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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Issues while in 3D Revolve. In the Ai 24.0.1 - MAC OS 10.13.6

    While in 3D Revolve, I am trying to apply a created Symbol onto a half circle with a gradient. Within the dialog box, there is a message that says "the gradient will be rastorized", which changes my gradient from "red to black gradient" to a "balck and white gradient". That changes my whole effect.

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  2. 3D extrude and bevel effect breaks on large paths

    Windows 10 64 Bit, AI 23.1 .I've observed this bug all previous versions, and on multiple computers.

    Add a 3D effect (eg. Extrude and Bevel) to a path and increase the scale... it always breaks past a certain size. The theshold increases with the extrude depth, so deep objects can be larger while flat objects (ie. no extrude depth) break at a relatively small size. Check out the attached image.

    It's an extremely useful effect... clearly it would be a whole lot better if it could still be used at larger scales!

    5 votes

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  3. Pathfinder Incorrect Work

    Hi!
    I have a problem with Pathfinder in new Illustrator version 24 (2020) (macOS 10.15.1). Please look at the image attached. Pathfinder doesn't cut a compound shape out of a path or another compound shape. It merges the two instead.
    It worked fine in the previous version of Illustrator.

    4 votes

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  4. Load texture not working in 2020

    Mac OS 10.15.1, Illustrator 2020. For years I've used a custom texture (psd file) that I load into texturizer. But since updating to 2020 Illustrator this custom file doesn't work. I upload the texture file, it looks good in the texturizer panel, but when I click OK nothing happens. When I reopen the selection in the texturizer panel it has "canvas" texture. I'm using the same psd file I've always used. Even when I rename it and save it in Photoshop 2020 I have the same problem.

    18 votes

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 25.2.3 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  5. Unable to scale a specific object

    I am unable to scale one of the objects (letter P) in the attached file. Please advise. Thank you.

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  6. Effects Preview Checkbox Has No Effect After First Check

    Version 24.0 (64-bit)

    When applying an effect to a path in Illustrator, checking the "Preview" checkbox will preview that effect, but unchecking the box does not return the path back to its original shape. To test:

    Use the pen tool to draw a multi-segment shape.
    Select the shape
    Click Effect->Distort & Transform->Roughen
    Click the Preview checkbox (the effect should be applied)
    Click the Preview checkbox again (the effect will not be removed)

    I've tested this with most of the previewable effects in the Effects menu and they all behave the same.

    3 votes

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  7. CC 2020 gradient tool not updating result live, only when releasing the mouse button (like in CC 2018)

    In CC 2019, when using the gradient tool to apply or modify a gradient, the result of using the tool was live updated as you applied/moved it. Now in CC 2020, the tool has reverted back to how it was in CC 2018, meaning you have to let go of the mouse button to see the result. Seeing the result live saves time for me and makes it easier to get a satisfying result quicker.

    11 votes

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 24.0.2 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  8. Nothing happens when I double click my width tool

    When I double click my width tool to try and access my wrinkle tool nothing happens, I am currently trying to design a logo for a company in town, and would very much like the effect the wrinkle tool gives.

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  9. Free Distort doesn't apply to certain gradient strokes

    I was working on a type effect when I realized the Free Distort filter (found under Effect > Distort & Transform > Free Distort) doesn't apply when the selected object uses a stroke with a gradient that is applied along or across the stroke. Is this intentional? I hope it isn't since it doesn't seem intentional.

    Here's how I did it.
    Create a rectangle. Make sure it has a fill color. Then add a stroke and pick a gradient. Change the stroke style to be either the second or third option. Then apply the Free Distort filter to the object…

    2 votes

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  10. ドロップシャドウのバグ

    最新23.1.1にて、効果→スタイライズ→ドロップシャドウを作成後、それを選択して編集→カラーを編集→グレースケールに変換 をすると、グラデがベタになってしまいます。(23.0.6だと問題なし)

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  11. Opening Graphic styles causes crashes of v23 (and previous versions)

    Crashing when graphic styles panel is opened.

    December 2018
    After your technicians shared the screen and saw this happened even with a blank canvas, I was promised this would be fixed soon.

    September 2019
    Graphic Styles STILL crashes.
    Others are also having problems.

    WHEN will this be fixed? ETA?

    Illustrator 23.0.6
    Mac OSX 10.13.6
    32 Gigs of Ram
    3 terabyte hard drive

    1 vote

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  12. Stop selecting objects when I click on their effect

    Stop selecting objects when I click on an effect.

    I have a rectangle with a long, soft drop shadow. I now can no longer select anything that is technically 'under' the drop shadow, because clicking on the drop shadow selects the object casting it. This is really really bad and extremely counterintuitive.

    I'm smart enough to know which object is casting the shadow because I put it there. If I wanted to select the object casting the shadow, I would have clicked on it. Now I can't click on the thing I really want to click on — all the…

    4 votes

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  13. Appearance is not applied when opening a file

    macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Illustrator 23.0.6
    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro13,3
    Processor Name: Intel Core i7
    Processor Speed: 2.6 GHz

    Conditions for failure
    1. Illustrator Preferences / General [Show The Home Screen When No Documents Are Open] Put a check.
    2. Show Links Panel. Links Panel Options [Thumbnail Size] Select other than None.
    3. The Place image format is EPS.
    4. Open a file with the Home Screen displayed.

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  14. Shear in Transform Panel doesn't add numbers

    In the Transform Panel I use the mouse wheel to adjust the Shear of an object but it does not show the degrees that it is moving. The object does adjust but the panel only reports 0°. As I scroll with the mouse wheel I can see the number flickering. When I click on the selection arrow I can select a number but that only adds to the number of degrees instead of telling me how many degrees I have adjusted it. I have attached a short video where I am adjusting the shear using the mouse wheel

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  15. Custom Bevel profile in Effects-3D-Bevel is GONE

    Illustrator used to have the ability to create customer Bevel profiles ( in the Bevels.ai file in /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Illustrator 23/en_US/Symbols ). HOWEVER, the feature is now gone! Please give us the option to create custom Bevels, again! Thank you.

    Last year, 2018, I created a object and gave it a 3D custom bevel, and now I can do nothing with that object. Whenever I try to do something with it Illustrator crashes. I couldn't figure out what was going on until I tried creating a custom Bevel again. There is no way to create a custom Bevel! When I…

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  16. Pathfinder bugs and artifacts

    Pathfinder distorts curves and these distortions create stray points and small vector artifacts when I "slice".

    This has been an issue from IL5 (pre-CS and pre-CC), when Pathfinder was first introduced.

    Until Adobe increased maximum magnification, it was hard to tell what was happening, but in CC I can clearly see that in Pathfinder, smooth curves distort. My guess is something analogous to mathematical rounding errors in defining the berzier curve.

    Sometimes, the distortion is very "squiggly", appears to be introducing the 'QuickDraw error (reported separately), and produces unusable results.

    While most of these errors and artifacts are essentially microscopic,…

    5 votes

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  17. Why can't you use negative numbers in Move transform panel?

    This is such a bizarre bug. Sometimes the panel will come in with negative numbers already in there (based on a previous move by hand in the program?) But make any adjustment and the number turns positive. I can work around it using reflect tool but it shouldn't require such an extra work around.

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  18. Gaussian Blur Bug

    When applying gaussian blur to a shape, the effect looks "pixely" in various zoom percentages. The screenshot shows 100% and it does not look right. If I zoom in to 150% it looks fine, but at 200% it looks strange again. This did not happen in CC 2018.

    Can we get this fixed? Thanks!

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  19. Pathfinder options not working no matter what I do

    Hi I am using Adobe Illustrator on a Windows PC and I was trying to use the Pathfinder Tool to simply 'minus front' some text on a shape for a logo I am trying to create. But, whenever I go to use the Pathfinder tool and click on in in the Windows Drop Down Menu - because its not even an option on the side bars?- nothing happens. I've tried to group the text and the shape as well as creating outlines but nothing is working. Nothing is popping up. I am simply trying to make transparent text in a…

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  20. Small negatiive Offset Path Pica values don't work

    Use Picas as document unit.
    Select an object
    Use Offset Path (Effect or Object Menu option)
    Try toEnter a small negative value like -0p5
    It wont allow you to use a negative value.between 0p0 and -0p11
    Switching to a different document unit works.
    See: https://forums.adobe.com/message/11113927#11113927

    3 votes

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