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  1. Illustrator - Rotation of the Artboard

    Like in Photoshop it would be great if an Artist could rotate the artboard/canvas in Illustrator. If you draw a line from left to right it's never the same stroke as from up to down.

    432 votes
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  2. Auto Spell Check (red squiggly line like InDesign, Microsoft and other products)

    Illustrator REALLY needs to have a feature (that you can turn on or off) for spell check to have the red squiggly line underneath mis-spelled words, like what InDesign, Microsoft, and many other programs have.

    340 votes
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  3. Grammarly support for Illustrator and InDesign

    Incorporating a Grammarly integration as part of the CC membership for Illustrator and InDesign would be INCREDIBLY helpful for many users. Even though these applications aren't word-processors, being able to reveiw documents for style etc. would be a huge bonus in my opinion.

    253 votes
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  4. "Hyphenate" not be the default paragraph option

    By default, paragraph text is set to hyphenate words that don't fit into the text box. I suggest that the default is to have text not be hyphenated so you can click the box if you want it to be.

    No one I know has ever wanted hyphenated words in text, but you have to uncheck the "Hyphenate" box from the Paragraph Palette, it's annoying to have to do that every time I make a new paragraph or paragraph style. (same problem in indesign)

    206 votes
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  5. Copy multiple artboards between files.

    Copy, merge and save artboards between files. For example select multiple artboards, copy to other file, or save as .artboard file... Option to paste or merge this file/clipboard to other open document. Makes it easier to maintain libraries, icons, style elements etc in one file to work with or to share.

    179 votes
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  6. Resize artboard&art inside it simultaneously

    I just want to resize both artboard and art inside it.
    Currently, I've used beta 22.0.0, I can multiple select artboards, but I can't just scale art with artboard, I need to scale each one separately. Or scale art, then select Object->Artboards-> Fit To Selected Art...

    But I want just like Ctrl+Mouse to scale them both.

    144 votes
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  7. Illustrator - Select more than one layer at once

    Okay if you have more than one layer...let's say 50 and I need to select 20 of them. Why can't someone select them with a single click instead of selecting every single layer? With shift selected I can mark more than one but they aren't selected. Same thing for sublayers and so on.

    116 votes
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  8. The ability to select multiple objects in the layers panel

    We have the ability to click on one layer, hold shift and click on another layer to select all the layers in between. Just like in Photoshop and After Effects. What we need is the ability to do that to select not layers, but the objects themselves. Like clicking on the bullseye next to the layer to select the object, then Shift-Clicking on another object in order to select all of the layers in between.

    I know this can easily be solved by just grouping those objects together and just selecting the group but sometimes I might not need the…

    72 votes
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  9. Global Process Colors get added twice when added from a CC library, lose their name and become Spot colors.

    Create a Global Process Color Swatch and add it to a CC library.
    In a new document, select this color in the library, right click and choose
    Add to Swatches.
    The color gets added 2 times, becomes a spot color and loses it’s name.
    Or, in a new document double click the color in the Library. It gets added only once, keeps it’s name but becomes a Spot color.

    55 votes
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    Background:

    • CC libraries does not have support for Global Process Colors
    • Some users have spoken about InDesign – InDesign does not support Global Process colors
    • Illustrator does support process colors , global process colors and spot colors. The issue is specefic to global process colors – since it is not supported in CC Libraries. We have added the request to support in CC libraries backlog,

    Workaround:

    • Create Process colors in Illustrator and add it to CC libraries – deselect the global checkbox
  10. Free Distort Bounding box doesn't follow shape

    I know this isn't a bug, but it definitely feels that way. The Bounding box when using the free distort reset back to the initial shape and doesn't follow the shape you are shaping, Which makes it virtually impossible to make fine tuned distortions. The way it works in Photoshop is the way it should be.

    I see people have complained about this for YEARS!
    I cannot see a single use case where the current way is preferable.

    And using the effect Free Dstort isnt anybetter, since you don't get a visual representation on the artboard of what you are…

    52 votes
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    27 comments  ·  Drawing Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have started to imagine the user experience for this feature. We need your help, we do not want to start coding in haste.Since this feature will mean fundamental changes to way our bounding box and snapping works we need to have the right experience before we attempt to solve the problem.
    We request you to please join our pre-release program so that we can have a discussion around it and finalise the experience before the coding sprint begins.
    Please join our pre-release program please visit https://adobe.ly/1o2SDsg . The program is open to all with a valid Adobe id. Needless to say The information discussed within the program is confidential

  11. 50 votes
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  12. Library Organization

    I can't figure out a way to organize our cloud libraries. We are trying to make one library per client and having everything in chronological order can make it really hard to find icons and other elements that could be grouped by category. If we could drag them around to rearrange that would be great, if we could create little groups or folders of them like swatches that would be even better.

    Thank You!

    43 votes
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  13. Properties Panel Lack of alignment on single object

    Hello the new properties panel is good however if you select a single object there is no option to align that object, if you select more than one it comes up...

    THis would be very handy on a single object

    25 votes
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  14. ios 11 Screenshots distorted

    Screenshots made in iOS 11 are distorted when open or used in AI. Distortion persists during export to pdf.

    AI 21.1.0
    macOS 10.12.6
    MacBook Pro 2017

    All other tested Image Softwares displayed the screenshot correctly (Photoshop CC, Preview, Chrome, Safari)

    17 votes
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  15. OpenType ligature features ccmp and rlig do not work with variable font

    OpenType ligature features ccmp and rlig are active by default. But they do not work with variable font (liga and dlig will work).

    15 votes
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  16. Effects do not rotate (drop shadow) or scale (e.g: gaussian blur)

    If you create a logo and use the drop shadow effect, the values will scale but not rotate.IN packaging design we often rotate the logo for every panel on a carton. After you rotate the logo you must manually change the values to for example get the most popular bottom right drop shadow on all logos.

    Gaussian blur can be sued to make a your own drop shadow effect, but that has another problem in that the blur amount will not adjust.

    If you search your home or local supermarket, you will eventual find items that went incorrectly to press,…

    14 votes
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  17. Handling clipping art bounds such that export the clipped artwork export only what's visible.

    The straight up export of a PNG or even Export to screens fails to export WYSIWYG. The clipping masks do not hold. Export to JPG, Tiff, PDF, fine. Export to PNG, artwork masked off shows up in the export. This bug began in 2015.3 and persists into the latest 2018? CC just released. The preview in the PNG export dialog looks fine. The final file does not match it however.

    13 votes
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  18. Bounding box not visible / non-existent for Graphs

    The bounding box is non-existent for graphs drawn in illustrator. Have tried turning on/off "hide edges" under view, restarting, shutting down, but nothing is working. Scaling tool is useless too as the bounding box remains invisible.

    11 votes
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  19. Marquee Select with text box in scope creates a new text box

    Marquee Select with text box in scope creates a new text box. This did not occur in Illustrator in the last 5+ years that I have been using it. This is relevant for users like me who do more text editing in Illustrator.

    in 2017 and prior, when you had a text box in scope that you were editing text in, you could marquee select the text or portions of it by starting a click outside of the text area. Now, in 2018, this will create a new text box every time. The result is that it is noticeably more…

    6 votes
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  20. File synchronization fails for ai files saved with CC 2018

    I sync my files across several computers using Unison (an rsync command line tool). Since updating, .ai files will not synchronize. I am running macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 and CC 2018 v 22.0.0 on the computers that I am syncing.

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. make ai file. A4 RGB layout with one text item. Save.
    2. run Unison.
    3. synchronization fails with message that the ai file does not exist on the other computer because it could not be renamed from the tmp version of the ai file that unison pulls from the other computer.

    Not sure if this is…

    1 vote
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