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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. RGB colors appear differently in identical file setup

    I have created color codes in one document and brought them into another (with the exact same RGB setup) and the color breakdowns change to look the same. This is a problem because if I am sharing the RGB breakdowns with others, some of the colors appear much duller. I have noticed that something changes when an image is brought in from an external source sometimes. This is becoming a big issue across our team.

    3 votes

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  2. Colors used in Symbols

    The problem is:
    If you "Select Unused Colors" and delete them, color swatches that are used inside of Symbols are deleted if they're not used elsewhere in the artwork outside of the Symbol. Behind the scenes, those colors are apparently assigned names numerically like “Deleted Global Color 5”. These names are revealed if you choose to Add Selected Colors to the Swatch palette, or Add Used Colors.

    This is bad enough because an element’s official Pantone colors are lost when one tries to tidy up the swatch palette associated with a document. Visually nothing changes in the document, but when…

    3 votes

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  3. Bug: Swatch Conflict Dialog, Apply to All checkbox not working

    After checking the Apply to all checkbox when I get a swatch conflict, the box keeps popping up with more conflicts. Esc key doesn't end it. Haven't seen this before v25.
    Mac OS 10.15.7

    3 votes

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  4. Colors Being Displayed Differently than in Color Picker

    I just decided to update to AI 2021, bad idea... I was working on a file and I realized that the color had changed from the original dark blue to a purple color. I do not know what happened, but I know it must have to do with the update because it happened right after this.

    3 votes

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  5. document color mode

    Document Color mode switching automatically to "Emulate Adobe Illustrator 6.0" every time I switch windows.

    3 votes

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  6. Illustrator automatically changing colors

    When you place image (RGB) into Illustrator it would preserve the color profile. Now it changes it automatically and this seems to be a common problem if you search the internet. Fix it as it makes this program far less useful.

    3 votes

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  7. 25.0.1 Colour still wrong

    NOT AN IDEA—A BUG!

    The colour settings are still incorrect in the newest update.
    Totally unusable software, so back to version 24 again.

    The image on the right is correct from version 24. How that file displays in 25.0.1 is in the middle and the image on the left is the same jpeg as on the right imported into 25.0.1…!!!!

    3 totally different interpretations of the same colour. Insane.
    Mac 10.15.7

    3 votes

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  8. Gradient Window Color Slider buggy, Selection area too small, adding color instead of selecting the color

    After updating to 24.2. Gradient Window Color Slider buggy, Selection area too small, adding color instead of selecting the color. Then it doesn't allow the selection of the color because it wants to add a new color. When I keep trying to select the color it is showing a plus sign and will not allow me to select the color that is there.

    3 votes

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  9. Illustrator is changing my colors

    I'm working on Interl(R) Core(TM) i7-8565U CPU, Windows 10 Family. Latest version of Illustrator.

    I put the right colors on my Artwork on illustrator but as soon as I save it and reopen it, the colors changed. It stays in a dark green but it's never exactly the one I put in the first place.

    Example: I put #336633, save it. When I reopen it, it has changed in #006633 or 336733 ot 316738 or 356633 or even 40683c or 789c4a

    3 votes

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  10. Color Picker Selects White Instead of Black

    Very bizarre problem:

    1. I will create a new object using the pen tool.
    2. I select the Stroke Color icon and choose black for a border color.
    3. Illustrator will invariably select white instead of black. I will have to go back to the color picker and select black again for it to stick. Really irritating.
    3 votes

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  11. Colours disappear when moving a live painted object. (paint bucket)

    I have been illustrating vector images on iPad Pro Adobe Fresco. When exported to PDF (why can't I export as illustrator file and keep the layers? 1st missing thing(not really bug but just irritating)) and opened in illustrator, I fill the line drawings with live paint bucket. When just moving this fully painted image from its place, some colors disappear in this image? Becomes transparant again: 2nd bug

    3 votes

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  12. The operation cannot be complete beacuse of an unknown error. [STEX]

    Trying to use Freeform Gradient on a more complex shape(image attached) and I get this error "The operation cannot be complete because of an unknown error. [STEX]"
    I tried making a new doc and still same issue. Some of the elements are coloured, but not all.
    System: MacOS Mojave Version 10.14.6
    Illustrator Version 23.0.6
    Thanks!

    3 votes

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  13. Black Swatch becomes CMYK when dragged to object

    Black Swatch in color pallette (between none and white lower left corner) colour changes values to CMYK when dragged to object on page.

    3 votes

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  14. Swatches not naming properly vs document color mode

    I create my document in CMYK but when I open my swatches the first time (I have done no copying or pasting into the document or anything to mess with any color settings), they are CMYK blends with RGB names. Why is it doing that and what can I do to fix it?

    3 votes

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  15. Pasting a hexadecimal color code into the Fill or Stroke under properties > appearance occasionally causes Illustrator to freeze up

    1. MacOS 10.14.5 (18F132)
    2. Select an object (for example, a rectangle), in the properties panel, under the appearance heading, select either fill or stroke, and paste a hex code into the textbox at the bottom of the popup panel. Occasionally, this results in Illustrator freezing, and can only be fixed by force-quitting.
    3. It not to freeze
    4. It freezes
    5. Video attached showing the behaviour once it is frozen
    3 votes

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  16. Eye Dropper

    Eye Dropper is not allowing me to change the color of text... super annoying!

    3 votes

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  17. CC Library Colours automatically adding themselves to Swatches when used

    Hey there,

    My team and I have recently noticed an error occurring when using the CC Colour Library.

    When selecting an object and then a CC registered colour, we get an error message that states: "A different colour with the same name already exists in your document. Please rename this colour to use it in this document."

    What we have noticed is that the colour automatically adds itself to swatches the first time you use it in a new document and then this error pops up every time. As such, how can we disable this function so that this doesn't…

    3 votes

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  18. Can't drag a color swatch onto a gradient color stop

    macOS High Sierra, then Mojave 10.14.3
    iMac 2017
    Processor 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5
    Memory 24 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
    Graphics Radeon Pro 570 4096 MB

    I used to be able to drag a color swatch onto the color stops on the gradient slider, replacing the existing colors on the slider. Now, in Illustrator 2019, the vast majority of the time it only adds the color swatch as an additional stop instead of replacing it. So the gradient will go from 2 stops to 3 despite me only wanting to replace one of the 2 colors in it. I can…

    3 votes

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  19. Eyedropper doesn't sample placed bitmap right

    When sampling color from placed bitmap image in illu, it samples different values the the values in the original file.

    That way if I have a picture with dark black background and I want to place it on a larger canvas with text, I can't sample the black and create a larger vector shape as background. If I do sample it, the print will show a difference in color and will not be approved (or worse will be printed like that)

    Support said I should open the file instead of placing it, but what should I do if I want…

    3 votes

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  20. color mix

    Using Adobe Illustrator 23.0.1 CC 2019. My CMYK color 100-85-0-0 changes to 99.17-83.58-1.74-0.02. My document color mode is set to CMYK. How do I keep original l color mix?

    3 votes

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