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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Stroke displaying incorrectly and offset path broken

    In the first screenshot i show where i have duplicated an outlined letter R and rotated and it is rendering the stroke differently on both.
    I have also had issues with using offset instead where the stroke is broken on some letters even though the path is closed, see other screenshot (Q).

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  2. Modifier tool is lost when scaling with "~" key held down

    Fills can be modified without changing geometry if the "~" key is pressed during the operation.

    Previous versions (at up to AI CC 2015) allowed the scaling process to be repeated indefinitely until another tool was chosen. In AI CC 2019 the "Scale" tool switches to the Pen tool every time the Mouse is released. This is a huge pain and should be fixed!! Keep the modifier tool active until another tool is selected please.

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  3. Diagonal shapes are very pixelated (diagonal line, star, circle ecc.)

    hello, i have the version of Illustrator 24.0 and every shape i dra with the tools are pixelated, as diagonal line, circle, star, every shape that is not completly straight is pixelated. i was talking with the support yesterday for 3 hours and they said its a bug. because its the same on 3 different computers.
    i will be very happy to find a solution.

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  4. Expand greyed out for Blended variable width strokes

    Create a stroke with variable width profile.
    Duplicate it.
    Blend he two with some steps.
    Try to expand the Blend:
    It's greyed out - only expand appearance is available.

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  5. Move tool direction is inverted

    Out of nowhere the Move dialog box started acting the opposite way to what it is supposed to do.
    According to Adobe Help


    • To move the object up or down, enter either a negative value (moves up) or positive value (moves down) in the Vertical text box.

    https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/moving-aligning-distributing-objects.html#move_objects

    But now a positive value in Y moves the object up in my installation as can be seen in the attachment. This is Illustrator 23.1.1 and Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6

    I asked a friend running 23.0.3 and Mac OS Mojave 10.14.6 and it works as expected on his system.

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  6. eyedroper doesnt work anymore over symbols, neither bitmaps

    In the past, eyedropper tool was working with symbol, right now completely ignores it and pick whatever object is behind.

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  7. Scale Options greyed out

    The Scale Dialog gives a lot of checkboxes. Unfortunately, some are only accesible for Pattern filled objects.

    I would like to be able to Scale Strokes only, without scaling the Objects.

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  8. Move window doesnt update with most current move value

    When I drag an object with the selection tool that move used to be reflected when I opened the move dialogue. However now that dialogue gets stuck on a previous move unless I use the direct selection tool to move the object.

    I am using the most current version of Illustrator CC on a 2013 Macbook running Catalina.

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  9. Clipping mask with variable font misaligned

    When using a solid swatch filled variable font as a clipping mask (Hepta Slab in the attached example) the clipped paths are misaligned with the font (in display and in selection hovering).

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  10. Control Handles

    I like the fact that you can eliminate a control handle on a closed shape by selecting the Convert Anchor Pt. Tool and click the handle. Problem is... when you have the Pen Tool and you hold option to access the Convert Anchor Pt. Tool, it will not delete the handle. What is up???

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  11. user defined brushes not available

    Just updated to 23.1.1 and notice that my user defined brushes are not available (grayed out).

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  12. Rotate tool is acting strange

    When using the rotate tool, the angle is in the dialog box (whatever I last used) is automatically applied to my object. If I just try to change the angle it applies that rotation to the new position (based on what I used last), rather than applying the new rotation from the original starting point. I can't even begin to explain what turning preview on and off does, so I included a short screen grab for you. Using Illy version 23.1.1, with MacOS Mojave 10.14.6. I also am using the entire sweet of Astute Graphics plugins.

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  13. Track type doesnt work after last update

    Hi, our graphic studio has a client-a big financial institution, and his entire visual style is created in a special calligraphic track. After we installed the latest update there is a change within this track. When we click on the illustration/or change its color, the entire track changes and the original style is gone. The attributes of the original track remains the same but there is a change within the style, is looks totally different. It also doesnt work when we choose the track and draw new illustration - it looks different. We also tried to create new document ,…

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  14. Outlines of shapes under top shape showing through fill of top shape

    Outlines of shapes underneath top shape are showing through though there is no transparency or opacity settings effected. Top shape is brought forward but it's acting like its transparent to outlines. (images showing problem and transparency settings attached)

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  15. Transform tools will not take negative numbers

    This is still a major bug: the transform tools will not take a negative number. I have attached screenshots of entering the negative number and it being converted to a positive number. I really hope this gets fixed soon (but since it has been a bug for years I doubt it will be.)

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  16. Artwork in Clipping mask doesn't resize

    Illustrator 2019 on PC Windows 10

    When I resize artwork sometimes anything that's inside a clipping mask doesn't resize. The shape I created for the mask resizes, but the artwork 'inside' stays static.

    If I undo and retry a few times it will eventually work. I'm using the 'black' arrow to select the object and resize with the handles. I'm not using either of the white arrows. So I don't think it's a selection issue on my end.

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  17. Very glitchy Free Transform tool

    This sure can't be right - I can't always get this to occur, but when it does happen, it's super annoying. When scaling using the Free Transform tool, there's this choppiness that doesn't allow me to control the scaling. Right now, my best work around is to enter dimension values in the Control Palette rather than use this tool at all. In the video the choppiness during the text object's decrease in size is where I'm undoing the scaling. I don't know if that helps, but maybe it will help to know that the choppy scaling is done in steps…

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  18. Object's "Appearance" is stuck

    Have been working with the functionality of the Appearance window with great success for quite a while. Today, for no apparent reason, almost every new object I create (from any drawing tool) inherits one of the Appearance attributes that I had previous assigned to a different object. Let's say that I created a line and then applied an Appearance in which I added an additional stroke. Great. Normally, I if I start a brand new object with any of the drawing tools, the new object would have the default stroke and fill features. Not any more. Now, every object I…

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  19. Radial grid inaccuracy

    Not many may use the radial grid, but if you're into special shaping and structures you need them often. Very often. They are a super tool to divide elements, for instance. Sadly, in CC this tool is no longer precise. Not all radial dividers meet the circle around them. This means not all radial dividers are equally long, which is a pain. Attached are screenshots of a portion of the dividers in a same-size radial grid in Illustrator CS6 and Illustrator CC 2019, and of what happens when I try to construct something in CC, which I have given up…

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  20. Gradient Mesh effects on object broken

    Hi!

    I used the Mesh Tool on a very simply modified oval object(it looks like a symmetrical bicycle seat). And when I do so, the Mesh Tool ignores existing anchor points and arbitrarily creates new points along the object's path. Sometimes very near the object's original points, and sometimes directly on top of those points so there will be 2 overlapping points.

    Also, regardless if the object is isolated or not, changing the newly Gradient Meshed anchor point color values produces no effect. And clicking off of these points resets the point's color profile to Grayscale. If I change Grayscale…

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