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  1. match arrow keys to screen rotation

    i just rotated the screen 90 degrees, but when i use the arrow keys, they move the object as if the screen was not rotated. would love to have arrow keys (toggle-able) match screen rotation.

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  2. 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!

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  3. 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

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  4. 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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  5. Art board numbering

    This goes back to a post from another user 11(!) years ago. He then wrote:


    I'm currently working on a project which involves over 16 artboards in the same document, though when i want to change the order of the artboards [for saving as a PDF] i have to move all my artboards content to new artboard, etc.etc.
    This is really annoying, especially when i want to insert a new artboard between some excisting ones.
     
    So is it possible to somehow change the order of the artboards, or they numbers [basically the same]?


     
    And still, 11 years later…

    2 votes

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  6. Export artboards with the correct sequential order

    I am creating multiple page presentations and often I have to insert or move artboards. When I export the artboards to JPG or PNG they are named after their original artboard number which creates a lot of extra work for me.

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  7. Pixel Perfect - alignment with equal distribution e.g. Artboard alignment

    When exporting out artwork for app icons, the dimensions have to be precise. 256 x 257 isn't going to work downstream and you have to adjust and export out again - wasting time.

    If an art board bounds is not pixel perfect aligned the exported graphics can be one pixel out. So it becomes necessary to align both content and art boards.

    One could argue that if an art board has a defined integer dimension, then it should be guaranteed to be exactly that dimension. Which could be a bug.

    But why is it necessary to have an art board…

    2 votes

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  9. Simple little change: Remove tiny shadow behind new artboard

    I've noticed this for years... whenever I create a new document in Illustrator--no matter the size or mode and without any bleed settings, the artboard has a tiny grey "drop shadow" behind the artboard. See ATTACHED. It does not affect art and never prints, but more times than I can count I've found myself zooming in and attempting to select/delete it, thinking I left some sort of unwanted element behind while I was working. Or I see the faint "border" and think my graphic elements aren't fully aligned to the page edge, when the actually are.

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  10. Affichage/Ajuster à la largeur

    Je me trouve souvent à faire des mis en page sur Illustrator, mon logiciel fétiche de la suite adobe. Le zoom pour le plan travail est trop éloigné et de fois je dois faire deux fois zoom avant (Cmd "+" ) pour arriver sur un zoom sur la largeur du plan travail pour avoir un visuel idéal. Mais de fois c'est pas assez précis selon ou le pointeur est situé...

    Avoir une option dans la fenêtre Affichage pour zoomer sur la largeur du plain travail me serait de grande utilité, surtout avec un raccourci du style "⌘⇧0"

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  11. Guides should not be selected alongside objects (Like in InDesign)

    Guide selection in Illustrator should work like in InDesign.

    How it works in Illustrator today:
    When you drag select objects+guides everything gets selected unless you have locked guides.

    How it should work (like InDesign):
    When drag selecting objects + guides only objects/paths gets selected. Guides can be moved selected when selecting only guides.

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  12. New artboard adjustable spacing

    When the New Artboard button in Control panel is clicked, an artboard is created next to the current one. The spacing between these is not tweakable.

    I work in metric units, on 10×10 millimeters grid. The space between artboards’ edges is 7.056mm. Yeah, I know, it’s 20 points, sure, but why should I care about points when units are millimeters? Why can’t I use a value that makes sense to me?

    Furthermore, it is dangerously close to 7 and looks like an integer until you check it.

    Please, allow to set a spacing manually in Artboard Options or elsewhere —…

    6 votes

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  13. Zoom In On Navigator

    Zoom In On Navigator

    1. When I am using the navigator, I'd like to see how certain areas of my document will look when printed. I would like to be able to zoom in on the navigator. See attached file.
    2. This would help me greatly because I could see small changes and large changes, at a better scale, while not making the navigator take up too much space within your layout.
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  14. Able to confine "Select same color", etc. to only 1 artboard (instead of all)

    If you copy and paste items onto multiple artboards and then try to select only items with the same color, or line style, etc., it selects all items across all artboards.

    You should be able to use global selection tools confined to only 1 artboard (or able to click specific artboards).

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  16. Have a fill icon to fill the backround like in Photoshop and Animate

    Have a fill icon to fill the backround like in Animate

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  17. Raster Effects Resolution

    Currently the Raster Effects Resolution has only 4 options 300/150/72 & 36 ppi. At times, specially when working for CMYK prints, the designer needs a specific resolution which is currently not available. I would suggest that there should be Custom option to input the desired resolution.

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  18. Adding Scale next to Units in Preferences

    I would like to be able to work with scales. For example sometimes I design large objects that don't fit the working area and using scales would be much easier to have a real idea of the dimensions of the object. I would like to be able to choose scales 1:5, 1:25, 1:50 and see the scaled dimension in "Properties/Transform" .

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  19. SVG tags and custom attributes editor

    Please add an easy to use SVG tag and attributes editor for the each element, including the document..
    For example, the <desk> and <title> tag and the data-* custom attribute would be all appreciated.

    The interface could a be a panel with a simple table (with all the tag names on the left and the values on the right) and a plain text field for custom attributes.

    2 votes

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  20. Option to place the origin of the art-board at the centre of the art-board.

    I would like the option to place the origin of the art-board at the centre of the art-board, so that objects can be placed at the centre just by setting the position to zero please. This would also make it a lot easier to mirror object to other sides just by making their position negative or positive.

    Thanks in advance,
    Tim

    3 votes

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