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  1. Saving Colorways

    In Fashion Design it's usual to define multiple colrways for Patterns.
    It should valuable for Illustrator to save those colorways to be able to switch easily from one version to the other.
    Something like saving the visibility of objects but with color in the "Variables Manager"
    It should be cool too to get this feature (switchnig between colorways) in Creative Cloud Browser for reviewing...

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  2. Please promote the color / swatch tint slider (make it available in Properties, Swatches, etc.)

    I was hoping this would be a part of the new Properties panel, but nope. I can't believe it doesn't exist in the header of the Swatches panel. And it only exists in the expanded version of the Color panel.

    For reference, please see InDesign's Swatches panel.

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  3. When creating a gradient, make simpler to pick with eyedropper a colour visible in the art-board

    While creating a gradient, is impossible to assign one of the colours of the gradient using the eyedropper.

    In Photoshop CC and Animate CC is possible to do it just pressing ALT (turns cursor in eyedropper)

    I found some other frustrated users who posted similar problems
    https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/68903/illustrator-cc-gradient-tool-how-to-take-color-from-the-image

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  4. Stroke/Fill Color Selections

    I miss being able to just drag a fill color to the stroke box or vice versa. It is tedious to have the extra clicks to get the same results

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  5. Colours in Diagramms adjust to numbers

    It would be cool that if I create a pie chart that I can name a "master colour" and Illustrator autmoatically adjust the colour transperancy in percent. Or if I could say these are my colours, combine them in a smart way so that a bar chart gets a smart gradient
    Thanks guys,
    Fran

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  6. Simulate Artboard color individually

    Color an artboard without needing to simulate colors in the document setup and toggling the "Show transparency grid".
    It would be cool to for example have a white version of a logo for example without having to put something behind to create contrast and maybe going farther down the road setting the preview to display the background.

    4 votes
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  7. Reinstate The Functionality Of The Swatches Panel In CS 5.5

    I’d like to see the functionality of the Swatch panel that was in (Windows) Ai CS 5.5 reinstated. Specifically, when the panel was opened, I used to be able to toggle through the Color Modes by holding Shift and clicking on the color square (thumbnail). If I held Cntrl, it would toggle to the color compliment. These were two great features that were eliminated with CS 6 through to the current version of CC 2017. Bring these back!!

    3 votes
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  8. Display colour swatches

    Marquee across a portion of the artboard and then hit a hot key, which brings a pop up display of all of the swatches within the area you have marquee. From that pop up display you can select single or multiple colours. For instance if you have vectorised something and you find within the area you have marquee that there is multiple blues, you can select all of those blues in the pop up and then change them all to 1 colour from your swatches menu - a really quick way to reduce down the colours that you don't need

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  9. A sane way to assign a stroke to have a color not in the default palette

    If I want to assign a color from a Library to a Stroke, my only option is to make the object's background color the Library color, and then use the Swap Fill and Stroke button.

    The Stroke color menu has lots of weird buttons to import colors that I don't care about. Why not replace those buttons with like a Library Colors button, or a Recent Colors button, or heaven forbid a color dropper?

    My first impression of Illustrator was that assigning colors to things is harder than in any other program I have used in my entire life. This…

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  10. Lithological Swatches

    When I want to use the USGS lithological swatches, I usually have difficulty finding them. Could all these be placed in a top level menu?

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  11. Eydropper changes font when applying color from an image...

    When using the eyedropper to grab color from an image, and then place that color onto text (by holding down the ALT key). AI changes the font.

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  12. Kuler Missing in CS6

    I'm still using Illustrator CS6. Last week I was able to use Kuler but, this week, I'm not. I still see it as a menu item/selection but, when selected, nothing happens. Can I load Color Themes into CS6? Or are us CS6 holdouts being pushed closer to involuntary compliance?

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  13. Hue bar in Recolor artwork needs to come back

    The older feature of 'Hue Bar' in the Recolor artwork was a really helpful tool
    this makes the color fixing and decision of color combinations so easier, please bring back this Hue bar.

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  14. Fill/Stroke icons to match: in the tools bar

    the smaller sub-icons for Fill and Stroke Boxes shouldto match. (Fill is Full and Stroke is Hollow). Under stroke, the icons only change for the color, but the icons do not change for gradient and no/color/opacity.

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  15. Pattern Swatches Shift when Copied & Pasted

    Copying and pasting a pattern filled object or text, especially when pasting into a new document, should not shift the pattern. This causes many issues when passing files to others.

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  16. CC Library Colour Applications

    Currently I can't find a way to select a library colour from the swatch menus.

    You can't use an eyedropper on cc library colours are not available from the swatches panel.

    It seems that we have to add the colours as a swatch first.

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