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  1. Please make gradients easier to use and more integrated with Libraries

    Currently, creating a gradient from brand colors in Libraries is painful, and you can't save gradients themselves to Libraries, only an object with a gradient applied. I would LOVE it if swatches and Libraries were more integrated in some way, so that I could have all my brand colors and frequently used gradients ready by default rather than having to recreate them constantly or copy and paste elements from other documents as a workaround.

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  2. Make gradient hard stops

    A gradient can be striped when you move 2 stops of the same color on top of each other. It would be easier if this were not needed as is the case in Cinema 4D. So Illustrator should have a setting that gradient stops break the gradient and make stripes.

    Posting this on request of a forum participant. Please see the post here: https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/my-illustrator-wishlist/m-p/14408654#M396609

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  3. Gradient on live text

    Can you add the possibility to add a gradient to a text without outlining it?

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  4. Make a way to call the Color Picker dialog for change color of a gradient stop

    The gradient tool is not very intuitive, and the color selection interface has a limited range, making it difficult to accurately pick the desired colors. Usually, I can only use color codes to specify them. I think there is a lot of room for improvements.

    2 votes

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  5. A hotkey to switch gradient types, Linear/Radial/Freeform

    Shift + > and Shift + < are not taken.

    We’d assigned them ourselves, but guess what — you forgot to expose these in Keyboard Shortcuts. As 90% of all other commands and buttons we have in panels. But hey, we introduce new features... finish old ones already.

    15 votes

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  6. I am wondering if anyone can help me as my gradient tool is not working. When I click it it switches between the mouse and gradient icon.

    I am wondering if anyone can help me as my gradient tool is not working. I can click it from the toolbar or press the G key on my keypad, but when I try to use it doesn't work. The gradient icon just switches between that and the mouse icon when I press it.

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  7. Create a ISE file system for Gradient management (ASE for AI only)

    create the possibility to export gradients as lib !

    I understand why ASE does not work with gradients (while it could be the case if ASE would accept more than one value per swatch but whatever..)

    I'd be nice to create ISE fileformat for example (ASE for AI only) to be able to have an actual gradient lib file.

    bluegradients.ISE
    Redgradients.ISE
    Etc

    The state of gradient management feels very much not polished from the adobe side of things, so please, work on that ...

    and have a look at Astute gradient forge
    If you actually care about Fixing your BASE…

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  8. Gradient tool on desktop similar to the iPad version!

    Please make the Interactive Gradient Tool work as in the iPad version, where both end nodes behave similarly.
    On the desktop version, when one end is dragged, it moves the whole gradient around.
    On the iPad, both ends can be moved independently.
    It makes the tool counter intuitive!

    9 votes

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  9. Add more gradient varieties, including rainbow, purple gradients, blend of different color gradients

    Add more gradient varieties, including rainbow, purple gradients, blend of different color gradients

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  10. Could you please allow to move the color control pop up menu, when adjusting the gradient point?

    Have the option to move the pop up menu to different location. Not right on top of the artwork you're trying to fix?

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  11. Freeform gradient points copying with Alt+drag

    Ai does not apply the Alt+drag paradigm to color stops of freeform gradients. No duplication happens!
    We can workaround this, clicking the stop first, and then clicking in a free spot... But this is not OK, because this approach is not used anywhere else in Ai.
    You can have it kept, but add Alt+drag to copy stops.

    12 votes

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  12. 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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  13. Incorporate a shortcut inside gradient's panel

    I would like to suggest to incorporate the shortcut D for "reset" the 2 initial colors inside the gradient's panel to system standard colors (black and white). I usually use as a last step before finishing my artworks some shadows for a more realistic depth/aspect using black-to-white together with multiply. The D shortcut reset the main stroke and fill colors main swatches, so it would be a little bit faster if the software understands the D as this way while it's working on gradient's setup windows.

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  14. "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.…

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  15. LCH Gradients

    Add support for gradient interpolation spaces other than sRGB, such as LCH (Lightness, Chroma, Hue). When creating a gradient between non-analogous colors, the LCH color space preserves saturation throughout the gradient, whereas Illustrator's gradients have a muddy center.

    22 votes

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  16. When Gradient Tool is active, make holding Alt switch to Eyedropper tool

    If we hold Alt when Gradient tool is active and there is a stop selected, we can click with Alt in Swatches to apply it to the stop (although no cursor feedback or hint signals it can be done). Besides this function, Alt+click is used for nothing...

    Use it to temporarily switch to the Eyedropper tool. This is a standard approach in many apps, it’s fast to learn, and just convenient.

    27 votes

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  17. Ability to convert Freeform Mesh to Gradient Mesh

    The ability to convert a freeform mesh to a gradient mesh is sorely needed. I love creating a gradient with Freefrom Mesh, it's a lot more user friendly but it is a lot more heave on the system, especially when you start having multiple objects. The ability to convert a Freeform Mesh to a Gradient Mesh should be a standard feature. Analysing the colours as it does from an image but creating a more contoured mesh as it does by default with a vector.

    Gradient mesh is less heavy on the system and more universally accessible say for exporting as…

    4 votes

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  18. alt click swatches to add colors to a selected gradient

    With a gradient object selected, it would be much quicker to alt click swatches from the swatch panel to add to current selection

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  19. Need options to make a gradient from colors of selected shapes/objects

    Hi,
    Sometimes i feel handicapped while working with gradients.
    It feels like that Illustrator is holding my leg when working with gradients.

    I have two requests regarding gradients.

    1. I want Illustrator to help make a gradients from the colors of selected shapes or objects. (Since the option is not available so, I have to select colors from swatches individually and put them on gradient bar to make a gradients.

    2. Gradient does not show when it is being applied on live text (not outlined text), making it difficult to see the current gradient direction and placement when mouse is pressed. Gradient…

    4 votes

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  20. Edit shapes that have gradients but not change the gradient.

    I have customers that do not give enough bleed and their artwork ends. Normally I would just change the shape to where I need the bleed to be. However, most of my customers use gradients in their shapes. If I change the shape of these objects, it changes the gradients. So I end up having to mirror the shape on all sides and place a mask over it.

    It would be a lot easier and time saving if I can edit shapes that have gradients but have the gradients stay the way the are.

    5 votes

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