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  1. Image Trace

    Please add the ability to use Image Trace so we can convert raster graphics to vector. Also, it would be great if we could choose which object other objects are aligned to. Lastly, please add more keyboard/trackpad support that is similar to the desktop version to make using the app with a keyboard and mouse feel more traditional.

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  2. Mirrored Live Sketch

    Like Procreate Symmetry tool so you can draw on a vertical half and have the mirrored side reflected as you draw. Essential for technical product design/apparel design sketches, where we usually draw in halves, then duplicate and mirror. Would expedite process and allow for changes that may be desirable, as one previews full proportions.

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  5. The same tool as Moho's magnet tool

    Has anyone tried Moho by Smithmicro? Pretty fast vector animation tool. It has a drawing adjustment tool called Magnet. Here's how it's described in the manual: "The Magnet tool is similar to the Transform Points tool - it is used to move points around. However, instead of moving the selected points, it moves points based on the strength of the magnet. When you click with this tool, the region of strength is displayed. Any points within this region will move with your mouse, but the points closer to the center of the mouse click will move the most. (The radius…

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  7. Inking mode

    Provide ability to “ink” a line drawing. Provide a means to color fill bounded areas - similar to the way color fill is handled in Procreate as an example. After using the pen tool to define the lines of an illustration - like for example a cartoon character - it would be very helpful to be able to colorize the line drawing by dragging color in to bounded (leak proof) areas created by these overlapping lines.

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  8. Scale Multiple Objects Separately

    I wish there was a way to simultaneously scale a set of objects. Say I have 20 shapes that are all different sizes, but I want them to all be 200pxH x _W. It would be nice to be able to select them all and choose the point to scale from, as usual, but then have them all scale to the size given - so some might shrink, some might enlarge, etc. depending on their previous sizes. And it would be nice to turn on or off the skew/constrain proportions. Seems kinda surprising that this functionality isn't in Ai. If…

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  9. Drag and drop objects by specific point of choice.

    The Smart Guide function is very helpful and helps with the accuracy and precision we need to handle objects. However, would it be possible for us to have an even more accurate tool? A way to drag and drop using a chosen point within a path to move? This way we wouldn't be bond only by the objects borders.

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  10. From Sketch picture to a Vector graphic

    I don't know the Word in English but i miss the picture after Darwing tool to export pictures in a vector graphic

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  11. Blob brush with option key should access the eyedropper like in Photoshop

    Illustrator's blob brush should have a feature where if you hold the option key down you can momentarily access the eyedropper to sample a color. Then with the release of the option key, it would set up the brush so it continues painting using the sampled color. This would be a direct analog to what Photoshop allows, so it would be a natural carryover.

    This would be a valuable feature making it easier to, say, continue painting with a color you had used earlier (without having to break your stride and reach for the swatches panel). Instead, you'd remain on…

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  12. Split a line path into segments

    Please can you add a feature where it is possible to split a line into segments. This would be similar to the feature where you can split a rectangle into equal segments by deciding the number of rows and columns

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  13. Straight edge and other tools

    Straight edge, ruler and move shapes added to the back of an image.

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  14. Eigene Pinsel speichern

    Es wäre super, wenn man zur besseren Wiederholbarkeit eigene Pinsel, inkl. Pinselstärken, Winkel, Dynamik, in eigenen Paletten speichern könnte.

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  15. Eigene Pinsel speichern

    Es wäre super, wenn man zur besseren Wiederholbarkeit eigene Pinsel, inkl. Pinselstärken, Winkel, Dynamik, in eigenen Paletten speichern könnte.

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  16. Eigene Pinsel speichern

    Es wäre super, wenn man zur besseren Wiederholbarkeit eigene Pinsel, inkl. Pinselstärken, Winkel, Dynamik, in eigenen Paletten speichern könnte.

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  17. Stroke line size & properties in iPad app

    On the iPad app please consider allowing stroke weights smaller than 1 (ie 0.5, 0.25). Also stroke line profiles.

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  18. Rotate and Scale Tool sometimes affects all points on a path instead of just selected points

    In previous versions of Illustrator (before 2021), if you had individual anchor points selected and you used the rotate tool, it would rotate all selected points and leave unselected points stationary. This was useful for quickly editing only part of a path.

    Now, in 2021, sometimes the rotate or scale tool rotates all the points, regardless if they were unselected.

    Note that in my recording, the skirt's anchor points work as expected. But the sandal's points transform the whole group of objects.

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  19. Rotate and Scale Tool sometimes affects all points on a path instead of just selected points

    In previous versions of Illustrator (before 2021), if you had individual anchor points selected and you used the rotate tool, it would rotate all selected points and leave unselected points stationary. This was useful for quickly editing only part of a path.

    Now, in 2021, sometimes the rotate or scale tool rotates all the points, regardless if they were unselected.

    Note that in my recording, the skirt's anchor points work as expected. But the sandal's points transform the whole group of objects.

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  20. Make the Star and Spiral shapes editable in the Properties Panel

    The properties of the polygons can be changed in the properties window (radius or side length, number of sides, rotation), so why not make this available for Stars and Spirals. It seems that this would be particularly useful for stars (#points, inner radius, outer radius, rotation). I hate having to create a new star just to adjust the properties of the star. Inkscape lets you do this, so why not Illustrator - even Silhouette Studio has this feature. The same goes for spirals. I especially like the way Inkscape handles spirals - it's much more useful than the way Illustrator…

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