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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. selection problems

    The problem here is with image objects. It matters how you select them. If you select them the wrong way, you get no selection handles, or scaling handles.

    Using just the regular selection tool, if you Shift + drag over one image object to select it, then shift drag over another image object, you get no selection handles for scaling. If you shift drag over both image objects you also get no selection handles.

    If you shift and click on one image object, then shift click the other, it works fine.
    If you drag a single selection over both image…

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  2. 24.0.3 pencil tool is laggy and glitchy

    I updated to 24.0.3 a few days ago and my pencil tool has been really fiddly ever since, with a lot of skipping of the first fraction of a second of a new stroke, and a certain amount of picking up my motions after I lift the stylus up, as well. If I undo and draw the same shape again at about half the speed, I get the shape I expect, but this really isn't sustainable in the long run for a workflow based around lots of fast Pencil tool shapes!

    I've reverted to 24.0.1 and it's back to normal.…

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  3. width tool contour

    illustrator newest version 2020 in use:
    while using the width tool I notice the absence of an highlighted contour to see the modification of the line that could help to see better the size and proportion applied

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  4. width tool

    while using the width tool I notice the absence of an highlighted contour to see the modification of the line that could help to see better the size and proportion applied

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  5. alt+drag to duplicate from center not snapping to grid

    as described, if you alt+drag object to duplicate from center point, it won't snap to the grid. if you drag not from the center point, it will snap normally.
    is this a feature or a bug?

    feel free to watch the example video below.

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  6. alt+drag to duplicate from center not snapping to grid

    as described, if you alt+drag object to duplicate from center point, it won't snap to the grid. if you drag not from the center point, it will snap normally.
    is this a feature or a bug?

    feel free to watch the example video below.

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  7. Curvature tool has a mind of its own!

    Curvature Tool makes curved lines before using the handles...it thinks for itself - never used to be this way. The old way is the best - older versions before 2018 I believe.
    Please advise...

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  8. add anchor point at the exact middle of line with pen tool

    so, I created a square, change the line brush with something else, and then cut the 4 corners with scissor tool. then, if I select the add anchor point tool, and click in the EXACT MIDDLE of the newly created line (which I cut from the square), it will not allow me to do so. It's just saying you only can add anchor point on the path line.

    please help me adobe...

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  9. New 2019 and 2020 illustrator versions include the line width in the object width. This screwsup my scaling. How do I turn this off ?

    2019 and 2020 illustrator versions include the line width in the object width.
    This screws up my scaling. How do I turn this off?

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  10. How to stop illustrator from smoothing scatter brush

    Hello
    I'm using Illustrator 2020 (24.0.1) on a macbook pro 2014.

    I'm having issues with the scatter brushes.
    The lines that are drawn don't follow the curve that they're applied to.
    They come out by segment, roughly following the curve.

    This issue has been already described in this adobe forum thread:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/how-to-stop-illustrator-from-smoothing-scatter-brush/m-p/10832098#M160067

    Is this a bug, and has it been addressed?

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  11. Math in Picas is Using Points not Picas

    Document units set to picas. In width or height box on tool bar, enter "-3" and it subtracts 3 points. I expect — as it has done since time and eternity — to subtract 3 picas. The number should be the whole version of the document units, not a fraction thereof.

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  12. Custoimised Brush stroke doesn't show

    Using surface pen and customised brush doesn't show strokes until I let go off the pen or mouse. It only appears as red lines. Please fix it!

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  13. 3D revolve doesn't draw properly

    I drew half a star, tried to revolve it but it doesn't always layer and shade the different parts correctly. Sometimes a cone appears outside of it. Another example in this screenshot, where there's a line visible straight through it and the shading is wrong in the top part:

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  14. The fill of the object is not following the guide lines.

    the fill of the object is not following the guide lines. It's seems to be the preview in illustrator because when I paste it in photoshop it displays correctly.

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  15. Rotate tool

    osx 10.13.6
    ai 24.0
    The degrees input field does not automatically hightlight on tool double click.

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  16. Compound path outside stroke becomes a fill at certain shapes and sizes

    I have some outlined text. When I give it a stroke aligned to outside, some of the counters are properly stroked, and some appear filled. If I distort the counters that are filled to be larger, they switch to a stroked appearance.

    Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6
    Illustrator CC 24.0.1

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  17. Stroke stays black even when changing colour

    Stroke stays black even when colour is changed. Only way to make it another colour is to expand appearance, which means losing original unless saved off the artboard

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  19. Transform Again (Crtl D)

    "Transform Again" often doesn’t work on more complex objects.

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  20. Make Compound Path not working

    Make Compound Path no longer works. Make a box, rotate to make a diamond, make compound path, try to reduce the width. Doesn't work.

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