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  1. Illustrator support on Huion tablets

    Illustrator is not compatible with huion tablets. The cursor moves when pen moves but no ink comes out when press down. This works in ALL other products (e.g photoshop) except illustrator. Several people have reported this issue.

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  2. Blend Tool > Blend Options Panel stinks, nothing personal.

    I use the Blend tool. A lot. When I start a blend, the Properties Panel helpfully tells me that I have a Blend. Thanks for that. But I still have to go to Object>Blend>Blend Options to get any options for the Blend tool. What if the Blend tool options would magically appear in the Properties panel while I'm using that tool?

    Also, the Blend Options panel will not let me make any changes to the blend other than Spacing or Orientation. How about putting the other Blend Options (Expand, Release, Reverse Spline, etc.) in the Blend Options panel so that…

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  3. 3D visualization of art

    Ability to visualize the art on a 3D model.

    Ability to make basic adjustments to 3D attributes

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  4. All three stroke gradient types should be applicable to all three stroke alignments

    All three stroke gradient types should be applicable to all three stroke alignments. At the moment, I can only use all three gradient types if the stroke is aligned to the center of the path. If I need to make for instance a circular gradient on a stroke (the second gradient option), I am forced to align the stroke to center.

    11 votes
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  5. Scale Percentage to automatically tell you the Percent of Increase or Decrease in the Object's Size

    Enhancing the Scale tool so that it automatically tells you the Percent of Increase or Decrease in the Objects Size. When scaling elements in Illustrator I cannot always select all and type in 10 inches and have it be what I need. In the attached Image I need the letter T to equal 10 inches in height and scale the other letters up accordingly. So I take the size of the "T" and now have to manually calculate the percent of increase from 4.691” to 10”.

    With an improved Scaling Tool it would be nice to see what that percentage…

    11 votes
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  6. Area Calculation

    Having an area calculator would be awesome!

    11 votes
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  7. Align panel: Objects touch edges

    I draw as well as design web layouts in Ai, and I spend a lot of time sliding objects around on a pasteboard and using Smart Guides to snap them next to each other so they're touching. I'd like to add a set of features to the align panel that allow you to select two objets, define the target object with a second click, and then define which edge of the objects you want them to touch on: top, bottom, left, right.

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  8. Lamé rounded corners

    It would be great to add a way to create Lamé curved corners with rounded corners. (See the section "Optical corner rounding" in https://medium.muz.li/optical-effects-9fca82b4cd9a for an example of this.) Right now, one can make geometric round corners in Adobe Illustrator (and InDesign), but it would add greater flexibility to designs to use Lamé curves to create these more nuanced curves.

    10 votes
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  9. Prevent pen tool from auto-connecting when modifier is pressed

    Sometimes I want to draw new path WITHOUT connecting to existing one (and without locking artwork). I'd like to have a modifier key that will temporarily disable auto-connecting.

    10 votes
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  10. More CAD-like methods of drawing paths

    For Example:

    Draw a circle by plotting 2 points + defining radius
    Draw a circle by plotting 3 points

    More object snapping options:
    Snap to tangent
    Snap to parallel
    Snap to Perpendicular
    Options to turn various snaps on/off

    10 votes
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  11. Pathfinder to work with open paths...

    Can you make the pathfinder work with open paths? See attachment for what I am proposing.

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  12. Make ability to create Dead (not Live) shapes

    I don't always need LIVE shapes. They have different controls, different treat of Control panel, they bite off Transform palette. Sometimes I just need rectangular path, as it was before, not Rectangle. Now I have to use Plain rectangle plugin on common basis, rebound to M hotkey.
    I would like to use them if not a bug with Ctrl+Enter in Width/Height fields, while proportion constraint is off (Live shapes don't constraint it with Ctrl+Enter, as everybody else do, — I'm surprised I haven't reported it yet.)

    10 votes
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  13. Make blend profiles

    Blend tool in AI is weak.
    Please add acceleration for both attributes and positions for blended objects, as other competitors do.
    Remove positioning by bezier tension, people hardly use it (watch forums), — make separate curve control for it (or at least sliders!)

    10 votes
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  14. "Divide objects below" with a group

    "Divide objects below" (what I call "cookie cutting") with multiple objects that are from a group, all at once . If I want to cut a pattern (let's say, giraffe spots) out of a shape located below, I should be able to divide the object without having to do it for each individual spot. If the spots are already grouped together to form a pattern, that pattern should be able to divide all at once.

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  15. Anchor point smart delete

    Deleting an anchor point by default break up the shape of the stroke.
    What about smart delete, that automatically adjust nearest handles to save the shape of the stroke.
    I dream about it from the cs3 version :)

    10 votes
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  16. Archimedean Spirals

    Surely this should just be a default option for spiral drawing, in the current state of design i would imagine regular spirals would be used far more often than logarithmic, the current way to create them is lengthy and cumbersome.
    Hope this makes it!

    10 votes
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  17. Circle tool : pie shift snap to angles

    Make the pie feature of the circle support snap to angle.
    Example
    https://i.gyazo.com/bbf718e29c9eb4af8af65a8d837de353.mp4

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  18. Make Drawing Guides Thicker

    With the onset of 4K & 5K monitors, the red dotted guides have become incredibly hard to see. I would like to suggest that the guides be made thicker or that there be a way for me to increase their thicknesses in settings so they can be seen better.

    10 votes
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  19. Same functionalities as shown here in the subscribe tool https://astutegraphics.com/software/subscribe/

    basically the 'Circle by Points Tool' in Subscribe should be a functionality added to the Ellipse Tool. And the 'Arch by Points Tool' in Subscribe should be a functionality added to the 'Line Segment Tool' in Ai as well. These are common functions in in cad programs and need to be added to Illustrator natively to improve vector building.

    9 votes
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  20. Distribute spacing in align tab uses wrong units

    Distribute spacing in align tab uses wrong units.

    The document and settings uses metric millimeter but distribute spacing uses something else.

    If i type in 6mm it instead give me 1 or 2mm spacing.

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