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  1. I need to set the stroke for the pencil tool before creating the artwork

    I need to set the stroke for the pencil tool before creating the artwork! Online support was not able to solve it...help!

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  2. 2D physics engine

    Nothing too complex. Just an engine allowing user to apply rigid body and collider body to shapes and symbols. A timeline to play the effect, then we can bake a state into a frozen frame. Along the lines of Newton in After effects.

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  3. Intuitive drawing: "Pencil tool" in mode adding "Blob brush tool"

    Hi,
    I would like to be able to draw, draw and model using the Pencil Tool in edit mode like the "Blob brush tool".
    Eg.
    1 • Pencil Tool. I draw any shape.
    2 • I mark this shape and draw another one
    3 • The effect is the automatic joining of these shapes into one summary.

    Such a simple, fast and intuitive way to draw ketor shapes for the cartoonist.

    Attention.
    • Drawing with the "Blob brush tool" is a different shape effect without sharp lines. Eg saw. E.g. lasts or coat or hair cartoons.
    • drawing many objects…

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  4. Option for drag select to ignore text paths

    Whenever I am working on an artboard for brand identity, I have a lot of text paths on objects. Whenever I try to click and drag over an element, it ALSO grabs the path of the text, which I do not want. Is there a way to only click and drag over the elements you want to touch without having to lock the text paths?

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  5. Make Adobe Fresco a plug in or extension for Illustrator.

    I want to use fresco but can't because i dont have a compatible machine, but it also makes no sense that drawing and painting on illustrator is difficult.

    either allow fresco on more things or make a plugin that allows illustrator to function like fresco.

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  6. Use of Adobe Fresco with external drawing devices like Kamvas Pro 22!!!

    Hi there, I am currently using Kamvas Pro 22 as a drawing device. This external drawing screen is connected to my laptop. It is very frustrating Adobe Fresco seems to have been developed to work with a very limited selection of devices only. Please adapt it accordingly.

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  7. Object position should be able to be locked.

    When aligning multiple objects to each other, all of them translates. There's no option to make one fixed (position locked) and then align all the other object to that fixed one. E.g. a content to a box object.

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  8. knife tool with bezier curves like pen tool

    I like the idea of the knife tool and I try to use it. It is worthless because it has no control.. If it used bezier curves or like the Photoshop polygon tool that would be awesome.

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    While the Knife tools definitely lacks precision, there is a way you can use any path as a cutting path, the same way the Knife does.

    Draw a path over the objects you want to cut, select it and use Object > Path > Divide Objects Below.

    Please comments back if it works or doesn’t work for you.

  9. Selection tool

    You can improve Illustrator by making the selection tool workable. As long as I use the rules in the document the selection starts to run very bad.
    What an useful software.

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  10. Option for object size to take priority over corner radius

    When resizing an object, corner radius should be automatically reduced to accommodate the new size rather than blocking the change until you manually reduce the corner radius
    (toggle in the options?)

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  11. Paint mode like in Adobe Animate / Flash for Illustrator

    1. I used to work with Adobe Flash (now Animate) for years and loved how the vector tools work there. I would like to have exactly this "drawing mode" in Illustrator! I know there is already something quite close to it, but it still doesn't have the same features and you have to remove overlapping areas and so on .
    2. I think having the "quick n dirty" design tools like the flash/animate brush AND the sophisticated tools already available in illustrator in the same product, that would boost productivity!
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  12. Editable Brushes - Be able to change the art of the brush not just the settings.

    When you make a brush using selected art currently you can only edit parameters about that brush. You cannot make edits to the art that is at the core of the brush. It would be great if you could edit that art. Like how you can edit the objects that make up a symbol.

    Right now the only solution is to just make a new brush if you need to change the art.

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  13. concentric texture tool

    it would be very useful to have concentric textures and not just from a point to a point.
    Another request for textures would be to be able to define in some situations the starting point of the plot, the point of arrival and maybe even the point of intersection.

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  14. Bring back the rounded rectangle, the option under Effect makes a terrible rectangle.

    Please bring back the rounded rectangle option, when I make a rounded rectangle under Effect it looks terrible, I can't control the corners of the rectangle as much either and it doesn't rotate well.

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  15. Introduce real crosshatch option so we can create vector crosshatching fills

    Introduce a crosshatch option palette so we can create vector crosshatching fills. Do not put it in your terrible pattern fill mess that you have created.

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  16. Enhance Miter limits on type inner strokes

    There are a few mentions of "miter" you might get interested in.

    One that I regularly had to deal with was Miter Limit for typefaces (as applied in appearance panel).

    Could there be a way to have a miter limit applied only to the outside paths of the letter and not to the counterparts ? (like the holes in e, a, o…)

    The second page of this thread shows nice ways to play with that too:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/ai-2020-stroke-path-won-t-do-anything/m-p/10802353#M158393

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  17. Split into grid tool demands upgrade.

    When multiple shapes are selected and use the split into grid tool, instead of split each individual shapes it creats a big box to contain all the shapes and split the big box instead. Who would want that? If I select multiple shape obviously I want to split them individually. If I want to split a big box I'll take a second to create a big box first instead of ruining my delicate little shapes.

    Also, it'd be appreciated if it can split more than just squares. Look at your mesh tool, you obviously know how to split different shapes,…

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  18. Radial Array Feature (akin to AutoCAD)

    I know there's a workaround whereby one can accomplish this, or nearly so, with the rotate/copy function; however, the implementation is somewhat inelegant, especially for new users who might not be aware of the 360/x syntax. It has been a number of years since I have used CAD, but I recall the Polar Array command being much more full-featured and am struck that AI still doesn't have a better way to do this. In point of fact, a liner array wouldn't be a bad addition, either, and would save the headache of trying to do it with patterns or aligns.

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  19. Gradient Eye Dropper click and drag to analyze the colors under the length of a vector

    if i drag my cursor across an image the illustrator program should be able to make an assessment of the various properties of color under the path that was drawn.

    this could easily be turned into a pallet with relational distance parameters and a cool gradient tool with a number of samples resolution feature to adjust the density of changes across the gradient would be very welcome in our illustrator tool set.

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  20. An option so anchor points within a user specified proximity of the selected anchor point will move relative to it.

    So many times have I found a need for an option like this. An option where you would be able to move an anchor point, and the surrounding points would move relative to it.

    Some complex vector images with lots of anchor points can be hard to reshape, whereas, instead of moving every single anchor point to expand a section or redoing it, you would select a single point, and the surrounding points would move relative to it's position.

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