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  1. Copy the style of stroke when using eyedropper tool

    When I use the eyedropper tool on a stroke with arrowhead, the full style does not get copied - only color and weight (not arrowhead). I think it is expected for the arrowhead to get copied too, just like the color AND font get copied when you use the eyedropper tool on text.

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    As mentioned in comments, arrowheads are strangely the part of Appearance and not the basic stroke, and to get it copied you should tick 'Appearance' in Eyedropper tool settings (hit Enter when the tool is chosen). Then everything works. Please comment back if it does not for you.
  2. Key command for scrolling thru blend modes

    You know how Photoshop has a quick key command for scrolling thru blend modes? Why not one for Illustrator?

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    You can assign your own custom hotkeys for these commands, using Keyboard Shortcuts dialog: select Tools from the drop-down menu (yes, that’s an unexpected place), and search for ‘blend’ — last two found commands are ‘Blend Mode – Next Mode’ and ‘’Blend Mode – Previous Mode’ — assign any keys you want or use Photoshop-like keys, Shift+Plus and Shift+Minus.
    The only difference between Ai and Ps is that Illustrator does not loop the list like Photoshop does… There is another request for this: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657/suggestions/44406693 — please vote there if you believe this should be addressed.

  3. Delete hidden layers

    Would it be great if add the option of deleting all hidden layers as in photoshop..

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    There is a command in the Layers panel’s menu, called Delete Hidden Layers... Unfortunately, it deletes not only hidden layers, but also all hidden content. There is a separate request to rename the comment or add another, to distinct two operations: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/43634643-delete-hidden-layers-command-innapropriately-nam Please vote. Also, there is another request to delete unused/empty layers: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/40696027-delete-unused-layers
  4. The ability to save an appearance of a selected object.

    The ability to save an appearance of a selected object to apply to other objects. Much like the copy and paste layer style in Photoshop.

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  5. ダイレクト選択ツールについて

    ダイレクト選択ツールでオブジェクトの上からアンカーポイント以外からドラッグでアンカーポイントを選択したいのですが、オブジェクトが移動してしまうので使いにくいです。移動しないようにしていただきたいです

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  6. puppet pen tool

    it is missing in adobe 2017, how to get it.

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  7. Image skew potential

    Image skew option like photoshop. Here we have to make envelope distort.

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  9. Sticky swatches, patterns, gradients, brushes and symbols.

    I get so very tired of having to re-create what I've made or added earlier, or find the original file that contains things I've created earlier. It's starting from zero every time I open a new file.

    It would be so nice to have things I added to panels be there for the next file.

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    There are several options to make resources sticky.


    1. Save your swatches/brushes/etc. library as user defined one on a disk, using the dedicated panel’s menu. Open each then from same menu in User Defined sub-folder. When the separate palette appears, mark is as Persistent in this panel’s menu, This will make these palettes stick after Illustrator relaunches.


    2. You can locate document profiles (Print.ai, Web.ai, etc.) on your machine (in New Document Profiles folder), edit their predefined presets, and resave them. This will make every new document based on these profile to have your resources.


    3. Save a current document with the resources as a template, and later call them File > New from template. This will fixate the artboards settings though, unlike method 2.


    But be careful with methods, because Ai can reset document profiles when updates.

  10. make one layer from more layers like in photoshop

    Hello, I would really like it if different layers could be used to create one layer, just like in photoshop.
    (so if you work with a lot of layers, and you repeat the design on the same page, or want to create a pattern, this doesn't work)
    I very much hope that this will be possible in the future

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    You can do that using Layers panel’s menu (a hamburger icon in top right corner). Select layers you need and choose one of three available commands: Merge Selected, Flatten Artwork, Collect in New Layer.

    Also, you can operate with a selection of object on canvas. Select object you need there, focus a layer you want you objects to be in and apply Object > Arrange > Send to Current Layer.

    Finally you can drag a square marker of a selected objects in Layers to another layer to move them.

    Please comment on how it works for you.

  11. Need this feature also for illustrator CC. Distributor Horizontally and Vertically

    Hi, their is one new feature which is called Distributor Horizontally and Vertically, i think we need this in illustrator also.

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  12. CINEWARE AS A NATIVE TOOL

    You should add the Cineware plug-in into Illustrator's architecture as a native tool, such as After Effects and its Cineware.

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  13. Lock or unlock Navigator View from General View. Two Separate Views

    During my work I need to have two different views of my artboard or canvas. Now the Navigator panel and General view showing me the same view.

    Adding an option that will allow to have two separate view can enhance my workflow. That can be achieved if we will have an option to lock or unlock Navigator View from General View.

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    There is no need to use Navigator panel for this.

    Just call Window > New Window, untab it (if you use tabs), resize and reposition it the way you like, and work within the main window — all the changes you make are going to be rendered in real time in the second one.

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