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  1. Tool to identify the size of each asset that is added to a document

    sometimes I save a project file and it is HUGE... because some asset I added is also HUGE, but I didn't realize it...

    I would like to see a feature where I could open a panel (maybe integrated into a LINKS panel?) and it shows each asset added and the size...that way I can make the decision to manually edit that asset to a smaller size so that my files aren't so huge

    2 votes

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  2. Make more improvements to Dimensions

    Some add'l improvements that would be greatly appreciated:
    • Higher precision settings. At least to 1/8" but 1/16" would be great as well.
    • More formatting options for foot inch/ e.g. 7" instead of 0'-7"
    • Dimension text centered with the dimensions line as option, with a break in the line to accommodate the text.
    • Scale options (custom as well) in architectural format in addition to engineering format (e.g. 1/2" = 1'-0" in addition to 1:24)
    • Options to show dimension text rotated 90° - separate options for vertical, vs horizontal dimensions.
    • For "Line Type", give us all…

    2 votes

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  3. Make an option to disable dimensions being live and sticky

    PLEASE ensure this is made into an option that can be turned off. We need the dimensions to NOT be live.

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  4. Add a basic camera match feature for 3D

    Add a basic camera match feature. I'm trying to make some editable type going over a 3d render for a client who uses Illustrator. It was rendered in C4D with Octane so recreating it in Illustrator isn't going to happen. If I could just draw a few axis lines and then have it match this would make my task MUCH easier.

    2 votes

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  5. Rotating 3D object should allow users to choose between local and global space

    I rotate on the X axis with the gizmo, but the input fields for Y and Z all update. So this is a local rotation gizmo translating to a global space field input? Not really that helpful for the user. Stick to local or give us the option to toggle local or global space.

    2 votes

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  6. 3D Gizmo needs redesign: rotation feedback and axis color coding

    Gizmo needs to have a re-think. Just open any actual 3D app built in the last 20 years for tips. It gives no feedback. I rotate something, and it looks the same. it should orient itself to the object I'm rotating. Color coding each axis would help too.

    2 votes

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  7. Gap Tool and Live Distribute like InDesign has, with improvements

    InDesign has Gap Tool — https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/aligning-distributing-objects.html#align_objects_using_the_gap_tool

    Also it has Live Distribute —helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/aligning-distributing-objects.html#distributeobjectsusinglivedistribute

    These allow us to control a gap’s size between chosen pair of elements (quoted):

    —Drag to move the gap and resize all objects aligned along the gap.

    — Shift-drag to move the gap between only the two nearest objects.

    — Ctrl-drag (Windows) or Command-drag (Mac OS) to resize the gap instead of moving it. Adding the Shift key resizes the gap between only the two nearest objects.

    — Alt-drag (Windows) or Option-drag (Mac OS) to move the gap and objects in the same direction.…

    5 votes

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  8. Please Fix Image Trace

    Image trace has been fairly low fidelity since I upgraded from CS5 to CC, but in the last few years especially I've noticed an extreme downturn in the quality of the basic settings for live trace. In previous versions(CS5, CS6) the basic settings were high quality enough to provide good traces of artwork. I used to be able to live trace type without much of an issue if the image was large enough; I don't even do that now because even if it's set at 1500dpi the type will come in with irregular shapes or curves that should be straight/straight…

    1 vote

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  9. Please allow us to search for a specific file when we click into the “My Files” tab

    Having a search bar would save us a lot of time.
    Basically when I want a specific file and I know the name I have to swipe and look thru almost a thousand of my files to find it… if there was a search bar I would be able to type in the project name and access my files in seconds vs 10-15 minutes… I have a lot of projects…

    2 votes

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  10. 「テキストからベクター生成」にレイヤーオブションを加えてください

    背景と上に乗るキャラクター等をレイヤー分けできるような仕組みを追加してください。
    たとえば、

    「下のレイヤー:波の穏やかな白い砂浜のビーチ、上のレイヤー:じゃれ合う2匹の子犬」

    というようにプロンプトに記述したレイヤー構成に従って生成されるようになると格段に使い勝手が良くなると思います。

    5 votes

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  11. 2 votes

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  12. Allow to export empty TGA and TIFF

    1. Windows 10.
    2. Version 28.0.
    3. Exporting an empty file to TGA format.
    4. Illustrator should proceed to "Targa Options" but instead gives a message "Could not write the file because the plug-in made an invalid request of the Photoshop Adapter."
    5. No attachment needed, just open a new document and try to save it as TGA without adding any contents.

    This is an edge case - there are not many cases where you'd want an empty file of a specific resolution, although there are some, and of course in this case you can just make an empty TGA through Photoshop (which I have…

    2 votes

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  13. Callout Tool

    I'm sure a simple callout tool with some callout styles will help a lot. Sometimes I need to export as a pdf just to use callouts in acrobat. Can you manage it?

    2 votes

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  14. Make Illustrator inform users about the live shape nature of the path used for area type and provide associated controls for it

    Currently, when we use a live rectangle as a path for an area type, it secretly stays live shape inside, and it allows us to scale the object with the round corners honored. If we round corners for a rectangle-looking path (not live shape), corners will get stretched.

    However, there is no way to distinguish these two cases with UI, or to convert a rectangular path used for the area type into live rectangle shape, or to have shape-sepcific controls.

    Please refer to the discussion in comments for the details.

    This request is based on the original declined bug report…

    8 votes

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  15. Offline Tutorials

    Tutorials in the new version only work on-line. In older version we could use tutorials off-line as well.

    In prison classroom, student (inmate) computers do not have on-line access all the time so they cannot use tutorials. Starting with a tutorial is very helpful to break the ice and give them an overview of the program.

    Make tutorials accessible both in Photoshop and illustrator in off-line mode.
    We pay the subscription price so we should be able to use the tutorials as well.
    Thank you.,

    2 votes

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  16. Enhancing Symbols in Adobe Illustrator

    Dear Adobe Illustrator Team,

    I hope this message finds you well. I am writing to express my appreciation for the incredible work you've done with Adobe Illustrator and to request a feature enhancement that I believe would greatly benefit the user experience. Specifically, I would like to propose improvements to the Symbols feature, focusing on the ability to change the values of instances, such as text or color, and the inclusion of multiple predefined values, such as night and day themes. Additionally, I would like to suggest improvements to the 9-slice feature, making it more responsive and adaptable to different…

    1 vote

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  17. Make Smooth command to have the persist/sticky option

    I like the new Smooth command and I'm using it frequently enough that it would be nice to have a persist/sticky option for it instead of repeatedly going back to the Object menu.

    Also, I find that smoothing of 20% works well for a lot of shapes I'm editing but could the bar be enhanced with a few click-to bars to speed up this process (see attached). Maybe include this for the Simplify command as well.

    2 votes

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  18. Directional Feather effect like InDesign

    Can we have a Directional Feather effect like InDesign?

    2 votes

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  19. Copy and paste formatting to text

    Please add a very important abbreviation
    It is paste formatting
    (And copy the same text)
    I suggest its shortcut is ctrl + shift + V
    and
    ctrl + shift + C copy shortcut
    As in MS Word
    It's an important shortcut and makes it much easier at work. Please let me know when it's activated

    3 votes

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  20. Option to add dimensions to current layer

    I enjoy the new dimension tool but find it annoying that it creates a whole new separate layer. Maybe my workflow is unconventional, but it would be nice if the dimensions could just be added to my print instructions layer instead of a whole new layer just for the dimensions. I make a lot of diecuts and find myself still using old methods to create the dimension lines due to it always putting them on another layer.

    5 votes

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