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  1. 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.

    5 votes

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  2. Please make color control a **** of a lot more intuitive

    Hi team,

    I am familiar with InDesign and Photoshop. I am really trying to use illustrator on a project. I am fairly new to illustrator and am using the latest version as of 10/30/2018. I have to say the way you use and set colors in Indesign is either horribly broken (i.e., Bug) or it is not at all intuitive or similar to other Adobe tools. For example, I want to create a color gradient swatch that is applied to an image and then alter the color gradient and see how it looks. Seems simple - but I have been…

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  3. 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…

    4 votes

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  4. 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…

    4 votes

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  5. Angle 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.

    4 votes

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  6. Clean gradient distribution between spot and CMYK colors

    Allow clean gradients between spot and CMYK colours. For the moment, it looks greyish between the 2 selected colours.

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  7. Freeform gradient feedback

    1. Not working at all on compound shapes

    2. After selecting an object some stops disappear

    3. When copying the gradient to a smaller shapes some stops disappear. I know that the stops that are outside the shape will disappear, but would be nice if the gradient scaled down or something to fit in the new shape.

    4 votes

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  8. Additional transparency feature to Gradient Tool

    Would be nice if the Gradient Tool would function more like the one in photoshop.

    Mainly the ability to set different opacity values separately from the colour values. Not once I found myself changing my gradient shades in order to get the required transparency effect.

    In addition, it would be nice to have the variant gradient selection photoshop offers, such as Radial, Reflective, and Diamond.

    4 votes

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  9. 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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  10. Ability to precisely control the center of a radial gradient, its hilite angle/length

    Add more options to the Gradient tool, especially the radial gradient option. The ability to move the center of the radial gradient would be very useful for cartographers making maps and having the ability to show spheres (3-D circular objects) with a source of light northwest (or any other angle) of the circular object. The attached file should better explain the desired outcome. Your competitors (CorelDraw and Canvas) have had that feature for years, yet Illustrator is more often used for making maps than the other software packages.

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    Need More Info  ·  Yogesh Sharma responded

    Hi Kazimierz,

    You can modify the center of the radial gradient. Just choose the Gradient tool (G) with the objects selected (and gradient applied). Drag it across the shape. The start point comes the center of the gradient.

    Does that work for you?

    -Yogesh

  11. Make gradient hard stops

    A gradient can be striped when you move 2 stops of the same color on top of each other. It would be easier if this were not needed as is the case in Cinema 4D. So Illustrator should have a setting that gradient stops break the gradient and make stripes.

    Posting this on request of a forum participant. Please see the post here: https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/my-illustrator-wishlist/m-p/14408654#M396609

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  12. Make a way to call the Color Picker dialog for change color of a gradient stop

    The gradient tool is not very intuitive, and the color selection interface has a limited range, making it difficult to accurately pick the desired colors. Usually, I can only use color codes to specify them. I think there is a lot of room for improvements.

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  13. Could you please allow to move the color control pop up menu, when adjusting the gradient point?

    Have the option to move the pop up menu to different location. Not right on top of the artwork you're trying to fix?

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  14. "Select Same Fill/Opacity/Appearance/etc" in Freeform Gradients

    I work in printing, we just got 15 files in using freeform gradients where the majority of the gradient is 80% opacity and the edges of the shapes are 10% opacity. After printing samples, the customer has decided to change the 80% to 100%. Normally, this is very quickly executed with solid colors and within gradient meshes by selecting one object or point and choosing "select same opacity" from the menu. But this feature is not available in the freeform gradients. I now have the task of individually changing the opacity on over 1500 points across all of the files.…

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  15. 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

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  16. 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.

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  17. Please make gradients easier to use and more integrated with Libraries

    Currently, creating a gradient from brand colors in Libraries is painful, and you can't save gradients themselves to Libraries, only an object with a gradient applied. I would LOVE it if swatches and Libraries were more integrated in some way, so that I could have all my brand colors and frequently used gradients ready by default rather than having to recreate them constantly or copy and paste elements from other documents as a workaround.

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  18. I am wondering if anyone can help me as my gradient tool is not working. When I click it it switches between the mouse and gradient icon.

    I am wondering if anyone can help me as my gradient tool is not working. I can click it from the toolbar or press the G key on my keypad, but when I try to use it doesn't work. The gradient icon just switches between that and the mouse icon when I press it.

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  19. Create a ISE file system for Gradient management (ASE for AI only)

    create the possibility to export gradients as lib !

    I understand why ASE does not work with gradients (while it could be the case if ASE would accept more than one value per swatch but whatever..)

    I'd be nice to create ISE fileformat for example (ASE for AI only) to be able to have an actual gradient lib file.

    bluegradients.ISE
    Redgradients.ISE
    Etc

    The state of gradient management feels very much not polished from the adobe side of things, so please, work on that ...

    and have a look at Astute gradient forge
    If you actually care about Fixing your BASE…

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  20. Add more gradient varieties, including rainbow, purple gradients, blend of different color gradients

    Add more gradient varieties, including rainbow, purple gradients, blend of different color gradients

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