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  1. compound path mask bug

    When a compound path serves as a mask AND has it's own color, objects inside it can not be selected with the Direct Selection-tool. Instead, the mask itself is selected. This is different from single-path masks, where objects inside can be selected with the Direct Selection-tool (even when the mask has it's own color).

    In attached file, both masks contain the same purple rectangle. In the 'g' (a compound path), the rectangle cannot be selected with the Direct Selection tool. In the 'K', it can. Both masks are colored.

    Illustrator 22.0.1 (64-bit)

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  2. Carcoal feather Stroke instead of basic

    Ai CC 2017, 2018; I was trying to create a circle with clean basic stroke style instead it keeps appearing as a charcoal feather stroke. I was working on Surface pro 4 while converting an image to vector. This doesn't happen on Pc or Mac.

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  3. Stroke alignment out of bounds

    When drawing objects on top of each other stroke points tend to go out of bounds and are not aligned with other objects in line.I dont know if this is bug or my settings messed but its annoying and would like to get it fixed or solution.

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  4. Illustrator Crashes using wacom

    While using wacom Illustrator CC 2018 crashes on my mac randomly.

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  5. Bug With Blend tool with check preview mode and text in CC 2018 on Mac and PC

    In Illustrator CC 2018, when you want to modify a shape gradient by passing it in step with check preview mode. The software crashes every time. I tested on PC and Mac with different windows and OS, and each time the software crashes.

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  6. Style Menu in Warp Options panel not opening.

    CC2018 in OSX.11

    When I click on OBJECT/ENVELOPE DISTORT/MAKE WITH WARP when an object is selected I cannot open the STYLE menu in the WARP OPTIONS box. I click on the menu and only ARC is available, menu does not open.

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  7. Anchor Point Tool can create shape so huge, not enough memory to Undo

    I was using the Anchor Point Tool to add handles to an anchor point (using mouse pointer to click and drag handles into existence), and suddenly, the shape stroke line shot off the artboard into virtual oblivion (apparently a gigantic loop causing a massively huge shape). When I tried to Undo (Ctrl-Z) a message box popped up saying "The operation cannot complete because there isn't enough memory (RAM) available."

    I f'ing lost several hours of work because I had to close Illustrator and not save ('cuz I was afraid it would reload into the same condition, thus destroying many [MANY]…

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  9. Bug star with a radius of 0.

    Since updating to #illustrator CC 2018, why it is now impossible to create a star with a radius of 0. I am a French trainer and it is now impossible to create a star with a radius of 0. I tested on PC and MAC and there is always this problem.

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  10. CC 2018 line Mode

    Not really sure (Im new to this program) How to describe this, But I'm sure it's not the norm.

    Graph work on logo in line mode zoomed in.

    I would also love to see a way to select multiple paths after creating them in the layers panel. One by one is tedious.

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  11. Scatter brush rotation orientation to line.

    When using a scatter brush with rotation set to the line (not page) the vertical orientation will randomly flip. For instance, when I'm using the scatter brush to create a bush with stems and leaves pointing up (natural orientation), after creating the line and applying the scatter brush sometimes the brush will apply pointing down.

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    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience. Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.

    Also do try the steps provided by Herman.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Raghuveer Singh

  12. Shaper tool eraser bug

    When I scribble over an extra line with the shaper tool the line disappears. if I copy/paste or move the object, the line reappears. its really frustrating that I cannot copy and paste my drawing and makes the shaper tool useless for me. any way to fix this? I added a photo with the extra lines

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  13. Cannot uncheck rubber band option

    Bug where in the preferences panel the rubber band option for the pen tool will not uncheck.

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  14. Brush edge dissapears. Can't see the shape of my brush. Randomly.

    Cannot see the outline of my brush. Randomly it dissapears. It would be great if I was into random looks to what I do. But I'm not.

    In fact, I'll hazard a guess that not many people paying close to £50/month are very into randomly varying results.

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    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels – helpx.adobe.com/support.html .

    Please give a reference to this post so that we can identify you.
    Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  15. Panel Options not displaying on click and hold

    In the panel selection for all the tools (natively on the left) as a click and hold on a tool (ie. The rectangle tool) it does not show any options to select anything else such as the ellipse tool. This issue exists on all of the tool buttons as well as trying to selecting font sizes, in the character panel. Another example is the transparency dropdown. The dropdown just doesn't show up when I click it.

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  16. Pen Tool - Arrowhead

    No objects selected, Pen Tool equipped.
    Stroke settings: 2 pt, arrowhead #5 selected for end condition

    Bug: Place first point and the arrowhead on the end condition reverts to blank (no arrowhead)

    Workaround: Resellecting the arrowhead after placing the first point returns the line's behavior to what is expected: arrowhead trailing on the last point drawn.

    Version 22.0.0
    Windows 7, 64 bit
    2 x Intel Xenon E5-2623 v3 (dual chip), 32GB RAM

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  17. Anchor Points Flat Instead of Sharp Points

    When I draw a point with the pen tool, sometimes it gives me a nice sharp point, and other times it flattens it like a bad military haircut. If I wanted it flat I'd select the Bevel Join. Instead it takes me several minutes of fiddling with the anchor point angles to get the points, often giving me a curve that I didn't want, and wasting valuable time. It seems to be even worse than usual since the latest update (22.0.0).

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  18. Mac Illustrator CC. Shift click not moving gradient mesh point along path.

    I'm making sure to hold shift before left clicking my mouse on the appropriate gradient mesh point as I've always done to move the point along a path. However it moves the whole path rather than just the point like I haven't hit shift at all.

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  19. Dell Canvas Pen Dysfunction

    I've had pretty consistent issues getting the Dell Canvas and Illustrator to play nice with each other, and it's gotten totally out of control with version 2018. Although some pen functionality has improved, there's one bizarre roadblock... there's a good 7 second delay when selecting objects with the selection tool (which can be cut short by moving the mouse). Using my finger directly on the touch screen works fine, but the pen is almost unusable for this reason.

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  20. Wacom tablet settings are completely overlooked at not applied. I have an Intuos 4 and the assigned buttons are not being recognizd.

    make sure the assigned buttons to a program for the wacom tablet interface work as assigned and not overlooked by the program.

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