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  1. The shapebuilder tool doesn't pick up the correct color

    When picking color from artwork the shapebuilder should apply the color of the object you first click on. That doesn't work in complex stacking orders and with compound paths.

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  2. Simulate "Crown-Shyness"

    Crown-shyness is a phenomenon in which the crowns of trees do not touch each other, forming a canopy with channel-like gaps.
    The idea for the effect is that when multiple objects are overlapped, the effect will deform the objects so a gap is created (with a user-defined width). Alternatively, when a group of objects near to one another are bloated, or the path is offset (to a positive degree), the objects will not overlap but instead leave a gap.
    An additional setting could allow the user to decide whether the effect will apply to path overlaps within a single object;…

    2 votes

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  3. Display command assigned hotkeys in Discover panel’s search results

    When you search for a command in Discover panel, Illustrator gives you the results, but never actually tries to educate a user further with teaching him assigned keyboard shortcuts.
    Figma does it!

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  4. Make bounding box of symbol in clipping mask the same as the mask

    When creating a clipping mask, the bounding box is the same as the mask.
    When creating a symbol from this, the bounding box is the complete object. Please adjust the bounding box of the symbol the the mask boundaries.

    4 votes

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  5. Create new documents with a 'Plus' button or a double-click in the document tabs area

    Document Tabs is a well-known paradigm, thanks to browsers.
    Since many of us spend a lot of time with browsers, we expect the same functionality form tabs’ headers in Illustrator.

    One of them is a middle-click to close a tab (https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/38150188-add-middle-click-to-close-document), another is remember opened tabs on relaunch (https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/44819065-launch-illustrator-with-the-same-opened-documents).
    There are others.

    But the most prominent one is the Plus button to the right (in LTR world) of the last tab, which creates a new document.

    Sure, one can hit Cmd/Ctrl+Alt+N, or go File > New, but sometimes we are lazy, and the other hand is…

    3 votes

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  6. Properties Panel and Graph Type Options

    Please add Graph Type options directly in Properties panel when a graph is selected and include a preview checkbox.

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  7. Set Default Font and Font Size for all new documents

    Changing the default character style in Illustrator should be permanent when creating new documents. Font size 12 is rarely used for any project I've designed, and Myriad Pro is used even less so, from my experience. Having to change this every time is user friction that is unnecessary, when we could define our own font and font size that is more applicable to one's intended use of Illustrator. It's a minor inconvenience that adds up to an annoyance over time, and I hope that in the future we have the ability to skip this step.

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    The intended way of setting a default font is to edit document profiles. These files are located in folders like 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator 2023\Support Files\Required\New Document Profiles\[language]\' on Windows and 'Macintosh HD > Applications ▸ Adobe Illustrator 2020 > Support Files > New Document Profiles > [language]' on Macs.

    Make a copy of the one you want to use someplace else, open it in Illustrator, make your changes, replace the original and then use it when creating a new file.

    There are many tutorials on the web about managing these, like this one: https://productivista.com/new-document-profiles-saves-your-default-settings/

    However, this way indeed is not the most discoverable. Please continue to vote and leave comments if you want this to be improved.

  8. Snap to guide at one zoom level is perfect at all zoom levels.

    After setting up rulers, I want to be able to snap an object to that guide and have it be perfectly aligned to that guide at all zoom levels. So if I align an object to that guide at 50% zoom, I want it to be perfectly snapped when I zoom in at 640000% zoom (or whatever). I’ve wasted so much time over the years and many versions of AI aligning at one zoom level and then zooming in as much as it will go to readjust to a perfect alignment because it didn’t work at the prior zoom level.…

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  9. Window of "Save for web" > could you first load a small image?

    Window of "Save for web" >could you first load a small image (like 1000 X 1000) and then allow US to make it bigger if necessary? Load time is so long. It can take up to 2 minutes (with a good 2021 computer), if the software doesn't crash.

    Thank you!

    2 votes

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  10. Share for Review Comment Not Appearing on Artboard

    Adobe Illustrator's "Share for Review" feature is a wonderful addition. I see the comments in the comments window or via the cloud link. However, I can't see what or where the specific comment or feedback was placed. I know this is still in beta, but I hope it can be resolved.

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  11. Illustrator catalan dictionary

    It will be great if Illustrator includes Catalan dictionary and Spelling as in Indesign

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  12. As introduced in Photoshop the Warp option for Cylinder should be in illustrator

    It will be much easier to use the warp on a cylinder in vector art, it was introduced in Photoshop. If I’m working on a design in Adobe illustrator and want to warp some text or a label on a bottle
    why not stay in vector art, instead of using photoshop?

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    There is a way to do the same exact distortion in Illustrator, using a free MeshTormentor plugin (please see the full instruction in the comments).

    However, an easier native way to do it is still welcome (as the general improvements over mesh distortion capabilities) — so please keep voting for this if you want it to happen.

  13. I hope there will be a new figma that kill AI, your product are turning to S***

    I hope there will be a new figma that kill AI, your product are turning to S***

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  14. Ability to change measurement type under "Art Board Options"

    When an artboard is selected, and ART BOARD OPTIONS menu is active, you can only see measurement in whatever type is already selected DOCUMENT SETUP - i.e. if you get a file that someone built under millimeters, but you work in pixels, inches etc, you have to close the OPTIONS and go back to DOCUMENT SETUP and start over. I have to check art board sizes dozens of times a day and I have to back up many times. A drop down menu under ARTBOARD OPTIONS to change measurement type would be helpful.

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  15. Make a more integrated way to report bugs

    Figma allows to report bugs directly from the web app.
    You go 'Help > Contact Us > Report a bug'. Then you fill out the form, directly in the app, provide steps, attach files... looks very similar to the approach Ai uses, but more streamlined, with no intermediate steps.
    Once it’s done, the dropdown is collapsed, and you are where you were at the moment.

    To report bugs in Illustrator you have to search for the way.
    First one should locate 'Help > Submit Bug/Feature Request'. This redirects you to the browser, to http://www.adobe.com/go/aiWishform/, which can redirect you (with…

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  16. Share for Review link name

    I can see that name of my link, when preparing to share to client, but then I copy the link, ant it's name is really not with that name, that my document is, or I written in link name field. The link appears ugly and long.

    It would be better to send the link to client with short name, that don't look like unsecured link

    2 votes

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  17. After this revision, the paragraph function cannot be used with single-select nodes and the shift button

    To modify the paragraph, you can use the node + Shift button to move and adjust the size without offset.
    After this revision, it cannot be used with the shift button.

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  18. Make Properties panel to have the same width as other panels

    Properties is the widest panel among other panels in Illustrator.
    While other panels by default have the same width (and some are resizable), Properties is too wide.

    It gets specifically disgusting whet it get stacked with other panels — they have to conform the minimal width of Properties and start looking ugly.

    At the same time, the main content of Properties does not look like it needs all that minimal width — there is a huge gap on the right visible in 'properties_1.png' attached.

    Sure, when you have some art selected, it look differently, like in 'properties2.png'... but look

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  19. Searching brushes and other tools by their name in their tab would be great

    I am saving all my brushes and patterns into my Print.ai file (am I supposed to do that?) and now it grew up to 100 MB.
    With that many brushes, many of them also similar, a search brush by name feature perhaps would be helpful.

    3 votes

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  20. Add separation preview toggle to Share for Review

    When SHARE FOR REVIEW with a stake holder
    Since it is basically a PDF, it would be nice if there was a way to toggle of the separations, especially if it is a spot color only set up and separations are important? or process and a spot color? Is this possible

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