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  1. ADD "Relink to Folder..." to the Links panel as in InDesign

    We have long kept an asset folder named The__PIT that has 1 copy of every file that has ever made it through Production so that if we bring up an InDesign IDML or INDD from any time in our history, ALL links are immediately restored using "Relink to Folder...". We need this same functionality with Illustrator. I understand that InDesign is a data based software and Illustrator is not. I also see that Illustrator does retain the file name though (which, as is noted in many other similar requests, does nothing as far as selecting a match within a CC…

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  2. New Features of Photoshop CC 2021

    Lightroom cc classic is now a backdated software and not so beginners friendly and not so easy to control and learn compare to the lightroom Cloud Version. So instead of developing the lightroom cc classic version, it would be great for all end adobe users if this cloud version of the Lightroom CC turns into an off-line software like other adobe software!

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  4. Shortcut for Delete Layer

    I'd like a custom shortcut for deleting a layer. I could, of course, record an action and assign one of the F keys (F5, F6, etc), but I don't want to use the F keys.

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  5. a simple object position swap in the transormation panel

    A simple object position swap tool.

    I make data/scientific figures with AI. I do a lot of ordering and aligning of objects, often I have 4-5 scatter plots generated in R and I resize and align them in AI. I often want to reorder them after I have gotten the alignment perfect, so currently the most efficient process is clicking on each individual object and writing down the x,y coord. for each and then typing these in for each object. A simple button to swap objects based on their x,y coordinate (wherever the ref point is set) would save me…

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  6. "Apply to all" check boxes

    Please add an "apply to all" check box to the "embedded profile mismatch" pop-up. It is incredibly time consuming to click the box for every link in a document, especially when there are many.

    Please also add an "apply to all" check box to the "Photoshop Import Options" pop-up so the same settings can be applied quickly to multiple links when embedding.

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  7. Eraser tool doesn't work in pattern mode!

    In pattern mode I can not use eraser tool, it is very useful if it works.

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  8. The ability to adjust the width of a gradient line using the new Freeform Gradient Tool

    The new Freeform Gradient Tool is great, except that it doesn't have an option to adjust the width of the gradient lines. I think there is no need to further explain why this should be useful, because it's such a basic feature.

    To make it really powerful, adjusting the width should work like the Width Tool.

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  9. Global symbol libraries

    Global dynamic symbol libraries- update all instances across documents.

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  10. Type Selections

    My idea consists in making it able for us to select text only, but with the arrows, like we have now, but doing it selectively.

    I'll try to explain:

    If we make a freehand selection (area selection) over some portion of the work, everything that is not locked and that that selection overs is selected, right? Despite being it the Black or White Selection Arrows.

    However, I can go to the Menu>Select>Object>Text and it selects ALL text from the artboard. I can also go to a layer and click on the circle on the right and get all of those…

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  11. Action: Insert Conditional

    In the Photoshop Action panel there's "Insert Conditional" allowing you to set logical conditions for action behaviour. Illustrator should have this too. It's neat.

    It's useful for making action behaviour more inteligent and relevant to the document, eg. doing one or another thing depending on whether the document is landscape or portrait, colour mode, etc.

    Another way it can be used is to create toggle buttons for things that Illustrator doesn't currently have shortcuts for (eg. Scale Strokes & Effects). Presently you have to create two separate keybindings for each action, whereas the conditional allows you to toggle with a…

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  12. ALIGN TO OPPOSING SIDE

    I would like to align objects (art, text, groups, etc.) to the immediate opposing side of another object. In other words, align the left side of a square to the right side of a square that is right beside it. Yes, I know the smart guides will snap to objects in this manner, but on a large document I want to be able to align multiple items without having to zoom to a microscopic level to check that the art has indeed snapped accurately (which it doesn't always do). With an align option, I will be assured that the objects…

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  14. select same by stroke weight/stroke color within a graph (CC2018)

    In CC2017 with a direct selection arrow, you could select by stroke weight or color, within a graph. After the CC2018 update you can no longer use the Select by options within a graph. Please bring back that feature.

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  15. Select Fill or Stroke Does Not Make Selection Automatically Edit-Ready

    For years I have been frustrated with how anytime I want to edit fills or strokes, Illustrator seems to ALWAYS have the wrong choice forward in the tools panel! It seems to always know when I want to edit strokes, because it always has fills ready to edit in the foreground swatch and vice-versa! All these years I just felt is was some sort of voodoo thing, but I finally realized why this happens to me the majority of the time. I use Select>Same>Fill Color, Select>Same>Stroke Color, Select>Same>Stroke Weight all the time. The main reason I make those selections by…

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  16. Language

    Changing the language after instalation woud be much more pratical

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  17. Chromebook compatibility

    Hello,

    My school is considering purchasing a laser cutter/engraver to be housed in the Library for all students to use, and I understand that we will also need to purchase software such as Adobe Illustrator. The problem is that many of our students use Chromebooks, which really don't have a hard drive. We're not in favor of just having 1 or 2 Windows machines sitting by the cutter/engraver, mostly because that limits usage. Is there any other option? Does Adobe offer a Chromebook-compatible software? Or, is there any way that a student could design something in another program, then import…

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  18. template location

    Custom templates, etc. should not have to be stored in the application folder... which means I'm throwing away user-generated documents when I upgrade the app.

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  19. Adding an mascot assistant

    As the Photoshop has a banana, we want mascot assistant, like the Microsoft clippy. It would work like this: when you are idle in the illustrator with new blank document it would pop up suggesting random design prompts like: "hey why won't you design the logo for the fish food' or "make a brand for the fruit vendor'

    4 votes

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  20. Make Preferences User Friendly

    These are various recommendation to simplify preferences in all Adobe Applications.

    • list groupings (ie General, Type, etc.) in alphabetical order
    • or list groupings in logical order
    example for the first three - General, User Interface, Performance...
    • re-review all preference settings and reduce or simplify (Slices has two option?)
    • incorporate a search function to provide the user the ability to quickly locate a specific preference (refer to Apple's System Preferences Search capability.)
    • make preference category lists universal in title and order for all Adobe applications when possible

    The reason is, I wish to work and not…

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