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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Color Panel changing multiple swatches issues

    Illustrator 2018 CC 22.0.1
    Mac OS El Capitan 10.11.6

    In the past using with CS5, I was able to select multiple swatches in the colour panel, double click, and then change properties such as “Global”. As per the video in AI CC 2018, I select multiple swatches, double click, and it only opens the panel for the colour I clicked on. I’m only able to change multiple colours by clicking on the Swatch Options.

    I don’t know if this is a bug or a feature that was dropped, but it would be nice to have it back for more efficiency.

    1 vote

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  11. Stroke/Fill Color Selections

    I miss being able to just drag a fill color to the stroke box or vice versa. It is tedious to have the extra clicks to get the same results

    1 vote

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  12. Dropdown menu cut off

    When trying to interact with the drop down menus those that are particularly long (and by that I mean it takes up the whole length of the screen) I can't access any features below the cut off. The most problematic instance of this phenomenon is in Windows drop-down because it cuts off at Pathfinder. The list goes in alphabetical order which means I can no longer access my swatch panel. I can't add it to me workspace. This is the same for all work panels after pathfinder; symbols, stroke, transparency, and so on.

    I'm working with Adobe Illustrator CC 2017…

    3 votes

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  13. Illustrator CC 2018 crash on swatch library import

    Hello,

    Every now and again when I import a swatch library from the presets folder via the Swatches import menu from "Other Library"; Ai would crash the first round. When I open the file again and repeat the import process, no crashes occur.

    This happened with previous versions as well.

    Thanks and cheers.

    1 vote

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  14. Opacity bug

    AI CC 2018
    I turned the opacity down on a selection to see below layers. Then I went to work on below layers. Upon returning to original layer and re-selecting the object to return it to 100% opacity it showed I was already at 100%. I could not get it back to 100% until I copied and pasted the object to a new layer.

    5 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi,

    It seems like opacity is applied on the Layer and not on the object inside that layer. It is possible that the user is selecting object inside the layer and not the layer itself. Hence the user is able to see the opacity of object which is 100% in this case and not the changed opacity of layer.

  15. Show Tints/Shades menu issue

    Show Tints/Shades menu in color guide does not allow to select a color on a first click, most of times you have to click several times to select the color, and on my Cintiq 13 Companion it is almost impossible to do it with the stilus.

    2 votes

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  16. Borders_Dashed Treatment Changes Spot Color to Process

    I draw a box, stroke it with a spot color, apply a "borders_dashed" treatment. The Spot color becomes process. Please fix.

    2 votes

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  17. New swatch is NOT global by default

    1. Use the color panel to customize a fill or stroke color.
    2. Drag the fill or stroke box into the body of the Swatches panel to create a swatch for the color.
    3. Swatch is not global as stated in https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/whats-new.html
    3 votes

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  18. color changed automatically when the ai file saved and reopened,

    the color changed automatically when the
    ai closed and reopened (CC 2018)

    Adobe Illustrator CC 2018

    1 vote

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  19. Touch Bar Color Controls are Broken

    Touch bar controls do not change the color of objects when using sliders, and swatches save to touch bar but not to actual swatches panel. Cannot delete swatches from Touch Bar.

    MacBook Pro Late 2016 + Latest MacOS

    5 votes

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  20. Global Process Colors get added twice when added from a CC library, lose their name and become Spot colors.

    Create a Global Process Color Swatch and add it to a CC library.
    In a new document, select this color in the library, right click and choose
    Add to Swatches.
    The color gets added 2 times, becomes a spot color and loses it’s name.
    Or, in a new document double click the color in the Library. It gets added only once, keeps it’s name but becomes a Spot color.

    92 votes

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    Background:

    • CC libraries does not have support for Global Process Colors
    • Some users have spoken about InDesign – InDesign does not support Global Process colors
    • Illustrator does support process colors , global process colors and spot colors. The issue is specefic to global process colors – since it is not supported in CC Libraries. We have added the request to support in CC libraries backlog,

    Workaround:

    • Create Process colors in Illustrator and add it to CC libraries – deselect the global checkbox
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