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  1. Live effects

    I hate drawing comparisons between applications because I believe it's utterly unfair in most cases. This is not one of those cases. I believe wholeheartedly that we've reached a stage of computing where we can get rid of the "Preview" button in the effects panels. Let's do it. I've not seen a solid step forward in how effects are created, previewed, edited, and handled since I began using Adobe apps in CS4. Affinity is doing this. And it's buttery smooth. And I'm both jealous and confused that Adobe doesn't have this. It's the sort of thing that you remain blissfully…

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  2. glow

    the glow selection effect to be able to have some form of HARD line which is what I think most of us want to be able to put around a photo clipping so that the background and the product photo can live together. so basic a stroke setting

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  3. normal map

    As It's already existing in Photoshop, and as there are some Photoshop filters applyable in Illustrator, I was wondering if we can get the "convert to Normal Map" filter directly in Illustrator.

    It may be useful and more efficient than using AI + PS to generate some Normal maps based on vector graphics.

    Many Thanks

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  4. A tool to drag and make objects 3D

    A tool that would be used to click and drag an object into varying aspects of 3D, rather than guessing and drowning in menus with the normal 3D effects.

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  5. Improve the warp tool

    The arc upper and lower warp isn't very good! It distorts too much!!!! Please improve!!!! It's been like this for years.

    2 votes
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  6. Pixel brushes

    It would be awesome to add pixel brushes in Illustrator as well as an easy way to paint inside objects, it's really not a ideal workflow to jump to Photoshop and even working with Affter Effects to keep those textures. Maybe something like Astute's Texturino or Affinity Designer's pixel layer.

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  7. Transparency lost in Image Trace

    Transparency of .png images is lost if using the image trace option. So my already transparent picture now has a white background if I use image trace, unless I use sketched art which does not provide the look I want. All the options should be transparent, especially if the original file is already.

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  8. Font Style Blend Tool

    A blend tool that transitions fontstyle over a phrase. For example I will use the phrase "a maiore ad minus". The first letter A would be Times New Roman and the final word Minus is in Arial. My proposed blend tool would show the transition of fonts on the words "maiore ad".

    1 vote
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  9. Please Make a way to Undo Effects

    It would help a lot if there was a way to reverse effects without using the undo button. I find myself many times regretting an effect I used and not being able to undo it because I saved and closed the file already.

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  11. Toggle Scaling fonts

    i would like to see a toggle so that when i set a text size on path or text box i can scale the box or path without scaling the text within and without direct selecting the path or box
    this way i know my format is un interrupted
    also the scale effect and strokes and text needs to be in the top tool bar at all times so they can be toggled

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  12. [MINOR BUG] Drag fx from the appearance panel unto objects... it doesnt work

    Dragging a 'completed' effect: from the Appearance panel unto a new object ( to recreate the same effect ) doesn't work using the hand grab tool.

    I want to be able to drag effects that I've already made - from one object and reproduce them unto another...

    please try to do that and see if it works for you - on your end.

    Thank you

    Not critical I found a way around it... but the convenience is nice.


    • IMAGES AND ARTWORK - MALIK ROUSSEAU FRANCOIS : COPYRIGHT 2019.

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  13. Project Glowstick - Painting with Light

    If you haven't yet watched the tech demo from this years Max, check this out!

    https://youtu.be/K6rUDQpFdsk

    Pleeeeeease bring this tool to illustrator. The grad tools we already have are fantastic, but this is just next level.

    1 vote
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  14. Z depth / 3D space for points on path.

    I do medical illustration for suture techniques. I use a path with a stroke to illustrate the suture (like a string), which need to overlap and show depth. I add a drop shadow to the path, but it simply goes around the entirety of the path's stroke shape, and doesn't apply above segments of the path which should appear below the higher sections.

    There needs to be a z-axis system where I can assign a z-depth to each point on a path, which allows the drop shadow effect to apply to the same path on depths below it.

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  15. Layer style effects - Bevel & Emboss, Drop Shadow, Outer glow...

    Illustrator needs a panel for object effects similar to ID and PS.
    Especially bevel and emboss effects. Affinity Designer has this option.

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  17. Make a trapezoid from rectangular picture.....Drag Points

    I need to make a Trapezoid from a rectangular picture.....Drag Point.....
    So I can make designs like this :

    If AI can't do it, I need a refund......

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  18. "Masking" as a live effect

    I think it would be very useful to have a Mask live effect, so that individual fills/strokes in the appearance panel could be masked. The actual mask could come from a specific layer/group in the current file, imported from a file on your HD, or from a new type of Mask library.

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  19. Shadows rasterized after reopening Illustrator file

    Shadow settings are lost and my shadows are feathered shapes after reopening AI. Please help thanksss

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  20. Gradient transparency

    Whenever I try to adjust the gradient transparency Ai collapse

    Is there any explanation why?

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