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  1. Libraries now converts all my saved Spot CMYK swatches to RGB.

    I can no longer bring in my previously made Spot CMYK swatches as CMYK. All my spot color swatches are converted to RGB. I can create new spot CMYK swatches that come in properly in a newly created library but anything created in the past or in a previously made library is now all RGB.

    2 votes

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  2. Adjustments in gradient slider not applying to grouped objects

    When adjusting the gradient slider for a group of objects, only some of the objects are affected by the slider. The rest of the objects don't change. Applies to both linear and radial gradients, but problem more frequent for radial.
    (In screenshot, the lower-right corner shows how some of the objects follow the gradient slider adjustment, but the rest of the objects in the group don't change. Using macOS High Sierra and Illustrator CC v23.0.1.)

    2 votes

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  3. Freeform gradient lighter at edges

    Windows 10 running Illustrator 23.0.1.

    Created 2 colour swatches - light blue and dark blue.
    Applied a freeform gradient using the 2 swatch colours.
    Created a solid fill object underneath with the light blue swatch.
    The freeform gradient's light blue doesn't match the solid light blue; the gradient is lighter.

    2 votes

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  4. Freeform gradients color stops were altered after crash

    Running Mac OS High Sierra and Illustrator CC2019.
    While editing one shape with a freeform gradient, Illustrator crashed. Document had been saved prior to the edits. When opening the recovered file, all objects using that freeform gradient had all their color stops altered. Instead of dark brown, med brown and yellow, color stops were changed to use Registration, an unnamed brown and an unnamed pale color. None of those colors matched what had been used prior to the crash. Had to manually go back and redo the freeform gradient.
    This feature is going to be really useful but you have…

    2 votes

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  5. Mad Color (Colour)

    Colours are altered opening older files. The colour (color) settings are completely wrong—the idropper doesn't select properly. I tried to do a screen grab to get a sample from it but all the colours fade. The screen grab brought into illustrator then screen grabbed again fades all the colours again!!!! This doesn't happen if I screen grab anywhere else.

    2 votes

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  7. Pantone + color book will not consistently "sort by name"

    I keep the Pantone+ Solid Coated book open always, but every time I reopen the program it reverts back to "sort by kind" instead of the "sort by name" I keep choosing and is my preference.

    2 votes

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  8. Swatch name doesn't show

    In the new update v23.0, in the swatch options if the spot color is a book color you cannot read the swatch name.

    2 votes

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  9. Default web presets proof CMYK

    When selecting an RGB default, which should be basically Anything for screens, the default is still set to CMYK Web coated SWOP for preview.
    It seems the only way you can actually get things to look OK is to set the preview to proof colors ON, and have it set to Monitor RGB. This also seems dumb because I'm working in an RGB document. What ICC profile is Illustrator using when proof colors are off?
    Coworkers keep asking why things look so different in their browser. Well, it's because they're looking at their colors in illustrator pretty darn desaturated.

    Can…

    2 votes

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  10. Colour dissapeared

    I've just opened a file I've been working on and all the objects and text colour has gone to white... except for one thing that has been left green... any ideas?

    2 votes

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  11. Color Reduction Options reset after restart

    1. MacOS 10.13.5 / AI 22.1
    2. changing "Colors" to all, untick "Preserve" White and Black
    3. I expected these options to be saved and the same after a restart of AI
    4. after starting AI "Colors" are always reset to "Auto", "Preserve White" and "Black" is always ticked

    Some of the color reduction options are always reset after restarting AI, e.g. "Colors" will always revert back to auto and "Preserve" white and black will always be ticked.
    Colorize method on the other hand will stick.
    This is like this since at least a couple of versions, also on Windows 10 with AI 22.1

    2 votes

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  12. Color Mixer Bugs + Feature Request

    I use the color mixer (color wheel) daily. I have come across an annoying bug, as well as a couple features missing:

    Bug: Some base colors will be automatically 'locked' in the color mixer, indicated by a '-'. For example, let's say I'm trying to turn white into red.
    - First, white needs to be unlocked. By clicking the '-', it will become an arrow '->', and the swatch should be toggle-able now.
    - The first time you toggle the white, it selects, sliders can be moved to make it red, but it doesn't stay adjusted; it reverts back to…

    2 votes

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  13. Clicking on swatch in PMS Color panel jumps down to list

    So I am using a pantone color swatch book panel in Illustrator and I'll be at the top of the list and I'll click on a swatch color to change a shape's color and for some reason when I click on the swatch, it will jump down near the bottom or middle of the list so I'll have to scroll back up and click on the swatch again. It get's really tedious especially when I have to change a lot of colors or I have to go and search for a while for the pantone color again.

    2 votes

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Converted text won't change color. Eyedropper nor manual change not working (even though "fill" panel picks it up)

    I tried resetting everything, and updated Illustrator, which didn't help. Then I installed the new one and told it to remove old versions. So I now have the new illustrator 2024, and eyedropper still doesn't work. Exact same bug between versions of illustrator.

    Note, it seems to specifically be happening with text, even after changed to outlines.

    I saw a release note that this had been fixed yesterday, but I am having the issue right now, with the brand new install.

    Macbook Pro Sonoma 14.3.1

    1 vote

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  20. CMYK colours are shown wrong

    macOs Big Sur 11.3.1
    adobe illustrator 25.3.1 (desktop)

    I've been working on a CMYK document and the colours don't look like the colours from CMYK palette. How can I fix this?

    1 vote

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