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  1. 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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  2. Add a Spot Colors channel to the Separations Preview window

    Add a "Spot Colors" channel to the "Separation Preview" window. Like you have in Acrobat. See screenshot attached. This will make toggling through the spot colors a LOT more easier and efficient. Then having to turn on and off each spot color individually.

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  3. Stop switching away from the swatches panel automatically!

    When I switch from stoke to fill, it wastes my time to have to click back to the Swatches panel. Why does it switch. I never asked for this and I never use the color panel it switches to.

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  4. Eyedropper tool usable during color picker

    Eyedropper tool should be usable while the color picker is open. This is available in Photoshop but inexplicable absent from AI.

    17 votes
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  5. 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.

    2 votes
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  6. Stop the "Color" sidebar window from auto opening no matter what.

    Stop the "Color" sidebar window from auto opening no matter what. I do not use the "color" tab ever. I know others might, but making it always auto open drives me bananas. Can it be open only if chosen, instead of no matter what?
    Thanks.

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  7. Open the color picker with a single click

    In Photoshop and XD the color pickers open with a single click. I can't think of any reason why we need to double click in illustrator

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  8. Where's the colour???

    My new Adobe Illustrator seems to be totally in Black and white and grey scale. Where do I find the colour option in it?

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  9. Separation preview with values on hover

    Just like in InDesign there should be the value of each channel on the exact spot (while you are hovering over any point on your artwork)

    Here the difference between AI and ID (each while hovering over an image)

    It's hard to check color values without (at the moment you have to put the finished .ai into a InDesign document, activate separation view there and check each point.) For printing you have a minimum requirement of 3%-7% (depending on the technique like offset or gravure printing) in each channel to make sure it actually prints. Otherwise it may not! It…

    4 votes
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  10. Color wheel

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

    23 votes
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  11. Drag and Drop colors and gradients from "Swatches" to a User Created Library, then Save

    I juggle multiple projects at once, sometimes they overlap. I have created a library of swatches that I return to often (gradients and colors), but often create new ones inside a project that I would like to add to my Custom library for use in other files. However, there is no easy option to add these new swatches to a custom library. Maybe there is a way to do this that I don't know about. Drag and Drop functionality with the ability to Save from the panel would be great.

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  12. Color Reverse

    I've been making icons and when I have to reverse them to be on a dark background it would be great to be able to do that with one click.

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  13. add a bar where you can see the history of colours used

    kinda like Photoshop or Procreate but in Illustrator

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  14. SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO REMOVE THE REGISTRATION COLOR SWATCH.

    SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO REMOVE 'REGISTRATION' FROM COLOR SWATCH PANEL.

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  15. repeating pattern random recolor art

    the merger of recolor art and the idea of variations in the context of repeating patterns. the recolor art needs a slot like interface where the user can store several variations on a theme into 'alt slots' these could be accessed by the repeating pattern algorithm to generate a more diverse result. perhaps with variations on size and rotation of the constituent elements.

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  16. Make the hex code box visible for all color modes on the color panel. Not just RGB modes.

    I only ever use HSB to dial in my color and it slows me down to double click on the color to only have to copy the hex code in a different window. The only modes that currently have a box that displays the hex code are RGB or WebsafeRGB. This is missing for all other modes such as HSB, CMYK and Grayscale. Make the hex code box visible for all color modes on the color panel, please.

    4 votes
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  17. Photoshop Like Color Editing Across Multiple Vectors

    It would be great to have the ability to manipulate colors across multiple vectors by HSB. There is a plugin capable of handling this by Astute graphics, but their pricing practices are criminal in nature. They are currently trying to double charge me for their product and I'd like to just get away from that company all together.

    3 votes
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  18. highlight pantone swatch in pantone pallette

    It used to be when you selected a pantone swatch in your palette, it would highlight the same pantone swatch in the pantone pallete. Somehow in the last couple years, this feature has been lost. The reason it is helpful is I can quickly find my pantone and pick a color deeper or lighter than it by looking to the left or right of that swatch. Right now, to find a pantone color, I need to type in the color and of course the only result is going to be that color. I can't see what is to the right…

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  19. Add colors from toolbar to swatches in Illustrator

    I would like to suggest that you should add a feature of "Add to swatches" from Indesign to Adobe Illustrator also. As you'd know in Indesign when we right click in ToolBar on froreground color or Outline we can simply add the color to swatches easily, but in illustrator we have to drag forcefully and drop it in Swatches panel.
    Attached is a screenshot from Indesign and Illustrator Workspaces for your reference.

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  20. Freeform gradient live update option

    While live update is a nice thing to have (we still wait until you make all draggable art live updated), it's still not very fast.
    Please make an option to turn off live update for freeform gradients, so a fill would update only when you release fill points.

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