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  1. Detailed Cloud Libraries history and version control

    We need a way to see the edit history for items in a cloud library, including at a minimum when an asset was updated and who made the change... as well as the ability to restore a specific version.

    3 votes

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  2. Dimension Tool Ungroup to edit

    To be able to ungroup the dimension, created with the dimension tool so it can be edited. The only way I have found how to edit it is expand appearance. And that duplicates it a number of times so you need to delete the duplicates first.

    6 votes

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  3. Trigger "view guides" when adding one from rulers

    Hey everyone, this might be a little request coming from a silly designer, let me explain :

    When I was using illustrator guides lately, I found something that bugged me out, I tried to drag a new guide from the "rulers" on the corner of the canvas, I placed it where I wanted to, and to my surprise it wasn't showing, then I quickly remembered the "show guides" option inside the "view" tab was on "hide".

    Of course it displayed every guide that I previously dragged in when I switched it to "show", but speaking in UX terms, it should…

    3 votes

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  4. Make Shadow bounds for 3D and Materials to auto-match the actual shadow bounds

    Please eliminate the shadow bounds for 3D objects, or make it infinite, or at least something more generous than 400%: 4000% perhaps? 40,000%

    8 votes

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  5. Allow users to change the default Area Type Options

    I prefer to have 'x Height' as a First Baseline, instead of current default 'Ascent'.

    I assume other users would like to change something else, like having 'Auto Size' always enabled from the beginning, or have a different vertical alignment (when will you rename it from the wrong 'Horizontal' to the correct 'Vertical'?! — vote here: http://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447/suggestions/45711817)

    I tried different ways to make these parameters hold — updating Paragraph styles, changing document profiles... it always defaults to these.

    14 votes

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  6. An optional feature in which the Similar Selection tool only works in a pre defined space on the canvas

    For example:
    I have two copy's of the same layout in one canvas, but i only want to change similar objects in one of them.
    I would love to be able to draw a box around one of the 2 layouts and only in the select area the similar selction tool should select the similar objects.

    That would be an amazing feature! for me atleast :D

    1 vote

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  7. Allow us to choose a preferable file format on Export or keep the last chosen one

    Please create a hotkey for the "Export as" function. It would also be nice if I could set AI to always remember my preferred filetype instead of always defaulting to png.

    4 votes

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  8. Allow to export empty TGA and TIFF

    1. Windows 10.
    2. Version 28.0.
    3. Exporting an empty file to TGA format.
    4. Illustrator should proceed to "Targa Options" but instead gives a message "Could not write the file because the plug-in made an invalid request of the Photoshop Adapter."
    5. No attachment needed, just open a new document and try to save it as TGA without adding any contents.

    This is an edge case - there are not many cases where you'd want an empty file of a specific resolution, although there are some, and of course in this case you can just make an empty TGA through Photoshop (which I have…

    2 votes

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  9. Callout Tool

    I'm sure a simple callout tool with some callout styles will help a lot. Sometimes I need to export as a pdf just to use callouts in acrobat. Can you manage it?

    2 votes

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  10. Order of Text Appearance

    Adobe Illustrator, it would be greatly appreciated if the text appearance is adjusted to have "Fill" placed above " Outline color" when adding a new fill.

    This change would be particularly beneficial for users like myself who frequently use stroke attributes, especially for creating outlined text.

    Please consider this request, and thank you for your attention.

    6 votes

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  11. An option to hide units in dimensions made with the Dimension Tool

    Can you add an option so that the units are not displayed for dimensions and only the number is displayed? Thank you.

    5 votes

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  12. Show filename when in fullscreen mode

    When in full screen mode, on MacOS, the top bar shows 'Adobe Illustrator 2024', and nothing else. I would like it to reflect the filename of the active file as well

    2 votes

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  13. Graph to vector

    I'm requesting a feature I'm calling Graph to Vector. The idea would be to use the data in a graph and use the AI capabilities to generate a vector based on that data.

    For instance, if you had a graph representing how you spent your budget this past year with 5 different categories divided by percentages, you could take the colors used to represent the percentages and make a vector with those same colors in those same percentages. If 20% of the budget was represented by blue, then 20% of the vector could be blue.

    It would be a totally…

    1 vote

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  14. Symbol Sprayer Tool Enhancement

    The Symbol Spray Tool is very awkward in using and not very intuitive to first time users. Who would have thought to double tap to open the options for the tool. There is very little documentation on this. I do not believe the tool is used by many artist. May be add the options to the menu bar? Also unable to ungroup or align the symbols once they are on the artboard. Would be awesome to be able to create a path and apply the symbols on the path. This would be great to create an outline then spray the…

    2 votes

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  15. Placing "Show Import Options" - Import Photoshop Artboards Individually into Illustrator

    Give placing options (similar to the PDF import options) when placing a Photoshop file (.PSD and .PSB) into Illustrator; if the "Show Import Options" box is checked, give the user the options to import Photoshop Artboards Individually (Similar to .Ai and PDF Artboards) or as the whole image file.

    The "Show Import Options" box must be checked to get these options, however if not checked, the whole image file will be imported into Illustrator regardless of artboards present.

    3 votes

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  16. Option-Arrow should move the cursor across words, not kern

    Everywhere else on a Mac, Option-arrow moves the cursor right or left across entire words. On Illustrator, it kerns letter pairs. Illustrator already uses Shift-Command-[ and Shift-Command-] for kerning, so it is stupid to override the standard Mac behavior with duplicate functionality that is not only rarely used, but also exists in the Character palette.

    I know that, inexplicably, Illustrator supports Command-arrow for skipping across words, but it does it incorrectly. Not only does this method skip across the word, it also skips across the following space instead of the preceding space. The exception to this is if a word…

    2 votes

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  17. Add an option to hide the Search/Filter field in Layers

    Search/Filter is cool, but some prefer to not have it.
    Other panels allow to choose components: we can pick sections to display in the Character panel, we can show or hide the search field in Swatches, etc.

    However, the panel does not have such an option in its flyout menu.
    Please add one!

    17 votes

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  18. dash

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

    2 votes

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  19. 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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  20. True customisable drawing 'angles' for all tools when using SHIFT key (pen, pencil, brush).

    This is severely lacking in illustrator and has been developed by Affinity Designer with work arounds (that do not work in a suitably fluid way) by Astute Graphics for Illustrator.
    Best case scenario something is implemented like Affinity Designer in which 'constraint angles' are replaced by ‘Grid and Snapping Axis’ you are able to set and save presets of angle settings.
    These axis are set and then can be activated as a constraint on your current tool by holding shift.
    Smart guides provides this in a VERY limited way right now, the UI is very rudimentary for a setting that…

    1 vote

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