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  1. Illustrator server edition

    Please create a Illustrator server version, like Indesign server. Allow us to run multiple server instances on the same machine.

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  2. 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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  3. We need Illustrator to be able to edit triangular meshes

    Ai can display triangular meshes alright, but not edit.

    We can generate one by expanding modern 3D object with the Render as Vector option turned on, we can have one generated after expanding an object filled with Freeform Gradient (which is just the live container with control points for creating one, with no control over the density).

    But once they are created, we get 'Non-Native Art' bricks we can do nothing with — no Recolor, no direct edit with mesh tools, only scale and rotate and distort.

    Not enough! We need you to support these fully.
    And make some good…

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  4. Manipulating Guides

    If two guides are selected, the "Distance" option can be selected by right-clicking. In an extra window, the first or second selected guideline is set as the origin, as well as the axis on which the distance is to be manipulated and the value to be manipulated. It would also be useful if you could mirror guides along other guides by simply right-clicking.

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  6. Allow adding Arrowheads or similar to both ends of stroke at once.

    Provide an option for adding arrowheads to a stroke with one selection rather than each end individually.

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  7. Can’t save SVG with <desc> tags

    I've recently updated my Illustrator to Version 26.3.1 and when i save out svg data it is no longer able to save out <desc> tags. Extremely detrimental problem for my pipeline. Please look into this issue since 26.2.1 will only be available until 2023. I have attached a photo of the issue demonstrated in Notepad++

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  8. Illustrator Review Interface

    It would be very helpful if Illustrator had a Review feature like the InDesign Review Feature - the way that InDesign uploads a pdf for com

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  9. ARM processor compatibility

    I know Adobe has already made Photoshop and Lightroom compatible with ARM processors, please make Illustrator next! I didn't know I'd end up returning to uni to study design and my laptop is more than a year old so there is no way I can return it ..thank you!!!

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  10. Color swatch import bug

    To illustrate the bug - I have a file named logo and a file named base. Both have swatches named PRIMARY and SECONDARY (see attached). As I place the logo into the base file - even as a preview - the PLACED file adopts the swatch colors of the base file. I literally need to do the opposite. I need the base file to adopt the swatches of the placed file. Needs to have an option to REPLACE swatches.

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  11. Make the 'Create PDF Compatible File' tickbox permanent or lockable.

    Make the 'Create PDF Compatible File' tickbox permanent or lockable.

    Without this being ticked, I can't see any thumbnails of my illustrator files, which is completely disruptive to work flow. I'd like to request that users be able to lock this tick box to ticked status.

    Currently, it's 'sticky': whatever you did last time sticks. Unless you open a doc that was saved without it checked.

    Working in a studio, I handle all kinds of files made by all kinds of people, and time is of a premium.

    'Sticky' but with a fin-print-style 'but' that requires you to be vigilant…

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  13. Add Layout Features Similar to InDesign

    InDesign has very powerful features that make it easy to quickly create layout structure with Margins and Columns, Ruler Guides, and Create Guides. Most designers use a grid of some sort to create structure and flow in a layout and I wish that Illustrator had these same features so that it was not so painful to create infographics and other illustration heavy designs that still need structure.

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  14. make select all artwork on layer, selecting different layers, etc actionable things

    I do a lot of repetitive artwork when designing things for laser cutters where I could really benefit from actions. I have a ton of them set up for photoshop which can turn a 5 minute process into a 5 second one because when you select a layer or part, photoshop writes that you selected "layer 0" or whatever the name is. Illustrator is not the same way. If I have 8 layers and they are all named 1 - 8 and I select artwork from layer 1, copy it, select layer 8, and paste in place I can do…

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  15. Disable smart guides to some specific object/layer

    Hi there,

    After using Illustrator for quite some time, I found there has one function I need the most.
    Which is to disable smart guides to some specific object/layer.

    Smart guides are amazing but I found that they won't work well if I had a crazy vector texture background.
    When I try to align to the main object I am working on, it will just try to align to background vector textures. Which is not ideal.

    So I have been thinking, could there have a feature, that disables smart guides to some specific object/layer, like we can lock anything that…

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  16. Document Recovery Panel

    Crash Recovery or document recovery is a life saver during unexpected crashes or Force quits of Illustrator sessions. However it becomes a nightmare, when it forces to recover documents from an old session and take ages to recover those document.

    A simple panel similar to MS Office will be really helpful for me to make a choice of what i want to recover and what to throw away before working..

    Its not always I need to use the old opened documents which I was not editing/ creating but just viewing as reference.

    Also its not always I want to waste…

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  17. "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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  18. Button to convert type to stroke.

    Can you please create one button that converts type to single-line strokes? Then we can edit letters using the width tool, etc.

    Right now it looks like the best option is to rasterize the type, and Image Trace single line. I know your team can make it easier than that because you're wizards.

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  19. Integration des Breitenwerkzeugs

    ich hätte gerne das Breitenwerkzeug, um Pfade individuell jederzeit in der Breite anzupassen

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  20. Im 3D Modus sollte es möglich sein, bei einem Objekt mehrere Lichtquellen anlegen zu können

    Im 3D Modus sollte es möglich sein, bei einem Objekt mehrere Lichtquellen anlegen zu können

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