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  1. Please revise the new tool to simplify paths once again

    Hello, the new tool to simplify the paths will be great for many people. But I draw my lines deliberately blurred. With the old tool I always set the value to 98% or 99%. But even if I set everything to maximum in the new tool, the paths will be really smooth. But I don't want it to be that smooth. Please rework the settings again. The paths should look blurred, but have as few anchor points as possible. With the old tool it always worked great. Many thanks

    Gabi

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    Dear Users,

    We have taken the feedback provided and have released with improvements as a new update (24.0.2) to Illustrator. Please update to the new version and let us know your feedback on the current version that has been released.

    We aim to do continuous improvements and your feedback helps us to get better. Keep sending them.

    Thanks,
    Sanjit

  2. Perspective Tool and Strokes.

    I've recently gotten into the Perspective Tool in a big way. My only problem is that STROKES' don't conform to Perspective. I've worked around this by converting the stroke into a fill using OBJECT > PATH > OUTLINE STROKE. It gets the job done, but I lose all that "strokey" goodness. Can a button be added somewhere to "Allow Strokes To Be Effected By Perspective?"

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  3. Divide Paths into equal parts

    It would be useful being able to split a path into a specific amount of equal parts. Tools like including the possibility to include a gutter like the tools we find in the "Split into Grid" option would be superb too.

    There are ways around to get it. but in makes the whole process tedious and not what someone would expect from software like Adobe Illustrator in 2020.

    PS: It also doesn't make sense that we can not sing in with our Adobe Account into this specific UserVoice forum. But I guess that paying our membership doesn't makes our opinion…

    2 votes
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  4. knife tool needs sharpening

    I am holding out hope for a more powerful and accurate knife tool one day.. just don't cut small objects where I want at all.

    2 votes
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  5. Symmetry options

    Ok so there's symmetry painting in photoshop, but in Illustrator - which is actually the first app that needs to get this feature, it doesn't exist/need to come up with a workaround. Please update this feature into the next version of illustrator. Thanks

    4 votes
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  6. Being Able to toggle between selecting All Anchor Points on a Selected Object and All Objects

    Hitting Apple+A (or Control+A) to be able to select all Anchor Points on the Currently selected object and toggle between this and selecting all points on all layers

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  7. paste into selected object.

    Very easy to paste easily from the clipboard to the selected object.
    ⌘ + alt + shift = paste into selected object.

    Currently, the option is complicated and not intuitive. A lot of time.
    Best Regards

    1 vote
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  8. Object > Blend should include Blend Options, Preview, and Make all in one dialog box.

    Previews exist for much more complex operations (like 3D renders, beveling, extruding, etc). Previewing and making blends directly from the blend options box is long overdue.

    2 votes
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  9. Select All Objects beneath a Target Object.

    In the attached image, I wanted to select and delete all of the boxes that sat beneath the red stroke. In order to do it, I had to duplicate the red stroke, convert it to an outline, select all of the boxes, Unite them with the outlined red stroke and then delete the boxes that were fused with the stroke. Doing this results in the other boxes losing their original color.

    Could there be a variation on the selection tool that detects all of the objects that are underneath a target object (in this case the red stroke)?

    2 votes
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  10. Ellipse Tool Properties/Dialogue

    Ellipse Tool, if make an ellipse then you have a little squire pointing to make ellipse’s End Angle and Pie Angle, but you do not have these feature available in its properties/Dialogue/Menu when you just select Ellipse Tool and you clip on the canvas or on Art Board you have no control features for that and you also do have the same features in Control Bar and Useless Properties Panel. I hope in the future version there must be added a dialogue for proper setting and measurements like retangle tool.

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  11. correct measurements

    In the attached screen shot you can see that the height of each of these objects, when looking at the blue illustrator guidelines, is measured the same but in reality, as is clearly obvious from the stroke attached to one of them, they are not the same size. One of them is clearly bigger in size due to the stroke. This discrepancy is very and constantly confusing when trying to work in precision measurements. Please could you fix so the stoked object calculates the stroke outer edge as additional width, as that is what it is. Thanks James

    2 votes
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  12. Blend Tool Default Settings

    I use the blend tool primarily to create specified steps between objects. The tool always defaults to smooth color spacing. It would be great to be able to set a default spacing mode. In fact, it would be even better if the properties panel showed blend tool options.

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  13. Pen tool with measurement

    When using pen tool the user can type in a specific measurement in which they would like their line to be instead of having to rely on trying to make it exact using the numbers.

    Select pen tool -> Click mouse where you want the pen tool to start -> Type and enter specific measurement wanted -> Pen tool will then create the length -> Click and place in desired location.

    I think this would be really beneficial when using the pen tool so you are extremely accurate as being a few millimeters off can cause problems.

    3 votes
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  14. Align to object on ANOTHER artboard! yeah yeah!

    Aligning to an object on another arboard would be really great + needed, for AI users.

    In addition to functions like, align to key object and select/edit similar shapes,
    It would be so so great to be abled to align an object, to another object, on another artboard!

    In short:
    Aligning objects to the position of other objects on other artboards.
    Without having to move objects to the same artboard 1st, or copy their x/y values, just for alignment.

    Some thoughts/notes:

    Implementation,
    With artboard rules activated, of course. This seems to be a similar function to the ones that exist:…

    1 vote
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  15. Have the Align Tool, align to Canvas when only one shape is selected, like in XD.

    Would it possible to make the align tool Center an object to Canvas if only one shape is selected? Adobe XD does this and it feels intuitive and saves a lot of time. Also it would be nice if the "align to selection", "align to key object", and "align to canvas" options could be either all three visible in the panel or a toggle button. Clicking on the drop down and then moving the mouse down to switch them is killing my wrist. I often go back and forth between aligning selections and aligning to canvas.

    Thank you,
    Patrick

    3 votes
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  16. cut along a path: crop and cut multiple paths

    I often need to cut paths to the edge of the artboard, or within a shape – especially when making guides.

    In my example I show an isometric grid that I'd like to appear in a circle.

    If I mask it, the strokes will still exist inside the mask. I can't make guides from a masked object.

    If I use pathfinder and outline it, I will get points along every intersection, which in the case of an isometric grid slows illustrator down immensely (and may not be appropriate in any case).

    I'd like to be able to 'cut multiple paths…

    2 votes
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  17. Intuitive drawing: "Pencil tool" in mode adding "Blob brush tool"

    Hi,
    I would like to be able to draw, draw and model using the Pencil Tool in edit mode like the "Blob brush tool".
    Eg.
    1 • Pencil Tool. I draw any shape.
    2 • I mark this shape and draw another one
    3 • The effect is the automatic joining of these shapes into one summary.

    Such a simple, fast and intuitive way to draw ketor shapes for the cartoonist.

    Attention.
    • Drawing with the "Blob brush tool" is a different shape effect without sharp lines. Eg saw. E.g. lasts or coat or hair cartoons.
    • drawing many objects…

    1 vote
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  18. Option for drag select to ignore text paths

    Whenever I am working on an artboard for brand identity, I have a lot of text paths on objects. Whenever I try to click and drag over an element, it ALSO grabs the path of the text, which I do not want. Is there a way to only click and drag over the elements you want to touch without having to lock the text paths?

    2 votes
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  19. Make Direct Selection's "subtools" shortcuttable

    It would be great if Direct Selection's "Convert/Remove/Connect and Cut Anchor points" functions could be assigned a shortcut, since with tools dedicated for exactly that ("Convert Anchor Point" or "Remove Anchor Point") you can't affect multiple selected anchor points AT ONCE as you can with those in the Direct Selection Tool.
    I think it would streamline the drawing workflow quite a bit.

    1 vote
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  20. Align to Artboard is set as default

    Align to Artboard is automatically set to default, even after changing the toggle to Align to Selection.

    It used to work that whichever you selected, that selection would remain. But now, it always switches back to Align to Artboard. Very frustrating.

    2 votes
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