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  1. Align Stroke to one side of path

    The feature which allows you to align stroke to inside or outside of a path for closed shapes is fantastic and gives a great deal of dynamic help. Currently, the only way to align a stroked path and another shape is inaccurately with only visual cues or expand the stroked path and lose editability.

    I don't know if it has been suggested but a feature which allowed you to preserve a non destructive workflow and interact with shapes more easily is very much within reach. Simply create an equivalent for the align stroke to inside or outside of path for…

    50 votes

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  2. Split paths by currently applied dash settings

    Hi - I was directed here via adobe and illustrator support teams on twitter.

    I'm submitting a suggestion for a function or feature for adobe illustrator in which the user may subdivide a dashed path into individual smaller paths, by the measurement and placement of said dash style. I have seen many different suggestions and workarounds for this over the past few years but none actually execute this specific action. (Setting to .0001 stroke, expanding, then deleting excess points isn't ideal!)

    In my current role, and in our office, we design and create physical package design comps. we frequently use…

    28 votes

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  3. All three stroke gradient types should be applicable to all three stroke alignments

    All three stroke gradient types should be applicable to all three stroke alignments. At the moment, I can only use all three gradient types if the stroke is aligned to the center of the path. If I need to make for instance a circular gradient on a stroke (the second gradient option), I am forced to align the stroke to center.

    12 votes

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  4. Have stroke type selection like in InDesign

    InDesign has a great feature in the Stroke Panel where you can select different types of strokes - like dashed, dotted, wavy, etc.

    It would be great if Illustrator had the same feature.

    5 votes

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  5. A Dashed Line tool.

    I have seen a few plugins (Nudge, WidthScribe) do things with dashes that suggest there is room for a lot more dashes on a stroke than the three repeating dash/gap entries the Stroke panel lets me create.

    I would like an interactive, on-canvas tool that lets me drag dashes, gaps, and their endpoints around on a selected path. Being able to create and delete dashes/gaps would be nice, too.

    3 votes

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  6. RETURN TO PREVIOUS VERSION EXPAND STROKE

    PLEASE!!!! Return to the previous version of expand stroke. Where it KEEPS the stroke over lapping and doesn't turn it into a compound shape. SO frustrating that that is no longer available or an option. I might expand the stroke, but still want to make adjustments after(like make wider/narrower in parts), which was SO EASY previously. Now I just want to smash the computer. Eh. There are a lot of other changes I hate. But probably this is the biggest. Don't know why you would change things that have been pretty much the same for 20+ years.

    2 votes

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  7. Different Stroke weight in every point node

    I'm trying to make a typeface in illustrator, but it's so hard when i have to apply multiple different weight in one stroke (especially with serif typeface). So i have manually expand the stroke and edit it manually, and the result is not tidy or clean enough.

    I know there is width tool to edit stroke weight, but it behave more like a brush, it will get messy if i want to change stroke weight and not having consistent shape if i cut some part of the alphabet to use it on another alphabet.

    So i have an idea if…

    1 vote

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  8. Automatic stroke manipulation based on the depth of geometry

    It has been quite time-consuming when producing architecture line drawing representations. The depth of an object is represented through the different stroke weights. Every time I have to modify the stroke weights manually (i.e. perspective representation, the closer visual depth the objects have, the thicker stroke weights they have, vice versa) I expect illustrator can update this ability to automatically compute the visual depth of objects and adjust stroke weights of every geometric edges based on the rule of perspective representation! That could save life of many architecture students!

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  9. Control stroke thickness spanning across the whole line.

    Ability to control the stroke thickness on different points on a single line, much like how the gradient works, but with stroke thickness.

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  10. One Path, many colors...

    Would Love to be able to select path segments with the Direct Select tool and apply, line weight and color assignments to that segment only - WITHOUT cutting the path into myriad, noncontiguous chunks.
    Wishing to retain the editibity of the Path.

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  11. Scaling Arrowheads Maintains Original Stroke Width

    Is it possible to add an option in the Stroke panel which allows scaling of the arrowheads and start and end shapes (like Circle, Square, SimpleWide, Simple, ettc.) without scaling their stroke width?

    Now the stroke width of the arrow or shape is increased or decreased when scaling. Please see attached images. Often times I would like to use a bigger arrowhead or shape but I have to create hem manually as scaling up results the arrowhead becoming a wider stroke than the stroke itself.

    For instance - a 2 point stroke with a SimpleWide arrowhead results in the arrowhead…

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