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  1. Make it possible for a Graphic Style to mark some symbols as being part of it.

    So right now I have a workflow that involves making a lot of complex appearance stacks, saving them as a Graphic Style, then later bringing them into another file by hitting the 'library' button in the Graphic Styles palette and navigating to it via the Other Library file picker.

    If I import a style that uses a brush or a global color swatch or a pattern swatch or a width profile, those assets will get imported. But a style that uses a symbol won't import the symbol, and this is a really annoying little exception. It is, perhaps, not surprising

    2 votes

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  2. Randomize shape effect

    I would love a tool like "Roughen" that instead gives the shape a randomized, slightly affected path to give a more hand-drawn feel. There is a VERY small window with Roughen, that kind of gives this effect, before it gives a "spiked" appearance, but a tool to specifically randomize a "hand drawn" look would be nice.

    2 votes

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  3. Custom Icons to Simplify Size Identification and Improve Efficiency

    I work with various sizes occasionally, if not always, and it's really challenging to identify the sizes I use because all the icons have a similar appearance. To make it simpler to find the right size, it would be nice if we had more custom icons in this section. Humans read easier and faster through images.

    2 votes

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  4. Some way to control the mesh density of generated 3D objects?

    I'm using Illustrator to turn some 2D drawings into 3D objects which I export as OBJ/GLTF to other software. The process is really quick and simple, and produces very smooth and clean mesh objects, however... I'm having trouble with the total lack of control over the geometry density/resolution of the generated 3D model.
    I've experimented with increasing the number of anchor points and size of the drawing to see if I would get a 3D model made of more polygons and vertices, but had no success.
    It would be amazing if there was a proper way to control the generated…

    2 votes

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  5. Ability to see the size of elements in terms of KB/MB to easily find cause of file bloat

    When trying to strip down a file, it would be really useful to be able to see which effects in particular are bloating the file. For example - I had a file with a load of boxes with a glow effect applied to them. I thought I had undone all of this but the size of the file was still over 40mb. I had to dig through all the boxes again in the appearence panel to see that there were two instances of a rasterize effect that i'd missed. when i deleted those the file size went down by over…

    2 votes

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  6. Keep Size of the texture applied in 3D

    Could it be possible to keep the scale of a material when editing a 3D object
    I've notticed that the sacle of a substance material (using 2D textures) may change when you edit the object...
    Ideally, the best would also to apply this material at the same scale as defined in the Substance material as it is possible to define it.
    Thanks

    2 votes

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  7. Labels on cylinders scaling fails

    When Labels on cylinders are scaled beyond a certain size (relative to object size?), their distortion is wrong

    See attached file and video. The original size of that label is smaller, I have scaled it on the object and it just gets dirtorted at the far edges as soon as it gets too large.

    2 votes

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  8. 3D rendering issues with labels

    When applying a label to a cylinder, the rendering is not clean. There are artifacts generated in the nothingness. See the artifacts in the attached file. This also doesn't get soled when rotating the object.

    2 votes

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  9. Simulate "Crown-Shyness"

    Crown-shyness is a phenomenon in which the crowns of trees do not touch each other, forming a canopy with channel-like gaps.
    The idea for the effect is that when multiple objects are overlapped, the effect will deform the objects so a gap is created (with a user-defined width). Alternatively, when a group of objects near to one another are bloated, or the path is offset (to a positive degree), the objects will not overlap but instead leave a gap.
    An additional setting could allow the user to decide whether the effect will apply to path overlaps within a single object;…

    2 votes

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  10. Ability to warp more precisely

    I work in the label industry and we have to warp artwork for tapered containers.
    We find that we need to be between whole numbers of a percent.
    Is it possible to have the ability to warp 1.3% without it just rounding down or up to the nearest whole number?
    Thanks

    2 votes

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  11. Square ZIG-ZAG effect

    I'm surprised that a zig-zag feature is missing a "square" effect (see photo). It seems pretty basic thing since you have other types of vawy lines. Shouldn't be that much harder to implement compared to other effects.

    2 votes

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  12. Illustrator's outer glow effects need a spread option like Photoshop and InDesign

    Illustrator's outer glow effects need a spread option like Photoshop and InDesign

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  13. you should consider adding the "perspective" feature from the classic 3D options to the new realisrtic 3D! adds more depth especially if us

    you should consider adding the "perspective" feature from the classic 3D options to the new realisrtic 3D!

    adds more depth especially if used in typography.

    The perspective in classic 3D unfortunately is not working well if the possition is FRONT because the render of the sides is incomplete!

    Imagine if this feature was part of the new 3D!!!

    PLEASE ADD THE PERSPECTIVE INTO THE NEW 3D

    thanks guys

    George

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  14. Line Segment Tool to respect selected Graphic Style by default

    Currently, if I have a certain Graphic Style selected, it gets applied to objects created with Pen Tool or all shape-drawing tools (Ellipse, Rectangle, Polygon, Star).
    This doesn’t work this way with line-drawing tools (Line Segment, Arc, Spiral, Grids…). Or rather it does, only if the “Fill Line” option is turned ON in the Tool Options window. It is turned OFF by default though AND this setting is not sticky between sessions.
    So with every new session, I’m back to behavior when a chosen graphic style is not applied to an object drawn with a Line Segment Tool.

    2 votes

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  15. Dynamic outline (as an effect?)

    I really wish we could have a dynamic way to create outlines for strokes (with arrowheads in particular) without having to 'break' them into shapes first.

    It could be an effect, for example. And yes I have tried the existing 'Outline' effects but the do nothing (or am I not using them right?).

    2 votes

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  16. 3D no longer vector

    The new 3D tool in illustrator no longer produces vectors - after expanding appearance even simple non shaded shapes are raster objects. Which is a huge let down. I used to do a lot of vector isometric illustrations and now this completely killed my workflow. Please add an option for that. Thank you!

    2 votes

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    The previous way of creating 3D is still there and will stay there, no worries!

    Go Effect > 3D and Materials > 3D (Classic) to access the tools you need.

    Also you can enable Render as Vector in 3D and Materials panel, but it’s not that powerful yet as the older method. This will be better in next releases.

  17. Fisheye lens effect

    Is it possible to apply Fisheye lens effect in Adobe Illustrator as in Freehand MX? Adobe Illustrator has some features, but not as effective as Freehand.

    2 votes

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  18. Custom PPI Option for Raster Effects

    I am trying to create a new document in Illustator and want 100ppi rester. Unfortunately there is no option. I remeber earlier versios used to have this option, like its even available now in PS

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  19. Untie the Transform Patterns checkbox in General Options and Transform Effect dialog.

    Sometimes (actually pretty often) it is necessary to alter a pattern size for one single object. So you go to Appearance -> Fill -> Effects -> Distort and Transform -> Transform and there you have checkboxes to chose whether to transform object or pattern or both and that is great.
    But once you have done this (for one single object) this setting changes the general Option under Preferences->General and this setting affects the entire app, not this file only and you must change it back each time. And that is not that great.

    2 votes

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  20. Dégradé de forme

    Outil dégradé de forme

    2 votes

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