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  1. Pencil Doppeltippen „Rückgängig“

    Es wäre toll, wenn ich auf dem iPad durch Doppeltippen des Apple Pen 2 den zuletzt gesetzten Strich rückgängig machen könnte.

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  2. Change Illustrator language behavior

    This is simple yet annoying thing Illustrator does.
    It has its own language preferences regardless of what is set by the system.
    This can, at times, cause me to change the language repeatedly during application change.
    Illustrator remembers the last language that was set, so, if for instance I change the language outside of illustrator, it changes it back to the one that was set before. Sometimes my working method requires frequent app changes, this creates a situation where I find myself repeatedly changing the language.
    The workaround is, obviously, to go back to illustrator and change the language there.…

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  3. Relink Image Using Context Menu / Command+Click

    Why do we not have a relink option in the right-click menu when an image is selected? How did this ever get by y'all?

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  4. Please make live paint more convenient!

    To fill in my drawing outlines or an object, I have to select the section of outlines or shapes first, which is dumb, because in selecting the outlines or shapes, the color fill automatically changes to the color whatever is selected (the color of the stroke or shape's outline, that I want to fill in with a different color. This is made even more frustrating when I have to use the eyedropper to select a fill color, only for my color section to immediately change, upon reselecting the shape outlines I intended to fill in.

    It is also a pain…

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  5. Placing a multi-page PDF

    It would be great if we were able to place a multipage PDF instead of each link clicking through the finder window to the same file and going through the PDF pages one at a time again and again to place them in a document.

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  6. Locate a locked object

    You can’t locate a locked object, when it’s selected, using the 'Select and Unlock objects on canvas' option.

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  7. Add Plus buttons as the sides of a selected artboard to quickly add artboards new ones

    Photoshop displays nice (+) buttons to allow users to add new artboards to any side of a current one.

    In Illustrator, Add buttons exist only in Control and Properties, and always add an artboard next in a row.

    Not fair.
    And if you add these new Add buttons — allow to disable them too. Some will disagree on having extra fluff on canvas.

    Mockup image by Oleg Krasnov

    3 votes

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  8. 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…

    3 votes

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  9. Update Artboard Default Sizes

    The current list of default art board sizes are very old and spec sizes for products that are no longer in use. Please update the list to include modern formats like HD, 4K, iPhone 11, 12 and so on. I doubt many people still regularly use the VGA settings or the 'Nexus 7' any more.

    2 votes

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  10. Placed psd layer comps keep their visibility regardless of color space(s)

    Make layer comp visibility overrides work regardless of color space. When placing layer comps from PSD, the color spaces for both documents need to be the same in order for the layer comp visibility overrides to be sticky in AI. If one is CMYK and the other is RGB, and the layer comps are changed, the placed comps do not keep their original comp visibility overrides.
    This is related to this thread: https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/placed-layer-comps-don-t-keep-overrides-when-amending-originating-psd/m-p/13024880#M326073

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  11. Auto Leading is changed to 0,1 pt when saving a paragraph style to a CC library

    1. Set up the style
    2. Save it to the library
    3. Apply the style in a different file
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  12. Can we have handwriting recognition for text input on iPad?

    This would be very helpful for those without keyboards for their iPads

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  13. 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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  14. Why is there a limit to number of spot/global swatches you can use in a gradient?

    We use Illustrator for carpet design which includes complex grades using multiple colours.
    As we reference colour poms it is easier to create named colour swatches to keep track of the colours used however we can only apply 27 to a gradient - can this limit be increased?

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  15. Muovi oggetti bloccati o nascosti quando sposti le tavole da disegno

    Sarebbe utile avere la funzione (selezionabile nelle preferenze) sposta oggetti nascosti o bloccati quando si spostano/ordinano le tavole da disegno.
    ogni volta mi perdo un pezzo! capita anche a voi?

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  16. Select items in Layers in sync with objects on canvas

    We have to work with a strange legacy dichotomy when making a selection in Layers is NOT equal to making a selection on canvas and vice versa.

    No other vector application does it like this:
    XD, Affinity Designer, Corel Draw, Figma, Xara, Inkscape...

    Other apps which have layered structures don’t do this also:
    Photoshop, Blender, 3DS Max...

    InDesign and Illustrator are lonely black sheep in the flock of apps.

    We need a mode (as an option) to be able to sync both selection methods.
    Clicking an object on canvas should highlight the name of it in Layers.
    Clicking a name…

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  17. "Duplicate artboard" command should have option to create duplicate artwork on its own layer, not double all the assets in the file structur

    Currently when user chooses "Duplicate artboard" command, all of the assets on all layers and sub-layers get duplicated where they are within that layer hierarchy. To make for better asset organization, "Duplicate artboard" should have an option to create a new layer and put all of the duplicated assets in the same layer/sub-layer hierarchy there so then both sets of assets are independent in the layers window.

    should have option to create duplicate artwork on its own layer.

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  18. Transparency for some objects when using 3D and Materials

    When extruding an object, some parts within that group need to have some transparency. If I reduce the opacity of some 2D object parts before extruding, it is lost when rendering.
    Honouring Opacity would be brilliant for me.

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  19. Include "Juneteenth" in the Shared Adobe Dictionary

    Juneteenth became an official US holiday last year and has been celebrated unofficially since at least 1886.

    Shockingly though, the word is not in any Adobe dictionaries.

    I propose adding it to the shared dictionary and pushing the update to all applications. I have tested this in multiple apps, and all show it as an error and suggest "Nineteenth" instead.

    This is a critical DEI omission, especially this month.

    Thanks.

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  20. Bring back selection tool shapes and straight lasso

    Taking these selection tools away has slowed down my work....I REGRET updating!

    I used to be able to use the box selection tool to make square and rectangle shaped edits, there was a circle and pointed selection tool AND there was a straight line lasso WHY DID YOU REMOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    The tools you are describing exist in Photoshop. There were never tools like these in Illustrator, you must be confusing these two apps together.

    However, I think Ai could benefit from having circular marquee and polygonal lasso, so please upvote this, if you want to see them developed.

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