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  1. Add artboard between 2 artboards

    I Can't add a artboard Between 2 artboards
    If i need to add an artboard in between artboard 9 and artboard 10

    1 vote

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  2. Ability to change default unit of measurement

    Please add the ability to change the default units for documents. I work in print and it's frustrating (and annoying) to have to change the units from points to inches every time I create a new document.

    3 votes

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  3. Add Plus buttons as the sides of a selected artboard to quickly add artboards new ones

    Photoshop displays nice (+) buttons to allow users to add new artboards to any side of a current one.

    In Illustrator, Add buttons exist only in Control and Properties, and always add an artboard next in a row.

    Not fair.
    And if you add these new Add buttons — allow to disable them too. Some will disagree on having extra fluff on canvas.

    Mockup image by Oleg Krasnov

    3 votes

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  4. Create square artboards with Shift held when no artboards are selected

    Artboard tool does a lot of things: selects, creates, moves,.. we are out of modifiers to control it properly. Specifically, we can’t create square artboards with the natural way we can create square paths, circles with Ellipse tool, like in many applications.

    Instead, Ai uses Shift key to select artboards if you start holding Shift before clicking (which is fine) and uses ratio of the last selected artboard if you hold it while dragging (who even uses it?)

    What if you let us to create square artboards, when no artboards are selected, but Shift is held? The alternative is to…

    5 votes

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  5. "Duplicate artboard" command should have option to create duplicate artwork on its own layer, not double all the assets in the file structur

    Currently when user chooses "Duplicate artboard" command, all of the assets on all layers and sub-layers get duplicated where they are within that layer hierarchy. To make for better asset organization, "Duplicate artboard" should have an option to create a new layer and put all of the duplicated assets in the same layer/sub-layer hierarchy there so then both sets of assets are independent in the layers window.

    should have option to create duplicate artwork on its own layer.

    2 votes

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  6. Document Recovery Panel

    Crash Recovery or document recovery is a life saver during unexpected crashes or Force quits of Illustrator sessions. However it becomes a nightmare, when it forces to recover documents from an old session and take ages to recover those document.

    A simple panel similar to MS Office will be really helpful for me to make a choice of what i want to recover and what to throw away before working..

    Its not always I need to use the old opened documents which I was not editing/ creating but just viewing as reference.

    Also its not always I want to waste…

    2 votes

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  7. Selected artboard border indication border color & width

    Selected artboard border indication border color & width

    When managing multiple artboards 20+
    Its hard to know wich one is selected.
    I use this for copy / paste elements when working on google banners or ad sets.

    12 votes

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  8. Better grid settings

    Inkscape 1.1 has great grid management.
    It's embedded with the document: because grid needs vary a lot from a document from another
    It's accessible on the lateral panel, while on AI you need to enter the general settings; all while snapping is in the view menu (go figure...)
    There a two types of grid.
    You can set several grids.
    On this lateral panel, and for each grid, you can easily define there enable , visible and snapping status. (no menu spelunking)
    You can set the grid origin with coordinates or by alignment to the page (on AI if you modify…

    7 votes

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  9. 新規作成時のドキュメントウィンドウの全画面表示について

    アプリケーションフレームをOFFにした状態でドキュメントの新規作成をすると、ドキュメントウィンドウが全画面で配置され、左右のツールパネルの下に潜り込んで表示されます。
    毎回ドキュメント全体を表示させるのに、ドキュメントウィンドウをドラッグしてサイズを小さくし、パネルとの重なりをなくすひと手間が入ります。
    ※ツールパネルはフロート状態ではなく固定しています。

    Photoshopのように(またはイラレでアプリケーションフレームを使用した時と同じように)ツールバーやパネルに重ならないようにドキュメントウィンドウを表示する仕様にはならないでしょうか。
    またはそれができる設定はあるのでしょうか。

    4 votes

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  10. Assign colors to artboard names in Artboards panel

    Assign colors to artboard names in Artboards panel, just like the way we can assign color to layers

    9 votes

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  11. allow the GRID to only be on the canvas, allowing the outer space to be used at the same time for element while building a project

    allow the GRID to only be on the canvas, allowing the outer space to be used at the same time for element while building a projects. ALSO allow a slider to dim down the lines and a line width slider for the lines. This way its fully customizable for the user

    4 votes

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  12. Autogenerate designs with Adobe Sensei?

    What if Illustrator had the ability to autogenerate versions of a design using Adobe Sensei technology? Imagine that you are going to design several banners of the same design in different sizes. Instead of designing each individual banner, one could simply click on a button that auto-generates versions in all the different sizes needed. This will help streamline the design process and eliminate time-consuming manual tasks.

    1 vote

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  13. Artboards workflow could do with some streamlining.

    So artboards in AI have been around for a while now, but the current workflow is pretty limited and at times frustrating.

    There are 2 really big things that could do with improvement.

    1 - The biggest issue I have is that there is no keyboard shortcuts to make a new artboard.

    Why do I have to move my mouse over to the artboard panel and click the add artboard button.

    This is way to long winded every time you want to add a new artbaord.

    2 - When adding a new artboard it does not conform to the column…

    2 votes

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  14. "Align Artboards to nearest pixel" or "Rearrange selected artboards" to avoid extra pixel on export.

    Similar to "Rearrange All artboards" except I don't want them rearranged, I just want them to snap to the nearest whole pixel to avoid the extra pixel when exporting raster assets.

    OR

    "Rearrange selected artboards only"

    I frequently set up documents with with dozens of artboards of various sizes organized and positionally grouped in specific ways. Currently I need to manually set x and y pixel coordinates for each artboard because "rearrange all" destroys the iterative structure of my document.

    6 votes

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  15. Remove the 'Drawing Area' (dark grey area behind artboards)

    The 'drawing area' behind artboards limits where you can place items (especially masked items that fall off this area), it limits the number of artboards, and limits how freely and where I can place multiple artboards. It also has no purpose at all as far as I can see.

    4 votes

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  16. Rearrange artboards on canvas accordingly to their order in the Artboards panel

    If you use artboards to have pages, swapping wo of them could be a nightmare.
    So:
    1. Allow Ai to rearrange artboards on canvas as the order of items in Artboards panel suggests
    2. Add Swap Selected artboards maybe, when exactly two artboards are selected

    16 votes

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  17. unlimited artboards for storyboarding to scale

    Storyboarding at 1920x1080 and I can only get 48 artboards. My computer can easily handle more. Why the limit - more please.

    1 vote

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    If you need to have a larger canvas, you can force Illustrator to enable the 'large canvas mode' by entering the size larger than 227 in (or 16383 px). Ai will warn you the scaling mode gets enabled. Commit and change the size of your artboard to 1920×1080. Done, you now have a larger canvas (actually it means it’s scaled internally and you loose one fractional space, but for storyboarding it’s just fine).


    Read more about this here:

    https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/large-sized-artwork.html

  18. Display Animated GIFs while designing

    I am a video editor so many of the things I design involve animated GIFs. It would be incredible to have a display option to see GIFs play inside of a document, to help design layout.

    Thanks!

    1 vote

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  19. Auto white spaces detection in the edge of Artboard!

    Make auto detect tool that can notify you when there is a white space in the edges of the Artboard. It would be great tool, most designers are not aware that the background is not fully filled the artboard! or the image size is not exactly fit the artboard!

    Thank you

    1 vote

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  20. Resize all artboards independently and by percentage with preview

    Resize all artboards and all artwork on boards at the same time by a percentage (currently feature is artboard only and by pixels only, unless I am missing some checkboxes somewhere?) -- each artboard would be independent. Like the same shape feature when selecting artwork and choosing Transform > Transform Each -- but for artboards. Would love a preview before committing!

    4 votes

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