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  1. Drag-and-Drop Swatches to Artboard

    This functionality wouldn't change the swatches palette it, but would allow users to drag a swatch to the artboard and drop it. You could tile several to create a tonal family or brand color set.

    Being able to scale them larger, arrange them, reformat the grid, turn the white gap off in between colors would improve color adjustment and comparing hues side by side. They'd function like the existing swatches panel in that you could have a shape or stroke selected and apply the color by clicking the swatch on the artboard.

    This would help in color exploration and creating…

    337 votes
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  2. Automatically make gradients by just selecting two or more colours.

    Create a default gradient of two or more colours just by selecting them on the artwork or on the swatches panel without having to copy and paste the color codes separately.

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  3. Feedback on new Recolor artwork (in Beta now)

    New redesigned Recolor artwork is available in Beta now.

    We heard from many of you that the current Recolor is confusing and difficult to use. This new Recolor has a completely redesigned experience with an added ability to recolor your art based on your referenced images & artwork. We have broken the Recolor into two sections. When you invoke Recolor, you would see an on canvas dialogue that allows you to quickly Recolor your artwork with all the basic controls. For advanced settings, you can click on more options (...).

    We would love to hear your candid feedback. Please provide…

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  4. Modification of pattern through keyboard shortcut

    There was a very useful option available in very old versions of Illustrator (before CC). When I need to modify a pattern applied to an object but not the object itself (scaling, rotating, shearing, mirroring, etc...) , it was possible to do it manually, not throught he box, by pressing a key — to be chosen in the keyboard shortcut menu — while moving the mouse or using the increment keys. It was much faster and flexible than to have to go through the box, deselect the "apply to object" option and repeat several time. It would be great to…

    2 votes
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  5. ワークスペースに記憶されるスウォッチ

    ワークスペースの機能をとても気に入っています。作業をしていてどんなにパネルをごちゃごちゃにしても、一発ですっきりと自分のお気に入りの環境に戻せるからです。

    しかし、残念なことがひとつあります。

    私は、よく使う色を、aiにまとめてスウォッチを作っています。
    そのスウォッチを読み込んで、そのパネルを、ワークスペース内の他のパネルとくっつけて、私の理想的なワークスペースをいくつか作りました。それに名前をつけて保存しておきました。

    ところが、Illustratorを再起動すると、ワークスペースから自作のスウォッチのパネルだけが無くなってしまいます。他のパネルの配置や状態は変わらないのですが、自作のスウォッチの状態だけは記憶されていないようです。

    ところが不思議なことに、新たにワークスペースを作って、Illustratorを終了するまでの間は、自作のスウォッチも含めて記憶されているように見受けられます。パネルの配置を変えてしまってから、「ウインドウ > ワークスペース」で保存したワークスペースのリセットを行うと、自作のスウォッチも含めて、元の状態に戻ります。

    ああ、素晴らしい。快適だなあと思うのですが..
    次にIllustratorを起動したときには自作のスォッチのパネルだけ忘れられているのです。とても惜しい。もうちょっとで完璧なのに!

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  6. Easier Color Sampling (for Gradients, Recolor Artwork, etc.)

    I find that the options for choosing colors in a gradient or recoloring artwork are particularly clunky. I love the way photoshop makes it easy to choose colors -- when you click on the gradient point you'd like to change for example, the eyedropper tool is automatically selected and enables you to pick a color from the swatches panel or a color already in use on the artboard. It is also easy to type in a hex code, or quickly adjust brightness, saturation, etc at-a-glance. To me, the photoshop color options are very powerful and streamline and the illustrator options…

    2 votes
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  7. Shared library colors -- that UPDATE your document if they are changed

    As far as I can tell, your shared library feature lets you share a palette of colors—BUT, once you start using those colors, they are locked within your file and no longer linked to the shared library. This means that if your brand team changes a shade of yellow slightly and publishes that to the library, you have to manually know what changed and manually update your file. Figma users are very accustomed to using shared swatches, and Illustrator users can get comfortable with this workflow too IF it works for them and their company.

    3 votes
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  8. elimiate overprint setting for default white

    Please fix the default white so that it cannot be set to overprint.
    Since this swatch isn't really a color, but just the background paper, I can't think of any reason why it would be set to overprint.
    I work in prepress, and we have a lot of problems when customers have white objects in their files that are set to overprint.

    2 votes
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  9. Being able to colour Group as well as layers in the Layers Panel

    Want to be Being able to colour Object Groups as well as layers in the Layers Panel

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  10. Open New File with Limited Color Palette

    Include an option in the New File dialogue box to open a file with only black and white color swatches. Currently, new files open with a large palette of useless color swatches, and it's a time waster to have to delete all those colors each time to have a clean and functional palette.

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  11. When entering colour values Illustrator searches your currently open swatch book for the same values.

    So for example if you are doing a CMYK colour, once you've put in the values it comes up with a "suggested swatch" option that has the same values or even suggests swatches with similar/close values.

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  12. Global colour groups from Recolor Artwork dialog box

    Am requesting that the Adobe Illustrator team should introduce an option to output colour groups as Global or non-global colour swatches when creating / editing / saving colour groups in Recolor Artwork dialog box.

    Am requesting this addition because I mostly favour using Global colours over non-global as this speeds up my work when I am doing colour edits. It becomes so frustrating when editing an existing colour group made up of Global colours using the Recolor Artwork dialog box as the colour groups generated from it only output as non-global.

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  13. evenly space color swatch while creating new gradient

    being able to distribute color swatch inside the gradient window
    eg : i want 32 swatchs on a single gradient bar.
    being ablie to eveny distribute them instead of picking a value on click and drag it ( as it is really teadius or imprecise)

    4 votes
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  14. Smart/Adaptive Colors

    Smart colors would allow a user to apply different numerical values to a color within their Swatches, and lock them across color profiles. This would differ from the current standards by allowing users to preselect the different values for each color profile and lock them in, ensuring better consistency throughout materials.

    For example, if the document is in CMYK, the color will adapt the the CMYK values applied and locked to the color. When dragged into a new project set up in RGB, the color would adapt to the assigned RBG values. This would also allow the opportunity to link…

    6 votes
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  15. my colors keep shifting in illustrator. rgb and CMYK. seems to happen in ever doc.

    I create swatches and it still doesnt remember shifts the value.
    any insight to what im doing wrong would be helpful.

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  16. Hue bar in Recolor artwork needs to come back

    The older feature of 'Hue Bar' in the Recolor artwork was a really helpful tool
    this makes the color fixing and decision of color combinations so easier, please bring back this Hue bar.

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  17. Add a Spot Colors channel to the Separations Preview window

    Add a "Spot Colors" channel to the "Separation Preview" window. Like you have in Acrobat. See screenshot attached. This will make toggling through the spot colors a LOT more easier and efficient. Then having to turn on and off each spot color individually.

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  18. Stop switching away from the swatches panel automatically!

    When I switch from stoke to fill, it wastes my time to have to click back to the Swatches panel. Why does it switch. I never asked for this and I never use the color panel it switches to.

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  19. Fill/Stroke icons to match: in the tools bar

    the smaller sub-icons for Fill and Stroke Boxes shouldto match. (Fill is Full and Stroke is Hollow). Under stroke, the icons only change for the color, but the icons do not change for gradient and no/color/opacity.

    2 votes
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  20. Eyedropper tool usable during color picker

    Eyedropper tool should be usable while the color picker is open. This is available in Photoshop but inexplicable absent from AI.

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