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  1. Effects Gallery interface extremely tiny on 4K resolution screen - Windows 10. No fix for it.

    Using the latest version of Adobe Illustrator. I've just bought a brand new Dell XPS 15 it has a 1050 NVIDIA Graphics card, Windows 10 and a 4K screen. The interface is extremely tiny. It's usable but the effects gallery is too tiny to use.
    I'm not sure if this a "bug" per se, but none of the fixes available online work (this included creating a Prefer External Manifest file and code for the Illustrator executable file). What I've read says this is a problem Adobe needs to address.
    I'm extremely disappointed in this. What can I do to fix…

    25 votes
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    10 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Allow the app to send projects to Sketch

    If I want to outline a drawing in Illustrator Draw but color it in Photoshop Sketch, right now I have to save it to the creative cloud as PSD. There should be an option where I can open the full project in Sketch app, in both apps where in Photoshop Sketch I can choose to either import a project from Illustrator Draw, or while in Draw I can export a project to Photoshop Sketch.

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  File Save, Import and Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Assign shortcuts to custom scripts and allow actions to run custom scripts

    Hello!

    It would be great to be able to assign a keyboard shortcut to a custom script. We use custom scripts in AI for a large variety of tasks at my job and we currently have to use a third party program on Mac (Quicksilver) in order to "assign" a shortcut to run them. This causes the scripts to run a bit slower and requires more development and support.

    Additionally, it would be helpful to run custom scripts as a step within an action. This is currently possible to setup, but the action will "forget" the script the next time…

    20 votes
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    1 comment  ·  SDK and Scripting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Have a search bar at the top that searches all menu items.

    Ok, the Adobe menus have a LOT of menu items and features. You guys should create a search bar that searches all the menu items and features to make it easier to find things.

    Microsoft has this feature in it's Office Suite and it is SUPER useful.

    For example have a bar that asks the user "What are you looking for" They can type anything, for example "Alignment" and it would bring up the alignment menu. Or "pathfinder" will bring up a button for the pathfinder menu.

    Think about it guys, would save EVERYONE who isn't a pro SO much…

    25 votes
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  5. where is the inner shadow effect?

    Photoshop has it, InDesign has it, even Sketch has it. It's such a fundamental feature. Of course we can use some techniques to simulate the effect, but why Illustrator lacks the most basic function?

    32 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Effects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Select non-default eGPU for hardware acceleration

    We use external GPUs as provided to us by Apple in the External Graphics Development Kit and want to use these eGPUs instead of default GPUs built into the MacBooks.

    7 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 23.0.
    Please refer to our knowledge base FAQhttps://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
    Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

  7. Lithological Swatches

    When I want to use the USGS lithological swatches, I usually have difficulty finding them. Could all these be placed in a top level menu?

    1 vote
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  8. Allow gradient swatches to be added to CC library

    It's great to have colors in the cc library but why can't those colors be gradients too? Please allow us to add gradient swatches to the cc library. Thanks

    443 votes
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  9. Wrong png size if artboard coordinates in float

    AI 21.1.0 macOS.

    In attached AI file there are 1 artboard if you just export it for Screens you will get an image size 105px × 104px, however in AI it's sized as 104x104px.
    Check that X coordinate of artboard is 172.34 px, so it's float. Just change it to 172px and re-publish and image will be 104x104.

    So, coordinates of artboard should affect into output png image.

    ALso, should be related too:
    https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-bugs/suggestions/20530969-export-for-screens-adds-extra-pixels-at-to-exports

    66 votes
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    60 comments  ·  File Save, Import and Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    If you will export artboards in any fractional scale or by specifying height and width you will get correct output.

    The best way to not get an extra pixel is keep your artboard coordinates in integers. You can achieve that by changing the reference point of artboard to top left and typing in the nearest integer or do Make Pixel Perfect(Object > Make Pixel Perfect). If size of your artboard is increased please manage that accordingly and export.

    Thanks & Regards
    Nitish Agarwal
    Illustrator Team

  10. 19 votes
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  11. Pinch to zoom for Illustrator while the free transform tool is active.

    When I have something selected and I activate the Free transform tool, pinch to zoom no longer works, this is my primary method of navigation. This block forces me to go back to the selection tool and then zoom in and then return to the free transform tool then I had. I don't like that it's very inconvenient. I am on a laptop and have the latest version of Illustrator installed.

    5 votes
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  12. Artboard delete tool

    This is really nitpicky but the little X at the top right of the artboard tool is too small and more often than not I end up creating a new artboard around the object at the top right of the artboard. Possibly make the cross larger or move it somewhere else to remove this problem?

    3 votes
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    2 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,
    We are pleased to inform you that your request is available in the latest release of Illustrator version 22.0.
    Visit your Adobe Creative Cloud Application and update. If you do not see an update on the application please check for update from the flyout options on the application after clicking on three vertical dots. For step by step process please visit: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/download-install-app.html#Checkforupdates

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

  13. フォント検索ダイアログの改善

    最近、日本語フォントの名前が長くなってきたため、フォント名の欄に後半部分のバリエーションやウェイトが表示しきれず、非常に使いづらい。

    2 votes
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  14. Save and sync Keyboard shortcuts in the cloud

    I've been waiting for this feature for quite some time.

    I was hoping it would be there when CC first came out, and it's still missing. Will there be such a feature anytime soon?

    37 votes
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  15. Pen mode

    Option to disable touch input, AKA pen mode, so that we can't (accidentally) draw strokes/shapes/etc while interacting with the interface or zooming with multi touch. Just like Photoshop does.

    8 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 3D effects should include "back to 2D"

    Roaming around the interface I fell on the 3D effects window and was wowed by all the possibilities. Then when I wanted to get back to work on my 2D object, I couldn't find how to do it. I expect something like the "no stroke" button in the stroke selection, in the top left position of the list of 3D effects. I clicked Ctrl-Z multiple times to get back, but it was really slow.

    1 vote
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    1 comment  ·  Effects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Declined  ·  Yogesh Sharma responded

    Hi Francis,

    You can remove the 3D effect from your art from Appearance Panel. Just select the row for the effect in Appearance panel, hit the delete button at the bottom bar of the panel.

    -Yogesh

  18. One line fonts

    Hi,

    I have tried Illustrator to design name tags to engrave on our engraving machine. Unfortunately single line fonts, which are essential for some engravings, isn't working properly. Bought them from onelinefonts.com and they are working flawless in most other apps, but none of Adobe's so far.

    3 votes
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  19. Export to SVG, export page knockout groups.

    Page knockout groups seem to be ignored when exporting to SVG. You can manually change the knockouts to cutouts, for example using pathfinder divide and deleting the unwanted parts, but would be nice if you didn't need to.

    1 vote
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  20. AltGr key not working

    AltGr key does not work as intended, it currently only produces a Ctrl+Alt keypress. On many European keyboard layouts it is used to type e.g. characters @, [, {, |, \, ~, and currency symbols (€, $, £). The only way to circumvent this is to use e.g. Notepad to type in the characters and copy-pasting them, which is a nuisance. All the other Adobe CC apps - just as basically every other Windows app in the world - use AltGr as intended, so why does not Illustrator?

    17 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Document and Artboards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    AltGr is supposed to be equivalent to Alt + ctrl.
    At present, when we press e.g. AltGr + E while writing text, we check if any command can handle it and if yes it is not passed to application to handle key event. That’s why existing commands are triggered on those extended char shortcuts.

    If we want to change the behavior that while writing text key shortcuts (e.g. AltGr + E) should write extended character, Then we will have to sacrifice all the text contextual shortcuts we have at present in app e.g. ctrl + alt + I does something. All those commands would stop working.
    This is the reason why we are moving it to the feature

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