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  1. view Anchor Points

    View Anchor Points selection under the view tab. I'd like to see Anchor Points anytime I click on an object if I have this view selected, not just a barely there blue line that is hard to tell what is clicked as it currently is when you select Show Edges under the view tab.

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  2. Convert Selection to shape

    Would love to have ********** like photoshop for photos and then be able convert that selection marquee to a vector shape.

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  3. Smooth(er) tool

    I’d love it while using the blob brush tool if the smoothing worked nicely for crossing paths.

    Actually, cleaning is a tedious process I would avoid.

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  4. NEW PERSPECTIVE TOOL

    Make perspective tool with curves like cylinder so that designers can easily drag drop their design to bend them easily . Sorry if Iam wrong.

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  5. After Effects Style Point Manipulation in Illustrator

    In After Effects you can select points within a path, double click, then transform just those points (around a movable centre of axis).

    Very quick and useful tool.

    I don't understand why Illustrator can't do this.

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  6. More Image tracing options

    It's better if you increase or make a custom image trace more than 16 you have.

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  7. aligning points

    aligning points always goes to left point of selected not right (aligning 2 points of a shape e.g triangle)

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  8. centerline of shapes

    Need a feature to easily create the centerline of a shape.
    There is not great way to do this currently and work around methods are half baked at best.

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  9. Rotate objects around an anchor point but each object stays in it's original orientation

    See attached image to help make sense of my ramblings.

    This may already be an option that I'm not aware of but I'd love the ability to rotate objects around a point but those objects NOT to be rotated but just repositioned. In the example I attached, I want to be able to rotate the outer orange circles around the centre point of the blue circle. When I do this, the circles and text rotate. This is a simple example but I think it's got potential on more complex things.

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  10. Adobe to acquire or license useful tools from Astute Graphics UK?

    A buddy told me Adobe was considering purchasing or licensing tools/features from Astute Graphics, UK? Any validity to this?

    Been saying this for years... a

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  11. Draw with paintbrushes as if you were really drawing!

    For example, some of the brushes when drawing appear as a purple pathway first before turning into a line from the brush you have chosen. This can ve very frustration if you are using for example the water colour brushes. You should also have a circle radius around the pointer before drawing that enables us to see the size of the brush as you can on some features in photoshop. This would be very helpful to artists to see the size of the brush they are using and the brush lines you have chosen to appear instantly as if it…

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  12. Whenever I use my pentool now, wherever I hold the tool, doesn't allow me to click at that spot, it will draw 1cm above/below my click.

    Whenever I use my pentool now, wherever I hold the tool, doesn't allow me to click at that spot, it will draw 1cm above/below my click. pleaase fix thiiiissss gliiiiiitch!!!!!!!

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  13. Snap!

    Can someone please explain to me why you can turn off "snap to grid", "snap to pixel", and "snap to point" off, but you can't turn "snap to path" off. It used to be you could just easily turn off "snap", which would turn all forms of snap off. Now, when I'm trying to adjust points on a path, the anchor handles still snap to path. The only way to get it to not snap to path is to zoom very close in. This is problematic when you can't see your entire curve, because you're zoomed in, and you can't…

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  14. Duplicate while rotating

    Please make the ability to hold ALT and rotate in order to duplicate.

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  15. Better Opacity Shortcuts

    As far as I can tell, the only opacity shortcuts are

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  16. Option for drag select to ignore center points of objects

    When selecting multiple shapes on top of a large shape, it's difficult to avoid the center point of the background shape. The current workaround is to constantly lock and unlock shapes, or shift click on different objects several times. Drag selection would be easy if it only detected the edges of shapes.

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  18. Points I would like to add to the Smart Guide

    Points I would like to add to the Smart Guide
    1. Point touching a regular circle from a fixed point
    2. Points intersecting the perpendicular from the fixed point to the straight line
    Benefits increase the possibility of plotting and increase workability

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  19. wacom

    Have been unable to transform using my Wacom intuos pro in illustrator for the last few versions. The selection tool constantly defaults to rotate the object unless I zoomed right in. It is incredibly frustrating for workflow.
    I have contacted wacom who advised the issue is with Illustrator and not the tablet.

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  20. Drawing custom perspective grids

    Most projects don't start in Illustrator or need at least some kind of reference to draw around - for example a product picture or rough sketch. So in most cases Adobe's perspective tool in Ai is absolutely useless. There is simply no way to always find the right perspective in your reference with that tool!
    Many professionals draw custom grids with the help of an odd star with very long and thin end points. They draw one, two or three stars depending on how many vanishing points they have. This is a super old and powerful technique of illustrators and…

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