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  1. Align to artboard when only when item/group of items is selected.

    Have aligning be dynamic depending on what is selected. If one item or group of items is selected auto select align to artboard rather than the last selected option.

    If multiple items are selected but not group it would auto select align to selection.

    This would reduce time having to check what you are aligning to since 99% of the time when you are trying to align a group it is to the artboard and the same with selecting multiple objects. It is a hassle having to constantly be checking and changing my align options.

    77 votes

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  2. Full Alignment Center Option

    Instead of having two tools (Horizontal and Vertical Align Center), can we get a tool that does both in one called something like Fully Align Center. I've included an image of what the tool might look like.

    49 votes

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  3. 「中央に整列」を実行したときに、座標の平均ではなく選択範囲の中央に揃えたい / Align to center of selection instead of average of coordinates when "Align Center" is executed

    現在のIllustratorデスクトップ版で「選択範囲に整列」を設定し、複数のオブジェクトを対象に「垂直方向中央に整列」または「水平方向中央に整列」を実行すると、それぞれのオブジェクトの中央の座標を平均した位置で揃います。

    一方で、Illustrator iPad版で同じ操作を行うと異なる結果になります。iPad版の「中央に整列」では、座標の平均ではなく、選択範囲(バウンディングボックス)の中央でオブジェクトが揃うしくみです。
    自分が確認した限りではPhotoshopやInDesignもこちらの仕様です。

    • 「選択範囲に整列」というオプションの名称からも、座標の平均で揃うことは推測しにくい
    • iPad版のように、選択範囲の中央に揃うほうが直感的でイメージしやすい
    • デスクトップ版とiPad版の同じ機能がそれぞれ違う動きをするのは避けるべき
    • 選択範囲の中央に揃う仕様はその他のAdobe製品でも採用されている

    上記の理由から、Illustratorデスクトップ版でも「中央に整列」では選択範囲の中央に揃える仕様に変更してほしいです。

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    In Illustrator on desktop, select multiple objects, and in the "Align to Selection" setting, execute "Vertical ( or Horizontal ) Align Center".

    The objects will then be aligned at the average of their respective center coordinates.

    However, the same operation in Illustrator on iPad produces a different result. The iPad's "Align Center" aligns the object at the center of the selection (bounding box), rather than at the average of the coordinates.
    As far as I have confirmed, Photoshop and InDesign also have this specification.

    • It is difficult…
    39 votes

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  4. Align to or by text baselines

    1. Align baselines from 2 different size texts in different boxes.
    2. Align something to a baseline of a text
    3. Align a text to something by its baseline
    20 votes

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  5. Highlight an anchor point used as a key object

    Keying an anchor point is a lesser known option for aligning and distributing.

    Clicking an object in a selection to key it is a thing that can be learnt by a chance (that is how I learned it myself), but using the latest selected point as a key is not a behaviour that is easily noticed.

    The change of the mode is marked only via the small icon in the corner of Align panel, and nothing else on the artboard tells about it — compare this to the fat edge a key object uses.

    Can you try to make a…

    19 votes

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  6. Center Pattern Command & Center both axis to align palette

    Draw a vector shape and fill with a pattern, notice this is not centered. To do this is a long meticulous process prone to error.

    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2390290.

    Can we get an option in the align palette to do this. Would also be nice to add an icon that centers both axis instead of having to click twice for horizontal and vertical.

    19 votes

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  7. Aligning to a certain object

    The Align tools in all Adobe programs is a wonderful feature. However, in Illustrator when you Align objects it changes the position of ALL of them. In other programs, it tends to be the last object you select takes the dominant position - aligning all others to it. In Illustrator it doesn't seem to matter the order you select, it just aligns it to the nearest center point (thus moving ALL the objects). The Lock feature doesn't help as you cannot select a locked object to align with/to.

    16 votes

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  8. Align panel: Objects touch edges

    I draw as well as design web layouts in Ai, and I spend a lot of time sliding objects around on a pasteboard and using Smart Guides to snap them next to each other so they're touching. I'd like to add a set of features to the align panel that allow you to select two objets, define the target object with a second click, and then define which edge of the objects you want them to touch on: top, bottom, left, right.

    15 votes

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  9. Alignment options to outside (top, bottom, left, right) of key object

    I would really benefit from options to automatically align an object to the outside edge (top/bottom/left/right of its bounding box) of a key object. For example, "Align below" would put the top edge of the bounding box of the repositioned object flush with and below the bottom edge of the bounding box of the key object.

    While I can try to achieve the same results by dragging the object around and using smart guides and snapping, that may require a lot of time (and a little luck) when there are several nearby objects that smart guides are being generated from,…

    10 votes

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  10. Add an option to make the bottommost object a Key Object

    Please add an option to the Align Panel to allow the user to change the default behaviour of "Align to Key Object".

    Currently, the default Key Object is the topmost object. However, it's very rare that I don't want the complete opposite – ie. to align an object to its underlying container. If users were able to "Align to Key Object (Bottommost)", it would save an enormous amount of time and effort.

    9 votes

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  11. Align to x-height / Cap height, align to effects' bounds

    Hey! Illustrator rocks!! I am a professionnal user and I have to tell you that the software is really awesome!!!
    As a graphic designer (specialized in UI) I have to align stuff all the time:
    1- I would like to to be able to align the text to x-height inside a box rapidly. ( for instance the words inside a button )
    2-It would be nice to be able to align the stuff that has been duplicated with the Transformation... tool
    For now in both case I would have to decompose a duplicate of the transformed shape and manage to…

    9 votes

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  12. Rotate with arrow keys. Hold R to turn nudge in to rotate.

    I love being able to nudge the selected object with the arrow keys, I want a modifyer key that allows rotation in the same way. example: R key + arrow key rotates. Left and right arrows might be one degree increments. Up/ down could be 15 degree - which quickly gets people to the super common angles 30, 45, 60

    8 votes

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  13. Please add an ability to align points using the Align panel

    Please add an ability to align individual points using the Align panel. This has always been an option, but it seems to have been removed.

    7 votes

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  14. Align/distribute to angle

    It would be so cool if you could align/distribute objects on an angle. Say for example I want to align objects to a 45 degree angle, instead of aligning to the highest/lowest point, or to the left or right.

    7 votes

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  15. Gap Tool and Live Distribute like InDesign has, with improvements

    InDesign has Gap Tool — https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/aligning-distributing-objects.html#align_objects_using_the_gap_tool

    Also it has Live Distribute —helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/aligning-distributing-objects.html#distributeobjectsusinglivedistribute

    These allow us to control a gap’s size between chosen pair of elements (quoted):

    —Drag to move the gap and resize all objects aligned along the gap.

    — Shift-drag to move the gap between only the two nearest objects.

    — Ctrl-drag (Windows) or Command-drag (Mac OS) to resize the gap instead of moving it. Adding the Shift key resizes the gap between only the two nearest objects.

    — Alt-drag (Windows) or Option-drag (Mac OS) to move the gap and objects in the same direction.…

    5 votes

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  16. Distribute / align on edges of an artboard or a shape

    A request to add two buttons to the "Align" options :
    distributing shapes on an artboard in order to have equal spaces between those two shapes AND the edges of the artboard.
    This could work with more than two shapes, and artboard could also be replaced by another shape (like a background color...).

    This should be clearer with a picture...

    5 votes

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  17. Allow to align pins in the puppet warp tool with each other

    In the process of creating brushes from existing artwork, the puppet warp tool is very helpful. But currently, I have to manually align the "spine" of an object and make use of the ruler. See attached.

    Unless of course, I am missing a step? I tried the align tool and it doesn't work for the pins for me. Would love if it did.

    5 votes

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  18. Align to bleed

    Have an align to bleed option, anything going to print generally has a 3mm bleed and it would be handy to bet things to align to this instead of the edge of the artboard.

    4 votes

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  19. Align to object on ANOTHER artboard! yeah yeah!

    Aligning to an object on another arboard would be really great + needed, for AI users.

    In addition to functions like, align to key object and select/edit similar shapes,
    It would be so so great to be abled to align an object, to another object, on another artboard!

    In short:
    Aligning objects to the position of other objects on other artboards.
    Without having to move objects to the same artboard 1st, or copy their x/y values, just for alignment.

    Some thoughts/notes:

    Implementation,
    With artboard rules activated, of course. This seems to be a similar function to the ones that exist:…

    4 votes

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  20. Please make my «Align To:» choice recordable in actions. («Align to:» in the Align palette)

    I would like to be able to record my align to-choice in actions.
    Action 1: Align to center (Artboard)
    Action 2: Align to center (Key Object)

    4 votes

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