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  1. "Release Mask" or "Flatten Clip Path" Right click option for clipping masks.

    When one creates a clipping mask using two or more objects, it should be a simple right click option to "apply the mask" and flatten all related objects into a new vector. Currently you can do this by going to layers and selecting the "Clipping Path" layer of choice and then using the "Crop" Pathfinder function to achieve this, however, this method is extremely non-obvious. I don't propose removing the pathfinder function as a way to apply clipping masks, but simply to add a more obvious way to do so.

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  2. Crop command embedding linked images

    I would be thankful if linked images remain linked (instead of being embedded after using the crop command). I would like to believe that this can be made possible. This is the normal behaviour in other graphic design software.

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  3. I would like to be able to group layers and apply a mask to the grouped layers

    I would like to be able to group layers and apply a clipping mask to the grouped layers

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  4. Why the heaven does shift make an object stable, when you drag an object? It is extremely disturbing

    Why the heaven does shift make an object stable, when you drag an object? It is extremely disturbing

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  5. Image fitting options like indesign, sketch and figma.

    Image fitting options like indesign, sketch and figma. Would really be handy to have fit to crop, resize to crop etc. for linked images.

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  6. Rounded corners on crop tool

    When crop tool is selected, add the live corners option to crop rounded corners or circles. Please and thank you.

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  7. Automatic Workspace Backup

    Why we need to save the file of our workspaces when adobe is a cloud system?

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  8. Cut, trim or divide open paths (lines)


    1. Option to cut, trim or divide open paths (lines).
      For example if "Divide objects below" worked on open paths as well.
      Or if the Knife could cut open paths, and cut straight as well.


    In attached example, I would have liked to cut my lines with the circle. Instead, I had to cut every single line individually in the intersection, locking the circle and using the Outline View.
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    Creating interesting designs, we have just as much need for trimming/cutting lines as filled objects.

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  9. Invert clipping mask for edit or delete outside easily

    Invert clipping mask to show what's not inside the clipping mask and hide what's inside (and then being able to invert it back so it was like before). Thus being able to delete or edit the outside easily.

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  10. I need a destructive clipping mask. I have to save as svg for the laser printer, and the svg shows the clipped area!

    A destructive clipping mask would be nice. I have to save as svg for the laser printer, and the svg shows the clipped area!

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  11. Create outlines while the layer is inside a clipping mask

    I'm forced to move text layers outside of a clipping mask before I can create outlines and then move them back. A small inconvenience but every small thing counts when designing! Thanks :)

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  12. I'd love for the pathfinder to be able to cut up bitmaps, avoiding having so many extraneous paths in a complex file

    It would be nice if I could embed a jpeg or some other graphic format and then be able to use the pathfinder tools to change the shape of the image. Seems doable as the graphic imports as a path that happens to be filled with pixels rather than a color or pattern. The main reason I'd rather use the pathfinder for this over a clipping path is to reduce the number of paths in a complex document. When there are many elements in a file, having a lot of clipping paths makes the structure of the file difficult to…

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  13. Simplify the clipping mask process

    Could you simplify the clipping mask process making it as in Affinity Designer or invent your one please
    Thanks

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  14. shortcut keys for alignment

    Please make clipping mask like Corel Draw's Powerclip.

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  15. Crop Image tool

    With the Crop image tool, it would be nice if the initial crop bounds were to the exact size of the selected image. Right now when you select an image to crop, it creates a random selection, that requires more work than if the crop selected the outer bounds of the image instead of a small selection.

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  16. 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 into a frame of a cropped image like i can do in InDesign. I too slow to have to look for the new link of the image open finder search thumbnails, etc. Could that be possible?

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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.

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  20. 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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