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  1. Drag to "bevel" a shape.

    I'd like to have a bevel tool.

    One for "Below" and one for "On top"
    Shown here is the "Below" version, dragged straight and at a 45º angle.

    78 votes

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  2. Grouping / linking objects from different layers

    Hi Illustrator ! It would be great if there’s a feature to group objects and not have them in the same layer. Many instances I want to be able to resize/multiple select different objects (frim different layers) at the same time without having to select each of them individually everytime.

    77 votes

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  3. Align to artboard when only when item/group of items is selected.

    Have aligning be dynamic depending on what is selected. If one item or group of items is selected auto select align to artboard rather than the last selected option.

    If multiple items are selected but not group it would auto select align to selection.

    This would reduce time having to check what you are aligning to since 99% of the time when you are trying to align a group it is to the artboard and the same with selecting multiple objects. It is a hassle having to constantly be checking and changing my align options.

    77 votes

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  4. Moving Artboards and Locked Layers

    The latest CC updates' new feature allows locked/hidden layers to move when you move an artboard. This doesn't make sense since locked should mean locked. I am running into problems now because my company uses a lot of artboards to make print-production files, and sometimes you need to re-arrange the artboards while working on the file.
    There should be a way to turn this feature on or off. Such as "keep locked/hidden layers locked when moving/duplicating artboards, or allow locked and hidden elements to move when artboard moves"

    77 votes

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    We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 22.1.
    Please refer to our knowledge base FAQhttps://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
    Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html

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

  5. Make Knife tool work with smart guides

    Knife is a very freehand tool, but you can make straight cuts, if you hold Alt. Cool. But you can't position these cuts precisely! Nor with a smart guides (at least!) or Snap to grid.
    Please improve it!

    76 votes

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  6. Page numbers

    Please implement the ability to convert characters into current page numbers, identical to the InDesign feature. This would save extensive time and effort when creating documents in Illustrator, instead of manually doing this.

    76 votes

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  7. Add isometric drawing tools

    Von Glitchka has an isometric drawing tools course on Lynda.com. I love producing drawings, but by adding one or two tools illustrator you could save alot of time and effort.

    75 votes

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  8. Artboard-specific Layers

    When working with multiple artboards, it would be very helpful to have artboard-specific layers displayed on the Layers panel as opposed to one long blob of all layers from all artboards.

    75 votes

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  9. Make 'Recent fonts' section in Character palette work alongside with selecting current font in font list

    Recently AI made focus in font list in Character palette jump to the top of the list, in 'Recent fonts' part, thus making impossible to browse fonts in alphabetical order — you have to scroll font list manually to position.

    This is stupid.

    In 22.1.0 this request has been realized:
    https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-feature-requests/suggestions/32044567-option-to-disable-recent-fonts-feature

    Now user can set '0' in Preferences to completely eliminate 'Recent' section in font list — and this magically 'fixes' selection of current font in context.

    This is stupid.

    I personally want to use BOTH 'Recent fonts' AND current font focusing.
    I don't care about it won't be selected…

    74 votes

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    The current workaround for completely eliminating 'Recent' section in font list is to set '0' in Preferences > Type: Number of Recent Fonts.

    But since it’s stupid, please add votes to make it work properly.

  10. Convert outline text to editable text

    I work with a lot of files that come to me with outline text, which I then have to retype from scratch. It would be a really useful feature if outline text could be converted to editable text - could there be some kind of auto-recognition (OCR) of the outline text and generate editable text from this? Built-in OCR?

    73 votes

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  11. import DXF Blocks

    In fashion Industry, one of the most common exchange file format is DXF-AAMA/ASTM.
    If it is too complex to Illustrator to handle all the subtilities of this format, could it be possible at least to manage "Blocks" ?
    Blocks are DXF entities which can be assimilate as "Groups" or "Symbols"
    but in Ai Groups and Symbols may stay on a single layer.
    In DXF Blocks, you may have multiple entities on multiple layers, but you need to keep them as a single object.
    So I was wondering if Ai could generate for each Block a layer (with the name of…

    71 votes

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  12. Add Ai, EPS and TIF formats in Export for Screens / Assets dialog

    I realize that .pdf is essentially the same as .eps format, but still it would be useful to have the option to export as .eps.

    71 votes

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  13. Mixed Ink Swatch like Indesign.

    Please add the Mixed Ink swatch like Indesign. This would simplify building files with varnish, white ink, and bump plates.

    70 votes

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  14. Typesetting formulas, mathematical equations and symbols in LaTeX-style

    When typesetting mathematical formulas, LaTeX is the way to go and is the standard in many scientific areas. But a problem arises when mathematical symbols should be used in figures. If these figures are e.g. created in Illustrator, it is always a bit inconvenient to include the symbols in the figure. It is e.g. necessary to render the symbols separately and include them as EPS files in Illustrator or the symbols are added later to the figure by another program.

    It would be really cool to have a build-in feature in Illustrator which would allow direct typesetting in the common…

    69 votes

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  15. MacOS Full Screen Mode

    Utilization of the OS level window management to perform and launch full screen mode like the vast majority of all other apps.

    68 votes

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  16. 100% size is actually actual size

    Allow Illustrator to be monitor-aware. Have a feature where there is an onscreen ruler, and ask the user to hold up a real ruler to the screen. Let them drag a slider until the onscreen ruler perfectly matches the physical ruler. Then let this % value become the new "100% size" for that machine. Currently to see my artwork at 100% size, I need to set my view to 192%. I wish there was a setting to set my "100%" to default to 192%.

    68 votes

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    In CC 2019 (latest update 23.0.1), at 100% Zoom 1inch artwork would display at 1inch in physical (Print) size, on any display. If this doesn’t work right for screen design workflows, please use the checkbox Preferences > General > Display Print Size at 100% Zoom, to turn off the feature. Currently this feature works only on primary display, and there are plans of extending this to other attached displays.

  17. Improve page selection when opening PDFs in Illustrator

    Referring to the attached screenshot for opening PDFs in Illustrator:
    I find that I am constantly browsing through the preview pages using (B), and hitting 'Open' when I see the previewed page I want -- completely forgetting to actually enter the page number in the Range (C), and thereby opening Page 1, swearing, and starting again. Casual survey suggests this is a common issue for others in my studio as well.
    It would be great if changing the previewed page using B also updated the page number selected in C; or, if an additional radio button sitting with C and…

    67 votes

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    We have added the ability to select the previewed page while opening a PDF in the latest BETA starting with V28.6. 

    We request you to please try out the changes and let us know for any feedback so that we can further refine it and make it available to everyone. 

  18. Please support WebP, JPEG XL/XS, HEIC(HEIF), aPNG file formats (import and export)

    Dear Illustrator team, pleas add support for thess file formats in Illustrator: WebP, JPEG XL, JPEG XS, HEIC(HEIF), aPNG

    67 votes

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  19. 16 bit mode for Illustrator

    When creating Illustrations with gradients, we can only use 8bits. When imported in Photoshop or After Effects 16bits projects, the gradients stick to this poor 8bits - resulting in banding.

    Especially when working on normal/displacement maps for 3d materials, 8bits is not enough.

    How great would it be if Illustrator had a possibility to switch to 16 or 32 bit mode!

    67 votes

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  20. Rotate in Portrait Mode on Surface Pro

    When rotating the Surface Pro from landscape to portrait, Illustrator will not stay in portrait mode. It reverts back to landscape.
    Adobe Photoshop works in portrait mode.
    Illustrator used to work in portrait mode, but no longer does in CC 2017 and CC 2018.

    Example of issue here:
    https://youtu.be/fVQQJR9SMzg

    64 votes

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