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  1. New Tool

    I have a complete file containing several very important suggestions for the development of the Adobe Illustrator program .. I hope to communicate with one of the company officials to inform him of these suggestions that will make a strong surge in the program Illustrator

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  2. Randomizer

    We've all come across a time when we needed to repeat an element, but it needs to be transformed slightly different in each instance, whether that be position, rotation, reflection, scale or shearing. So, I propose a randomizing tool/function that you could use to make that happen. First you draw the elements you wanted to be randomly affected, then draw a shape to enclose them all. Select "Randomize" and they become something like a group.. You select one, and they're all selected. You could transform one, and the amount that you transformed it would be the limit any of them…

    3 votes
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  3. Illustrator 88's pen tool worked better than this one

    Please, please... does anyone at Adobe actually draw with the current pen tool? This is the main tool in your toolbox and it hasn't had a good flow since Illustrator 10. You should be able to draw and use modifier keys to change to the +, - and ^ with ease. Instead, the cursor flashes and gives you one teensy moment when any of those are available resulting in additional points being placed when you might, for instance, be trying to remove a point. The direction handles get in the way of reaching points. Segments are selected too easily when…

    84 votes
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    Need More Info  ·  Yogesh Sharma responded

    We would like to understand more about this request. Please me us know if you can talk to us on a call to demonstrate the issues in detail.

    Thanks,
    Yogesh

  4. Zoom with scroll wheel / Pan with middle click

    A lot of softwares have same useful navigation-shortcuts, which illustrator doesn't have;

    Zoom = scroll wheel
    pan = middle click

    It is confusing, if you want to switch illustrator with other softwares (like autocad or even Photoshop).

    It would be useful, If changing default setting is possible.

    103 votes
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  5. Add CAD path creation/modification tools

    Some wonderful tools that would help are Trim, Extend, and Corner tools.

    Trim allows you to stop a line at another line. So if you drew a + you could trim the top to the - and make a T.

    Extend does the opposite. It makes a line longer until it hits a target line. It turns |- into a T (rotated).

    Corner tool trims or extends two lines as need to make a corner. |- becomes L by clicking both lines.

    Look to AutoCad or Revit for examples.

    9 votes
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  6. Scatter Brush 'scatter magnitude' slider

    I would like to see a new pair of sliders in the scatter brush options that controls how 'powerful' the scatter is.

    Each instance of the brush image would have its distance from the central path, as defined by the 'scatter' slider(s), multiplied by this value. So if it was at 0%, any effect of the scatter sliders would be completely nullified, if it was at 1000%, the effect of the scatter sliders would be multiplied by ten.

    Essentially, I would like to be able to control how 'wide' a scatter brush is based on my stylus pressure. The existing…

    2 votes
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  7. Brush Groups

    I would like to be able to select several brushes in the Brush palette, then press a 'make brush group' button on the palette.

    I would then be able to choose this brush group as if it were a brush. Drawing with this brush group would choose a different brush in the group at random for every new path I created.

    I might have a 'brush group options' dialogue box wherein I could choose the relative frequencies of the different brushes in the group, switch it between random choice and cycling between brushes in order, give it a name, and...…

    3 votes
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  8. Crop Tool - Thanks!

    Not a request, just wanted to say thanks! I Love, Love Love! the new crop tool. Waited so long & use daily. (Don't worry, I know how to mask.)

    1 vote
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  9. ROTATE AND SCALE TOOL

    ATTACH MY ROTATE AND SCALE TOOL TO THE SELECTION TOOL AGAIN. WASTING TIME GOING BACK AND FORTH ON SOMETHING I PERFORM HUNDREDS OF TIMESA DAY. I'M EXTREMELY DISSAPOINTED
    WITH THIS CHANGE ):

    4 votes
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  10. Consider End handles

    In illustrator we can to adjust start and end point handles in open path, but it have not much sense. What about to consider this handles to adjust shape of the object fill. Not on strait line like usual, but in way like we want. By the way, if we decide to close the path, Ai should make it in that way too.
    So, we doesn't need two objects with stroke and shape separately, it will be one object with adjustable end handles.

    6 votes
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  11. Anchor point smart delete

    Deleting an anchor point by default break up the shape of the stroke.
    What about smart delete, that automatically adjust nearest handles to save the shape of the stroke.
    I dream about it from the cs3 version :)

    10 votes
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  12. Drag to "bevel" a shape.

    I'd like to have a bevel tool.

    One for "Below" and one for "On top"
    Shown here is the "Below" version, dragged straight and at a 45º angle.

    69 votes
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  14. make spirals editable after they have been drawn

    It could be useful to have an option for adding segments, or changing decay, especially if it serves as a path for text

    3 votes
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  15. Contextual menu Strip Module

    creating a contextual "shortcut" menu overlapping layer to access quickly Tools. This is a kind of Radiant Menu developed by Wacom on their tablet for example or Alias marking menu. This should really improve workflow ergonomics.

    3 votes
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  16. Archimedean Spirals

    Surely this should just be a default option for spiral drawing, in the current state of design i would imagine regular spirals would be used far more often than logarithmic, the current way to create them is lengthy and cumbersome.
    Hope this makes it!

    10 votes
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  17. XD style snapping and spacing

    Adobe Experience Design has a nice snapping and spacing function that would drastically increase the power of Illustrator. Being able to more easily repeat objects and adjust the spacing between them by clicking and dragging while being able to see a measure of the spacing.

    5 votes
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  18. SQUARE blob brush would be great

    The blob brush is a really great tool for an illustrator like me, but it would be so much more versatile if Illustrator would made available a SQUARE brush next to the round brush.
    (CC Animate provides both round and square brushes and it is just great.)
    It would allow us to easily draw by hand things with square angles like windows, buildings etc.
    A square brush also makes it possible to draw in a woodcut style.
    You would even make me happier if it would be possible to stretch and/or rotate the (both round and square) blob brush.

    Attached…

    3 votes
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  19. Add certain features

    I think you should change the brush type...and make it as same as the Photoshop...as the brush of Photoshop is much convinient...like we can use a soft brush or we can lower the opacity of the brush easily and same with the eraser tool...now Photoshop is raster based software whereas illustrator is a vector based which is the positive point a for illustrator...file made in illustrator is much more useful and file made in Photoshop is much more on the attractive side..so we need illustrator to be easy and convenient to use...or else make a new software which will be…

    2 votes
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  20. 3D visualization of art

    Ability to visualize the art on a 3D model.

    Ability to make basic adjustments to 3D attributes

    12 votes
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