does Not Make Selection Automatically Edit-Ready

    For years I have been frustrated with how anytime I want to edit fills or strokes, Illustrator seems to ALWAYS have the wrong choice forward in the tools panel! It seems to always know when I want to edit strokes, because it always has fills ready to edit in the foreground swatch and vice-versa! All these years I just felt is was some sort of voodoo thing, but I finally realized why this happens to me the majority of the time. I use Select>Same>Fill Color, Select>Same>Stroke Color, Select>Same>Stroke Weight all the time. The main reason I make those selections by…

    5 votes

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  7. Adobe installers for Mac install corrupt files

    Adobe installers for Mac install corrupt files, as shown by DiskWarrior "Files - Check All Files and Folders”. For instance:

    /Applications/Utilities/Adobe Application Manager/LWA/amtservices.framework/Versions/A/Resources/._Info.plist

    /Applications/Utilities/Adobe Application Manager/LWA/asneu.framework/Versions/A/Resources/._Info.plist

    It would be great if Adobe checked that to make sure all files are OK before releasing installers. Thanks.

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  8. More robust Link Panel display and relinking functionality

    It would be nice if Illustrator's link panel was more link Indesign's in that it collapsed instances of the same linked file into an accordion. The user can then update multiple instances of a file to the same new link or link them individually to separate new links.

    36 votes

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  9. Autofind Missing Links like in Indesign

    When I'm relinking a missing image in Indesign, it automatically finds other missing links in the same folder that a relinked to. It would be life changing if Illustrator did the same. Currently you have to manually relink each missing link which can become very tedious.

    113 votes

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  10. 16 bit mode for Illustrator

    When creating Illustrations with gradients, we can only use 8bits. When imported in Photoshop or After Effects 16bits projects, the gradients stick to this poor 8bits - resulting in banding.

    Especially when working on normal/displacement maps for 3d materials, 8bits is not enough.

    How great would it be if Illustrator had a possibility to switch to 16 or 32 bit mode!

    52 votes

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  11. Notes like in Photoshop

    From time to time I need to put some reminders in a complex document about alignments/mistakes made by myself but which I unable to change right now because it's time consuming but not really important. Not sure it such a feature will be needed for a lot of users, but having something like notes panel in photoshop would be handy. Thank you.

    2 votes

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  12. Illustrator Reader program

    I would love to see an Illustrator reader like Acrobat has an editor program and a reader program.

    The acrobat reader has the ability to edit text and fill in forms. It would be great to have a similar reader program for Illustrator that could edit text in a design so that a customer who doesn't have illustrator could still edit just the text if the designer wants to give them this option. It should have the ability to change text whilst keeping the text design (with shadows, colours, font type etc).

    2 votes

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  13. 'Expand' generates excess groups, clipping groups, compound paths and other unwanted vector garbage. Keep it simple!

    Try expanding a brush or a 3D shape and take a look at the large pile of unwanted groups, compound paths and clipping masks Illustrator has generated for you. It just adds complexity to the file and makes the object appearance tricky to work with. See example ai file attached.
    If you have Astute Graphic’s Vector First Aid plugin you can remove all that stuff and see just how simple and usable your vectors can be (I recommend it), Wouldn’t it be better if Illustrator didn’t generate junk in the first place?
    Please make sure Illustrator only generates the barest…

    6 votes

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  14. "Place Gun" Grid like InDesign!

    Have the ability to place multiple files in Illustrator, and with the "place gun" (the pointer with the 1/# on it), be able to hold modifier keys to create an easy grid of the imports, like the function in InDesign! (Highly recommend this for both Illustrator and Photoshop).

    3 votes

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  16. 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

    4 votes

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  17. 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

    7 votes

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  18. Language

    Changing the language after instalation woud be much more pratical

    5 votes

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  19. Ability to Import New Brushes to Adobe Draw

    Would love to be able to create your own or import other brushes to Adobe Draw.

    6 votes

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  20. I hate Create New. It is redundant and the keyword is New. Lets just say New.

    I hate Create New. It is redundant and the keyword is New. Lets just say New.

    2 votes

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