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  1. dash

    Allow the option to have dashed strokes be able to start with gaps

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  2. Allow to make sharp transitions using Width Tool

    Width Tool allows us to set width markers on a path, to make its stroke’s outline blend between set cross-sections. We have some limited controls over these markers, we can make each side have its own width, we can snap them to points, but that’s it.

    What we also need is way to make this transitions sharp, rather than smooth.
    Look at the image attached.

    The path on the top is a stroke with a variable stroke profile.
    The path on the bottom is a demonstration of what we want (an art brush actually).

    Sure, we can fake this behavior…

    10 votes

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  3. External arrowheads for small dimensions

    The current Beta version is showing the new Dimensions tool, but as you can see in my screen shot, where I am working actual size, for the small dimensions it would help if there was an option to have the arrows outside the lines going toward the inside of the dimension rather than the outside. Thus leaving the small gap empty and making it visually clearer.

    5 votes

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  4. Allow to save changes into the locked Arrowheads.ai file

    So you are a smart one and figured out how to make your own arrowheads...
    The help article tells how to do it (https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/stroke-object.html) and then the file itself has some instructions.

    But then you try to save the changes, and get an error message. You can't overwrite the file, because it’s locked by Ai, because it uses it to display arrowheads in their dropdown...

    Currently you have to save the file someplace else, close Ai, wait a bit, replace the fil, launch Ai back. Very cool...
    Then you realize you made a tiny mistake probably, and you…

    4 votes

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  5. Width Tool Changes When Adding New Points or Mirroring and Joining Objects

    This issue really affects me, especially when I create an entire path, but then gets destroyed due to more points. Could you consider getting rid of width profiles or make an option to disable it? I want the width point to stay at the exact same place all the time just like anchor points! Also the width tool points can be very inaccurate, as shown in the picture below.

    2 votes

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  6. 曲線同士がつながるコーナーのマイター処理をより高度に改善して欲しい

    曲線同士がつながるコーナーのマイター処理が直線になってしまって美しくないので、滑らかに曲線同士がつながる処理も追加して欲しいと思います。

    41 votes

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  7. stroke width tool more defined errors with conflicting properties.

    There are several things that do not allow the use of the "stroke width tool", like brushes, or having the stroke non aligned to the center... but right now the tool gives no hint about what is the issue, and why is not working.
    What about giving you a more specific error, and showing the option to dissable this conflicting property. (if you cannot work around the stroke width in this circumstances.)

    1 vote

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  8. An option to ignore strokes when using Fit to Artwork Bounds or Fit to Selected Art commands

    Illustrator now always fits the current artboard respecting strokes and raster effects, as if the 'Use Preview Bounds' option is on.

    However, disabling this option does not change the behaviour 'Fit to Artwork Bounds' or 'Fit to Selected Art' commands — strokes and shadows are still considered to be the bounds to fit.

    This is not what a user wants in many cases, and geometric bounds are preferred instead.
    We need Illustrator to either respect 'Use Preview Bounds' option — as Symbols do — or have another set of option for fitting command, to separately control strokes and effects.

    14 votes

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  9. The ability to create individual strokes on each side of a rectangular

    The ability to create individual strokes on each side of a rectangular. By now I create a fill and transform it into a stroke using the transform effect. Obviously, this is a workaround with its own downsides.

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  10. Scale arrowheads to stroke weight

    So, my great idea request is to have the arrowheads scale but maintain their stroke width. It seems the arrow heads are not stroked paths, so maybe this is not possible? But it being 2023, I would like to think it is possible.

    Without too much ranting, it's amazing that you would want to scale arrow heads to be a different width to the stroke. It's so uglehy.

    Screenshots attached showing how I see this amazing update would work and saving me time of having to make my own hacked arrow heads to do the job of this expensive software.

    3 votes

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  11. Offset path within appearance palette

    It would be good to have 'offset path' built into the appearance palette, so you could automatically draw a stroke which was a double line, maybe of two different colours or widths, and it would perfectly shape itself around corners and bends.

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  12. Convert expanded strokes back to live strokes (unexpand / unoutline strokes)

    So far there is no way to de-expand strokes back to live strokes.

    The suggested practice is to cut the shape in pieces and blend pairs with 1-step blends, expand and join manually — a tedious solution. We have to keep strokes alive as long as possible if we plan to edit them after. The effects we can use to make an art non-destructive are quite limited.

    We now have cool Reform plugin by AstuteGraphics that allows to edit expanded strokes in a different way, but is does not solve the original problem and only helps to workaround and offers…

    22 votes

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  13. ライブトレースのまま線幅ツールを使いたい

    現状ではライブペイントを適用したオブジェクトの線幅に強弱をつける際、現在はライブペイントを拡張して線幅ツールを使用するか、線のパスのみを前面にコピペして作業する必要があります。
    ライブペイントを崩さずに、線幅を変えられたらかなり強力なツールになると思います。

    3 votes

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  14. Allow to set the variable width of stroke to zero

    The stroke width tool is great, however you can't reduce the stroke width to zero, you're always left with a hairline. This should be corrected urgently!

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  15. Stroke width profiles stored with files, not with app

    Currently, variable stroke width profiles are stored within the app, not within the file. So when I want to work on a cloud file on another computer, I have to manually add profiles to the saved profiles dropdown again from existing strokes, because they are no longer available.

    And while you're at it, add sorting, exporting and importing options to the variable width panel, it is seriously frustrating having to go through all of them every time - if you commonly use this feature, the list can get quite long.

    2 votes

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  16. Allow adding Arrowheads or similar to both ends of stroke at once.

    Provide an option for adding arrowheads to a stroke with one selection rather than each end individually.

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  17. Button to convert type to stroke.

    Can you please create one button that converts type to single-line strokes? Then we can edit letters using the width tool, etc.

    Right now it looks like the best option is to rasterize the type, and Image Trace single line. I know your team can make it easier than that because you're wizards.

    1 vote

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  18. 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.

    8 votes

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  19. 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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  20. Auto-calculate spacing of dashed strokes, given dash width and number of dashes

    When I'm designing dials for equipment, I often need to place a dash at a given number of/angular intervals around a curve (eg, ten 1mm dashes around an arc of radius 15mm and theta 3pi/5 radians). Often the simplest, most time-effective way to do this is with dashed lines.

    Currently, in order to work out accurate gap spacings without dashes getting cut off at the end stops, I end up having to calculate arc lengths and gap spacing by hand. I daresay the math is good for my brain, but it would be really handy to input "dash width: 1mm,…

    3 votes

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