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  1. Stroke with gradient: overprinting attribute not set anymore when reopening file

    When a stroke with a gradient is set to overprinting, the overprinting attribute is not set anymore when reopening the file.

    Attached is a screenshot of an example.

    We are using CC 2018 and CC 2017, on Mac OS 10.12, 10.13, 10.14 on various machines.

    15 votes
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  2. FreeForm Gradient point should also move on transforming Freeform Art

    Today I ran into a problem with Adobe Illustrator artwork featuring some freeform gradient fills. I had a to create flipped, mirrored version of it for printing purposes (graphics would be applied sub-surface to a sign face). The problem is the freeform gradient fills wouldn't flip with the rest of the artwork. I attached a visual example of it. Using the "expand appearance" command allowed for the artwork to be flipped 180° correctly. It would be nice if I could avoid that kind of a fix.

    14 votes
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  3. Neon glow

    Every time I try to change the color of the Neon Glow filter, it always goes back to black. I've tried a lot of different things, but nothing works. I looked on the internet if there's a way to fix it, but seems that everyone has the same problem with Neon Glow.

    8 votes
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  4. freeform gradient

    Once applied, a freeform gradient is no longer editable. Ex. If I apply to a circle, and click off to work on something else, then come back to the circle, I can't edit it again. The circles don't appear, and I am hitting "edit gradient". Maybe windows bug? When I watch tutorials on this, only need to select object and open freeform gradient tool to be able to edit gradients again.

    6 votes
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  5. Gaussian Blur radius in as Appearance "fx" doesn't seem to scale when the object is scaled

    Gaussian Blur radius in as Appearance "fx" doesn't seem to scale when the object is scaled

    5 votes
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  6. blending application inconsistent in groups and appearance

    To reproduce the problem, in RGB document, set up a rectangle with fill and outline, on top of some colored background shape.
    Using Appearance panel modify blending and opacity of fill and stroke to use anything other than normal blending. Then change the whole object's opacity, so it has "isolate blending" checkbox checked.

    Now try selecting any option for blending mode, other than Normal.
    All blending modes are ignored and cause no change in appearance.
    Now, select one of the blending modes anyways.
    Then expand the appearance of the object. Illustrator will create a group with path elements in the…

    5 votes
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  7. Blend modes under transparency is not working

    Blend modes under transparency is not working.
    I can't change it from normal.

    I work on my
    iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)
    Processor: 4 GHz Intel Core i7
    Memory: 32 GB 1867 MHz DDR3
    Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4096 MB
    and a wacom Cintiq 22HD that i do all my drawing on

    5 votes
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  8. Drop shadows unnecessarily re-render when placing new images, slowing workflow

    As of 5/22/18 using Illustrator 22.1, all existing drop shadow effects within document re-render each time a new image is placed. Rendering can take up to 30 seconds to process (a Progress dialogue box appears), which slows down workflow considerably.

    This is never an issue with InDesign or Photoshop, so I'd love to see this fixed in Illustrator. Thanks!

    4 votes
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  9. unknown error (CANT)

    I am working in the image trace to remove the white background of my jpeg photo and it gives me the unknown error (CANT). Please advise what to do. thanks.

    4 votes
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  10. Overprint test error bug

    1. Create a text box, on a colour background.
    2. Make some of the text a colour, some black.

    The black does not overprint, it reverses ("knocks") out of other text in the same box reverses out (becuase it's colour or white).

    If you fix this by making the black text multiply, on reopening the file, it has reverted to reversing out.

    4 votes
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  11. Strokes on text container disappear with transform effect.

    https://forums.adobe.com/message/9763703#9763703

    Create a text box.
    Deselect it.
    Direct select the container path.
    Give it a stroke.
    Select the text box and apply the Tansform effect.
    Stroke disappears.
    Delete the Transform effect.
    Stroke appears.

    4 votes
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  12. Unite/Merge paths creating groups instead of Compound path

    When trying to combine individual paths (text outlines, shapes, etc) the pathfinder tool seems to be creating groups, rather than creating a compound path as expected.

    Other colleagues have been experiencing similar issues. Video attached.

    3 votes
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  13. Weird Transparency Issue

    So, I have a very odd quirk happening. When I changed an element from 100% opaque to 70% then copied it and grouped it. Now when I ungroup it the same element that was 70% opaque now thinks it is 100% opaque.

    Essentially I can no longer make that element completely opaque anymore. I have to place another instance. This is a bit of a pain when I have resized or altered the placed element.

    I am running the latest version of Illustrator as of this post.

    I did some searching here and my issue is very similar to this…

    3 votes
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  14. Gaussian Blur does not scale. Frustrating

    Gaussian Blur does not scale when I scale an object with the effect applied.
    'Scale Strokes & Effects' is turned On.
    Really frustrated because it's such a simple thing to recalculate it. Fix asap!

    3 votes
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  15. Freeform Gradients won't load in complex object groups/compound paths

    In Illustrator 2019, freeform gradients were unable to render in complex compound paths. I was attempting to add a freeform gradient within a compound path/grouped object set of leaves (about 20) of various shapes and sizes. I had used compond paths to add a freeform gradient to two objects previously (although with a few bugs - see bug titled "Illustrator 2019 Freeform Gradient and compund paths not quite right" in Other...), expecting the gradient to render. Although it sounded as though my computer was working hard to process the effect, nothing rendered after 5 minutes and so I gave up,…

    3 votes
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  16. transform effect negative numbers

    This has been a problem for a long time -- not just the current version of Illustrator. When applying a transform effect to an object and using the "move" part of the effect, negative numbers get converted to positive numbers. Occasionally I can "fool" the effect by not previewing the results but that doesn't work often. This happens whether I type in the numbers by hand or use the slider.

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  17. White lines appearing on the text when we apply Extrude and Bevel effects in 3D

    White lines appearing on the text when we apply Extrude and Bevel effects in 3D. Is there any solution to fix this.

    Version: Adobe Illustrator 22.0.1

    Expected result: 3D effect of the text layer without white lines.

    3 votes
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  18. Bug - Element Transparency not adjustable after setting transparency once.

    CC 2018
    Placing elements on pasteboard works fine. I adjusted the transparency of the element on layer to 40% over a red box. Now the element shows that transparency. If you try to revise the transparency the properties window shows the element at 100%. There is no way to adjust the transparency back to it's original 100% or know the current transparency.

    3 votes
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  19. Scaling only appearance (without objects) doesn't work

    I want to scale appearance of my art only, without changing scale of art itself. The way I'm trying to do it — is to use Scale tool's dialogue with 'Transform objects' unchecked and 'Scale strokes and effects' checked.
    AI does nothing.
    Strangely, but if I cut and paste this art into new document, AI don't allow to uncheck 'Transform objects' anymore.
    I can work around this, scaling art with effects down, and then enlarge only art, without effects, up to desired size, but this is not very nice way to do it.
    Photoshop does scaling of effects all right.

    3 votes
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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

    2 votes
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