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  1. Adaptive Shapes

    Adaptive shapes would be shapes that can change size according to the amount of text inside of them.

    It makes having a highlighted text effect a lot easier. A rectangle with text inside it can stretch as you add more words.

    Maybe a bit harder but it’d be cool if it can be applied to more complex shapes like a speech bubble shape, while retaining the ability to customize the notch and corner radius.

    Doing any of this precisely and manually is not easy

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  2. Draw/brush selection

    I work with pixel art. When I select I need to click on every single pixel to change color, if it's not simple shapes like a rectangle that I can marquee and select. If I draw, I just drag the pixels around accidentally. I would like to draw a selection with a brush (any brush I like), and that whatever is covered beneath what I draw by the brush gets selected. And it shall be in a mode that no pixels or objects or anything is dragged around.

    Why it's valuable? It would be a huge timesaver, and keep me…

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  3. Perspective tool should work on ANYTHING.

    You should be able to use the Perspective tool on ANYTHING. Many other packages allows you to put a perspective on editable text!! The same goes for Bitmap Images.... You should be able to but a box around ANYTHING and use the perspective tool on it. Why-O-Why do we have to convert text to curves to be able to put perspective on it??? Once it has perspective you Should be able to edit the text and keep the perspective on it!!!!

    Illustrator is Still Way Behind Other Similar Packages...

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  4. Ability to move Pattern inside Object - holding tilde key does not work, and numeric position is not interactive

    Ability to move Pattern inside Object - holding tilde key does not work, and numeric position is not interactive

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  5. Image Brush further development

    Some years back, Adobe introduced Image brushes to Illustrator. The implementation was uncharacteristically shallow for Adobe who usually adds plenty of functionality and flexibility to any tool, which is great. Well, the images brushes were introduced, and I suppose abandoned and never looked at again. I think Adobe needs to revisit image brushes and add a lot more functionality. The best image brush implementation I've found so far in any software was in Serif's discontinued software called DrawPlus. That's what Adobe needs to shoot for, at least. Think about this. There are true vector brushes in Illustrator that are so…

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  6. Thumbnail preview required when selecting an object from multiple objects overlapping each other in illustrator

    I am having a trouble when selecting an object from multiple objects. I think, there should have some thumbnail and object preview option when we right the objects and try to select any object. I attached the image see the red arrow mentioned text.

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  7. Adobe Draw Mode in Adobe Illustrator

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      Insert "Adobe Draw Mode" into Adobe Illustrator.
      Bring into the Illustrator the same results and functions that the application of the Ipad has, such as presets of pressures and brushes that most of the time the result is ideal.

    2. Why is this valuable to you?
      Because this will make vector illustrations with rewarding and much faster results.
      To solve problems of paths with thicknesses and pressures as we need.

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  8. Drag and snap by specific point

    Sometimes I want to drag a specific point of a path and move it to another specific part of another path but Illustrator makes it difficult to do it precisely. I wish it was easier to do that without having to create more anchor points.

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  9. Change a group of vector's stroke size relative to each other, thicker or thinner, at the same time. Like Word's font up & font down button

    Change a group of vectors' stroke size relative to each other, thicker or thinner, at the same time. Like Word's font up & font down button.

    Right now it's frustrating when you transform size down a drawing with multiple stroke sizes. The strokes are then too thick. But if you have multiple stroke widths, there is no way to reduce them in size relative to each other so the drawing keeps the same look.

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  10. Blob brush ability to do smaller size and make it more interactive.

    I often need a blob that is smaller than 1 point. The ability to go smaller would be wonderful!

    I use it a lot to "paint" wispy caligraphic lines.

    I often use the bursh with equal width and height because any other setting slows me down as I change the angle I "paint in". If there was a way to interact without going back to the dialogue box it would be more efficient. It is slow and "clunky" otherwise.

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  11. A polygon option for a Pen Tool

    Recently I've noticed that I'm missing one option – switching off the Bezier anchors by the pen tool. I would like to draw a continuously (joined) straight line, without accidentally changing it into a bezier curve. While drawing fast with a Wacom pen or with a mouse, it's easy to move the cursor before jumping to the next place and thereby, by accident pull the Bezier handle and proceeding a curve. I use Affinity Designer on iPad and there exists an option for the pen tool – a polygon. I'm looking for something similar that in Illustrator.

    I woud be…

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  12. Join end point to path

    I am a student at university, and I need to be able to join end points to paths without having the enter the live paint. This would give higher editing capability, and allows me to keep the stylized stroke options like calligraphy.

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  13. Option to have Anchor and Control Points always visible

    Once in a while, when working on a geometric construction, I feel the need to keep Anchor points and/or bezier Control points visible all the time (in a sublte transparant overlay), even for unselected paths.
    This would be of great help for exact working on curves and when connecting paths.

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  14. More usefull stroke gap. (Более удобный разрыв контура)

    Описание в видео, спасибо за возможность вносить изменения в любимый продукт!

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  15. Convert Selection to shape

    Would love to have ********** like photoshop for photos and then be able convert that selection marquee to a vector shape.

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  16. Smooth(er) tool

    I’d love it while using the blob brush tool if the smoothing worked nicely for crossing paths.

    Actually, cleaning is a tedious process I would avoid.

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  17. Top Requests

    Star tool, Arc Tool, should have properties to change after drawing like the rectangle tool and the Polygon tool.

    Drawing tool ae so important ot Illustrator - all of them need to have properties.

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  18. NEW PERSPECTIVE TOOL

    Make perspective tool with curves like cylinder so that designers can easily drag drop their design to bend them easily . Sorry if Iam wrong.

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  19. More Image tracing options

    It's better if you increase or make a custom image trace more than 16 you have.

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  20. Add an improved scaling tool

    I create scale drawings of Vintage gliders and aircraft and use several photos on my Artboard to refer to. I need to scale these photos to match what I am drawing and this requires taking a measurement from the photo then getting out my calculator to work out the scaling factor. It would be far simpler if I could just draw a line over the required section of the photo and then tell the scaling tool the size that I need it to be and the photo is then scaled

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