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  1. Hide contents outside of a mask from the selection tool

    Contents outside of a mask boundaries are still visible from the selection tool, so i's often tricky to select other objects behind. It would be great to have an option to just see the boundary of the mask with the selection tool.

    18 votes
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  2. convert a clipping mask into a crop

    It would be great to be able to convert a clipping mask into a crop.

    12 votes
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  3. Allow selecting a clipping mask by its fill.

    Currently, I need to select clipping masks by their edge, which is tricky. I prefer selecting objects by their fill.

    12 votes
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  4. Don't highlight paths in a clipping mask, outside of the clipped object.

    Sometimes I get a file a huge complex path inside of a clipping mask. When I hover my mouse on the outside of the clipping mask this path gets highlighted.

    Can we turn this off? I don't have any use for knowing what's hidden in a clipping mask, and this is incredibly frustrating.

    Video attached for reference. Does anyone else have this problem?

    5 votes
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  5. Quick Command for Trim View

    Quick Command for Trim View. I alternate a lot between normal view and trim view but have to stop to select trim view every time.

    3 votes
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  6. Clipping Mask with complex objects

    I'm trying to clipping mask an object not that complicated (1000 points) and Illustrator says it's to complex (really?). But if I do a "paste inside" with Indesign, Illustrator allows the Clipping Mask.

    It's crazy since Illustrator should be the right software to work with multiple points vector.

    3 votes
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  7. Image Crop Feature

    This is a bug with regards to Image crop feature in Illustrator.

    While I try to unembed a cropped image (in Illustrator) and link to a PSD source file, the source PSD file gets flattened or layers get merged to a single layer. The source PSD file gets altered and damaging it.

    3 votes
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  8. The new behavior of art being clipped when it goes over the artboard bounding edge an option to turn on or off in preferences

    The clipped art over an artboard edge should be an option to turn on and off. Some users do not want this behavior all the time and if it were a preference, the user can control when it should get clipped.

    2 votes
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  9. It would be helpful if you made allowable suggestions, such as, " paint in clipping paths not allowed, convert to paint group now."<

    If you're not going to make your paint feature natural or useful, then you could provide allowable suggestions. Suggestions such as, " Paint in clipping paths not allowed, convert to paint group now," then you would click yes or no to convert. Instead, you have created an information loop Where your customers have a problem, you acknowledge the problem, and send your customers on their way to find their own solutions to solve that problem. A problem you have created in the first place. This would be a very helpful feature for you to add.

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  10. Allow snapping to objects that are masked out and also make opacity mask objects visible in outline mode

    For example, if you draw a large box and place it completely inside a small box so that all four corners of the larger box are masked out, then try to drag a guide it will only snap to the smaller clipping mask, the guides wont snap to the larger box unless you hide or release the clipping mask. Also, as an additional feature I think it would be of benefit if when inside the opacity mask, when you go to outline mode you could then see the objects within the mask.
    Supporting videos below
    https://youtu.be/mdtJwudauVY
    https://youtu.be/Z9qIvFQ9RBQ

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  11. Copy/paste in new layer

    Copy an object (cmd + c) then create a new layer and paste it in place in the new layer (copy in place in new layer)

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  12. Ability to create Layer masks in Ai that can be used in Ae

    I would like to have the ability to create masks in Illustrator that carry over to Ae. It would make the process much faster and more streamlines to build it all in illustrator before I transfer over to Ae for animation.

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  13. Don't remove smoke and fill for clipping paths.

    Please allow paths to retain formatting when they are made into clipping paths. I see no reason, other than cruelty, to remove the stroke and fill of a path when it is made into a clipping path. If someone can rationalize a benefit for making me have to apply a stroke and fill all over again then at least make a preference for any masochists.

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  14. Please allow us to apply strokes to clip groups

    Currently you cannot apply strokes to clip groups -- including using the "draw inside" function (see example 1). I would like to be able to apply strokes to clip groups. This might not seem like a big deal, but they also don't work when you apply a stroke to the entire layer appearance (see example two). This means I need to take multiple extra steps to outline something, which is very frustrating.

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  15. Cropping images! Can Illustrator finally offer a simple placed image cropping tool?

    I've been using Adobe Illustrator since 1992. Many of the core tools have not changed a bit, including how the app crops placed images. It is a laborious task to add shapes and create clipping masks. InDesign and PowerPoint have this figured out and it is a breeze. Please address this long-standing shortcoming of an otherwise brilliant application.

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  16. remove background/ make background transparent in images

    It would be really great if we can provide a feature to remove background and make objects transparent within Illustrator . there are users who import pictures in Illustrator but inorder to make the background transparent , they have to use other application and , image trace would be complicated .

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  17. Expanding Compound Clip Mask into induvidul paths for production

    I want to produce individual paths to a set artboard size fro production after designing a compound clip mask. sample below. There are to many steps involved in individualizing these paths. First you need to group everything with in the clip path then save in place. then release the clip mask path then the compound path. next you need to copy a paste into each individual path. In Corel draw, after designing in the clip mask all you do is release that mask and it is automatically in each individual path after release.. Help me Ai best perform this task,…

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  18. Allow drag and drop of cropped images like InDesign does

    It will be great time saving if i can quickly replace an image just by dragging and dropping an image like i can do in InDesign. I too slow to have to look for the new link of the image whenever i want to change it. I mean for an already cropped image i mean.

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  19. Advanced clipping mask (exclude mode)

    It would be interesting to be able to use the clipping mask to also exclude a path from a shape. This would avoid using the pathfinder (exclusion) to keep the shapes to take back them.

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  20. Feature to remove white background seamlessly

    I think this should be a basic option, to remove white bg seamlessly. or any colored background. There are lot of basic apps that does that, why a sophisticated software like this doesnt have that option?

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