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  1. import gradient swatches from cc library

    Allow use of gradients created in the adobe color web program and import them from cc library to illustrator.

    9 votes

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  2. Enable Gradient Annotator on strokes

    When we are in Full screen and Want to edit Gradient on the Stroke It would be Great to be able to Enable the Annotator on to Change/Edit or move the stroke Gradient colors

    8 votes

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  3. Switching to gradient should use as starting gradient color the original solid color

    Switching to solid color to gradient, by default gradient should use as starting color the original solid color.

    Since imho mostly people uses solid as starting point, then converts to gradient.

    6 votes

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  4. Copy Gradient properties

    Sometimes I need to add new objects with gradient fill to my design and keep gradient annotators in the same position as another existing object.
    It would be great if a function were added that allowed copying the gradient fill properties from one object to another, keeping the gradient annotators in the same position.
    On the other hand, when I add a gradient outline to an object with gradient fill, the gradient annotators do not match between the fill and the outline. This difference is more evident the thicker the contour. Adding the option to keep outline gradient annotators in…

    5 votes

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  5. Eyedropper tool to have option to pick gradient settings

    If you have a gradient set up with custom rotation and you want to pick it to another object with eyedroper tool, the rotation doesn't transfer.

    It would save time not having to type it again.

    Maybe add some other options as well to have more control.

    It should be an option at the eyedropper tool properties. (See image)

    4 votes

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  6. Ability to convert Freeform Mesh to Gradient Mesh

    The ability to convert a freeform mesh to a gradient mesh is sorely needed. I love creating a gradient with Freefrom Mesh, it's a lot more user friendly but it is a lot more heave on the system, especially when you start having multiple objects. The ability to convert a Freeform Mesh to a Gradient Mesh should be a standard feature. Analysing the colours as it does from an image but creating a more contoured mesh as it does by default with a vector.

    Gradient mesh is less heavy on the system and more universally accessible say for exporting as…

    3 votes

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  7. Edit shapes that have gradients but not change the gradient.

    I have customers that do not give enough bleed and their artwork ends. Normally I would just change the shape to where I need the bleed to be. However, most of my customers use gradients in their shapes. If I change the shape of these objects, it changes the gradients. So I end up having to mirror the shape on all sides and place a mask over it.

    It would be a lot easier and time saving if I can edit shapes that have gradients but have the gradients stay the way the are.

    3 votes

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  8. Different Customizable Shape Gradient Constraints

    Much like the flexibility of the radial gradient feature, it would be incredibly helpful to have a similar tool to make gradients, but one that does not constrain you to a circle or ellipse. Yes, AI provides the freeform gradient tool and the gradient mesh tool, but these are often a little finicky and time consuming to use. One can also use the blend tool to attempt a freeform gradient. All of these are far too complicated for creating such simple gradients. I propose that a customizable shape gradient tool is implemented. Like the other gradient tools, one would create…

    3 votes

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  9. Add Keyboard Shortcut to Switch Gradient Color Stop

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    if add a keyboard shortcut to the gradient slider to switch color stops instead of mouse clicks will increase the workflow

    3 votes

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  10. Gradient following the curve of a shape

    Don't know if this is an original idea but - is it possible to make an feature to make a gradient follow a user-drawn guideline (like with text on line)..? I tried to illustrate it in the attached file - the first shape is the one that should be filled with gradient, the second one is what we can do now (or mesh but that's a bit complicated) and the third one shows the guideline in purple and arrows that the gradient would follow. So the lower left part of the shape would be let's say darkest, the gradient would…

    3 votes

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  11. Be Able To Apply Two Or More Selected Swatches To Gradient Slider

    It would be nice to select two or more swatches in the Swatches panel and then go to the Gradient panel and click an option to Apply Selected Swatches To Gradient Slider.

    3 votes

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  12. alt click swatches to add colors to a selected gradient

    With a gradient object selected, it would be much quicker to alt click swatches from the swatch panel to add to current selection

    2 votes

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  13. Need options to make a gradient from colors of selected shapes/objects

    Hi,
    Sometimes i feel handicapped while working with gradients.
    It feels like that Illustrator is holding my leg when working with gradients.

    I have two requests regarding gradients.

    1. I want Illustrator to help make a gradients from the colors of selected shapes or objects. (Since the option is not available so, I have to select colors from swatches individually and put them on gradient bar to make a gradients.

    2. Gradient does not show when it is being applied on live text (not outlined text), making it difficult to see the current gradient direction and placement when mouse is pressed. Gradient…

    2 votes

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  14. Mesh Smoothing tool

    It would be great if the mesh tool had a smoothing option. Kind of like Maya has the control shift option to smooth out kinks in quads. Especially for photo-real projects. It would be so helpful and time-consuming.

    2 votes

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  15. Gradient tool not working or locked with strokes in Illustrator 2020

    The gradient tool locks or is unresponsive when trying to adjust a gradient on a stroke. I've tried adjusting gradient modes, change stroke weight all without any success. It's also now affected my Illustrator 2019 as well so I assume its related to a common resource for both versions.

    2 votes

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  16. Gradient that follows path

    Gradient path that you can customize direction and follow the curve of objects.

    1 vote

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  18. Angel Gradient

    Angle Gradient is missing since begging, I know that can be made through the Mesh Tool, but it is not very easy for everyone to make it, there are also other ways to make it but its very difficult. I wrote many basic, essential, and missing features for Illustrator in 2011 in Features Forum web but Adobe has added a few of them, it is very important that every software needs to be filled with basic and essential features, if those are missing then software could not be the best then the rest.

    1 vote

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  19. gradient

    How do we create the light grey to white inner gradient effect on type? (see attached image)

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  20. gradient outline

    Simple idea. Possible to apply gradient in the outline.
    with the same tools.

    1 vote

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