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  1. Allow gradient swatches to be added to CC library

    It's great to have colors in the cc library but why can't those colors be gradients too? Please allow us to add gradient swatches to the cc library. Thanks

    366 votes
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  2. Color picker

    Can you make the color picker have an eyedrop tool that can select any color on the screen when you double click the swatch. Similar to Photoshop. Also have the default in any way you reach a color picker be hexidecimal so it is easier to copy and paste the color to other programs, etc. It defaults in this section, but I cannot select any color on the board while this is open.

    83 votes
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  3. Illustrator forgets which color mode is set in the Color palette (and Gradient)

    Color panel always starts with RGB values. That's useless or very hard to use 99% of the time. So first thing for me is to set my Color panel to HSB and it stays like that for that session, but after a restart it's RGB again. Always!
    Gradient panel is even worse because it forgets instantly.
    Standard gradient's pop up color select is a Grayscale slider. I've never in my life needed that - not to mention HSB has the same with the value slider. But this bothers me less than what follows:
    If I change Grayscale to HSB and…

    59 votes
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  4. Global Process Colors get added twice when added from a CC library, lose their name and become Spot colors.

    Create a Global Process Color Swatch and add it to a CC library.
    In a new document, select this color in the library, right click and choose
    Add to Swatches.
    The color gets added 2 times, becomes a spot color and loses it’s name.
    Or, in a new document double click the color in the Library. It gets added only once, keeps it’s name but becomes a Spot color.

    58 votes
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    Background:

    • CC libraries does not have support for Global Process Colors
    • Some users have spoken about InDesign – InDesign does not support Global Process colors
    • Illustrator does support process colors , global process colors and spot colors. The issue is specefic to global process colors – since it is not supported in CC Libraries. We have added the request to support in CC libraries backlog,

    Workaround:

    • Create Process colors in Illustrator and add it to CC libraries – deselect the global checkbox
  5. Color Picker live preview!

    When i choose color with color picker there is no live preview. I have to click OK to view selected color and if I don't like it, have to do all this again. Do it as it is in Photoshop.

    55 votes
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  6. Allow adding Patterns and Gradient swatches to Color Groups

    Expanding on the existing request for gradient swatch support in color groups... We need groups that support all swatch types. I understand the purpose of Color Groups but the intuitive way to use these folders is as a generic "Swatch Group", without limitation to swatch type in order that we can organize assets appropriately within a project.

    My suggestion is either to allow gradient and pattern swatches to be added to a Color Groups or add a new super group type that can contain any swatch type and color groups as well.

    Groups would be organized in rows: color, gradients,…

    44 votes
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  7. Automatically make gradients by just selecting two or more colours.

    Create a default gradient of two or more colours just by selecting them on the artwork or on the swatches panel without having to copy and paste the color codes separately.

    36 votes
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  8. Save Illustrator pattern swatches to palettes in Creative Cloud libraries

    It would be great to be able to save pattern fill swatches and pattern brushes, as patterns and brushes. Currently it works fine if you save a graphic that uses pattern fills and brushes. But for me it would be useful to save and organize them in their native Illustrator format.

    Thanks!

    34 votes
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  9. How about updating the Pantone+ library so it actually includes all the colors available.

    How about updating the Pantone+ library so it actually includes all the colors available. There are 112 new colors that we cant use.

    29 votes
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  10. Mixed Ink Swatch like Indesign.

    Please add the Mixed Ink swatch like Indesign. This would simplify building files with varnish, white ink, and bump plates.

    28 votes
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  11. Hex shortcode support

    Typing in #333 should auto-complete to #333333, not #000333. Makes UI design frustrating for those with a dev background.

    23 votes
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  12. Color wheel

    MagicPicker is great. What about making something similar from the box?

    18 votes
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  13. Allow to sort swatches by Hue, Saturation, Luminosity and other values

    Right now AI allow to globally sort swatches by name and kind. It is not enough though.
    1. I need to sort each group in it's own way (automatically) — thefeore I need context menu to work with color groups with needed options
    2. I need more sorting parameters
    3. I need each group to remember sorting and have a checkmark near it in said context menus
    I guess it could also be tucked in palette menu, but I can't give you a way to keep compatibility with current global sorting behavior.
    Please figure this out.

    16 votes
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  14. Freeform Gradient can be edited by Recolor Artwork Tool

    As with other colors/gradients, it would be ideal if the new Freeform gradient can be adjusted with the Recolor Artwork tool. For example if I have a monochromatic red gradient setup and want to duplicate it identically but shift it to a monochromatic blue setup, I don't seem to be able to do that currently. When selecting the freeform gradient affected shape, the Recolor Artwork tool doesn't change anything. Please allow Recolor Artwork tool to shift/adjust the color of a freeform gradient. Thanks!

    15 votes
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  15. Make gradient swatches global

    Gradient swatches should be globally applicable. This would mean they´d need to be editable - either in Swatch Options just like other swatches or replacable by dragging a altered version of a gradient onto the old swatch. (At the moment, the only option is the swatch title)

    13 votes
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  16. "[Paper]" or "[Transparent]" Swatch

    Add a "Paper" (or "Transparent") Swatch to the swatches like the one in InDesign that, like [None] or [Registration] cannot be removed.

    Adding this would make it FAR easier to knock out parts of complex artwork WITHOUT forcing the user to destroy the layer structure of their files.

    In the attached image, for instance, I wanted to have rounded corners on the bottom of a header graphic, and this meant I need to use a clipping mask, which requires all the elements it contains to be on the same layer. While there are workarounds, such as placing AI files within…

    13 votes
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  17. "recolor artwork" undo

    CAn we have an option to undo within the "recolor artwork" panel?

    13 votes
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  18. Allow to add dithering to gradients

    We have banding when printing gradients from exported TIFF-files.

    I have to open them in Photoshop, search a way to select areas with gradients and apply noise in channels needed.

    I can apply Grain effect to gradients where I need, but this makes everything run very slow.

    What if you add dithering as an option to gradient swatch? or to fill?
    So it could be displayed in screen space, applied to current level of zoom, and would export as raster images as well? without slowing down?

    10 votes
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  19. 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.

    10 votes
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  20. Ability to change the default swatches

    I'd really like to open up a new document with a predetermined default swatch selection. I know this can be done by saving swatches and saving your workspace but if I want to add new colors, I can't to the saved swatch window.

    9 votes
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