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  1. brush/stroke size like Photoshop using [ and ] to make the brush/stroke larger or smaller on lines

    brush/stroke size like the way Photoshop functions using [ and ] to make the brush/stroke larger or smaller

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  2. Shape Eraser Tool

    similar to eraser tool in clip studio paint vector layer, you just click to delete a shape / path / compound path, or sweep the tool to delete multiple adjacent shapes.
    Currently I have to click and delete to trim these lines, which are expanded brush strokes, really time consuming process.

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  3. Customize Preset Stroke Weight

    Not sure if this is in the right category but I would like the ability to preset the stroke weight to something smaller (or bigger) than 1px. If I'm using the pen tool for multiple things I find that the stroke weight of 1px can be too heavy & I can't see what I'm outlining in the fine detail I require because the stroke is so big, so I was wondering if there was a way to set it in the preferences window so that every time I created a shape or path with the pen tool the stroke weight…

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  4. Gray hash marks and numbers against a black background

    Gray hashmarks against a black ruler may be fashionable, but they are hard to see when aligning text and objects, or even measuring objects. How about a white ruler with black hashmarks, and a black curser?

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  5. Snap to Grid and Snap to Pixel interaction is unpredictable

    If both Snap to Grid and Snap to Pixel are both enabled, drawing tools (like the Pen tool) will snap to a nearby pixel that the tool is hovering over.

    I'd prefer if it defaulted to the Snap to Pixel function, so it'd snap to the center of the pixel, but that also might be confusing with Snap to Grid enabled.

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  6. Stroke [Round Cap - corner radius settings] for individual corner options per corner

    Stroke Round Cap corner radius settings for individual corner options per corner.

    similar to the round rect corner radius options each dash on a dashed stroke line looks like an obvious candidate for corner radius options

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  7. stroke eye dropper dedicated tool with a simple (shift-alt) brush tool modifier.

    In Illustrator when i am working with my drawing tablet , tracing an image, i wanted to quickly change the color of the brush stroke with an eye dropper to click on a background tracing image, then have the tool elegantly switch back to the brush with out having to click on the "tool menu" or the "swatch swapping foreground back ground" button. i became frustrated that this process felt clunky and un-intuitive in the current implementation.

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  8. An option so anchor points within a user specified proximity of the selected anchor point will move relative to it.

    So many times have I found a need for an option like this. An option where you would be able to move an anchor point, and the surrounding points would move relative to it.

    Some complex vector images with lots of anchor points can be hard to reshape, whereas, instead of moving every single anchor point to expand a section or redoing it, you would select a single point, and the surrounding points would move relative to it's position.

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  9. Shortcut button for stroke width.

    Why has there never been a shortcut for stroke width? For illustrators, this is a command done so often, that's it's a bit of a burden not having this as an option.

    And I mean for strokes that are selected, after being drawn out already, not for the brush itself.

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  10. Add an Illustrator shortcut to change the angle of the calligraphy brushes and make calligraphy bruches available in touch workspace

    Add an Illustrator shortcut to change the angle of the calligraphy brushes
    and make calligraphy bruches available in touch workspace

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  11. Melhoramento na ferramenta Seleção Direta para demarcadores, segmentos e pontos de ancoragem

    Gostaria de solicitar algumas ideias para deixar mais dinâmico os trabalhos de tratamento vetorial. A ideia seria juntar algumas ferramentas em apenas uma, ou simplesmente atribuir mais funções na ferramenta de "Seleção Direta" (principalmente)

    • Utilizar na ferramenta de "Seleção Direta" um Duplo Click para transformar o segmento de um demarcador selecionado em uma reta e, novamente com um duplo click e mantendo segurado, arrastaria para transformar o segmento em uma curva novamente.

    • Com uma tecla de comando precionada, ela poderia adicionar ou excluir pontos de ancoragem, isso deixaria o trabalho mais rápido, mesmo utilizando as teclas de atalho…

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  12. Adaptive Shapes

    Adaptive shapes would be shapes that can change size according to the amount of text inside of them.

    It makes having a highlighted text effect a lot easier. A rectangle with text inside it can stretch as you add more words.

    Maybe a bit harder but it’d be cool if it can be applied to more complex shapes like a speech bubble shape, while retaining the ability to customize the notch and corner radius.

    Doing any of this precisely and manually is not easy

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  13. Define the Start and Stop of a Variable Width Profile on a closed path

    When using a Variable Width Profile on a closed path the starting and end points are arbitrarily chosen. It would be nice to have an additional option to move the starting point around a path and not necessarily on a anchor point, instead of being forced to cut the path to reset the start.

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  14. align two points

    The "Align" tool works on lines with 3 or more points. Sometimes, when working with two-point line segments, the end-points get vertically or horizontally out of line. Can you make the "Align" tool work on two-point lines, as well?

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  15. Be able to toggle the pen tool to connect with other path lines or not

    More times than not, I am drawing with the pen tool with no intention of connecting my new path to any existing paths. If there were an option with the pen tool that allowed it to connect to other shapes or ignore them I would not accidentally keep connecting my new shapes to other paths when I am simply trying to create a new shape.

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  16. Problem with tracing feature

    Hi.
    I have a problem with tracing feature. Never have I been able to use this feature, not once. Each time the error message appears: "Can not be fully executed because an unknown problem has occurred (CANT)".
    Why is that?
    Can someone help me?

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  17. Shift key to draw lines by understanding the direction I want it to go

    I have used AI for 20+ years and a lot of little things could use improving.

    One of them is the shift-line coding that makes a straight line when you hold the shift key down. More times than not, the line is drawn in a direction I did not intend and I have to keep redoing. I am assuming that the software registers the first micro millimeters of a direction I am going in instead of understanding that 99.9999% of the momentum of my cursor is in a DIFFERENT direction.

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  18. Select same stroke appearance (Weight, Color and Brush type)

    I am missing the option to select objects that have the same stroke weight, color and brush type. In a way I would like to have an extra option like "Select same stroke appearance" taking into account color, weight and type of brush.

    Currently I only have the option to select same stroke color or stroke weight which is not specific enough for my current working method.

    I can not use "Select same appearance" since the fill of these objects are different from each other.

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  19. Perspective tool should work on ANYTHING.

    You should be able to use the Perspective tool on ANYTHING. Many other packages allows you to put a perspective on editable text!! The same goes for Bitmap Images.... You should be able to but a box around ANYTHING and use the perspective tool on it. Why-O-Why do we have to convert text to curves to be able to put perspective on it??? Once it has perspective you Should be able to edit the text and keep the perspective on it!!!!

    Illustrator is Still Way Behind Other Similar Packages...

    Thanks

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  20. Area and perimeter information on every selected object

    Area and perimeter information on every selected object.
    It was available on CS3 version for exemple and it was very helpful for us architects.
    The window was called CAD tracker and the geometry part was super practical.
    Please, include it in the new version !!

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