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  1. Make Artboard Edge Color Difference

    Simple. Set the selected artboard stroke to difference mode and allow it to always be on top. That way it will show up when a different color background is used (like black). Or better yet, allow us to assign an artboard edge color (per document).

    2 votes

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  2. Selected artboard border indication border color & width

    Selected artboard border indication border color & width

    When managing multiple artboards 20+
    Its hard to know wich one is selected.
    I use this for copy / paste elements when working on google banners or ad sets.

    3 votes

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  3. number of artboard is seen above the artboard

    now I must click artboard tool to see it.

    2 votes

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  4. Better grid settings

    Inkscape 1.1 has great grid management.
    It's embedded with the document: because grid needs vary a lot from a document from another
    It's accessible on the lateral panel, while on AI you need to enter the general settings; all while snapping is in the view menu (go figure...)
    There a two types of grid.
    You can set several grids.
    On this lateral panel, and for each grid, you can easily define there enable , visible and snapping status. (no menu spelunking)
    You can set the grid origin with coordinates or by alignment to the page (on AI if you modify…

    5 votes

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  5. 新規作成時のドキュメントウィンドウの全画面表示について

    アプリケーションフレームをOFFにした状態でドキュメントの新規作成をすると、ドキュメントウィンドウが全画面で配置され、左右のツールパネルの下に潜り込んで表示されます。
    毎回ドキュメント全体を表示させるのに、ドキュメントウィンドウをドラッグしてサイズを小さくし、パネルとの重なりをなくすひと手間が入ります。
    ※ツールパネルはフロート状態ではなく固定しています。

    Photoshopのように(またはイラレでアプリケーションフレームを使用した時と同じように)ツールバーやパネルに重ならないようにドキュメントウィンドウを表示する仕様にはならないでしょうか。
    またはそれができる設定はあるのでしょうか。

    3 votes

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  6. add a Color to Artboard names in artboard panel

    add a Color to Artboard names in artboard panel, just like the way we color layers in photoshop

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  7. allow the GRID to only be on the canvas, allowing the outer space to be used at the same time for element while building a project

    allow the GRID to only be on the canvas, allowing the outer space to be used at the same time for element while building a projects. ALSO allow a slider to dim down the lines and a line width slider for the lines. This way its fully customizable for the user

    4 votes

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  8. Add preset sizes for social media posts, banners, and stories

    Adding size presets for specific platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc. would be helpful to easily create posts, profile banners, and story graphics

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  9. Autogenerate designs with Adobe Sensei?

    What if Illustrator had the ability to autogenerate versions of a design using Adobe Sensei technology? Imagine that you are going to design several banners of the same design in different sizes. Instead of designing each individual banner, one could simply click on a button that auto-generates versions in all the different sizes needed. This will help streamline the design process and eliminate time-consuming manual tasks.

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  10. Artboards workflow could do with some streamlining.

    So artboards in AI have been around for a while now, but the current workflow is pretty limited and at times frustrating.

    There are 2 really big things that could do with improvement.

    1 - The biggest issue I have is that there is no keyboard shortcuts to make a new artboard.

    Why do I have to move my mouse over to the artboard panel and click the add artboard button.

    This is way to long winded every time you want to add a new artbaord.

    2 - When adding a new artboard it does not conform to the column…

    2 votes

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  11. "Align Artboards to nearest pixel" or "Rearrange selected artboards" to avoid extra pixel on export.

    Similar to "Rearrange All artboards" except I don't want them rearranged, I just want them to snap to the nearest whole pixel to avoid the extra pixel when exporting raster assets.

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    "Rearrange selected artboards only"

    I frequently set up documents with with dozens of artboards of various sizes organized and positionally grouped in specific ways. Currently I need to manually set x and y pixel coordinates for each artboard because "rearrange all" destroys the iterative structure of my document.

    3 votes

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  12. Remove the 'Drawing Area' (dark grey area behind art boards)

    The 'drawing area' behind artboards limits where you can place items (especially masked items that fall off this area), it limits the number of artboards, and limits how freely and where I can place multiple artboards. It also has no purpose at all as far as I can see.

    3 votes

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  13. Remove the 'Drawing Area' and it's limitations (dark grey area behind art boards)

    The 'drawing area' behind artboards limits where you can place items, especially masked items that fall off this area, limits number of artboards, and limits how freely I can place multiple artboards.
    If you want 40 artboards (for say storyboarding) but want more than 10pixels between each, you can't. If you have masked a large drawing and need the invisible masked items to sit outside the Dark Grey drawing area, you can't. If you have a lot of artboards but want to place characters for use by other designers, animators outside your artboards but have many artboards you struggle.

    1 vote

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  14. Rearrange artboards on canvas accordingly to their order in the Artboards panel

    If you use artboards to have pages, swapping wo of them could be a nightmare.
    So:
    1. Allow Ai to rearrange artboards on canvas as the order of items in Artboards panel suggests
    2. Add Swap Selected artboards maybe, when exactly two artboards are selected

    4 votes

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  15. unlimited artboards for storyboarding to scale

    Storyboarding at 1920x1080 and I can only get 48 artboards. My computer can easily handle more. Why the limit - more please.

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  16. match arrow keys to screen rotation

    i just rotated the screen 90 degrees, but when i use the arrow keys, they move the object as if the screen was not rotated. would love to have arrow keys (toggle-able) match screen rotation.

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  17. Display Animated GIFs while designing

    I am a video editor so many of the things I design involve animated GIFs. It would be incredible to have a display option to see GIFs play inside of a document, to help design layout.

    Thanks!

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  18. Auto white spaces detection in the edge of Artboard!

    Make auto detect tool that can notify you when there is a white space in the edges of the Artboard. It would be great tool, most designers are not aware that the background is not fully filled the artboard! or the image size is not exactly fit the artboard!

    Thank you

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  19. Resize all artboards independently and by percentage with preview

    Resize all artboards and all artwork on boards at the same time by a percentage (currently feature is artboard only and by pixels only, unless I am missing some checkboxes somewhere?) -- each artboard would be independent. Like the same shape feature when selecting artwork and choosing Transform > Transform Each -- but for artboards. Would love a preview before committing!

    4 votes

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  20. Art board numbering

    This goes back to a post from another user 11(!) years ago. He then wrote:


    I'm currently working on a project which involves over 16 artboards in the same document, though when i want to change the order of the artboards [for saving as a PDF] i have to move all my artboards content to new artboard, etc.etc.
    This is really annoying, especially when i want to insert a new artboard between some excisting ones.
     
    So is it possible to somehow change the order of the artboards, or they numbers [basically the same]?


     
    And still, 11 years later…

    2 votes

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