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  1. CC Libraries import - unnecessary extra clicks and groups.

    In the previous version, to bring a library element in you simple alt-dragged it and, upon releasing it, it would be in. Now there's an extra click to place the thing, which is totally unnecessary and annoying.

    Also, library items appear inside a group which isn't in the file itself. Also unnecessary and annoying. Please set these features back to how they were before (just a simple alt-drag-release to place a library item, and no extra grouping).

    8 votes

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  2. How come the measure tool does not snap to points?

    Without snapping, measuring between points is not very accurate.
    It would be nice to be able to measure actual lengths of curves or sections of paths. It would make it easier to create diagrams with dimensions.

    60 votes

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  3. When a layer is locked don't ask me if I want to unlock it. Instead give me a drop down list of all the layers to choose from

    Usually when pasting something in Illustartor if the layer is locked it means I didn't select the right layer. If I could choose which layer to paste to I wouldn't have to cancel, select the correct layer and paste again

    7 votes

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  4. Make it so I can edit an embedded image

    Make it so I can edit an embedded image in photoshop and save back to Illustrator like editing an image in Acrobat Pro

    16 votes

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  5. Remove limit of 27 spot colors on PDF export

    We have one of the many printers that uses 6 inks to synthesize CMYK and spot colors. It uses internal look up for pantone spots, and these need to be set in Illustrator as spot colors. It's not unreasonable to have more than 27 of these (in this instance, we're creating a colour chart for our / our customer reference). Thanks.
    Please refer to this thread on forums:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/27-spot-colour-limit/td-p/9471603

    10 votes

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  6. Symmetry tool for adobe illustrator 2018

    There is a symmetry tool for adobe photoshop 2018. But if you add the tool also in the illustrator we can make some great vector designs. Because sometimes we need to copy an object from a design and paste it as a mirror of the object. if you kindly add the tool it will be very helpful for the designers......

    108 votes

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  7. Remove Local Overrides button for paragraph styles

    InDesign has it, Illustrator should too.
    Just a single local change, like font colour, and the text looses its paragraph style. The link might still be active since there is a + shown in the paragraph styles window, but changes in the style does not effect the localy changed text anymore. Maybe this is wanted, but I would love a Remove Local Overrides button like the one in InDesign. It resets all local changes and forces the paragraph style back on the text. Even with multiple textboxes with multiple styles selected.

    6 votes

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  8. Ability to Import New Brushes to Adobe Draw

    Would love to be able to create your own or import other brushes to Adobe Draw.

    6 votes

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  9. Saving Colorways

    In Fashion Design it's usual to define multiple colrways for Patterns.
    It should valuable for Illustrator to save those colorways to be able to switch easily from one version to the other.
    Something like saving the visibility of objects but with color in the "Variables Manager"
    It should be cool too to get this feature (switchnig between colorways) in Creative Cloud Browser for reviewing...

    2 votes

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  10. Import/Export DXF AAMA/ASTM

    In order to be able to work back and forth with Fashion Cad Softwares, it should be useful for Illustrator to handle AAMA or ASTM standard of DXF.
    I guess that Artboards could act as "Blocks" in order to remain the Pattern names and the layer hierarchy of entities (for trace, cut, punch or text)

    25 votes

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  11. Non-Latin Support for Numbers in UI

    I use Bengali extensively in CC, and it's frustrating that the interface doesn't understand Bengali numerals as their latin equivalents - for example if I type ৩৩ in the font size, it doesn't understand it as 33. However, I noticed that in the latest version of InDesign (13.0 x64) it does recognize & convert Bengali numerals - for example when I type ৩৩ in the font size box it converts it to 33pt. However, this still doesn't work in the current version of Illustrator (22.0.1 x64), and it would make sense to have this feature throughout the major CC products.

    1 vote

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  12. Paste on selected Artboards

    The user should be able to paste on selected artboards. Currently we have to paste on all of them or one of them. With the advent of many more artboards, the user has to spend a lot of time pasting on each artboard.

    28 votes

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  13. From hand writing to font and design

    Urgent help needed. I need to upload my hand writing and create a regular foont from it. I also need to upload two words manually designed and to create a regular writing for a tattoo. Is there a specific function somewhere for this?? Thank you very much for help, I do not make graphic so often!

    2 votes

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  14. I hate Create New. It is redundant and the keyword is New. Lets just say New.

    I hate Create New. It is redundant and the keyword is New. Lets just say New.

    2 votes

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  15. Add an Illustrator shortcut to resize my current tool

    Please add an Illustrator shortcut to resize my current tool! In Photoshop, if you're on the brush tool, then hold down CTRL and OPT, you can drag up/down to resize the brush. That would be GREAT in Illustrator!

    5 votes

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  16. Hide contents outside of a clipping mask from the selection tool

    Contents outside of a mask boundaries are still visible from the selection tool, so i's often tricky to select other objects behind. It would be great to have an option to just see the boundary of the mask with the selection tool.

    55 votes

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  17. Opacity and tint/shade options for Transform effect

    In EFFECT < DISTORT & TRANSFORM < TRANSFORM, it would be really great if you could have a way to fade out the shape's opacity when making copies. Other options, such as fading it to specified tint or shade, would be really great as well. You can approximate this in the blend function, but it cannot generate the fractal-like structures that the transform effect can, so it would be nice to further the artist's capacity to manipulate a single shape.

    3 votes

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  18. When will it be possible that Adobe Illustrator to create and import objects of more than 32000 nodes?

    When will it be possible that Adobe Illustrator to create and import objects of more than 32000 nodes? Why is it still cannot (at the end of 2017)? It is a very big limitation for those of us who work in mapping projects (because the vector geometries are in need of a great graphic definition).

    An added problem is that even though we use specific plugins of cartography (Avenza MAPublisher, for example) like they work in Adobe Illustrator they suffer the same limitation and they do not suppose any alternative…

    By when a definitive solution?

    28 votes

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  19. Polygonal Lasso/Rubber Band effect for standard lasso

    Polygonal Lasso/Rubber Band effect for standard lasso. Should work just like PS lasso. You don't get a break now. Once you start a lasso selection it's on until you've completed your selection.

    27 votes

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  20. Clean, uncluttered interface

    How about designing a user-friendly, intuitive vector app with a clean, uncluttered interface? You know, like Freehand used to be!

    6 votes

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