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  1. Problem rasterising unicode-named spot colors

    If you make a spot color named not in English, assign it to a path and then try to rasterize it with "keep spot colors" option checked, the rasterized image will miss that spot color. It will be converted to process colors instead.

    Renaming it to English name immediately fixes the problem. Adding a single non-English letter (I tried Russian) returns it back.

    This can be easily tested with separation preview panel that hides unused spot colors. Tested on Mac with the latest Illustrator, also tried on older Illustrator CC - behaviour is the same.

    1 vote

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  2. Changing colour by pasting code doesn't register as a change / can't save.

    I've got a pallette file (yes I should make a swatch), but that's not the issue.

    If I copy the code from one colour, then select an object in a different file and paste the code into the box… The program doesn't register a change has happened.
    So when I "cmd+s" it doesn't register and my assets don't update in AE.

    1 vote

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  3. Color theme picker tool

    The 'color theme picker tool' is missing from the latest version of Illustrator 22.10?

    Any ideas please?

    3 votes

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  5. Issues with changing tint by typing in % value and hitting Return key

    Illustrator 2018 CC 22.0.1
    Mac OS El Capitan 10.11.6

    As per video, after typing in a numerical value for a tint on a global colour in the Color Panel and hitting Return, the value defaults back to original value. In my video, it shows that it’s having issues with values of 50% and 100% but this occurs randomly and can happen with different tint values.

    4 votes

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  6. Mac Illustrator CC2018 cannot key in % of Cyan as the tint % of the Swatch

    When create a swatch e.g. 20C 80M 0Y 0K,

    I cannot key in 20 (%) as the tint of that swatch.

    Even use my magic mouse scroll one digit to one digit, next to 19 is 21.

    No digit 20.

    https://forums.adobe.com/message/10125085#

    1 vote

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  7. Adobe Color CC "Adobe Servers not available" [Bug]

    Unfortunately I can't open the expore-rider of adobe color cc when signed in.
    Everything works perfectly, when I'm visiting the webpage https://color.adobe.com as a guest. But when I sign in, which is required to perform any actions, the above mentioned error occures.
    The "Create" and the "My Themes" riders work still perfectly when signed in.
    I've tried it under Edge/Chrome and Firefox. Besides Firefox none of the browsers has Addons installed. I'm running a Windows 10 Machine.

    3 votes

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    Hi ,

    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.

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  8. Custom color library have varied and inconsistent behaviors

    When creating a custom color library, for example, using PANTONE colors with custom CMYK values, Illustrator imports them in to the swatches pallet inconsistently. Double clicking adds colors one way, clicking on "add to swatches" adds color another way. And, some PANTONE colors are added differently than how they were imported in to the custom color library. For example: I created a custom CMYK build for PANTONE 115 C. I imported to my custom color library then double click to add to swatches. It adds the color but somehow converts the color to what looks like a Lab to CMYK…

    1 vote

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  9. Colors Display As Black and Blue

    An AI file opens on all our computers except one, with 5 different colors, blue, green, and orange. The one exception opens the file but it renders as black and blue. In all the color settings areas it shows the correct colors but the rendering still doesn't render correctly no matter what you change.

    1 vote

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  10. Pencil automatically goes to no color

    Hi, everytime I draw a line with the pencil tool and have the fill with a color ex: black it automatically goes to no color. This randomly just started happening to me.

    1 vote

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  11. Eyedropper picks wrong color from vector art placed behind transparent image (with Shift)

    I have in image on isolated transparent backround, in CMYK, with no profiles.
    It covers some art. I want to apply color of underlying art to another object. I pick Eyedropper tool and pick color from bottom art, holding Shift, clicking through transparent parts of my image.
    AI picks wrong color, with fractions and dirty channels.
    this is related to color picking in CMYK document from real CMYK values of an image, which AI fails to do. Again, I think AI should pick REAL color.

    15 votes

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  12. Eyedropper wants to convert everything to text color?

    I have several elements that need to be colored the same way. After coloring the first one, I'm trying to color pick it to color the others... only as soon as I hover over the previously colored object a T appears next to the eyedropper and it colors the object black, regardless of the color I click on with the tool.

    There is NO text on the page!

    I cannot find anything that addresses this problem, and I'm wasting a lot of time trying to figure it out.

    2 votes

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  13. color on screen looks different if cmyk or spot

    this is a problem i found in illustrator, indesign and photoshop cc.
    i create a gradient, say from 100% to 0% of cyan (c100 m0 y0 k0). (the color is not important)
    than i create another gradient, from 100% to 0% of cyan (c100 m0 y0 k0), but spot color.
    than i active 'overprint preview'.
    on screen, the 2 color look different, and it's wrong.
    we have the same color, the same gradient, so it MUST look the same.

    5 votes

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  14. Vectors and Paintstrokes Destroyed by Opening in AI CC

    Files on Adobe Illustrator CS5 when opened in AI CC are totally distorted and altered. The live paint feature was eliminated from AI CC and so I assume this is why my lines are interpreted as choppy and broken even though they are coded as vectors is CS5. My paint strokes also have distortions and artifacts in them, making the piece unrecognizable from its former iteration and requiring hours of work in hopes of fixing it. The inability for simply being able to maintain old works from earlier versions of illustrator is a mind blowing oversight. AI CC is not…

    2 votes

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  15. CMYK values changes

    On opening existing file and embedded profile mismatch, selecting "Convert doument's colors to the working space". will change K=100% to black defined in all CMYK values.
    However opening the file keeping embeeded profile and hereafter assign the profile keeps the values intact

    5 votes

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  16. Color cracking after update..

    1. version 22.0.1
    2. (After update new version) when I move object or screen(use Hand tool), colors are cracking like attached files...
    3 votes

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  17. Transparent lines at beginning and end of Gradient Slider

    Changing the Opacity of any Gradient Stop in the Gradient Slider to less than 100% appears to add 1px transparency grid lines to the left and right of the Gradient Slider preview.

    In my screenshots, 100% Opacity displays correctly. 99% shows the transparency grid display bug on the left an right of the slider.

    The lines do not scale with the palette.

    2 votes

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  18. Illustrator CC won't embed color profile correctly

    Windows 10 64-Bit
    Illustrator 22.0.1

    Whenever I am saving an Illustrator .ai file with the checkbox for embed color profile checked, the resulting file does not have a color profile embedded correctly. When I reopen that file in Illustrator it seems to have the correct profile embedded but in Bridge or InDesign the file appears to have no color profile attached. If I export the same file as .psd file Illustrator embeds the color profile correctly.
    My colormanagment is synched via Bridge.

    6 votes

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  19. Cannot set tint percentage to C (cyan) value except by sliding cursor

    Illustrator CC 2018
    Windows 10

    If I want to set the tint value of a CMYK colour to the same percentage as the Cyan number (66 in the example below), my only option is to slide the cursor, because typing the value or raching the value with the keyboard arrows don't work.

    This was already an issue with CS6, on both Mac and PC.

    1 vote

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  20. Colour changes on Multiple Objects in Color Panel issues

    Illustrator 2018 CC 22.0.1
    Mac OS El Capitan 10.11.6

    As per video, when trying to change colour of multiple objects in the Color Panel when colours aren’t set to Global, under CMYK settings I enter 0,0,0,0, hit Enter/Return on my keyboard, and nothing changes.

    When the multiple objects all have colours that are set to Global, the Color Panel has other odd issues. Selecting CMYK, greyscale brings up no settings, but RGB, HSB does, though odd settings show up.

    1 vote

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