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  1. Pathfinder

    EVERY TIME I try to use the Unite function on the pathfinder, I end up with the spinning wheel of death.

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  2. Free distort effect with Freeform gradient

    In 23.1 Free distort effect applied to a path filled with freeform gradient, distorts only path, but not a fill, making it appear clipped with distorted contour.

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  3. Blurring is said to be possible but is not

    There is no tool for blurring detail despite the fact that three ways of doing this are on the menu.

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  4. 3D Extrude & Bevel Not Recognizing holes

    Updated Ai CC today (6Mar'20) and getting some weird holes closing when trying to render. My frustration has led me to uncover that the holes (created using shape maker, but also tried pathfinder and used compound paths) only break once the outermost edges are altered. Find attached screen recording.
    Please fix!!!

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  5. Opacity issues with white

    Opacities are not working correctly. When I have a shape with with a normal opacity set to a level below 100 and above another shape that is white. The white appears as a color underneath and it should not. it should be invisible. Also multiply effect is producing incorrect color values. Please see attached image.

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  6. Blur effect not working in the second opened svg document

    When I open two or more svg files containing blur effect, Illustrator applies blur only in the first opened document.

    This bug has been detected on Windows 10 using Illustrator version 24.1.1.

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  7. Rasterize not working well on spot colors

    I used to work in Illustrator cc 2019 and rasterize images with spot colors don't have any problem. Now in new illustrator I have a BIG problem rasterizing images with spot colors. Please see attachments. And please solve this, I have to work in both Illustrators because of this bug.

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  8. Random bugs with extensive use of Transform Effect

    I happen to have linked files (typically PNG files) inside a group of objects.

    A Transform Effect duplicates the group.
    Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform
    Here, I typically set a certain number of horizontal and/or vertical move and a number of copies for the whole group including a linked PNG.

    (Actually, this is a way to bypass the issue of library symbols that cannot include linked files.)

    Every time I open the AI document, the original group is visible, the duplicate groups can be seen, but not the linked PNG inside the group, both in the original group…

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  9. Gradient, colouring and effect-error

    The operations weren't particularly complex, a shape won't change fill between gradient, colour or even empty. The appearance panel is empty, and still there's no possible to change or remove the fill. I tried adding a gaussian blur, after which the entire figure disappeared. I thought it might be a preview issue so I exported it, but it was gone there as well. I attach a screenshot. Right before it happened I tried adding a complex clipping mask (but undid it).

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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

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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. 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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  17. 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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  18. Problem with raster effects printing

    We have had to outlaw the use of raster effects here because of the distortion they cause when an AI file is saved as a PDF.

    Our workflow for printing is the save our work from Illustrator as a PDF file which is then placed in an InDesign document. Any raster effects used in the graphic end up adding lines the edge of the effect as well as shifting the colors touched by the effect.

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  19. Zoom Blur gets cutoff.

    At high amounts, the blur effect from zoom blur gets cut off (specifically with text, whether the text is rasterized or not. I haven't tested other shapes). It's related to the "add x amount of space around objects" setting (though no number actually fixes it. It is easy to see when you compare the effect in Illustrator to the effect in Photoshop.

    You guys really need to work on Illustrator's effect system. It's the one thing no other vector app has, but some things don't work or aren't effective because we have less control than we do in Photoshop.

    P.S.…

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  20. Pucker bug

    The pucker creates white triangles at the bottom of the artwork. It seems to export to jpg as it is supposed to, but the vector artwork displays incorrectly.

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