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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. BUG: pdf with CMYK JPEG is inverted when opened in Illustrator

    Tested on Mac OS 10.14.6 with Adobe Illustrator 23.0.4

    METHOD
    open a PDF that contains a CMYK JPEG image in Illustrator
    (This PDF was created by converting a CMYK JPEG file to PDF in Acrobat DC Pro 2019)

    RESULT
    image is shown inverted in illustrator (same issue opened in Photoshop as "image").
    Opening in Photoshop as "page" it looks ok, but this cannot be selected in Illustrator.

    PDF and original JPEG are attached.

    EXPECTED
    visually the same as input file, no inverted image

    4 votes

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  2. eyedropper tool doens't pick up properties

    The eyedropper tool used to be able to pick up properties from one vector to another. for example when there is a vector shape with a border and a gradient and what to copy the same properties (same border and gradient) on to a different vector shape. Tried using shift, or double clicking on the eyedropper tool to look at the eyedropper options.

    4 votes

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  3. STRANGE BUG: gradient tool affects appearance of other objects!

    Problem Description:
    Gradient tool affect appearance of other objects. When using the gradient tool on a shape, other objects with added appearance (e.g. gaussian blur) will reload.

    Steps to Reproduce:
    1. Create lots of shapes and add gaussian blur to them.
    2. Crate a new shape and add a gradient.
    3. Use the gradient tool to adjust the gradient.

    Actual Result:
    Appearance (gaussian blur) of the shapes start reloading.

    Expected Result:
    Change of gradient. No loading of appearance of other objects.

    4 votes

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  4. Illustrator is changing around my CMYK values in saved swatches

    Illustrator is changing around my CMYK values in saved swatches... For example. I punch in the CMYK values for PMS 427... and hit save... Then when I bring up the file it is completely different values

    4 votes

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  5. Gradient panel bug

    1. macOS Mojave 10.14.4, Illustrator CC 23.0.3
    2. Edit gradient colors
    3. Expected to select color stop and choose new swatch
    4. Color stop unclickable, opacity and location dropdowns glitching
    4 votes

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  6. Global colours don't seem to be preserved in freeform gradients

    I have complex files that are made up of multiple gradients to create a 3D effect. Some of the gradients are linear and some are freeform. I am currently in the process of creating artwork files for both print and digital. To create the digital files I am converting all the files to RGB. There is a specific brand colour that has a different RGB make up than the standard conversion. I thought, no problem, I'll just update the global colour swatch and it should cascade through. But it doesn't! It does on the linear gradients, but not on the…

    4 votes

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  7. GPU performance color

    Illustrator CC 2019
    Mojave 10.14.1

    Bright RGB red/pink appearing correctly in swatch, but washed out when filling a shape with same colour on artboard.

    Only way I've found to fix this is to turn off GPU performance and the colour then appears bright and correct, but with GPU off live drawing is very laggy.

    Any fix for this??

    4 votes

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  8. Color not applying correctly on selected objects rvsd

    I guess one cannot revise/edit one's own report. So here goes. I select an object and try to change the color of the stroke and fill by typing in the hex (?) code, e.g., 050505, and the color does not take. I have to move the circle in the select color box for the color to take and even then it is 50/50 as to whether the color holds. I have never had this problem before and it sure is frustrating now!

    4 votes

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  9. Adobe Illustrator is Changing the Colors Defined in My Swatches?

    I am trying to create a color swatch library that mages the Pantone color manage applications values... But I am noticing when I define a specific swatch and then reopen it the values are different then what I orginially entered.

    4 votes

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  10. 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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  11. 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

    4 votes

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  12. 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!

    3 votes

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Creating a new swatch group from selection adds swatches that aren't used anywhere.

    At the end of a project, I like to select everything on an artboard and create a swatch group with "Convert Process to Global" checked in order to clean up my swatches and make final global tweaks to color.

    Often a handful of swatches will be added that aren't apparently used anywhere. I can verify this by selecting the swatch as a fill or stroke, then choosing Select > Same Fill (or Stroke) color. Nothing will be selected for either option. So is this a glitch, or how else can I find and delete the source of the swatch?

    3 votes

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  16. Fehlendes abspeicher neuer farbfelder

    Kann keine neuen Farbfelder abspeichern, geschweige denn sie in der Bibliothek unterzubringen, noch die Standardfarben zu löschen… Wäre schön wenn man das über ein plussymbol hinbekommen könnte… plus neuen Farbenamen als Kategorie in die man die neuen Farbfelder speichern kann und beim antippen der Kategorie die Möglichkeit in Bibliothek zu speichern…

    3 votes

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  17. The name "Black" is automatically blocked when creating global swatches

    If you create a new global color swatch, regardless of the breakdown, the name "Black" is automatically blocked. The name "White" is not.

    It seems silly to call this issue out, but I've prepared logo libraries for eight and a half years now, and this has been an ongoing consideration. When I create a black swatch, there is always an extra step. Sometimes I intentionally misspell the name to create the swatch, or I create a non-global swatch with the correct name, but in both scenarios I have to adjust the swatch AFTER it is created to produce a black…

    3 votes

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  18. copy and paste random color change

    1.macbook pro 2021, big sur 11.4
    2. version 25.3.1

    within the same file, when I copy and paste an element, the fill is changing. the same issue does not occur when option dragging the drawing. it happens repeatedly. The fill that is changing is a colored pattern fill. It has happened with all "original" colorations (ie it does not only happen when using the light blue fill like in the movie. but they all change to the same yellow fill like in the movie.)

    3 votes

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  19. Colour code changing Illustrator 25.4 BUG!

    When I put in a number on R G B example R88 G122 B27, it changes but then when I select another object and go back to double check the other object the colour has changed back to something else. See screen shot. I saved the colour in the pallete. The colour should have the same values as the name I want R88, G122, B27 but its value is different, its giving me a different colour value.

    My colour setting are see screen shot

    3 votes

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  20. Saved swatches from previous version doesn't look the same

    I've made a custom palette in an earlier version of Illustrator. Now importing these swatches into new documents the swatches and codes are vastly different - both cmyk and rgb swatches has been altered.

    On reference picture - left side colors are original swatch colors, right side is the imported swatches. Also attaching the correct color codes.

    What happened? How do I fix this?

    MacOS Big Sur 11.4
    Problem noticed in AI 25.2.3

    3 votes

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