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  1. Rasterize effect of bitmap is too simple

    Please add some other algorithm in rasterize effect of bitmap.
    in Photoshop we have pattern dither, Diffusion dither, halftone screen, custom pattern Or in Corel Photo Paint we have line art, Ordered , Jarvis, Stuki , floyd-steinberg, halfton, cardinality distribution But in illustrater we have only one algorithm.
    also please able us to choose color of rastered pixels. it is very important because some times graphists add this effect to gradient or mesh gradient but they like another color instead of black color and transparent instead of white

    235 votes
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  2. Vector Halftones Effect (within AI and without third-party plugins)

    I would like AI to integrate a feature that can convert raster images and/or vector elements (gradients, sketches, shapes, anything..) into a perfectly shaped round dots Halftones Effect.

    As a matter of fact, it is already possibile to get something similar by applying the raster halftones Effect to the element and then Live Tracing it. But the result is something uneven made of irregular circles or shape. So it is not a precise function to take into consideration.

    The effect should be achieved without any third-party plugins or anything which is not already included in the full AI software release…

    123 votes
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  3. Preview Checkbox defaults to On rather than Off

    I'm not sure if there is a reason for this, but for the 12 years I've been using Illustrator, the effects checkbox always defaults to "Off" and every time I make an edit to an effect, I have to switch it to "On". It never remembers my setting and there is no way to make it default to On. Either would be acceptable.

    Many thanks for everything.

    35 votes
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  4. where is the inner shadow effect?

    Photoshop has it, InDesign has it, even Sketch has it. It's such a fundamental feature. Of course we can use some techniques to simulate the effect, but why Illustrator lacks the most basic function?

    26 votes
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  5. long shadow effect

    the addition of the "long shadow" effect, which is popular in recent times, will greatly benefit the user.

    21 votes
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  6. Add motion blur effect

    We have radial, gaussian, but no motion blur. Please, add one.

    21 votes
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  7. Projected drop shadows as an option.

    Please consider adding a projected drop shadow as an option to the drop shadow effect. See attachment for a visual.

    20 votes
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  8. Add Shear and Taper to Transform Effect (or add as Warp effect)

    Shearing and tapering are ones of few operations that can't be automated procedurally.
    Using 'Free distort' is very inconvenient, because it works in small dialogue window that doesn't show actual artwork (it doesn't even have Preview tick! — I'll add another feature request about it). Although 'Stylism' plugin from AstuteGraphics solves problem with control, revision is definitely required.
    Shear tool and Free distort tool are fine, but they are live tools, and won't help to repeat same the effect later if needed.
    Please, add shearing and tapering either as part of Transform effect or new Warp (both as effect and…

    16 votes
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  9. Effects do not rotate (drop shadow) or scale (e.g: gaussian blur)

    If you create a logo and use the drop shadow effect, the values will scale but not rotate.IN packaging design we often rotate the logo for every panel on a carton. After you rotate the logo you must manually change the values to for example get the most popular bottom right drop shadow on all logos.

    Gaussian blur can be sued to make a your own drop shadow effect, but that has another problem in that the blur amount will not adjust.

    If you search your home or local supermarket, you will eventual find items that went incorrectly to press,…

    14 votes
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  10. Ability to copy individual effects from the appearance panel to other objects.

    currently if you want to copy effects from one object to another your only option is to copy all of its appearance properties. You should be able to drag or copy just one aspect of somethings appearance without effecting the other properties. say i have a transform effect on an object in my appearance panel. currently if i want to apply that to another object i also have to copy the stroke, fill and any other properties that object has. there is no option to copy just that individual transform effect to other objects. this is an unnecessary limitation that…

    13 votes
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  11. Make Free Distort work with images

    Free distort doesn't support many object types.
    Please make it work with images, both linked or embedded.
    I have to use envelope distortion (with embedded only, breaking link with image) each time I need to distort an image within AI.

    13 votes
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  12. Photoshop Color adjustment

    It would be great to have the same color adjustments than Photoshop (curve, hue&saturation, level etc...)

    12 votes
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  13. Add Preview tick to 'Free distort' effect dialogue window

    Using 'Free distort' is very inconvenient, because it works in small dialogue window that doesn't show actual artwork.
    'Preview' tick could solve this problem (although I'd rather prefer 4 interactive points.)
    AT LEAST! It should be live long ago, without separate dialogue!

    11 votes
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  14. Please make the Preview option sticky

    Just about everything you do in Illustrator to the drawing cannot be seen until you turn on Preview. Unfortunately the Preview option cannot be set to ON or Sticky from last use. I am aware that way back in the 80s this was done because the computing power was not strong enough to deal with drop shadows but this is now not the case. I am also aware that very very complex drawings can also be affected by having the Preview on but I very seldom do complex drawings. PERHAPS there could be some kind of self-sensing regulator that when…

    9 votes
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  15. Add Vector Noise effect

    There is a way to and raster noise, but I'd love to have vector one as well, as AE and Xara and others can.

    9 votes
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  16. Ability to edit graphic style in Graphic Styles

    If I want to edit existing and saved graphic style, I have to apply it to an object, go to Appearance, make changes, open Graphic Styles palette again and Alt+Drag object with style over style thumbnail. This is very long way.
    If I just select a style and go to Appearance and make changes — the link between style and appearance will just vanish (the name of style vanishes), these changes will apply only to new art, and style itself won't be changed.
    Please, make a way to quickly edit styles without drag-n-drop routine. Why not double-clicking style thumb open…

    9 votes
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  18. Square wave live effect.

    Gears. Crenelations on castles. Zippers. These are a few things whose border can be described by a square wave. Or by a rectangular wave.

    But you can't do this easily in Illustrator. Oh, you can add a dotted line to a shape - but that's an awkward workaround. How about a new live effect?

    effect->distort & transform->crenelation would bring up a new live effect where you can apply square waves to whatever object you're affecting.

    Suggested parameters:


    • size - similar to the size parameter in roughen/zigzag, this would control how far the generated path deviates from the original path

    • pulse…
    9 votes
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  19. Drop shadow distribution curves

    Right now shadow is just blurred silhouette.
    Please add option to tweak it's distribution, as PS does ('profiles').

    8 votes
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  20. Enhancing the Convert to Shape Effects

    The Rectangle, Eplise and Polygon tools had been updated with dynamic properties in CC 2014.

    That will be huge to have these properties added to the "Convert to Shape" Effect and to add the Polygon and Star tools to the "Convert to Shape" list.

    It will allow more Advanced Appearances and Graphic Styles.

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    +Adding the Reference Point:
    https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-feature-requests/suggestions/32052073-add-reference-point-to-convert-to-shape-effect

    8 votes
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