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  1. Bug of saving in the background of Illustrator 2020

    If you save a document that uses a 2-byte spot color name in ai format, place this file in InDesign, Illustrator, etc.
    It will be replaced by "Global color". And even if you export the PDF, it will be reflected. Turning off saving in the background can work around this, but this is an issue that should be resolved as soon as possible.

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 24.1.1 for Win and 24.1 for Mac 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!

  2. A bug compounded with rotated line gradients, arrows, and appearances

    There are some conditions for reproduction.

    ・ Line with arrow
    ・ Set gradation to line color
    Two or more lines created by the appearance

    It is good to change the line width or move by "deformation" to check the change of the overlapped line.

    Rotate the object.
    Then click on the eye icon in the appearance panel to show or hide each line. The direction of the gradation of the line not touching should change one after another.

    I have confirmed this phenomenon in all versions from CS6 to 2020.
    A similar phenomenon was obtained with the vertical axis reflect.…

    13 votes
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  3. Duplicate Graphic Styles

    Multipage document. Many objects with a specific style, rectangle, 20% gray fill, no line. All assigned graphic style, eg, Box Style. I want to move these objects to a new artboard, so it's select, Copy, Paste In Place, Move specific distance (because I've laid out my art boards precisely). Problem is that I then get Box Style 1, or Box Style 2, and so on.

    If I option drag this does not happen. This makes NO SENSE.

    Styles are styles. Why would Illustrator be duplicating styles. Makes NO SENSE. Option drag is NOT an efficient way for my workflow. Maybe…

    4 votes
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  4. Gradient stroke cannot be cut and pasted.

    Reproduction:


    1. Draw a path with a gradient stroke and no fill.

    2. Select and cut or copy the path.

    3. Paste. Normally, In Front, Behind, or In Place.

    4. The expected result is, of course, a new copy of this gradient-stroked path.

    5. Actual results range from a copy of the path with the stroke expanded, an image that was cut and paste sometime last week, or an error popup that says "This operation cannot complete because of an unknown error [PDF!]"

    Seen on OSX 10.14.6 with AI 24.1 and AI 24.1.2.

    3 votes
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  5. Transparency

    When I select a line of type with the Type Tool it shows as 100% Normal Transparency, however if I select that same line of type with the Selection Tool it displays as Normal 100%. How is this possible?

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  6. Inconsistencies in adding gradient swatches in Adobe software and Adobe's instructions for Illustrator gradient swatches are incorrect

    Only one of the methods listed on the Adobe Illustrator help page regarding adding gradient swatches actually works..

    There is no 'Add to Swatches' button in the Gradient menu (in fact, there is no Gradient menu, only a Gradient panel).

    Dragging the Gradient fill box from the Gradient Panel to the Swatches panel does absolutely nothing.

    Furthermore, the instructions 'Click the swatches menu in the Swatches panel and choose New Swatch' fails to explain the fact that you need to have your gradient selected and active in the active Fill or Stroke boxes.

    On top of all of this, all…

    2 votes
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  7. Eyedropper tool not showing correct colors sampled outside of Illustrator

    When I click and drag the eyedropper tool outside of Illustrator to sample a color from something else (a website, pdf document, etc.), the color isn't correctly picked up.
    For example, if I move the eyedropper over something orange, it shows in Illustrator as blue or black; even if I sample a large white space, it shows in Illustrator as a different color. It seems to only be showing sampled colors as white, neutral, black/gray, and shades of blue.
    The program is up-to-date.
    I tried it in two browsers, Chrome and Safari, and the results were the same in both. …

    4 votes
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    We have seen this issue specific to macOS 10.15. Enabling “Screen Recording” access right to Illustrator resolved this issue.

    You can change this setting by going to Apple > System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Screen Recording and add Illustrator Application.

    Please try this and reply in comment if the above suggestion worked for you.

    -Rama
    Illustrator Team

  8. Excluding fill and stroke settings when applying a graphic style

    Intention: I want to have a graphic style for applying shadows (using the material ui shadow requirements)

    Because it does not seem to be possible to just copy and paste and existing effect of an element (like a drop shadow on a square element) I am using a workaround.

    I created a graphic style with my desired shadow. I noticed that when applying the graphic style to element, it overwrites its color and stroke values.

    I thought the setting "override character color" would prevent that from happening, but it doesn't. Everytime I'm applying a graphic style it replaces the stroke…

    1 vote
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  9. Problem Illustrator 24 does not support the old PANTONE libraries

    I tried to follow your guide: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/pantone-plus.html, that I always used to insert the old PANTONE libraries and have a conversion to CMYK instead of LAB and in this version it doesn't work.

    I contact the online chat and they replied that this thing with ILLUSTRATOR 24 is no longer supported, and it is absurd.

    I also tried to install the prereleas 24.0.1 but it doesn't work.

    I can't work without this.

    6 votes
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  10. Bug with the Gradient live

    Hey,

    When I use the gradient tool (G), I don't see the gradient live, is it a bug or is it just on my side ?

    Thank's for you'r help

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  11. Cannot see gradient annotator when several objects are selected

    Hi, in the latest version of Illustrator (2020), I can't see the gradient annotator when I select several objects at the same time. With a single object selected the annotator looks correctly, but when selecting two or more objects it is no longer displayed.
    In previous versions, the gradient annotator is shown when selecting several objects, which I find very useful for copying the properties of the gradient from one object to another.

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 24.1.1 for Win and 24.1 for Mac 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!

  12. CMYK Hex Code Color Change

    Windows 10 Pro 18362.719 / Adobe Illustrator 24.0.1. (64bit)

    I downloaded and opened a CMYK/Vector file I received through Google Drive, and a specific color on the file was slightly brighter than the color that is supposed to be.

    I tried to replace the specific graphic with the original color by typing the hex code manually, but it also changed to the brighter color.

    I heard it has been a common issue that has been around, but is there any way to keep the color?

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  13. color

    My colors in Illustrator are still displaying wrong.

    There is a discussion about it here, that claims the bug has been fixed, but it has not.

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/indesign-illustrator-colors-displaying-wrong/m-p/10987079?page=1#M179316

    I am up-to-date in my version 24.1. I changed my Thunderbolt display colors back to factory settings in hopes of that being the issue, but it did nothing.

    Please fix this bug. I am in the middle of making a postcard and it looks awful. Thank you.

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  14. Symbol color management is different from color settings

    Symbol color management is different from color settings

    Example: Default CMYK Color profile is ISO coated v2 ECI
    RGB profile: sRGB
    When in CMYK file make a fill square in some color (for ex. 0-0-0-100) and create from this symbol, the color in symbol (symbol editing mode) stay 0-0-0-100, but symbol instance in file show the different color: 75-66-64-76.

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  15. Illustrator suddenly changed from RGB to CMYK

    Windows 10, Illustrator 2020


    1. Working on a digital comic and suddenly colour has been changed
      from RGB to CMYK, which means I cannot copy and paste the colours
      I was repeatedly using anymore.


    2. Black colour has been automatically replaced by a dark greenish black;
      upon further inspection, it can be seen that it is not completely black. It feels odd at plain sight. I have manually selected each line which has changed colour, but it keeps going back to that dark greenish black.


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  16. Color Picker Selects White Instead of Black

    Very bizarre problem:


    1. I will create a new object using the pen tool.

    2. I select the Stroke Color icon and choose black for a border color.

    3. Illustrator will invariably select white instead of black. I will have to go back to the color picker and select black again for it to stick. Really irritating.

    2 votes
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  17. White color text is showing as black

    I just updated my CC and now my text will not change to white, it remains black. The text will change to any other color, just not white.

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  18. RGB black from Indesign translates to CMYK black in Illustrator upon Copy + Paste

    This is a bug and not an idea:

    What I copy RGB black (0,0,0) vector artwork from Indesign to paste into Illustrator, the artwork always pastes in with a value equivalent to CMYK black (0,0,0,100). The copy/pasting is happening from one RGB document to another ("Web" document in Indesign / "RGB" document setup in Illustrator).

    Please fix!

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  19. Fill & Stroke colors & gradients selective but only previous fill visible on object

    Latest Windows PC Version 10 64-bit. Adobe 2020 (24.0.2).
    Everything was normal until I began drawing a regular 5-point star with green fill & black stroke (fill color doesn't really matter). Layer shows correct colors of star in layers panel but the layer folder and what's visible on screen show no change in red fill result (which was set previously). In other words, choosing different fill colors made no difference. However, stroke color can be changed. Tried other shapes with same results. (Even restarted Illustrator.)
    Putting another shape on top of a previous shape caused the stroke of 2nd shape…

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  20. After updateing to Adobe Illustrator 2020 the program chrashes after some hours running.

    I am working on a PC with the Adobe illustartor 2020 (24.0.1)
    The program keeps chrashing now and then. I have not yet seen a a pattern but the last time it happened I was changing colour of an outlined pattern.

    2 votes
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