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  1. Add a way to color monochromatic Patterns

    Just like the Brush Stokes colorization.

    2 votes

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  2. Add nudge buttons to Pattern Options / Width and Height

    Add nudge buttons to Pattern Options / Width and Height

    It's inconvenient to type in vales to try/finetune.

    2 votes

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  3. Make Illustrator understand the Mask component of SVGs.

    When importing SVGs into Illustrator, the application does not seem to be able to interpret the native SVG masks used. Attached are two SVGs. One is the original one, and the other which ends with "illustratorfromsvg" is how the SVG looks in illustrator.
    You can open both in your web browser. Notice how the hair of the woman in the SVG that's been opened in illustrator does not cover her shoulders. If you look at the original SVG you can see how the hair is supposed to "mask" her shoulders.
    I have explained this more thoroughly in this…

    2 votes

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  4. artwork over canvas isolation toggle

    Toggle function that changes the view between showing all artwork in a drawing, and only showing everything that is actually over the canvas. basically, a quick and easy toggle to see what an exported pdf would look like. Exactly like the toggle built into InDesign (toggled by "w").

    2 votes

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  5. Resize Images Shortcut

    When resizing images or objects, there should be a way to constantly have things stay proportionate without having to hold down shift the entire time. I would suggest the caps lock key since it carries the same function when typing out letters.

    3 votes

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  6. Give aligning options for Text on Path tool.

    When using the Text on Path tool, it would be nice to have alignment/distribution options.
    Aligning the first and last letter, center at top or bottom, and fit text around a shape.
    They way it is now, you have to drop guides and align and distribute the text so that it is even.
    It would be wonderful also to use the dropper tool to apply the alignment to new text. For instance, if I have an emblem and need to wrap several different texts around it, then once I have one the way I like I could easily apply that…

    1 vote

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  7. Layers and rotate to original gesture in touch mode

    Layers would speed up to workflow when you don't have to switch workspaces so often.

    Tap or rotate gesture for rotate to original view would also speed up the workflow.

    1 vote

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  8. Restoring the CAD tree-view when importing DXF files.

    Before version 25.1, when importing DXF files created with a CAD software (Solid Edge), each part of an assembly was recognized by Illustrator (1 part = 1 layer).
    This is not the case anymore since version 25.1. The last version in which it works is version 25.0.1

    2 votes

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  9. Keyboard shortcut for group selection tool

    "A" gives us the direct selection tool Could we have a keyboard shortcut for the group selection tool please? (Or press A a second time, toggling between the two selectors?). Many thanks.

    1 vote

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  10. Bring back colour themes!

    Colour themes within Illustrator was awesome! Why remove it, it's terrible in the CC app, and slows down workflow.

    It was a nice try, but cut the loss, bring colour themes back and kill it in the stupid CC app (also, kill the CC app, it's useless).

    1 vote

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  11. Enable Content Aware Defaults is an All or Nothing option

    Checking the Enable Content Aware Defaults option in Preferences controls 3 features: Crop Image, Puppet Warp and Freeform Gradient. It would be nice to be able to turn them on/off individually. Now it is all or nothing.

    3 votes

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    Illustrator 製品版フィードバックへのご協力ありがとうございます。

    Illustrator には、ドキュメントに設定される裁ち落とし設定とは別に、オブジェクトサイズでトンボ(トリムマーク)を作成する機能が搭載されております。

    以下のヘルプページをご参照ください。
    【切り抜きまたは整列用のトリムマークの指定】
    https://helpx.adobe.com/jp/illustrator/using/specify-crop-marks-trimming-or.html

    よろしくお願いいたします。

    Illustrator チーム

  13. Jumble Characters Option

    I would love a feature where you could jumble characters in a text box to simulate what you see in many Children's based design elements of titles and such. Currently you have to outline your text and then start manually turning your letters slightly while pushing and pulling your kerning/spacing and baselines. Possibly three options; rotate clockwise, counter-clockwise and random with sliding scales for how extreme to turn them.

    2 votes

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  14. Better ui for 'All Tools'

    The All Tools addition to the Tools had great potential, but the implementation is not intuitive imho.

    Why doesn't it allow to select the shown tools directly?

    Why not make a search box / let it react to the keyboard, so a tool can be selected fast, without having it to add to the Toolbox?

    E.g. a Spiral is needed once in a while, but is not necessary in the Toolbox.

    2 votes

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  15. Blending modes respecting self intersecting strokes

    When drawing with a real marker, overlapping strokes are darker than single strokes.
    I would like Illustrator to have the option to mimic this when using strokes in Multiply mode. It works with to separate paths, but not with self intersecting paths,

    Compare left and right in the image.

    1 vote

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  16. Change behavior of scrolling out of bounds or overlapping panels

    When dragging an element to the page or screen edge, the scrolling rate goes from 10px/second to 1000 and you spend most of your time trying to figure out how to go back far enough but not too far. If you go too far, you scroll 1000px in the other direction. All while you are holding a bunch of important elements that you don't want to release. It's unnerving and makes no sense. Make the scroll rate consistent even when scrolling out of bounds. Either that or don't let us scroll further our of bounds than the width or height…

    2 votes

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  17. Put Tool Options in a Panel

    Put all Tool Options into a panel instead of a modal dialog. Stop interrupting workflow to get settings that could easily be encapsulated into a panel.

    Also, quit with the 50 different ways of asking the same thing. The blob tool, warp tool, any brush tool all use different ways of getting at the same setting:

    Brush Size, Brush Shape, Brush Angle, Brush Roundness, Intensity Pick the best one and stick with it in all the tool settings.

    2 votes

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  18. Open Library file

    It would be great if the initial Illustrator screen included an "open from Library" option. This may already be there but if it is, it was not obvious enough for me to find 😬. I often want to edit or open library assets and I think it would be great if I didn't have to create a new file in order to be able to open library items.

    4 votes

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  19. 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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  20. 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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