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  1. Freeform Gradient 0% Opacity Option

    The freeform gradient is a wonderful tool but it would be more robust if the gradient points can be put to 0% opacity so there's a nice fade. At the moment, the point disappears if you bring the opacity down to zero.

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  2. On the free form gradient tool can you allow each circle to be smaller for more detailed illustrations?

    This free form gradient tool is my favorite update of all time. But I'd like to be able to have more detail and control. The circles are too big to allow for this and it really limits the tool.

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  3. Templates created do not store color profile attribution

    Steps to reproduce:

    1. Start a new document
    2. Use the menu Edit -> Assign Profile...
    3. Assign a profile to the document, such as Working CMYK
    4. Save this document as a template (.ait)
    5. Open the template file just created
    6. This new document will not have a color profile assigned
    5 votes

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  4. Sampling colors outside of Illustrator (eyedropper)

    Getting color from the outside windows through the dripping tool is not working on new internet browsers. (Chrome, Edge ...)
    There is a problem when trying to get color samples through new internet browsers.

    Sometimes it works on Internet Explorer.

    It still works on the desktop and some other windows.

    Test system:
    Illustrator 2018 64 Bit
    Windows 10 64 Bit

    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2460261#

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  5. Increase size of Gradient stops boxes (too small for older eyes)

    Ideally the gradient stop boxes would be a little larger. When working with many gradients, it's time consuming trying to hit that little box to change a color. I'm aging, so my bad, but even slightly larger would be wonderful.

    Thank you,
    Lori

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  6. Kaleidoscope Pattern making

    Adobe Capture already has this option. I wish you could implement this into the pattern making options. I believe there are even more ways to create patterns, it would be nice to have those options.

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  7. Drag color swatch onto artboard to make a square with the fill color.

    It would be nice for creating style sheets to be able to drag a swatch onto the artboard and have it just make a square of that color.

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  8. (Prepress Features 2) Channel mixer

    I use a lot the Channel mixer option in photoshop, cause i need to convert CMYK photos into lets say CM plus 2 or 3 spot colors, then I need to do the same in illustrator for vector illustrations and I dont want to convert this vector into pixels, I wana keep it vector to mantain the quality.

    I know I can import the file as a smart object into photoshop but better if I can do it directly in Illustrator.

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  9. Allow to see and edit colors in a selection, just like with Selection Colors in Figma

    Figma displays a full list of colors used in a selected art in its right sidebar: https://help.figma.com/hc/en-us/articles/360042553434-View-and-adjust-colors-in-a-mixed-selection
    It allows quickly evaluate the selection, edit colors right there, even swap — without the need of using bulky Recolor. Illustrator can't offer the same quick tool, neither in Color panel nor with the Properties.
    Please make this possible in Ai, and make it better.

    4 votes

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  10. Bring back colour themes!

    Colour themes within Illustrator was awesome! Why remove it, it's terrible in the CC app, and slows down workflow.

    It was a nice try, but cut the loss, bring colour themes back and kill it in the stupid CC app (also, kill the CC app, it's useless).

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  11. Edit Global Swatch directly via Color Picker

    Currently a multi-step process to update a Global swatch using Color Picker. Change a swatch via color picker then drag the active color swatch that’s at the top of the swatches panel down into the panel and from there that color can be dragged over a global swatch to update it. Better: just double click whilst in Global swatch and use color picker. Currently can only use sliders whilst in a Global swatch.

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  12. Add pattern filled object to swatch box to create a new pattern

    This is very essential for the fashion industry.

    As of now, it's not possible to create a seamless pattern with a pattern filled object and add it as a swatch.

    We either have to expand the filled object or rasterize the pattern filled object to able to add to the swatch box. It's hindering because we can't recolor easily.
    This option should be added.

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  13. スウォッチオプションでカラーコードを変更できるようにする

    今は、スウォッチオプションでカラーコードが入力できないので、RGBで入力しています。
    スウォッチオプションでカラーコードを変更できるようにしてほしいです。それとカラーをダブルクリックすることでカラーピッカーを表示させてほしいです。

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  14. pattern tile size

    Make pattern tiles bigger in size. Now it is limited to about 1.41meter. Nowadays we can print on textile directly. So the limitation in making a pattern is not bound to physical limitations we've had for years. When printing on fabric that is 1.50meter I want to be able to make a pattern that has that same width.
    Since you already increased the maximum artboard size, why not increase the pattern tile size as well?

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  15. Adobe should add newly released Pantone colors with every software update. Responsibility for this should not fall on user shoulders.

    Adobe should add newly released Pantone colors with every software update. Responsibility for this should not fall on user shoulders.

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  16. Disable CC Libraries in Illustrator

    I would like the option to Disable the use of Libraries in Illustrator.

    I can close the panel but every time I create a new colour swatch the panel reappears. This isn't helpful for the way I work so I'm looking for a way to turn off this feature.

    As I am self employed and don't collaborate with others, all my colours are saved within the document they are relevant to which is why I would like to turn off this feature.

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  17. Eyedropper automatically adds colour to swatches

    I would suggest a function where eyedropper automatically adds picked color to swatches. Sometimes I take color from the picture and I have to first create an object, use eyedropper and then add it to swatches.

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  18. "Go to" used swatch directly from swatch panel

    Just like you can click "go to" any link, and InDesign will show you where the link is on the page, it would be great to select all objects per swatch no matter if it's a fill or stroke. Currently the "select similar" option only selects objects with same characteristics. If you sample a filled shape it will look for a filled shape, and it will not detect an outlined shape even if it is the same color. I struggled trying to find an unwanted swatch color. It was hidden behind many layers as an outline with no fill.

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  20. Search field in Graphic Styles palette

    I draw comics, and use Graphic Styles a lot. They let me give names to anything from flat fills to complex appearance stacks with multiple fills, strokes, and effects.

    But once I've loaded in the styles for a full page, with multiple characters, background parts, and whatnot, the Graphic Styles palette starts to get pretty unwieldy. The attached screenshot is the entire height of my laptop screen; note how small the slider handle is!

    I've put effort into giving all of these sensible names. It'd be lovely to be able to use that by having a search bar at…

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