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  1. QR Code Generator (Like in InDesign)

    InDesign gives you the ability to generate a vector QR code on the fly, I was unable to find a way to do this in Illustrator and would love to have this option if possible. I design a lot of packaging art that will sometimes require a QR code. This way, I can generate a QR code that is a high quality vector without having to import one from another source. Thanks!

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  2. layer group

    like if we could group layers in Photoshop and name it will be super.

    11 votes
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  3. Isolate Selected Objects without having to group them

    In my work flow, I find I would like to isolate more than one object for something, and not necessarily a whole layer. Currently I have to group two or three objects first to do this. I'd like to see being able to isolate selected objects without having to group them first.

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  4. Objects snapping to objects from other artboards.

    I hope this is the right location for this. It may be more of a feature request. When trying to utilize the smart guides to align two objects be dragging, often times the object I am dragging will snap to objects from other artboards. This forces me to select the objects that I want aligned, choose a key object, then go to align panel to make sure they are lined up properly. Snapping to the nearest object or something along those lines would make the most sense. Or maybe setting to allow this.

    11 votes
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  5. Update Illustrator Variable tool/Graph tool 2019

    Update Illustrator Variable tool to allow the ability to:


    1. Bind variable to individual objects within a graph not just a graph as a whole


    2. Bind variable to multiple copies of 1 object and be able to vary each copy (individually or together based on selection) by dataset


    Update Graph tool to allow the ability to:


    1. Import CSV or XML with variable dataset so a user can copy a graph design X amount of times and toggle through the dataset to display variable graph data without having to manually create X amount of individual graphs and individually change the data X…

    10 votes
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  6. Please add a setting to zoom with the scroll wheel without using Alt like photoshop

    Please add a setting to zoom with the scroll wheel without using Alt like photoshop

    10 votes
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  7. Allow grouping where all objects remain in their respective layers

    Grouping objects on different layers for moving etc, but keeping them in their original layers.

    For example: I have a number of objects that are arranged nicely to each other, but I want to move them to the centre of the artboard. So I should be able to select all, group, and select the center button, then release them and not have their layers changed.

    10 votes
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  8. Bring back Live Trace (fix Image Trace)

    Image Trace creates unusual artifacts when tracing even somewhat complex lineart. The tracing is also always shifted from the original position. This never used to happen using Live Trace, it almost always worked perfectly. I've tried several different settings multiple times, the results are never as good as they used to be in Live Trace. I had to install Illustrator CS4 today just to use Live Trace because the Image Trace results on the latest Illustrator were too messy.

    10 votes
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  9. Variable text fields

    It would be really helpful to have an option in Illustrator which can automatically fill custom variable fields like date, file name, etc.

    I am working in print industry for almost 10 years and our primary software is AI, with adding the above option, it will help designers to save lot of time.

    Appreciate your consideration for the above idea.

    10 votes
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  10. Select Same Font

    a tool to select all the text objects that share the same font as your current selected text

    10 votes
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  11. Please support for this file formats

    dear illustrator team pleased add support for this file formats in illustrator "WebP, TIFF, jpeg XL, jpeg XS, HEIC(HEIF), aPNG"

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  12. 'Use preview bounds' option for symbols

    AI allows to 'Use preview bounds' — to count in stroke's weight in artwork's size.
    I rarely use it, but I can always turn it off, like I do in screencast attached.

    But when I decide to turn my artwork to symbol, I'm limited to only one option — stroke is counted in ALWAYS. This is very inconvenient for some design tasks.

    I would like to have an option anywhere to change this behavior.

    10 votes
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  13. Font identification

    Provide an automated routine to identify fonts that were converted to outlines, or that are in a bitmap format.

    10 votes
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  14. Make the new "Properties" panel optional.

    The idea of the properties panel is nice, but it should be customizable. For example, the four pathfinder tools that come up when more than one object is selected aren't the main four that I use, so it would be nice to be able to switch out the default four that pop up.

    It would also be nice if there were a way to not use the new properties panel, and be able to switch in the windows drop down menu to using the old properties panel that is in the top bar across the screen. I don't love the…

    10 votes
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    Hi,

    If you want to switch the older control panel you can do that in 2 ways:
    1. Go to Window > Control and the control panel will be shown.
    2. Go to Workspaces and switch to Essential Classic, this will also show the Control panel on the top.

    Thanks & Regards
    Nitish Agarwal
    Illustrator Team

  15. master page

    it would be great if illustrator had a master page like indesign.
    for us who design more then one page for client proofs.

    10 votes
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  16. Keyboard shortcut to hide/show selected Layer

    Option to assigne a keyboard shortcut for hide/show selected layer. Currently you have to click on the eye icon, which is pretty cumbersome. (for eg Photoshop has this feature, I think).

    (I'm on a project where you need to trace this huge sketch with ready made elements and so toggle layer visibility is a fast way to see how things are aligning.) Cheers!

    10 votes
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  17. New Document dialog should not be so slow to appear or react to input

    Creating a new doc via the keyboard is so slow that several other commands can unwittingly be executed before the dialog/settings panel appears. The fact that this clunky panel was introduced relatively recently as a "feature" is even more irritating.

    Alternately provide an option to create a new document from default or current settings so that I can adjust it later when I need to.

    10 votes
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  18. get rid of these garbage product tour popup windows

    No one is going to use these lame tour popup videos-- people google for solutions. Either get rid of them or have them off by default

    9 votes
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  19. Assign a key to toggle from align to object to align artboard

    It would be quicker for my workflow if I could have a way to toggle align to object to align artboard.

    9 votes
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  20. Additional Scripts Folder in Preferences

    In the Preferences we have the ability to define an "Additional Plug-ins Folder" and that will really useful to have the same option for Scripts, specially in enterprise where you don't have the admin right.
    Plus, that will allow to easily disable the Scripts if needed.

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