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  1. 2 votes

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  2. Recolour artwork which can recolour a symbol instance

    Find myself using the recolour Artwork panel a lot these days - especially when iterating with logo colours. What would be brilliant is if we could click a symbol and recolour just that instance (without it affecting the master symbol) using the Recolour Artwork panel. Having to use the direct selection to select individual shapes tool is pretty tedious. I have found a workaround whereby you can unlink the symbol and then create another one and use the Replace Symbol feature - though this isn't great when you then need to adjust the shape as all instances aren't linked together.

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  3. Swatches and eye dropper tool

    I would like to see an eye dropper tool and the swatches panel in Illustrator for iPad. The eye dropper tool would be useful for selecting colors in a photo and applying those colors to a shape. The swatches panel would be useful for selecting textures and previous colors that were used.

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  4. Swatches and eye dropper tool

    I would like to see an eye dropper tool and the swatches panel in Illustrator for iPad. The eye dropper tool would be useful for selecting colors in a photo and applying those colors to a shape. The swatches panel would be useful for selecting textures and previous colors that were used.

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  5. Allow repeat patterns to be added to swatches

    In the desktop version of AI you were able to create patterns and then add them to the swatches panel to access in any other file. This would be a good feature for the app.

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  6. Remove default yellow layer colour.

    Please remove the yellow layer colour from the automatically generated layers.

    When a layer is colour is set to yellow, it is very difficult to utilize drawing tools because it is difficult to see the yellow guide-cursor against a white artboard.

    I have been using for my work illustrator for ten years now, and this has always bothered me. Whenever a yellow layer is added, I have to manually switch it to another colour.

    Thanks!

    2 votes

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  7. Add color switch toggle to Swatch Panel color chips

    This would be a nice timesaver: Similar to the fill & stroke color switch toggle in the tool bar, would be rad to have that in the actual swatch panel. Add color switch toggle to Swatch Panel fill & stroke.

    3 votes

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  8. RAL Swatch Library

    RAL Swatch library. We don’t need this for print or screen, but it is necessary to mark a plastic or metal with RAL colour when documentation is sent to manufacturing. Do something about it.

    6 votes

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  9. Please add real time feedback for the color picker

    Still can't believe that the color picker does not update the color of the selected objects. Adding that will make it a usefull design tool.

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  10. Find closest PMS color to full color object

    Please include a feature in Illustrator that samples a full color object using the eyedropper tool and then points to the closest matching PMS color from a selected Pantone swatch library. This has been a standard tool in Photoshop for years, and I never understood why a more spot-color-oriented program like Illustrator does not have that same capability.

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  11. Recolor Artwork Tool - Separate Colors by Groups

    I'd love to be able to pull up the recolor artwork tool and separate all of the colors by grouped objects.

    I want to pull the color scheme from one grouped set of shapes into another, but hate having to sort out which ones belong to each, especially when they are similar shades. (example: pulling the colors from a pineapple into an orange, and be able to sort by the colors in each fruit's grouped paths)

    2 votes

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  12. Changed color rounding

    Since the update to Illustrator 24.1 the way color decimals are rounded has changed. So we can't update anymore.

    We have lots of documents coming from RGB and must be translated into CMYK. After that we use a huge action to transform these colors. Because of the problem descriped before we have to stay on an old illustrator version to be able our workflow is running correctly.

    We hoped that a newer version will solve the problem someday but nothing happend. Do we have to investigate days of work to update our workflow?

    1 vote

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  13. pattern tile size

    Make pattern tiles bigger in size. Now it is limited to about 1.41meter. Nowadays we can print on textile directly. So the limitation in making a pattern is not bound to physical limitations we've had for years. When printing on fabric that is 1.50meter I want to be able to make a pattern that has that same width.
    Since you already increased the maximum artboard size, why not increase the pattern tile size as well?

    2 votes

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  14. Allow pattern scale and position to be locked to objects...

    I know that there is a setting when moving and scaling to apply the translations to patterns or not - but I'd like to be able to define that setting on an object-by-object basis.

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  15. Easier Color Sampling (for Gradients, Recolor Artwork, etc.)

    I find that the options for choosing colors in a gradient or recoloring artwork are particularly clunky. I love the way photoshop makes it easy to choose colors -- when you click on the gradient point you'd like to change for example, the eyedropper tool is automatically selected and enables you to pick a color from the swatches panel or a color already in use on the artboard. It is also easy to type in a hex code, or quickly adjust brightness, saturation, etc at-a-glance. To me, the photoshop color options are very powerful and streamline and the illustrator options…

    2 votes

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  16. Global colour groups from Recolor Artwork dialog box

    Am requesting that the Adobe Illustrator team should introduce an option to output colour groups as Global or non-global colour swatches when creating / editing / saving colour groups in Recolor Artwork dialog box.

    Am requesting this addition because I mostly favour using Global colours over non-global as this speeds up my work when I am doing colour edits. It becomes so frustrating when editing an existing colour group made up of Global colours using the Recolor Artwork dialog box as the colour groups generated from it only output as non-global.

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  17. elimiate overprint setting for default white

    Please fix the default white so that it cannot be set to overprint.
    Since this swatch isn't really a color, but just the background paper, I can't think of any reason why it would be set to overprint.
    I work in prepress, and we have a lot of problems when customers have white objects in their files that are set to overprint.

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  18. Being able to colour Group as well as layers in the Layers Panel

    Want to be Being able to colour Object Groups as well as layers in the Layers Panel

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  19. ワークスペースに記憶されるスウォッチ

    ワークスペースの機能をとても気に入っています。作業をしていてどんなにパネルをごちゃごちゃにしても、一発ですっきりと自分のお気に入りの環境に戻せるからです。

    しかし、残念なことがひとつあります。

    私は、よく使う色を、aiにまとめてスウォッチを作っています。
    そのスウォッチを読み込んで、そのパネルを、ワークスペース内の他のパネルとくっつけて、私の理想的なワークスペースをいくつか作りました。それに名前をつけて保存しておきました。

    ところが、Illustratorを再起動すると、ワークスペースから自作のスウォッチのパネルだけが無くなってしまいます。他のパネルの配置や状態は変わらないのですが、自作のスウォッチの状態だけは記憶されていないようです。

    ところが不思議なことに、新たにワークスペースを作って、Illustratorを終了するまでの間は、自作のスウォッチも含めて記憶されているように見受けられます。パネルの配置を変えてしまってから、「ウインドウ > ワークスペース」で保存したワークスペースのリセットを行うと、自作のスウォッチも含めて、元の状態に戻ります。

    ああ、素晴らしい。快適だなあと思うのですが..
    次にIllustratorを起動したときには自作のスォッチのパネルだけ忘れられているのです。とても惜しい。もうちょっとで完璧なのに!

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  20. Shared library colors -- that UPDATE your document if they are changed

    As far as I can tell, your shared library feature lets you share a palette of colors—BUT, once you start using those colors, they are locked within your file and no longer linked to the shared library. This means that if your brand team changes a shade of yellow slightly and publishes that to the library, you have to manually know what changed and manually update your file. Figma users are very accustomed to using shared swatches, and Illustrator users can get comfortable with this workflow too IF it works for them and their company.

    8 votes

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