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  1. freeform gradient broken and malfunctioning

    Love the capabilities of the new freeform gradient tool; however there are some unusual behaviors and bugs preventing it from working as expected. Firstly, if you use direct select to move points of a shape around, color stops are deleted once they fall "outside" of the shape boundary. Normally, gradients can fall outside of a shape, and are visually "clipped" by the mask of the shape.

    Secondly, upon reopening a document with freeform gradients, I have found that the gradients are static images clipped to a shape. When I use direct select to select a shape, it selects the gradient…

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  2. Freeform Gradients won't load in complex object groups/compound paths

    In Illustrator 2019, freeform gradients were unable to render in complex compound paths. I was attempting to add a freeform gradient within a compound path/grouped object set of leaves (about 20) of various shapes and sizes. I had used compond paths to add a freeform gradient to two objects previously (although with a few bugs - see bug titled "Illustrator 2019 Freeform Gradient and compund paths not quite right" in Other...), expecting the gradient to render. Although it sounded as though my computer was working hard to process the effect, nothing rendered after 5 minutes and so I gave up,…

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  3. blending application inconsistent in groups and appearance

    To reproduce the problem, in RGB document, set up a rectangle with fill and outline, on top of some colored background shape.
    Using Appearance panel modify blending and opacity of fill and stroke to use anything other than normal blending. Then change the whole object's opacity, so it has "isolate blending" checkbox checked.

    Now try selecting any option for blending mode, other than Normal.
    All blending modes are ignored and cause no change in appearance.
    Now, select one of the blending modes anyways.
    Then expand the appearance of the object. Illustrator will create a group with path elements in the…

    4 votes

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  4. Overprint test error bug

    1. Create a text box, on a colour background.
    2. Make some of the text a colour, some black.

    The black does not overprint, it reverses ("knocks") out of other text in the same box reverses out (becuase it's colour or white).

    If you fix this by making the black text multiply, on reopening the file, it has reverted to reversing out.

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  5. 2020ファイルフォーマット、後方互換性の破壊

    iMac 27inch(2020/32GB/1TB/Corei5)
    macOS10.15.7

    リンク配置したJPG画像に対してエフェクトをかけると以前のバージョンのイラストレータ(ver.24およびver.25)でPGF部分を正常に認識できずにPDF部分より復元しようとする。

    再現手順
    1. ver.26.0.1にて新規ドキュメントを作成し、JPG画像を配置する。JPG画像自体は埋め込まずリンク画像としてあつかう。
    2. 配置画像に対して「効果→スタイライズ→ドロップシャドウ」のアピアランスを適用する。
    3. 2020形式で当該ファイルを保存。
    4. Illustrator2021にて当該ファイルを開くとネイティブ部分のデータを読み込めず、ダイアログが表示されPDF部分のデータよりリカバリを行おうとする。

    実際の結果
    旧バージョンにてIllustratorファイルを正常に開くことが出来ない。

    期待される結果
    2020形式で保存した場合、ver.24及び25にて従来のように正常にファイルを開くことができる。

    これはJPG画像をリンクとして配置したものにエフェクトを適用すると起こるようです。スタイライズのみならずトリムマークやPhotoshop効果等でも同様の症状が出ます。
    しかしながら、すべてのJPGで再現するわけではありません。条件を特定しようとしたのですが特定に至っていません。
    当該ファイルを添付いたしますので確認頂けると幸いです。

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    こちらの問題が修正された Illustrator 2022(ver.26.0.2)が、製品リリースされました。 みなさん、ご協力ありがとうございました。 こちらのトピックは対応完了とさせていただきます。 コメントはオープンにしておきますので、何か問題がありましたらご報告ください。 よろしくお願いいたします。 Illustrator チーム
  6. ドロップシャドウを適用したオブジェクトをグレースケールに変換するとシャドウ部分がマスクされてしまう

    macOS10.15.6 Illustrator ver.25.2.3

    再現手順:
    1.長方形を作成し塗りを設定し、「効果→スタイライズ→ドロップシャドウ」を適用する。
    2.1のオブジェクトを選択した状態で「編集→カラーの編集→グレースケールに変換」を適用する。
    3.オブジェクトの下に適用されているドロップシャドウ部分がオリジナルの長方形をドロップシャドウパネルの「X軸オフセット・Y軸オフセット」分移動した状態の図形にてマスクされる。
    4.「分割・拡張」を適用してアピアランスを分割するとマスクされた状態でビットマップに落とされる。

    期待する結果:
    シャドウをクリッピングせずにカラーの変更のみ行う。

    実際の結果:
    シャドウがクリッピングされてしまう。

    以前に報告されていた投稿がありましたが、一部に挙動の誤認があるため、新たにバグ登録を行いました。
    https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/38758498-ドロップシャドウのバグ
    また、光彩(外側)においても同様の挙動となります。

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    Under Review  ·  PCM Maro responded

    製品フィードバックへのご協力ありがとうございます。

    ご報告いただいた現象を確認いたしました。
    追加検証を行ってまいります。

    情報のアップデートがありましたら、こちらでご報告いたします。

    よろしくお願いいたします。

    Illustrator チーム

  7. Gaussian Blur Bug Changes Appearance Between Different Versions

    This is a major flaw!

    We have an Illustrator file created in CC 2019 (23.0.6), it contains a PSD element that has a gaussian blur effect applied to it in Illustrator, set to a radius of 9 pixels, this produced a subtle blurred appearance. The file was then sent to a printer for test printing where they are using Illustrator CC 2021 (version unknown) and when they open the file the object becomes very blurred, completely changing its appearance.

    I've managed to replicate the bug using Illustrator CC 2020, the object's radius blur effect changes to 9.021 pixels and the…

    3 votes

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  8. Opacity Doesn't Live Update when using Properties Panel + Keyboard

    AI Version: 25.2
    OS: MacOS 11.2.1
    Using CPU & GPU Preview

    Problem:

    • With an object selected, open the Properties Panel.
    • Click in the Opacity field and use the keyboard to increment the opacity up or down.
    • Note that the object's opacity doesn't change unless the change is accepted either by pressing the Return key, or clicking into the artwork.

    Expected Behaviour:

    • As the opacity is adjusted using the keyboard, the artwork should demonstrate the changed opacity.

    Notes:
    - If you use the Transparency Panel, and adjust the Opacity there, the keyboard commands are recognized as usual.

    3 votes

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  9. 3D Revolve Clipping

    3D Revolve is clipping the front faces. I can get the faces to appear when the object is in a different rotation, when it object is parallel with the view. I've tried this with both a normal path and a compound path.

    I think the plane the 3D object is being rendered to is too far forward.

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  10. Ofset path bug in 24.1 version - horrible metric precision...

    Problem with dimensions after using offset path. Just look - if you have square 100 x 100 mm, and want to make -4 mm offset path - new square is not 92 x 92mm, but... 92.0001 x 92.0001. This is nightmare. See attached. Adobe, I hope this bug will be fixed?

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  11. Effects Preview Checkbox Has No Effect After First Check

    Version 24.0 (64-bit)

    When applying an effect to a path in Illustrator, checking the "Preview" checkbox will preview that effect, but unchecking the box does not return the path back to its original shape. To test:

    Use the pen tool to draw a multi-segment shape.
    Select the shape
    Click Effect->Distort & Transform->Roughen
    Click the Preview checkbox (the effect should be applied)
    Click the Preview checkbox again (the effect will not be removed)

    I've tested this with most of the previewable effects in the Effects menu and they all behave the same.

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  12. Pathfinder options not working no matter what I do

    Hi I am using Adobe Illustrator on a Windows PC and I was trying to use the Pathfinder Tool to simply 'minus front' some text on a shape for a logo I am trying to create. But, whenever I go to use the Pathfinder tool and click on in in the Windows Drop Down Menu - because its not even an option on the side bars?- nothing happens. I've tried to group the text and the shape as well as creating outlines but nothing is working. Nothing is popping up. I am simply trying to make transparent text in a…

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  13. Small negatiive Offset Path Pica values don't work

    Use Picas as document unit.
    Select an object
    Use Offset Path (Effect or Object Menu option)
    Try toEnter a small negative value like -0p5
    It wont allow you to use a negative value.between 0p0 and -0p11
    Switching to a different document unit works.
    See: https://forums.adobe.com/message/11113927#11113927

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  14. Rotate and scale appearance effects

    When you have an appearnce (i.e. transform with move horizontal 1mm) and then rotate the object, it doesnt change the direction of the applied appearance. Our client insists that we cannot expand the appearances so it causes issues when applying to carton where the front and back panels are the same.

    We also have similar issues with things like scaling objects with a gaussian blur effect applied, where it does not scale the number of pixels.

    However feathering appearance does scale, so the application seems inconsistent.

    There should be an option in the preferences as to whether rotation and scaling…

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  15. Weird Transparency Issue

    So, I have a very odd quirk happening. When I changed an element from 100% opaque to 70% then copied it and grouped it. Now when I ungroup it the same element that was 70% opaque now thinks it is 100% opaque.

    Essentially I can no longer make that element completely opaque anymore. I have to place another instance. This is a bit of a pain when I have resized or altered the placed element.

    I am running the latest version of Illustrator as of this post.

    I did some searching here and my issue is very similar to this…

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  16. Freeform Gradients can't seperate into spot colors for rips

    Freeform Gradients can't seperate into spot colors for rips. when prinitng them as spot colors. they come out like a cmyk print.

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  17. Appearance panel - Stroke on rectangle shape

    I have a rectangle shape in my appearance panel. When I try to add a stroke to it, I get a row saying "outline stroke" (underdotted as if it should be able to change) and popup tips saying "click to edit effect". But nothing happens when trying to click to open stroke settings. So I'm not sure if this is a bug, feature request or simply me doing it wrong. Anyway, it seams to be meant to work, if not it would be great if you could add things like strokes to these shape rectangles/circles.

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  18. Folders in Appearance Panel

    Folders in Appearance panel: I'd like to be able to apply Effects and Transparency to subgroups of strokes and fills with precision.

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  19. 'Edit SVG Filter' quote bug

    The 'Edit SVG Filter' window text entry auto-replaces " with “ , invalidating the markup.

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    Started  ·  Dirk Schulze responded

    Hello Isa,

    We can confirm the issue and are sorry that you experience it. We are working on a fix for this issue.

    Thanks for reporting the issue.

    Dirk

  20. transform effect negative numbers

    This has been a problem for a long time -- not just the current version of Illustrator. When applying a transform effect to an object and using the "move" part of the effect, negative numbers get converted to positive numbers. Occasionally I can "fool" the effect by not previewing the results but that doesn't work often. This happens whether I type in the numbers by hand or use the slider.

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