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  1. Swatches not naming properly vs document color mode

    I create my document in CMYK but when I open my swatches the first time (I have done no copying or pasting into the document or anything to mess with any color settings), they are CMYK blends with RGB names. Why is it doing that and what can I do to fix it?

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  2. Disable CC Libraries in Illustrator

    I would like the option to Disable the use of Libraries in Illustrator.

    I can close the panel but every time I create a new colour swatch the panel reappears. This isn't helpful for the way I work so I'm looking for a way to turn off this feature.

    As I am self employed and don't collaborate with others, all my colours are saved within the document they are relevant to which is why I would like to turn off this feature.

    3 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

    3 votes
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  6. ********** Tolerance Preferences

    Please allow the ability to save (or remember) ********** Tolerance Prefs. When I change it from 20 to 1, I want it stay that way the next time I open it, and not have to change it every time. Thanks!

    3 votes
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  7. On the free form gradient tool can you allow each circle to be smaller for more detailed illustrations?

    This free form gradient tool is my favorite update of all time. But I'd like to be able to have more detail and control. The circles are too big to allow for this and it really limits the tool.

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  8. Have swatch tooltips show actual CMYK or RGB values

    I'd like the swatch tooltips to show the actual CMYK/RGB/HSB etc. values instead of the user created name. Or, at least have the "Name with Color Value" checkbox, like InDesign does.

    In a document where i have numerous color values that can sometimes be one percentage point of difference from another, this would be helpful in grouping them and then merging those near identical colors.

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  9. Search field in Graphic Styles palette

    I draw comics, and use Graphic Styles a lot. They let me give names to anything from flat fills to complex appearance stacks with multiple fills, strokes, and effects.

    But once I've loaded in the styles for a full page, with multiple characters, background parts, and whatnot, the Graphic Styles palette starts to get pretty unwieldy. The attached screenshot is the entire height of my laptop screen; note how small the slider handle is!

    I've put effort into giving all of these sensible names. It'd be lovely to be able to use that by having a search bar at…

    3 votes
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  10. A remotely usable gradient tool...

    Let say I have a colour I want to use in a creative clould library. I want to use it as a base colour for a gradient, maybe I'll fade up to slightly lighter at the top. Not sure yet, I'm designing something, so I want to experiment when I work. I haven't decided on what colours to use yet, you know, because I'm designing. So what's the workflow to tell Illustrator about the gradient.

    The current user experience.....


    1. Select the object

    2. Set the fill colour to gradient

    3. Change the direction to vertical. (How often does anybody ever need a…
    3 votes
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  11. Increase size of Gradient stops boxes (too small for older eyes)

    Ideally the gradient stop boxes would be a little larger. When working with many gradients, it's time consuming trying to hit that little box to change a color. I'm aging, so my bad, but even slightly larger would be wonderful.

    Thank you,
    Lori

    3 votes
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  12. Global Swatches for Imported Files

    When opening Illustrator files saved in other programs (Rhino, AutoCAD, etc), the default swatches never show up (probably because it was made in an outside program). It would be an immense timesaver if we could have those swatches (or even a user defined swatch) automatically populate the swatch panel.

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  13. Drag color swatch onto artboard to make a square with the fill color.

    It would be nice for creating style sheets to be able to drag a swatch onto the artboard and have it just make a square of that color.

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO REMOVE THE REGISTRATION COLOR SWATCH.

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

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  18. 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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  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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