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  1. Make it easier to use the color in paint bucket. it defaults to greyscale and hard to find way out of that. it should just be intuitive.

    JUST MAKE IT EASY TO USE

    I just want to get things done quick. why will an image we import to vectorize automatically be greyscale? AND WHY DO YOU MAKE IT HARD TO FIND HOW TO GET COLOR IN THERE??????

    old forum articles are obsolete, so why not just make it easier to use in the first place

    1 vote
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  2. Apply transparency to color in "recolor artwork" tool box

    Apply transparency to color in "recolor artwork" tool box

    11 votes
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  3. Recolor Artwork Link Harmony Colors on by default

    We only ever need to use the Recolor Artwork feature with the Link Harmony Colors on. Is it possible to have it remember the last setting that you used rather than defaulting to it not being on.

    Not a big thing but would be handy!

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  4. 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.

    25 votes
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  5. Freeform Gradient 0% Opacity Option

    The freeform gradient is a wonderful tool but it would be more robust if the gradient points can be put to 0% opacity so there's a nice fade. At the moment, the point disappears if you bring the opacity down to zero.

    6 votes
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  6. swap stroke and fill in swatch panel

    This would seem self evident to me, but being able to swap stroke and fill in the swatch panel as opposed to going all the way over to the tool bar, or swapping to the color panel would be a definite time and focus saver.

    3 votes
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  7. Make New Swatch more intuitive and flexible

    When 'None' is selected as current color (or no selection is active), the New Swatch menu item is grayed out, since New Swatch wants to copy the color of the selection.

    When having a complex selection (lots of effort sometimes), it is rather dissapointing to not have the possibillity to give it a new color on the fly.

    Why not make 'New Swatch' always available?


    1. Intuitively, when no color is active, it should bring up a color selector panel, just like when an existing Swatch is double clicked.
      (If you think this is confusing - add a menu item for…

    2 votes
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  8. Illustrator

    Adobe Illustrator cymk and rgb color mixing options grayed out and unavailable to choose

    1 vote
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  9. gradient

    Allow clean gradients between spot and CMYK colours. For the moment, it looks greyish between the 2 selected colours.

    2 votes
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  10. The ability to set a default colour slider, for instance HSB.

    The colour palette always switches back to the default RGB which is frustrating and disturbs workflow. I would like the ability to set a default colour slider, based on the slider you are using in your current project. I mostly use HSB.

    9 votes
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  11. colour changing options

    Hi, I was wondering if there is anything I can set up in illustrator so I can... type a sentence and each letter in the sentence be one of 6 different colours so if it was to say... Mrs Barrington the letters would be

    M- red
    r - yellow
    s - green
    b - pink
    a - purple 

    r - orange
...etc


    I have looked on google several times and can't see anything saying it already has this capability? At present, I use the eyedropper to change each individual letter!

    1 vote
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  12. Ctrl+Z in Recolor Artwork doesn't work

    Seriously, I just can't undo changes while this dialogue is on. Make both undo and redo work there!

    11 votes
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  13. Make the colour picker give you a live preview of the clicked colour without having to click 'ok' every time (like on Photoshop).

    Currently, if I'm changing the colour of a circle (for example), I have to choose a colour on the picker tool then press 'ok' to see how it looks and go back into the colour picker to keep changing it slightly. If you could see a live preview of how the colour would look in the background against all the other elements, this would save so much time!

    This tool is currently available in Photoshop but not Illustrator.

    4 votes
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  14. Allow more than 5 swatches to be saved as a color theme

    Please allow users to save more than 5 color swatches as a theme in Libraries. The number is very restrictive to our workflow.

    3 votes
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  15. Temporarily disable selection handles while changing color

    When I'm changing an object's color, its selection outline and other debris like "live corner" markers get in the way of previewing the color change.

    I usually have to deselect the object to see if the change "worked" with the rest of my design. It's a tedious workflow.

    Illustrator should temporarily turn off these markers while I'm changing the color.

    Every other drawing app does this.

    2 votes
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  16. Keep color values when applying freeform gradients

    When applying a freeform gradient, Illustrator picks up colors from everywhere around the selected artwork, also the selected object itself. It would be extremely helpful if it could reliably keep the exact color values the object has, so you don't need to adjust it.

    5 votes
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  17. Simplify the Color Panels

    Why are there so many different panels in Illustrator for working with colors? The color-making panels in InDesign are so much simpler than Illustrator. It's super cumbersome and reminds me of trying to design something in MS Word. Simplify please. Make it like InDesign.

    1 vote
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  18. Export Color Codes for all colors in a file

    I often have to put together style guides and have to manually (literally by hand) write down each color's codes for CMYK, RGB and HEX from Illustrator down onto a sheet of paper and then type those into the InDesign file for the style guide's color section.

    It would be super helpful to be able to export a report for all of the colors used in a file and be able to see the RGB/HEX codes and the CMYK codes for each (depending on what the document color mode is set to)

    Example:
    Color 1:
    CMYK 100, 100, 100, 100 …

    5 votes
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  19. Illustrator 2019 Freeform Gradient and compound paths not quite right

    When applying a freeform grad to a compound path, the effect struggles to jump a gap between paths, leaving odd results. If you create a path with a "hole" in the middle and create grad its OK. Move the whole fully out of the enclosing shape and its blank, move back into to cross border line and it works correctly with overlap creating hole.

    In the attached file, the four squares are a compound path. Top right shows standard linear gradient covering the whole shape. The top left fort squares are supposed to share a freeform grad copied from the…

    6 votes
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  20. 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.

    89 votes
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