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  1. Bug at the path points

    My English is not good so I made a video to explain my problem.
    This just happened in Illustrator 2019 but it was already in 2018. Only in 2017 does it happen. This problem only happens on this computer. On other computers I use does not happen.

    How do I solve this?

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  2. Gradient Mesh

    If you are able to easily make a gradient mesh using a gradient mesh tool, I would think it would be equally easy to unmake a gradient mesh back into a standard closed path instead of having to use Object > Offset Path and remove all values.

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  3. Add back ability to scale objects using up and down arrows in Illustrator 22.1

    Add back ability to scale objects using up and down arrows in Illustrator 22.1

    You used to be able to select an object and change it's size by clicking up and down arrows (when rulers was on). Now that feature is gone, and you can't do it with Transform either. I only see the ability to manually enter numbers.

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  4. cursor too small

    please create some thing to increase the cursor(cross hair). What mean is when I selected the Draw a line command. The cross hair is so light almost invisible to see, very hard to see where I can start to draw a line. unless is already there and I didn't know. I went through the setting menu, but can't find anything to make the cross hair darker and bigger

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  5. Guidelines for artboards and transformation options

    You should be able to have a ruler for every artboard you work on (with an option to turn it on or off).
    Also, artboard sjhould have their own guidelines, that does not extend beyond bleeding area of the artboard. These guidelines should copy automatic to the new artboard when you copy th artboard with Option-Drag.
    Also, when selectable, the Guideline shoould have the transform options in transform panel (a rotation and size would be an excelent option)

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  6. Restore previous default Stroke alignment to center, or add a preference option for default alignment.

    The default stroke alignment used to be centered in previous versions.

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  7. shortcut for fidelity

    Hi there. I use illustrator for my digital whiteboard animation / videoscribe. It all works well. but I like to switch from low to high fidelity depending if I am drawing characters, or buildings or inanimate objects.
    I think a short cut key to put it up and down would be really useful.

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  8. Apply transformation to key object

    This would be handy when dealing with cut lines and bleeds. Solution to this for now is using cut lines as clipping mask and then resize & release.

    Resize everything selected with key object transformation would be much easier.

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  9. Illustrator or Photoshop for digital drawing??

    I am a digital artist. I didn't see a thread about difference between this two software , and it seemed like no one has given their impressions on this oftware so I wanted to put together something quick to kickstart a discussion or something.

    Illustrator is a vector based application and Photoshop is an image editor. That means Photoshop works with pixels and Illustrator does not. Illustrator drawings can be scaled and printed at any size without loss of image quality. The lines are very clean and sharp, which is great for logo design and illustration. Photoshop drawings can be…

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  10. Blend shapes or lines along a curved path, like a "spline".

    Type can be arranged along a custom curved path. Why not blends? As it is now, if I want to arrange repeating vertical lines along a curved horizontal path, I have to: create the blend in a straight line, then: line by line, go along the blend cutting off bits to match the curved horizontal baseline. I can make it look decent, but it takes quite a while.

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  11. Make (Anchor Points) Pixel Perfect

    I appreciate the Make Pixel Perfect command... when it works. It does what one would expect when applied to a simple ellipse, rectangle, or etc, but for many complex shapes it simply fails with "Selected art cannot be made pixel perfect."

    When I attempt Make Pixel Perfect on a more complex shape, I'm looking for one of two things:


    • I want to round the x, y, width and height of the whole path to the nearest whole-pixel values, or

    • I want to round the x and y of every anchor point along the path to the nearest whole-pixel values.

    As…

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  12. always create spines for blends

    When you create a blend between two or more closed paths, Illustrator automatically generates a blend spine that you can edit.

    But when your blend involves at least one open path, suddenly Illustrator decides you don't need a spine. If you want one, you have to draw an approximation of the spine you figure your blend would have, probably move it around a lot to put the blend where you want it because you guessed wrong as to where Illustrator thought the center of the paths in your blend would be, and then finally do the blend spine tweaking you…

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  13. change stroke color of custom brush

    I've downloaded a few custom brushes & their colors don't change. They're black, that's it, no matter what stroke color I choose in the palette. I don't like having to expand their appearance just to change their color. In a few projects that I'm working on, I want to be able to try a few different brushes in the color that I like (and be able to change that color, too) + at any point that I wish to change that brush again in the future & maintain that color. You get it. Hoping this is a simple thing the…

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  14. Change default point type (corner or smooth) when using Join tool

    When joining two open paths using the Join tool, the point created at their intersection will always be smooth, even if the two paths previously ended in corners (such as in the diagram). I would like to please request that the Join tool give the user the option to choose what kind of point (corner or smooth) it will create.

    In the same vein, may I request that an option to remove previous points be added? (indicated by red arrows on diagram attached)

    Finally, when trying to convert that new point to a corner, one must first explicitly change it…

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  15. Make the brush and pencil tools respond to color changes. Place a color selection box in Paintbrush Tool Options

    I cannot change colors on Brush and Pencil tools. I researched many Q & A threads and none of the answers solved the problem. Fill new brush strokes does not work for the brush or pencil tools.

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  16. A "draw on vertex" option - for drawing two or more objects that share part of their outline

    A "draw on vertex" option - for drawing two or more objects that share part of their outline. Hard to have two objects that butt up together and draw on exact same path.

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  17. RETURN TO PREVIOUS VERSION EXPAND STROKE

    PLEASE!!!! Return to the previous version of expand stroke. Where it KEEPS the stroke over lapping and doesn't turn it into a compound shape. SO frustrating that that is no longer available or an option. I might expand the stroke, but still want to make adjustments after(like make wider/narrower in parts), which was SO EASY previously. Now I just want to smash the computer. Eh. There are a lot of other changes I hate. But probably this is the biggest. Don't know why you would change things that have been pretty much the same for 20+ years.

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  18. center of circle not showing even when I change selection color in layer panel

    Windows 10 PC, Illustrator CC:
    I'm trying to connect lines to the centers of circles, since this program has a problem snapping to center points of circles, I need to highlight a circle and hold ctrl to get the center of the circle to show up. Many times I try this there is simply no center point showing which doesn't make any sense. Please have all circles center points appear once you are dragging inside the circle in the work area. It would be nice if they snapped to the center as well.
    Thank you

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  19. Global "Scale Strokes" Setting Affected by Scale Tool

    When I check or uncheck the "scale strokes" option in the scale tool, this affects the global stroke-scaling setting. This isn't expected, nor desired.

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  20. Display Tablet : Wacom CINTIQ 22HD VS XP-Pen Artist 22E Pro REVIEW

    Hello everyone,I'm an Illustrator user,Iusually use the Adobe Illustrator. Evernote. Dropbox software and tasks. Mostly Illustrator on my display drawing tablet.

    CINTIQ 22HD

    I know there are a lot of people who are looking for cintiq alternatives as Wacom's tablets are expensive. I had been wanting a cintiq for years but never really thought they were worth all that money. However, after I had a chance of using Cintiq 22HD for a few days, I came to realize that drawing on a display tablet is far quicker and more enjoyable than doing it on non-display tablets.
    SO, NOW I WANTED…

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