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  1. Drop shadows unnecessarily re-render when placing new images, slowing workflow

    As of 5/22/18 using Illustrator 22.1, all existing drop shadow effects within document re-render each time a new image is placed. Rendering can take up to 30 seconds to process (a Progress dialogue box appears), which slows down workflow considerably.

    This is never an issue with InDesign or Photoshop, so I'd love to see this fixed in Illustrator. Thanks!

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  2. Illustrator CC 2018 Effect Menu Problem

    When I open the Effect menu, then select any effect, the text on the window that opens is so tiny I can't see to make any adjustments. The window of the working image is fine and normal size but the text doesn't adjust. It worked before the update and Photoshop works fine. It's not my display. I have tried adjusting everything and compared all settings to my husbands laptop that works fine and hasn't been updated and they are the same. Adobe took control of my computer and couldn't figure it out. Hopefully somebody can!!

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  3. White lines appearing on the text when we apply Extrude and Bevel effects in 3D

    White lines appearing on the text when we apply Extrude and Bevel effects in 3D. Is there any solution to fix this.

    Version: Adobe Illustrator 22.0.1

    Expected result: 3D effect of the text layer without white lines.

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  4. Bug - Element Transparency not adjustable after setting transparency once.

    CC 2018
    Placing elements on pasteboard works fine. I adjusted the transparency of the element on layer to 40% over a red box. Now the element shows that transparency. If you try to revise the transparency the properties window shows the element at 100%. There is no way to adjust the transparency back to it's original 100% or know the current transparency.

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  5. Strokes on text container disappear with transform effect.

    https://forums.adobe.com/message/9763703#9763703

    Create a text box.
    Deselect it.
    Direct select the container path.
    Give it a stroke.
    Select the text box and apply the Tansform effect.
    Stroke disappears.
    Delete the Transform effect.
    Stroke appears.

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  6. 3D Revolve Classic not updating applied symbols after symbol changes

    Making changes inside a symbol does not update where it is used as an instance. Video below shows editing of an extrude with a symbol applied to the outside of a cylinder. The preview toggle on/off inside the extrude tool also does not work in updating the applied symbol in real time.

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  7. GPU renderer fails on complex appearance stacks involving Knockout Group

    I have an appearance stack that uses a scatter brush at 0% opacity to knockout parts of the underlying fill, thanks to Knockout Group being checked on this object.

    It does not seem to work on the GPU renderer.

    Some experimentation suggests that it does work if I shift the overall object's transparency from Hard Light to Normal. I haven't tried other opacity modes.

    I have included a file with an example path, as well as screengrabs of how it renders on the CPU and GPU previews, and the data given by the "system info" button in the Performance pane…

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  8. Maintain graph styles when updating data (bar graph issue)

    Issue with bar graphs:
    All styling is removed when data is updated. Can you make it so it at least retains bar width and color?

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  9. Transparency mask bug

    Pasting objects from the clipboard inside the Transparency mask mode doesn't work when the "Paste remember layer" feature is turned on inside the Layers panel.

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  10. Graphic Styles lost, duplicated and hard to manage in general.

    I have painstakingly applied graphic styles to hundreds of icons (the final icon library is for a large CAD application and comprises nearly 2600 icons) but all of a sudden, the styles are not recognised any more. Objects are still graphically the same but when I select an object, the styles panel does not light up where it should.
    I have been having trouble getting graphic styles to work properly with styles getting duplicated and the very clunky way of saving and reapplying graphic styles to objects. This issue just makes me think I shouldn't bother. What are Graphic Styles…

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  11. Drop shadow jagged edge on placed images

    When applying drop shadows on high quality png or psd images placed into illustrator, the edges end up jagged.

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  12. Gradient along a stroke blend

    When blending 2 gradient strokes (gradient along stroke) the blend orientation does not stay consistent with the 2 original strokes. I know I can get the required results with gradient within a stroke or converting outline path etc but I need to get it to work using 'gradient along stoke' for my purposes.

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  13. Placed strokes don't save scale once embeded

    If you place an AI file with strokes, scale the placement and then embed the link the strokes go back to their original size before the scale. The strokes view the correct size until you embed it.

    Scale strokes & effect is checked in the scale window and in the prefs. Any other setting/pref that can fix that? or is this just a bug?

    AI Version 24.1.1

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  14. Stop rasterizing the gradient on an object when expanding its appearance

    When you expand the appearance of an object with a gradient, the gradient is rasterized, which I believe, defeats the purpose of using it considering the results. The resulting image has a lot of erroneous White specs. If there is a stroke aligned to the center, it creates two layers with the same gradient, which means you have to unite them with pathfinder. A layer that's shaped the same as the rasterized object with the gradient is the color gray.

    The workaround is to apply a solid color, then expand, then reapply the gradient, but it took me some time…

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  15. Weird Facets in Gradient Fill

    Issue, rather than "Idea". Using a simple, gradient fill, in Illustrator CC 25.2.1, I'm getting these weird facets, rather than just a smooth transition. Anyone else have the same issue?

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  16. Opacity mask not behaving as expected for object that crosses over itself.

    When I make a gradient opacity mask for a line object as shown, the opacity mask behaves as expected when the object overlaps another object (cyan rectangle; i.e. you can see the bottom object through the top object), but does not when it overlaps itself (magenta rectangle; i.e. the part of the object on the bottom is clipped by the shape of the object, rather than visible through the opacity mask like the separate object).

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  17. NEGATIVE OFFSET PATH HAS FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON STOPPED WORKING

    I dont have an idea but i have the problem:
    It will work for a shape, such as circle by making a smaller circle, however if i type a word -> type - create outlines -> go to path - offset path and select a negative value it just duplicates the same shape with same thickness and i cannot find a way around it

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  18. Plz add a inner shadow effect

    I was doing an assignment in Illustrator which required that I use the Inner Shadow, but Illustrator doesn't have it. Why? It would even work too.

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  19. Big Sur and native Effects gallery crash

    Anybody else getting Illustrator CC2019 and 2020 to crash in Big Sur (beta) when accessing the Filter Gallery (eg. Effect > Texture > Grain)?

    You don't even have to apply the effect. Simply opening that window will doom you to a crash.

    Tested with latest public releases of CC2019 + 2020 and macOS 11 Beta (20A5384c) on 2015 iMac.

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  20. Drop shadow preview doesn’t work

    The preview function in the drop shadow panel doesn’t work.

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