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  1. Improved curve tools: splines

    I think curve drawing in illustrator could learn a lot from 3d design software like Fusion360 but particularly Rhino: the options to draw curves there are very very advanced and allow for extreme precision and manipulability

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  2. knife tool with bezier curves like pen tool

    I like the idea of the knife tool and I try to use it. It is worthless because it has no control.. If it used bezier curves or like the Photoshop polygon tool that would be awesome.

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  3. brush size smaller than a point

    I always have to enlarge my artwork because the brush size does not go down small enough

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  4. Uniform Tranform in AI and Ps

    Why do you have to hold shift in illustrator but not in photoshop to do a uniform transform? Why did you guys have to switch that in 2020? Do you know how much you are messing with my head? I regret upgrading so bad (yes I just upgraded this week).

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  5. Panel dedicated to anchor points and handles

    It would be nice to have a panel dedicated to anchor points and handles (such FontLab or Glyphs), to have greater control of points and handles. By selecting several handles at the same time or, for example, to have greater precision on everything.

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  6. Selection tool

    You can improve Illustrator by making the selection tool workable. As long as I use the rules in the document the selection starts to run very bad.
    What an useful software.

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  7. Option for object size to take priority over corner radius

    When resizing an object, corner radius should be automatically reduced to accommodate the new size rather than blocking the change until you manually reduce the corner radius
    (toggle in the options?)

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  8. Paint mode like in Adobe Animate / Flash for Illustrator


    1. I used to work with Adobe Flash (now Animate) for years and loved how the vector tools work there. I would like to have exactly this "drawing mode" in Illustrator! I know there is already something quite close to it, but it still doesn't have the same features and you have to remove overlapping areas and so on
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    2. I think having the "quick n dirty" design tools like the flash/animate brush AND the sophisticated tools already available in illustrator in the same product, that would boost productivity!

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  9. Allow inside/outside stroke settings on open paths

    A stroke can only currently be set to the default (center, I guess your call it) of an open path. It would be nice to allow it to be set to the inside or outside. Since an open party doesn’t really have an inside or outside, I imagine it would work in a way similar to how the direction of an arrowhead can be reversed. This would save me a lot of time when working with graphics that require aligned open and closed paths.

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  10. Extend path tool

    I make carpets, and I alway need min. 10 cm extra design for fitting or if the carpet shrinkts in production. For Illustrator artwork, I need to extend all paths, smoothly or naturally outside the border of the design, without changing the existing design.

    What I'd like is the bezier extension as shown in this clip from Vector Scribe plugin:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlriFIrSoDU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlriFIrSoDU

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  11. Image Trace Bug?

    Every single image I trace and expand causes this effect. Is there a way to get rid of it?

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  12. "Use preview bounds" option in stroke panel

    Please show the "use preview bounds" option not only in the presets, but also in the stroke panel (e.g. with a checkmark) to make it easier to switch it on / off. That would make icon design much faster.

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  13. "Use preview bounds" option in stroke panel

    Please add the "use preview bounds" option not only available in the presets, but also in the stroke panel (e.g. with a checkmark) to make it easier to switch it on / off. That would make icon design much faster.

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  14. pressure brush stroke refinement

    width tool should work on pressure sensitive brush strokes to fine tune the width of a line after it is drawn

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  15. Editable Brushes - Be able to change the art of the brush not just the settings.

    When you make a brush using selected art currently you can only edit parameters about that brush. You cannot make edits to the art that is at the core of the brush. It would be great if you could edit that art. Like how you can edit the objects that make up a symbol.

    Right now the only solution is to just make a new brush if you need to change the art.

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  16. Sort brushes by name

    In the symbol pallet you can select to sort symbols by name. It would be wonderful if this option was also available for your brush pallet.

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  17. concentric texture tool

    it would be very useful to have concentric textures and not just from a point to a point.
    Another request for textures would be to be able to define in some situations the starting point of the plot, the point of arrival and maybe even the point of intersection.

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  18. Align text based on actual width (not including spaces)

    Align text based on actual width (not including spaces)

    Being able to alight editable text to the actual width of the text even it i has extra spaces would be helpful.

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  19. Bring back the rounded rectangle, the option under Effect makes a terrible rectangle.

    Please bring back the rounded rectangle option, when I make a rounded rectangle under Effect it looks terrible, I can't control the corners of the rectangle as much either and it doesn't rotate well.

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  20. Smart Guides and the Rotate Tool : Incremental Rotation Angles

    When rotating an object with the rotate tool and holding shift, objects snap to 45° increments.

    I am suggesting that increments of rotation be customizable, allowing such increments as 1°, 5°, 10° 15° 30° and 45°.

    Trying to get integer values of rotation, with the current method of dragging to rotate an object, is nigh impossible. This would allow for easier creation of polar arrays and the accurate rotation of objects in general.

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