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  1. Scissors tool should be aware of stroke width profiles and brush tool data.

    At present, if you use the Scissors tool on a path with a width profile, the resulting paths will both inherit the entire width profile. This always feels wrong; I would much prefer that the resulting paths had new width profiles that match the original look of the path.

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  2. Rotate artboard with all objects

    It's possible to rotate the artboard, but the objects are still on their old positions.
    I found the is a button to bind artboard and objects for MOVING the artboard together. Why does that not work for rotation?

    In the mean time I have written a small JavaScript to solve this: https://www.behance.net/gallery/125369255/Javascript-for-Illustrator-RotateArtboard

    I hope, we can use a rotation of an artboard with it's objects soon in AI.
    – Jens.

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  3. Straighten/unrotate object

    As far as I can tell, there's no way to re-straighten an object after rotating it. There's nothing retaining what the degree of rotation was. That would be really helpful.

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  4. Unify point tangent, angle\length\direction

    Short rationales:
    Point Angle - I need a way to control the exact angle of point handles to unify them across a design. Currently the only way to control the angle is to constrain it to vertical, horizontal, or 45 degree angles.

    Point Handle Length\Direction - If you grab a point handle and make it a different length or direction than the handle on the other side of a point, there is currently no way to re-unify them besides re-drawing the curve.
    There is also no also no way to scale handle length along the direction or angle you’ve already…

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  5. More vector brushes

    Have more brushes! (like a tapered brush), allow to add, export, and make custom brushes.
    Easily delete overlapping lines like in CSP.
    Include patterns like half tones for comics we can drag and drop inside shapes.
    Allow gradients and patterns to be applied to the stroke.
    We can choose which part of the stroke to change the width instead of all of it.
    Have an option to do an even width change or freehand.
    Be able to fill color within the visible strokes/lines instead of shapes.

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  6. Add values labels to the graph tool

    Please, add the value labels feature to the graph tool.

    Currently, it is possible through a weird code and design symbols. Although graphs are not supposed to have value labels, clients are all the time asking for that. Adding one by one, by hand, is time consuming.

    Since Adobe bought Freehand MX, you could open its code and learn from there.

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  7. Ellipse Tool Properties/Dialogue

    Ellipse Tool, if make an ellipse then you have a little squire pointing to make ellipse’s End Angle and Pie Angle, but you do not have these feature available in its properties/Dialogue/Menu when you just select Ellipse Tool and you clip on the canvas or on Art Board you have no control features for that and you also do have the same features in Control Bar and Useless Properties Panel. I hope in the future version there must be added a dialogue for proper setting and measurements like retangle tool.

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  8. Improved curve tools: splines

    I think curve drawing in illustrator could learn a lot from 3d design software like Fusion360 but particularly Rhino: the options to draw curves there are very very advanced and allow for extreme precision and manipulability

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  9. Toggle Lasso tool

    When using the direct select tool, use a key modifier to toggle the lasso tool rather than always having to completely switch tools to get the lasso tool.

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  10. To make responsive resizing tool just as it is in Adobe XD

    Making responsive resizing tool just as it is in Adobe XD would be very useful for all kinds of design and not just UI/UX design.

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  11. Move the "Merge Live Paint" button from the control panel to the Quick Actions section of the Properties panel

    When you want to merge a new path with an existing live paint group and you select new shapes and the live paint group, the option to merge those shapes with the live paint group does not appear in the quick action section of the properties panel. I understand people may not want to do this but the new and more responsive context options that appear in quick actions are quite useful. I've steadily relied less and less on the control panel and now resort to the properties panel save this one function. Moving it down to quick actions when…

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  12. Make the freeform Gradient tool more efficient

    I had an issue with the freeform gradient tool.
    the color it not stopping at the edge.
    As image attached
    few personnes even from Adobe could'nt help!

    Thank you !

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  13. Hide Pie Widget

    In the same way as we can hide the corner widget I'd really appreciate the ability to hide the pie widget (while still being able to see the bounding box) I've never used, but I often scale eclipses from the centre right anchor point. Which is impossible with the pie widget thing.
    View > Hide Pie Widget.
    Job Jone.

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  14. move anchor points in opposite direction relative to the object’s center point

    For years I have been hankering for a way to work with anchor points the same way as the width tool works or the option/alt modifier key works when resizing a shape with the selection tool.
    When two anchor points are selected I want to be able to move those points in opposite directions. Either attract or repel.

    Imagine there is a straight line between the two selected anchor points, when one of the points is moved away from the other point (pressing the modifier key) the point that is selected but not dragged should move in the opposite direction.

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  15. Tools to edit paths to make straight lines, sharp corners, and smooth curves for faster vector trace clean up

    Attached are three tool examples I would like implemented into Illustrator to speed up the process of cleaning up vector paths. A lot of times when you do a vector trace the corners of text or objects will not have a sharp point or areas with straight lines will become jagged or distorted. To clean these areas up requires a lot of single clicks on points and anchor points to get the right result. Implementing these types of tools into illustrator will allow for these changes in as little as three clicks vastly speeding up the process. On top of…

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  16. The "direct selection" tool should not move the whole object; only the "move tool" should do this; or it should be an option

    While using the "Direct Selection Tool" it moves the whole object sometimes
    Please make it an option to disable this feature.
    It should only move the anchor point. Since the points are small and in a complex document it causes a lot of mistakes. I have to do undo may times to reverse this. There is "Move tool" That should only move the object. Sometimes It causes unintentional changes in the documents That I do not want to make.

    Please make this an option in the settings
    Thank You!

    Regards,
    Qaisar Nawaz

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  17. Make it possible to select locked objects?

    I wish it was possible to prevent an object from moving, but still have the ability to select it. A preference setting to "allow selection of locked objects" or "lock position only" or something?

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    There is a way to select locked objects in recent Illustrator versions.
    In Preferences > Selection & Anchor Display section toggle ‘Select and Unlock objects on canvas’ option to see small lock icons you can click when locked objects get into a selection marquee.

  18. Include warp envelope anchors and handles in preference setting

    When using the warp tool and envelope distort, the anchors and handles are too small and difficult to target. I think it would make sense to have these obey the same preference as the general anchors and handles.

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  19. Drag toolbar buttons into Custom Panels.

    It's great to make custom Toolbars, but what I really need is to create PANELS with toolbar buttons. Then I can dock them, make them retract automatically, etc., just like any other panel.

    This way I can produce sets of very specialized panels that snap alongside the related settings panels.

    It's not visually helpful to be forced to keep ALL tools in just one or two columns! There is no user-based reason that a toolbar can't be made square, or docked with the other panels.

    Of course, ultimately I just want a very easy, drag/drop way to make custom panels…

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  20. Edit multiple selected paths with Pencil tool.

    This Illustrator feature has been lost since version CS5:

    1. Select multiple strokes
    2. Use Pencil tool to edit selected strokes.

    In CS5 Illustrator understood the difference between "User-selected strokes" and "Newly created strokes" allowing users to fine-tune multiple paths with the Pencil tool without losing the selection. This feature has been lost, in ALL subsequent versions of Illustrator. What a loss!!

    https://youtu.be/uzmzSWOWw40

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