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  1. Draw Shapes (or edge) when using different backgrounds.

    There is a feature called Draw Inside. When you bring a background for a particular shape, it fills the shape.

    I want to see a new feature that can let me use different glitter backgrounds for the Edges of the shape (NOT DRAWING INSIDE)!

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  2. 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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  3. Preview of artboard before project starts

    Please allow for us to see a preview of the new project we are starting. When we set the dimensions or pick a preset dimensions, we can only see those grey outlined pictures. With this new feature, we would be able to see a "sample" of what our artboard is going to look like as a blank white canvas. It's basically a preview of the artboard before we officially start the project. Especially if we are typing in custom dimensions rather than choosing the set dimensions Adobe has already. Thank you guys :)

    2 votes

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  4. Hitting Alt+Down does not open dropdown lists

    I expect Alt+Down to drop down focused lists with options inside, like Font Family / Style, Stroke Weight, etc.

    Sure, I understand it might conflict with duplicating, but in fact no, since Ai does not duplicate when a filed is focused anyway. At the same time, it’s a common and expected behaviour in other applications.

    1 vote

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  5. zoom in view rotation not centered

    After rotating the canvas (view), the action of zooming in and out becomes kind of misaligned.

    Generally, when I zoom in/out with an option (alt) key using a scroller on my mouse, the zooming is centered with the current cursor position. When the canvas is rotated, it goes somewhere else.

    (I suppose, it's an opposite direction. The same bug happens when clicking, for example, left arrow to move an object but it goes to the right in a 180 degree flipped view).

    5 votes

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  6. ライブトレースのまま線幅ツールを使いたい

    現状ではライブペイントを適用したオブジェクトの線幅に強弱をつける際、現在はライブペイントを拡張して線幅ツールを使用するか、線のパスのみを前面にコピペして作業する必要があります。
    ライブペイントを崩さずに、線幅を変えられたらかなり強力なツールになると思います。

    2 votes

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  7. Please show document name in full screen mode too

    When in Full Screen mode (MacOS), the top bar shows 'Adobe Illustrator 2022', but not the name of the document (which is much more relevant ;-)
    please show the document name.

    2 votes

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  8. Taille des repères

    Avoir des repère dont la taille est limité à celles du plan de travail plus fond perdu. Procédure de création du repère inchangée. Juste appui sur la touche [Alt] pendant l'opération.

    Cordialement
    Jean-Paul Designolle

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  9. Mesh tool hold and drag

    When we click a shape with the Mesh tool, a node gets immediately applied to the shape/mesh, a new row and a column get instantly inserted. If I keep holding the mouse button / pen, it won’t help me anymore to position my node precisely. So the insertion should not happen immediately on a mouse click, but on a mouse release, drawing all the possible results while the button / pen is held down.

    5 votes

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  10. Hitting Escape while creating a shape, an artboard, while using Rotate, Scale, etc., doesn't cancel the process

    When we marquee a selection and hit Escape — it gets canceled.
    When we hit Escape while dragging out a guide — it gets canceled.
    Dragging out a brush on the canvas — works.
    Dragging out a swatch to drop it on a gradient or the canvas — works.
    Dragging the appearance form the Appearance panel — works.
    ...and many other cases

    Escape does NOT work for these cases:
    1. Creating a shape, an artboard, an area text
    2. Rotating, scaling, shearing, free transforming...
    3. Setting up the width with the Width tool
    4. Setting up the gradient with the…

    6 votes

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  11. Turn any object into an eraser head.

    You can quickly delete everything inside/outside an object. Right click could make it rotate while moving. Make the option to leave a fill underneath and create a new object. I think it is time to move on from just a circle. Maybe this could belong to the shaper tool.

    1 vote

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  12. 新しい3D機能でも押し出しのべベルの方向を外側にできるようにしてほしい。

    新しい3D機能でも押し出しのべベルの方向を外側にできるようにしてほしい。「3D(クラシック)」のべベルには内側か外側か選べるオプションが有りました。同じオプションを新しい「3Dとマテリアル」にも付けていただきたい。このオプションがないと、文字オブジェクトから金属活字のような物体を作成できません。(内側にしかできないので細くなってしまう)実にもったいない。

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  13. Get back the possibility to disable cloud-saving generally!

    Hi,
    A few days ago I was still able to save as usual and didn't have to choose whether I wanted to save on my computer or in the cloud first. It's really annoying that I have to do this now every time.
    It would be great if you could generally select/set this once, so that you don't have one more click!
    For example, I never save to the cloud.

    Best Florian

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  14. Give us selectionKeyObject

    Ai allows to set a key object, but does not allow scripts to utilize this.

    Please give us a way to grasp on it.
    An ability to mark one object in a selection can do so much more than it seems!

    6 votes

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  15. Highlight selected segments

    Ai fails at displaying selected segments.
    Here, in the GIF, both selections look identical — until I move the partially selected art. Only then I notice that the diagonal segment was selected in the left shape.

    This is a core and tough problem to solve, but it does not mean it’s OK to have it, because it leads to many errors often enough.

    7 votes

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  16. Rename linked file

    If I want to rename a file which is linked to a file (for whatever reason), I have to perform a humiliating process: find a link in Explorer, rename it, return to Ai, wait until it finds out the file is missing, search for the file in a dialog.

    When this would be so much faster just to right-click the file (on canvas or in Links panel) and do 'Rename linked file'.

    7 votes

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  17. Isolation mode fading also in Outline mode

    Since Outline mode can be (sometimes for me) get displayed with GPU, with antialiasing, I think dimming the art can also be done.

    Sure, it should be an option (https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657/suggestions/31941823) and work with CPU too.

    6 votes

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  18. Import SVG fails to load images correctly when linked via a use tag with the source provided in the defs

    The import SVG feature does not correctly load images when using a use tag that links to an image in the defs list.

    The issues with the import are the following:
    1. The image is incorrectly placed in the clipping group, despite one not being present in the svg.
    2. Two strange clipping path triangles are incorrectly added to the clipping group that completely hides the images.
    3. The art board is also incorrect and not placed around the design.

    I created a small svg example that has an image that is linked twice within the design.
    <svg version="1.1" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"…

    3 votes

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  19. Add some modern UI elements, like Pie-Menus for example

    Illustrator could really use some modern UI design elements, like Pie menus for example.

    Some, even basic, features are so frustrating to use as the only way to access them is via buttons in panels. With 4K monitor, this leads to a huge amount of travelling with the mouse.

    Like, if you want to change the Width of the stroke, you have to do it from the panel. It should be able to do it, for example by pressing a hotkey, dragging on the screen.

    And things like Align “tools” should really be in Pie menus, so you wouldn't need…

    2 votes

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  20. Preview brushes like I can in Photoshop

    In Photoshop, when I open brushes, I can see a preview of all my brushes. In Illustrator, if I want to use any brushes, I have to first load a library based on the name of the library. I have dozens of libraries, and often they all have similar-sounding names. Not only is it frustrating to open the same couple of libraries EVERY TIME I open Illustrator, but I have tons of brushes I probably never use because I don't want to individually load 50 different libraries just so I can find a brush that looks like what I need.

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