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  1. Add an option to show edges when art is dragged with real-time drawing option on

    Real-time drawing is a great feature and I wish it appeared earlier, so by this time I'd be polished enough. Now we have a mode when only edges are drawn while dragging and the other one, which draws only art — but not both. It makes positioning somewhat harder. Please add an option to allow both methods to work combined.

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  2. Make Adobe Fresco a plug in or extension for Illustrator.

    I want to use fresco but can't because i dont have a compatible machine, but it also makes no sense that drawing and painting on illustrator is difficult.

    either allow fresco on more things or make a plugin that allows illustrator to function like fresco.

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  3. Use of Adobe Fresco with external drawing devices like Kamvas Pro 22!!!

    Hi there, I am currently using Kamvas Pro 22 as a drawing device. This external drawing screen is connected to my laptop. It is very frustrating Adobe Fresco seems to have been developed to work with a very limited selection of devices only. Please adapt it accordingly.

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  4. 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

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  5. The new button layout

    I have found that the new button layout is not intuitive. I understand from talking with support that this is supposed to help new users. I don't think the extra steps to use certain functions is helpful, especially if you are coming from applications where all the buttons are readily available in the sidebar. Perhaps using a search bar mixed with the old layout style would be helpful. New users could search for their tool, while old users could access the tool they need more quickly. Perhaps also merging the top tool bar style and functionality in photoshop into illustrator.…

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  6. Editable path smoothing for pencil and brush paths

    I'm proposing smoothing that may be applied or removed after a path has been created with the pencil or brush tool by the user. When a path is being created, the program would capture necessary coordinate information and the path would be represented on screen as drawn, or with a certain amount of smoothing (set prior to drawing in tool panel). If the user wanted more or less smoothing applied after creating the path, the amount could be adjusted by selecting the path and changing the amount applied. If the path would no longer need adjusting, it could be expanded…

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  7. Direct Selection Tool

    When using the Direct Selection Tool to move an anchor point IT SHOULD JUST MOVE THAT POINT without having to click on the point first. If I wanted to move the whole object I wouldn't be using the Direct Selection Tool, WOULD I?

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. "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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  20. "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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