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  1. 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…

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  2. 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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  3. 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.

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  4. 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…

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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. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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.…

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  11. 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…

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  12. White

    In. my company we can print the color White as a spot color. Our printer reacts on the name of the color "White".

    Until a while ago it was no problem to add a White color swatch to Illustrator.
    Now I get an error (see image).

    I don't know why it worked before and doesn't anymore.
    May be it's possible to make Illustrator work like Indesign and change the name of the original white-swatch to Paper?
    My problem would be solved :)

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  13. Color Shifting

    In Illustrator CS5.5 I was able to adjust color swatches by increments (IE: Cyan: 0 to Cyan: .025). Now, the color picker will round the color to the nearest whole number or push the color to a different number. I've tried using the recoloring feature and I get the same situation. It will work sometimes, but will more often not work and just round the color up or down and not retain the value I have entered to CMYK. I always check if my file is set to CMYK because I am in the printing industry. Now, I can't hit…

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  14. Impossible to apply graphic style to text background by moment

    I use lot of graphic style in my work, and I've to use it on text bloc (to create map mind per example)

    But sometimes, the style (or the color directly) doesn't work on the background (selected with the white arrow). The color appears in the properties but nothing happen… I have to create a new bloc and It works normally (or not sometimes)… I really think it's a bug it will be very nice to correct it because I often use this trick in my work!

    I use 24.0.2 on mac OSX Mojave

    Thx

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  15. Color Swatch panel: stroke and fill color switcher missing

    The double arrow for switching the stroke and the fill color is missing in the color swatches panel. It is there in the tools and it is there in InDesign but missing in Illustrator

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  16. Unable to apply gradient on Rectangle Box

    Hi,
    I am unable to apply a gradient color for my rectangle box when I use the Fill tool, I tried changing to a solid color to see if the problem lies with only the gradient, but i isn't setting a color at all.

    Could you please solve this bug issue as soon as possible as I am using Illustrator 2020.

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  17. A spot color selection in Separations Preview

    This is a suggestion for the "Separations Preview" panel in Adobe Illustrator. Please add a "Spot Color" box to turn all the spot colors on or off in one click. (Like you have in your Adobe Acrobat "Output Preview" panel or with the CMYK box in Illustrator.) Having to deal with a lot of spot colors in a file becomes very time consuming having to click off and on all the spot colors one color at a time.

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  18. 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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  19. White disappears and Colour change on export

    White disappears and colours change on export.
    INSANE.

    Mac 0S 10.13.06
    Illustrator 24

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  20. White disappears on export

    White disappears on export. Trying to save a jpeg.

    This is not the first time I've experienced this.

    I HATE that you insist on calling BUGS — IDEAS.

    Adobe is the buggiest software on the planet.

    Mac 0S 10.13.06
    Illustrator 24

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