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  1. 3D shadows color and opacity change

    3D effects give only a black shadow that makes 3D object's color dirty, greyish. And it looks like 90's 3D effect. Possibility to change the shadow color? Or the shadow color bases on the object's colors and thus makes the diffuse.

    38 votes

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  2. Allow to filter files in Recent menu/section to include only AI documents and exclude chosen formats like PDF, JPEG, TIFF, Save a Copy, etc.

    RECENT FILES SHOULD IDEALLY BE ONLY AI DOCUMENTS.

    If I have exported say 10 jpgs in my previous session, on start-up my RECENT FILES is over-run with those JPG file names. They all have the same thumbnail too. That's outrageous!

    38 votes

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  3. Make Mesh Envelope Distort work with linked images

    Since Free distort doesn't support images at all, both linked or embedded.
    I have to use envelope distortion each time I need to distort an image within AI.
    But I have to break link with image for this, because Envelope works only with embedded images sadly.

    38 votes

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  4. Make Free Distort work with images

    Free distort doesn't support many object types.
    Please make it work with images, both linked or embedded.
    I have to use envelope distortion (with embedded only, breaking link with image) each time I need to distort an image within AI.

    38 votes

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  5. Control of SVG <style> class names on Export

    Here is a detailed explanation of my issue:
    https://forums.adobe.com/message/10234155#10234155

    Summary: We should be able to assign/control style classes within the ai file that show up in the svg file.

    38 votes

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  6. Option to disable Rotate View

    I think the new rotate view update is great if you want to work from multiple angles. But I’ve found it extremely difficult to work while using my trackpad because when ever I zoom in on my projects rotate view is automatically triggered and I have to keep going back to reset my view. As someone who works on multiple art boards at once this happens in a smaller span of time which tends to become annoying after a while.

    37 votes

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  7. Keep Layers from PDF when opening the file in Illustrator.

    We use InDesign to do packaging design, usually having multiple variations of the same general design. We then export as PDF and have some vendors who like to get .AI files instead. The problem we are facing, is that when we save the PDFs with Layers (from InDesign), they all flatten when we open the file in Illustrator. There needs to be a way to preserve the PDF layers when opening in Illustrator.

    37 votes

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  8. Notes Feature

    Create a notes panel to write notes for yourself, the next person working on your file, the print house, etc.

    The notes would pop up first thing when you open a file, and can be printed, amended, deleted etc... they could be print instructions, or time logs, or anything deemed of value to associate with the document.

    These notes would travel with the document.

    37 votes

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  9. Creative Cloud Files appear in Library Panel in Illustrator

    Currently folders and files in the Creative Cloud Files folder are local and synchronise with the cloud. They are visible on the website but are separate from Creative Cloud Libraries that we use inside Illustrator. It’s tantalisingly close to being an awesome feature, yet…

    Please join them up! Make creative cloud files visible in the libraries panel in Illustrator, and vice versa; and make the libraries available locally.

    37 votes

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  10. CMD - CMD + : Zoom to center screen as in Previous versions

    In new versions, CMD + and CMD - Zoom to center of a selected object rather than always the centre of the screen.
    It would be great if the possibility to restore the old feature was given.

    Thank you!

    37 votes

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    Hi,

    We are pleased to inform you that your request is available in the latest release of Illustrator version 22.0.
    Visit your Adobe Creative Cloud Application and update. If you do not see an update on the application please check for update from the flyout options on the application after clicking on three vertical dots. For step by step process please visit: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/download-install-app.html#Checkforupdates

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

  11. Fix the "Restore" AI Window Size when opening an AI file from File Explorer

    What we want is simple, make it so that opening an AI file from File Explorer does not change if AI is in windowed mode, or fullscreen mode.

    This has been an issue for years that disrupts the workflow of users on a regular basis. Here is an old forum thread going back as far as June 2012 further detailing this ongoing issue: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1026020

    When opening an AI file from File Explorer, Illustrator automatically Restores down to a window from Maximized mode. While the work-around, (of extending edges of Illustrator's window from edge-to-edge of the desired monitor), minimizes the impact…

    36 votes

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  12. Show number of selected objects

    It's amazing nobody asked for this.

    Just use that bottom filed that can show artboard name, current tool, etc, for saying how much objects user has selected.

    If you are as lazy as you are implementing user requests — make just this. But make it better and allow this field to show several things instead of one. And add artboard number there.

    36 votes

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  13. Consistent and/or customizable number of decimals places for values

    v 22.0.1

    Most of the Features in Illustrator have inconsistent number of decimal places.
    New document size — 3 decimal places, 0.001
    Artboard size — 2 decimal places, 0.01
    Artboard position x,y (in the same window) — 1 decimal place, 0.1
    creating new rectangle — 4 decimal places, 0.0001
    Object transformation — 3 decimal places, 0.001
    Rectangle angle — 2 decimal places, 0.01
    Rounding corners — 3 decimal places, 0.001
    Split into grid — 2 decimal places, 0.01

    Offset path — 4 decimal places, 0.0001
    3d revolve angle — 0 decimal places
    3d Extrude & Bevel angles — 2 decimal…

    36 votes

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  14. New artboard default to spacing set in Rearrange artboard panel

    It would be useful if when you create a new artboard that the spacing between it and the previous one reflects the spacing you have defined in the 're-arrange artboards' panel.

    Currently it defaults to something around 7/8mm which is annoying when you have artwork that spills over, as moving the artboard drags the artwork with it. I know you can turn that feature off, but the spacing defaulting to what you've already defined would still be very useful.

    36 votes

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 24.3.0 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  15. Asset Export - Ability to reorder asset list view and group items

    Asset Export - Ability to reorder asset list view:

    Love the asset export, but it'd be really useful to click/drag change the order of my asset list in Asset Export panel.

    It would also be great to have an option to group by art board. When I have a file of 20+ ad variants as their own individual artboard and want to export assets, it's a pain to keep track of things. It's also too bad that if I make a new asset later in the process, there's no way to group that asset next to the others in the…

    36 votes

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  16. Merge anchor points

    I'd like an option to merge two anchor points into one on a shape/path. This would make cleaner paths and objects.

    36 votes

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  17. Hex shortcode support

    Typing in #333 should auto-complete to #333333, not #000333. Makes UI design frustrating for those with a dev background.

    36 votes

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  18. Clipping path in JPEG image file works in placement

    A JPEG file can include clipping path. This clipping path works well when placed in InDesign. However, Illustrator ignores this clipping path.

    If clipping path in JPEG works in placement, the user will be more creative.

    35 votes

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  19. Update all linked files

    When you have a large number of linked files changes, but you have a manual mode with the confirmation, you can’t say 'Update all links' in the dialogue window, and you don’t have it as a button in the Links panel.

    35 votes

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  20. Make option for new artboards to track their names based on existing artboards

    Create 2 artboards.
    Delete second one.
    Create new artboard—the name will be 'Artboard 3'.

    This is very-very inconvenient most of the times.
    Make it behave as Layers behave both in PS and AI!
    New artboard should check the stack and increment it's name properly.

    35 votes

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