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  1. Actions panel

    Everything is so tiny, and the actions panel is too. When you run an action you see all steps, and if you want to try another of your actions you have to scroll a mile to get there. It's very difficult to get an overview of the actions you have. So I would like to see the steps of the action in a separate window, so that you don't loose the overview of your actions. You shouldn't see all steps in the same list as the actions that you have. Also I would like to be able to have some…

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  2. More advanced 'Add Anchor Points' function

    'Add Anchor Points' is quite archaic at the moment. My requests:
    1. Allow to apply to selected parts of paths, instead of the complete path.
    2. Add a dialog to set the number of subdivisions / points added per segment.
    3. Allow to assign it to a keyboard shortcut
    4. When adding to a curved segment, the new anchor points should be smooth, not broken.

    6 votes

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  3. 「テキストからベクター生成」にレイヤーオブションを加えてください

    背景と上に乗るキャラクター等をレイヤー分けできるような仕組みを追加してください。
    たとえば、

    「下のレイヤー:波の穏やかな白い砂浜のビーチ、上のレイヤー:じゃれ合う2匹の子犬」

    というようにプロンプトに記述したレイヤー構成に従って生成されるようになると格段に使い勝手が良くなると思います。

    5 votes

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  4. An ability to update variables

    I'd like to be able to bind Variables to pageItems and be able to reimport the Variable Library; that is, I'd like to be able to reimport the CSV or XML file and not have to rebind the Variable to pageItems.

    This would let me create a template or master file that is ready to import new data without having to rebind the Variables.

    Also, make Variable binding scriptable.

    5 votes

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  5. Support for ARIA in SVG (accessibility)

    There are a couple of requests for improvements to SVG export, which is sorely needed. One important aspect of this is accessibility.

    SVG use is increasing, and accessibility requirements are being mandated in jurisdictions around the globe.

    There will be a growing need for people to produce accessible SVG files.

    This calls for supporting ARIA roles states and properties, and some way to indicate tabindex.

    A number of constraints can be imagined to prevent people doing the wrong thing (e.g. if you put tabindex=0 on a non-operable element), but the basic functionality is far more basic.

    Select object.
    Open aria…

    5 votes

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  6. Hello there i would like this to be on android, and also photoshop please i want you to message me back so that i can see that you care

    Hello there i would like this to be on android, and also photoshop please i want you to message me back so that i can see that you care PLEASE, CMON , YOU ARE COOL, VERY, VERY COOL

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  7. Linking dxf/dwg

    This might be very wishfull thinking...

    I am an architect, and use CAD to make plan drawings, and illustrator to make them look good (adjusting lineweight, stroke, color and so on). But if i make an updated drawing in CAD, i have to do everything all over again in Illustrator. It would be awsome if illustrator was able to give a specific layer a specific lineweight/stroke/color etc... and was able to update this on its own!

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  9. Allow gradients in brushes

    AI forbids to use gradients in brushes. It definitely should.

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  10. Shortcut for Delete Layer

    I'd like a custom shortcut for deleting a layer. I could, of course, record an action and assign one of the F keys (F5, F6, etc), but I don't want to use the F keys.

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  11. Halftone vectore

    As one of my friend getting irregular shaped while creating Halftone Vector by following this steps

    Create a shape (circle) > Use Gradient in it > Effect > Pixelate > Color halftone > Object > Raster > Image trace

    He was getting irregular circle shapes in the artwork

    So while exploring to resolve this we added Blend option just after doing raster. That remove the irregular shape.

    Create a shape (circle) > Use Gradient in it > Effect > Pixelate > Color halftone > Object> Raster >Blend (inside object menu)> Blend options> Image trace ( make sure that Ignore white…

    5 votes

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  12. easier way to unlock layers

    I, like most people, work with layers. Sometimes those layers are 5, sometimes closer to 100. Thing is, I don't want to have to scroll through 100 layers to find the 1 locked layer I want to unlock. It would be great if I could just right-click on it, then go through a 2-step process to unlock the layer. At the very least, if I double-click on said locked layer, I wish to be shown immediately in the Layers panel where that layer is.

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    In latest versions you can enable ’Select and Unlock objects on canvas ’ option in Preferences > Selection & Anchor Display section.
    This will draw a small lock marker for those objects that are locked in your selection (they won’t be a part of selection box though) — click it to unlock an object.
    Please try it and comment back about if it works for you.

  13. Type Selections

    My idea consists in making it able for us to select text only, but with the arrows, like we have now, but doing it selectively.

    I'll try to explain:

    If we make a freehand selection (area selection) over some portion of the work, everything that is not locked and that that selection overs is selected, right? Despite being it the Black or White Selection Arrows.

    However, I can go to the Menu>Select>Object>Text and it selects ALL text from the artboard. I can also go to a layer and click on the circle on the right and get all of those…

    5 votes

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  14. 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…

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  15. 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.

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  16. select same by stroke weight/stroke color within a graph (CC2018)

    In CC2017 with a direct selection arrow, you could select by stroke weight or color, within a graph. After the CC2018 update you can no longer use the Select by options within a graph. Please bring back that feature.

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  17. 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…

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  18. Delete hidden layers

    Would it be great if add the option of deleting all hidden layers as in photoshop..

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    There is a command in the Layers panel’s menu, called Delete Hidden Layers... Unfortunately, it deletes not only hidden layers, but also all hidden content. There is a separate request to rename the comment or add another, to distinct two operations: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/43634643-delete-hidden-layers-command-innapropriately-nam Please vote. Also, there is another request to delete unused/empty layers: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/40696027-delete-unused-layers
  19. The ability to save an appearance of a selected object.

    The ability to save an appearance of a selected object to apply to other objects. Much like the copy and paste layer style in Photoshop.

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  20. Recent files list - right-click menu with "Open folder"

    In Illustrator (and also other Adobe apps): when the program is started but no document is opened there is a list with icons representing the recent opened documents. My suggestion: Add a right-click menu on those icons with an option to open the document's folder in Windows Explorer.

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