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  1. Bring back opt-enter in move dialog

    Select art with selection tool, hit enter for move dialog, type in parameters and hit option-enter to duplicate. You removed this feature what feels like a decade ago. Put it back in. btw-I have used illustrator professionally since Illustrator 88.

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  2. (1) Multi angled+coloured fills. (2) Shadow casting. (3) Lighting options.

    I posted my wishes as an April fool's joke on IG but then realised it may be a possibility after all?

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  3. Allow pencil to retrace a shape instead of creating a new one

    Right now when I want to edit a shape I've drawn w/ the pencil tool I have to use the anchor edit tool. Can you make it so I can just retrace the shape in a certain area by drawing over an anchor point similar to how it is in the desktop application?

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  4. Add more Definitions to repeat

    Allow more definitions to repeat feature.
    The spacing is awesome and long overdue. and the brick and flip features are amazing.
    But would like to be able to define the total repeats in a unit, not just in size of the repeat area. if we use it for production we want to be able to repeat 10 wide and 5 repeats high. not having to count them separately and having some cut in half. If we repeat 35 in a horizontal row it can take time to count the amount of total pieces. Also maybe add a small total of…

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  5. Pen Tool and Curvature Tool

    All my design products are from adobe, but, to be honest the path control is very primitive. The best path control tool in every single aspect could be found in CorelDraw. I think it is gonna help if you study the CorelDraw path control tool.

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  6. GRID LINES COLORED TO THEIR CORRESPONDING LAYER

    As someone who uses several guidelines on a project, one thing that I have found would be extremely helpful would be if the guide lines were colored to their corresponding layer. (This could be a toggleable option)

    This could be particularly helpful when there are a lot of guidelines on the artboard since there is an inverse relationship between the number of guidelines and the readability of said guidelines. The more guidelines there are, the harder it can be to keep track of which guideline(s) corresponds to which element(s).

    Personally, and fortunately, I am not colorblind, however, I imagine that…

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  7. permit higher resolution art brushes

    Currently art brushes are limited to 1000x1000 pixels which results in jagged edges if the brush image is used directly. Permit the use of much higher resolutions. This would increase the functionality of the brushes which currently look quite artificial.

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  8. PLEASE HELP ME

    Hi good night!
    I'm trying to do a drawing job by illustrator using my graphics tablet, but when changing the settings to modify the brush the pressure option that accompanies what I draw on the graphics tablet I can't choose the option because it appears but I can't select, the only available options are the '' fixed '' and '' Random '' options. PLEASE SOLVE THIS SOON, I NEED TO WORK.

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  9. What happened to the Pen Tool for AI on IPad??

    I can’t just draw a single line anymore? I HAVE to use the Pencil tool for that? I’m so beyond frustrated. I thought the iPad was going to make things easier... now I’m going back and forth between procreate on the iPad and illustrator on my surface pro....... ugh. Am I missing something?

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  10. Modification d'un point d'ancrage dans une courbe.

    Bonjour,
    Pour supprimer un point d'ancrage dans une courbe sans modifier cette courbe il y a certes l'option Objet > Simplifier mais qui est un peu aléatoire. Ne serait-il pas possible de créer une option pour l'outil plume moins d'avoir la possibilité de conserver la courbe ou non après la suppression d'un point d'ancrage ?
    Cordialement.

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  11. One Path, many colors...

    Would Love to be able to select path segments with the Direct Select tool and apply, line weight and color assignments to that segment only - WITHOUT cutting the path into myriad, noncontiguous chunks.
    Wishing to retain the editibity of the Path.

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  12. Pencil Tool shape editing by drawing over existing edge.

    One of the best features of the pencil tool on desktop is the ability to redraw a portion of a shape by drawing over the existing line and then ending on the edge of the shape. I would really love to see this feature included on mobile.

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  13. Drawing like in CAD

    Hi Team, I use also CAD Software and drawing sketches is in most CAD SW more sophisticated than drawing in AI. I mean e.g. when drawing a circle in CAD you can just drop on and then define the origin and radius etc. This coordinate based parametric drawing in CAD is straight forward. So in the end I think drawing sketches like they are drawn in CAD like SolidWorks or Alibre would improve AI a lot. Regards Dirk

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  14. most of the features are not working properly

    most of the features are not working

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  15. Line relations

    In SOLIDWORKS there is a feature to assign lines/shapes a relationship (parallel, perpendicular for straight lines; concentric, cordial for circles; etc.). And one of the most useful is the tangent relationship.

    I would like to be able to, with the click of a button, assign a pair of lines/shapes a certain relationship that is persistent and updates all related elements when moved, rotated, etc. This would be similar to the join commant that allows two points to be connected and act as a single piece.

    This would speed up a lot of the work I do with icons etc, where…

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  17. Disable rotation shortcut in bounding box.

    When working with small elements, the rotation tool interferes with opt+dragging to duplicate.
    Rotation is not nearly as common a tool as simple manipulating/duplicating an object. Would prefer to use the Rotate tool when needed.

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  18. Activating the middle of a path

    In CorelDraw, the centres of paths are 'magnetic', so that, for example, guide lines can snap there. To find the centre in Illustrtor I have to add a point via script or AG PathScribe, which otherwise only inflates the document.

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  19. Star tool properties in the Transform panel

    1. Please highly consider including Star tool properties (e.g. Radius 1, Radius 2, Star points) in the Transform panel for the star shapes.

    2. Having the star as a Live Shape and its properties configurable at anytime means it's easier to track and amend a star without having to recreate a new one.

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  20. turn a type on path back to a normal path

    If you accidently select a path with the typing tool and save it without undoing it, theres no easy way to change it back to a normal path. You have to use the direct select arrow and click on all segments of the path, then copy and paste it, then join. You cant even click and drag to select all segments. Could there be an easier way to turn this back into a normal path?

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