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  1. When I import a Color Library it changes to a swatch spot color and is a magenta spot color while folder is empty

    When I add a color library, downloaded from Adobe to my library and I tried to import into swatches it changes to a magenta color. The folder also comes up, but has no colors added to it. It's been doing this for multiple versions for a while now.

    I am using a PC and these are the specs:
    Device name Laptop-RoseGold
    Processor AMD Athlon Gold 3150U with Radeon Graphics 2.40 GHz
    Installed RAM 8.00 GB (5.92 GB usable)
    Device ID 8F7AE8FF-2B2A-40A1-A522-C798F101587D
    Product ID 00325-82105-30687-AAOEM
    System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
    Pen and touch Pen and touch support with 10…

    1 vote

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  2. Bug: dragging global swatch to the “plus” button doesn’t work as expected

    MacOS 12.6.2
    Illustrator 27.1.1

    To replicate the issue:
    Create a group of swatches and put a global swatch inside the group.
    Drag this swatch to the [+] button to create a duplicate.
    The actual result: A new global swatch is created outside the group with “Original Name copy” name while the original swatch is also renamed to the same name. Changing one of those swatches also changes the other, they act as one swatch.
    Expected result: the same as when you alt-click the [+] button to duplicate a swatch. A new global swatch is created in the same group, it’s…

    2 votes

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  3. Bug: duplicate color names

    MacOS 12.6.2
    Illustrator 27.1.1
    The issue: one can create multiple swatches with the same name.
    Create a few non-global swatches or use existing ones. Go inside the swatches and edit the names to the same value for all swatches — no error is triggered.

    1 vote

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  4. Certain colors generate #000000 HEX values in Color Picker dialog

    Bug in 2023 (v 27.1.1) Illustrator. Certain colors, when examined with the Color Picker, shows HSB rightness of 0, RGB all 0, and Hex code of #000000. See GIF.

    This is a pretty severe bug with other downstream consequence. Dragging these "broken" colors into swatches, for example, generates pattern swatches instead of process color swatches.

    1. MacOS Ventura 13.0.1 (M1 pro)
    2. 2023 (v 27.1.1)
    3. examining colors by double-clicking the Fill color square
    4. expected: always have valid HSB/RGB/hex returned. Bug: some colors give incorrect values.
    5. See screenshot & video at https://vimeo.com/786775139
    1 vote

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  5. Arrow keys used in Color panel don’t force canvas to update in version 27.1.1 (2023)

    Whenever Arrows or Shift+Arrows key are used to quickly increment the value in a field in th Color panel, without GPU (or with Overprint Preview, which is done with CPU), — the color does not get updated on canvas, while in 26.x version it works just fine.
    The CPU canvas now gets updated only when Tab or Enter get pressed. Pressing an arrow key, with or without a modifier, is a finite operation, and should trigger the redraw event too!

    9 votes

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  6. CMYKのパラメータで触ったもの以外が勝手に0%になる。

    Win10 pro
    Ver. 27.1.1
    CMYKの異なるオブジェクトを選択後、CMYKのいずれかを同じ数値にしようとすると、選択したもの以外のパラメーターが全て0%に変更されてしまう。
    以前はそのようなことはなく、選択したもの以外のパラメーターはキープされていた。
    例えば、C:10,M:20,Y:30:K40とC50:M:60,Y:70,K:80の2つのオブジェクトを選択し、両方のYの値を90に同時に変更しようとした場合、CMKの3つの数値はキープされず勝手に0に変わってしまう。

    3 votes

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  7. Cannot input color code in Websafe RGB

    When i try to add the color code for R, G and B in websafe RGB scheme, as soon as i enter the value for R and move to G, both the fill and stroke becomes null. I can only enter the color code in the bottom text area which has the entire code

    3 votes

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  8. Alt/Opt clicking into the spectrum bar in Color panel now changes both fill and stroke on release

    When I hold Alt/Opt and drag the cursor over the spectrum bar, I am able to change the color of the inactive attribute — in this case stroke, since fill is activated. However, as soon as the mouse button is released, the fill gets changed to the picked color too! This was not the case in the the previous version.

    11 votes

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  9. Color changes when document is closed

    I am working on several documents with a specific color, and when I close the AI file, the color switches to a different HEX code.

    This issue has no pattern that I can understand, since it does not happen with all documents. It is even more odd because if I choose the color I want with the eyedropper, it remains correct, but if I write the HEX code, it does not. Besides, the color profile doesn't change when this happens, at least that I'm aware of.

    1 vote

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  10. Can't recolour a shape or object

    I can't seem to recolour shapes or objects in the latest version of Illustrator. Normally, I would be able to insert a hex code, press enter and it'll be done.

    However, now, I have to insert the hex code and click on one of the other boxes for the colour to load before pressing enter. In this case, sometimes the wrong colour appears and I'd have to adjust the RGB/CMYK/HSB numbers to get the right colour. This happened when I was trying to insert a thistle colour and ended up with beige.

    Even worse, I sometimes enter the hex code…

    1 vote

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  11. Colors in newly created files get neon-like saturated

    I have created some new files while being connected to a projector (NEC).
    When opening the same files later without being connected to the projector, the colors are extremely saturated.

    File saved without an embedded color profile as I always do.

    The screenshot doesn't capture it well

    1 vote

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  12. Color slider

    Mac. OS 12.6. Illustrator 27.0. MacBook Pro 13 inch, M1 chip + external monitor.
    Tried changing color with slider, but the slider hides, doesn't display numbers.
    See screen recording

    1 vote

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  13. Pattern image is not copied to clipboard

    When copying an asset to clipboard (using Ctrl/Cmd + C) SVG data in clipboard doesn't have custom image pattern. However, if the asset is exported the image pattern is included in the SVG file.

    MacOS Monterey 12.5 Apple M1 Pro
    Adobe Illustrator 26.5

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Download and open FlowerDress.ai - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vKlyAV2ahPACBnPpe8TUGUXnpznQ3rIf/view?usp=sharing
    2. Make sure it looks like on the screenshot - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ji71P6F5nw3O5KAjfjhp_pmKmCpZNLy0/view?usp=sharing
    3. Select the dress and hit Ctrl/Cmd + C.
    4. Paste it in any code editor (vscode).

    Actual Result - https://drive.google.com/file/d/10jE12CQuTzYf0ZCh4paWJor4RDRot-aj/view?usp=sharing
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <svg id="Layer_1" data-name="Layer 1" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" viewBox="0 0 239.18 354.03">
    <defs>
    <style>…

    2 votes

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  14. Color mode changing issue (Grayscale mode)

    Hi,

    We are using Adobe Illustrator CS6 & CC22, for image color conversion.

    Input: Figures in RGB mode & color RGB
    Output: Figures in CMYK mode & color Grayscale

    Manual Process:
    When we change color mode manually by following below step, then no issues color mode was changed successfully:

    Step 1:Select Image.
    Step 2:Go to File Menu -> In Document Color Mode Select RGB Color.
    Step 3:Go to Edit Menu -> Edit Colors Select Convert to GrayScale.
    Step 4:Go to File Menu -> In Document Color Mode Select CMYK Color.

    Now our output images will be in CMYK mode &…

    3 votes

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  15. Screenshot Preview Placement In Illustrator (Mac OS) changes document color profile

    When taking a screenshot on a Mac (Big Sur, 11.7) a small preview of the screenshot appears in the bottom right corner of the screen. If you grab that preview before it disappears, you can place it in an email, chat app, or any other software that will accept it, including Illustrator and Photoshop. It's a nice little time-saver. However, when I grab that preview and place it in Illustrator, the document becomes either "Untagged CMYK" or "Display" (RGB) on its own. I didn't notice this for a very long time, but was constantly having color problems, only to find…

    1 vote

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  16. Illustrator changes color values when pasting between documents

    When I copy and paste vector objects between documents (both in CMYK mode), it often slightly changes color values, unless I hit Cmd+C three or four times before pasting. It also often pastes unformatted text in default Myriad Pro font (workaround is also hitting Cmd+C multiple times (!?)). I work in printing industry, I am very familiar with color modes and stuff, have proper synchronised color settings, but this is really annoying.

    iMac Retina 5K 27"
    Both Illustrator25 and 26.x

    1 vote

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  17. Clicking Reset button in Recolor Artwork panel, sets 'Reset' as default button

    When using Recolor Artwork to adjust an artwork's colors, I click 'Reset' to return to previous colors. Then I adjust the colors again, and when I'm satisfied with the result, I hit Enter. This should apply the settings to the artwork. But it resets all of the settings, because 'Reset' is highlighted and hitting Enter activates it, instead of the 'OK' button, which is expected to work.

    Adobe Illustrator 2022 on Windows 11

    1 vote

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  18. Motifs are eaten on artboard on exit of using pattern tool

    Hi please could someone tell me why this happens. When I exit the pattern tool by either clicking cancel or done. The motifs on the artboard are eaten away. Some times half of it or all of it, after exiting pattern tool. Sometimes text on the artboard gets filled with images. Like the text James was filled with the Noah image I have a video to demonstrate what happens but it won’t upload. .

    1 vote

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  19. Error al crear patrones

    Cuando uno crea patrones a la vez se crean como cuadrados que serparan lo patrones esta se puede ver cuando uno expande el objeto, pero tambien a la vez afecta en el diseño cuando lo llevamos a Photoshop.

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  20. Cannot modify Fill and Stroke color of objects

    Sometimes when the object is selected (think it is the select tool activated by A) I cannot modify the color of the stroke or fill. The popup menu that I usually use for this does not work.

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