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  1. Group Overlapping Objects

    A very casual and time-consuming operation, especially because we lost Object Lasso (https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/44462988-bring-back-object-lasso-tool) — drag a marquee around objects, hit Gtrl+G, drag another, group again... repeat dozens of time, especially if you draw icons or something similar for stocks.

    What if Illustrator was able to do it for us?
    Scan the selection, search for overlapping objects and create groups?

    What if it could do that in two modes: simple, by intersecting boundaries, and advanced, when true outlines being checked?

    What if it could do that with a tolerance also? Like if object are, say, 10 pixels apart, group…

    15 votes

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  2. Your bad decision regarding Pantone

    I am writing to express a complaint about Adobe no longer supporting Pantone colors. Adobe needs to revisit its license with Pantone and stop passing the expense on to customers who are already paying a lot. Adobe thinks customers are trapped into it since we use Adobe products. I can assure you we will all start looking elsewhere if Adobe keeps pulling these kinds of stunts.

    I am not interested in buying a plug in or a team explaining to me why this decision was made. I don't care. Consider this a formalized complaint to add to all the zillions…

    2 votes

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  3. Keep edit Intertwine editable after pressing Ctrl+z

    When Ctrl+z is pressed to undo an intertwine, the whole object is unselected as an intertwine and cannot be edited as an intertwine, without pressing edit in the intertwine menu.

    This does not occur in other tools like live paint, after pressing Ctrl+z, the object remains selected as a live paint object and remains editable.

    If possible, please add this feature.

    This is valuable to me, because it speeds up my workflow, as it makes Illustrator more consistent.

    2 votes

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  4. A brush that places elements on anchors

    I would like a brush that places its elements along the path but rather than just distributing the elements or scattering them, it places the elements exactly on the anchors of the path. It should not distort the elements.
    It would be great if it could have individual elements for the endpoints and for the inner points. More control would be possible if it could allow separate elements for corner points and for smooth points. That way objects could be placed along a path precisely.

    Use case: maps, metro lines maps infographics

    4 votes

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  5. .obj asset file multiple group/layer hierarchy

    It’s very cool that you can export 3d models as obj - when I try to import the obj file Into blender, the group objects become scattered and lose there positioning that I have created - please make it so that when I import the file all of the objects are together / grouped as I intended and not scattered - great job on the new update 👍🏻

    2 votes

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  6. Blend Tool (for Illustrator iPad) Should also work for Font

    at the moment blend for Illustrator iPad works only for Paths and isn’t applicable for fonts unlike in Illustrator for Desktop, hope this feature would be applied to future updates for the iPad version. Thank you very much.

    2 votes

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  7. Fit a symbol on multiple 3D objects at once

    Would love that a symbol could fit on MULTIPLE objects at once, like here the bottom petal to have its symbol continue on the left one.

    And I would love if I could, from the decals box, get a ctrl/right click option to duplicate one symbol. So far, I need to add it from the symbol panel again which will reset its position to the center of the object.

    2 votes

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  8. Type on path with multiple lines

    We need to extend Type on Path to allow it to be multiline.
    The picture does explain it well enough.
    Instead of manual offsetting lines (I used AG Offset tool to make a lot of them at once) and making threads, we should be able to just tick an option and get a LIVE result.

    Also, please see the related request about upgrading the UX of Type on Path as well:
    https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657/suggestions/44049999
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    24 votes

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  9. Scale with constrained proportions

    Give me a key combo with the scale tool to constrain proportions.

    The diagonal motion doesn't cut it. I'm doing very detailed work and there is no indicator if the proportions are actually locked or not. Very frustrating.

    1 vote

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  10. Passwords to lock layers.

    I create different types of art, and a problem that has occurred with my suppliers is that they move the art to move it and have access to edit the layers, even unintentionally or intentionally. Being able to password lock the layers for editing would solve this. And it's no use using the PDF, it must be the .AI or .EPS.

    2 votes

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  11. Ability to change canvas color to any greyscale value

    Ability to change background behind art board to any greyscale that works for old tired eyes, independent of the interface setting. I prefer a dark interface with a white art board but a light gray background.

    2 votes

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  12. Create square artboards with Shift held when no artboards are selected

    Artboard tool does a lot of things: selects, creates, moves,.. we are out of modifiers to control it properly. Specifically, we can’t create square artboards with the natural way we can create square paths, circles with Ellipse tool, like in many applications.

    Instead, Ai uses Shift key to select artboards if you start holding Shift before clicking (which is fine) and uses ratio of the last selected artboard if you hold it while dragging (who even uses it?)

    What if you let us to create square artboards, when no artboards are selected, but Shift is held? The alternative is to…

    5 votes

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  13. Ability to select and nudge anchor point handles with keyboard

    Hi all, longtime Ai user here. Having recently got into using Glyphs app for working with type design, I came back to Illustrator and couldn't quite believe it was not possible to not select (and keep selected) handles and nudge them with the keyboard arrows (and shift for larger increments), just like regular anchor points.

    I realise that this would likely be quite a big change to the underlying architecture, but I feel like I'm now totally helpless in Ai without the ability to make exact positional changes to anchor point handles in this way. Of course the ability to…

    1 vote

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  14. Diactric marks like `ąęłćżńźó` not working with keyboard shortcut

    Is there any possibility to be able to write using alt + [] to make diactric marks (Polish) , while having Adobe Illustrator in English language?
    Using for example alt + e only results in starting export command.

    After choosing "Polish" language in Characters options, shortcuts still not working.

    After choosing "Polish" in Document setup > Type, shortcuts still not working.

    Note that everything is fine in Photoshop or InDesign or other applications in my OS.

    OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
    OS Language: English US
    OS Keyboard settings: Polish programmer
    Illustrator Version: 26.5.2

    PS. Changing program language is not an…

    1 vote

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  15. "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.…

    2 votes

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  16. グループ内のサブレイヤが非表示でも順序を入れ替えられるようにしてほしい

    たくさんのレイヤのグループを作り、各グループのうちひとつを表示して書き出し、という方法で何枚も図面を作ることが多いです。
    例えば「1990年」というグループ内に、当時の「道路」「土地利用」「施設」等を入れ、同じように「2000年」「2010年」というグループを作る、等です。
    このときに、すべてのグループにおいて「道路」サブレイヤを「土地利用」サブレイヤの上に移動したいとします。
    ところが、現状各グループが非表示だとレイヤの上下移動ができません。「1990年」を表示して、レイヤを移動して、「1990年」を非表示にして、「2000年」を表示して、…と面倒な作業を行わなければなりません。

    移動するレイヤは名前でわかるので、非表示のまま移動できればかかる時間が大幅に減るのに、と思っています。時間短縮のために、グループ内のサブレイヤが非表示でも順序を入れ替えられる機能をつけてほしいです。

    3 votes

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  17. Type in stroke width value instead of pull down menu in Character styles

    In Character Styles the stroke width only provides a pull down menu to choose from. It would be better if we could type in an exact value.
    The stroke width of texts needs to be very precise in my work, but the pull down menu is too limited to provide an accurate enough value. (The gaps between available options in the menu are too big.)

    When I create a new character style by selecting text and adding a new style, the style contains the correct stroke width. But when I need to adjust the width afterwards I can only pick…

    2 votes

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  18. Add a new API to delete the swatch

    There is a problem with global gradient swatches, described at https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/908050/suggestions/44461230

    Illustrator applies changes to all copies of a gradient in a document when this gradient is changed via a script. It makes sense from a practical point of view, but is devastating for scripts in general.

    We can’t duplicate gradients with a script properly, like we can do with any other swatch, because when it's done, the gradient swatch get forcibly added to Swatches and then corrupt the art which uses them when deleted... and it does not break this global link anyway.

    At the moment we copy a…

    7 votes

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  20. Cursor and path feedback for Scissors

    We have to guess if we cut a path at all and if we hit the right path.
    No highlight (OK, using Smart Guides helps, but Smart Guides does nothing if you also have Snap to Grid enabled!), no cursor change.

    It’s 2022, right? Clouds, integrations, Stock sales directly in files... Scissors are still used with a blindfold, in a dark room, in a midnight.

    Also vote for this related issue:
    https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/36111436-make-pen-and-scissors-tools-prioritize-editing-to — Make Pen and Scissors tools prioritize editing to a selected path

    15 votes

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