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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Unable to scale a specific object

    I am unable to scale one of the objects (letter P) in the attached file. Please advise. Thank you.

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  2. Why can't you use negative numbers in Move transform panel?

    This is such a bizarre bug. Sometimes the panel will come in with negative numbers already in there (based on a previous move by hand in the program?) But make any adjustment and the number turns positive. I can work around it using reflect tool but it shouldn't require such an extra work around.

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  3. effects dropdown

    When looking at the effects drop down on a high definition laptop, it is smaller then the rest of the dropdowns.

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  4. Twist effect does not act on a group as a whole...

    When applying [Effects -> Distort and Transform -> Twist] to a group, the effect is applied on an individual object level and not on the group as a whole.

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  5. NEON GLOW ONLY GOES TO BLACK

    NEON GLOW NOT WORKING

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  6. Legacy blur lost when pasting into a new document.

    An object with a legacy blur loses it's setting when copying and pasting into a new document. The blur is still listed in appearance, but there is no value and effectively no blur.

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  7. 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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  8. Text with effects becomes a group of text and rendered raster image. Effect is no longer 'live'

    Text with effects becomes a group of text and rendered raster image. Effect is no longer 'live'
    Text block is now a group with a raster image for the drop shadow. I have to reapply the drop shadow in order to correctly edit the text block.

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  9. 3d extrude and bevel problem

    I am using windows 10 and Illustrator wont do a 3d extrude or bevel and says not enough memory when there us enough memory.

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  10. Stylize Outer Glow does not show

    BUG: When applying "Effect >> Stylize >> Outer Glow", the effect does not appear on object stroke or fill.

    This is constant between multiple files.

    OS: Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Built-In Memory: 32668 MB
    System Info:
    Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019 13.0.0
    Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019 13.0.0
    Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019 13.0.0
    ExtendScript 2014/12/03-09:00:00 80.1 80.1
    Extensibility Library 2.0.0.51
    FilterPort 1.1 79.599148
    Microsoft® Windows® Operating System 10.0.17134.167
    International Components for Unicode 58, 2, 0, 0
    International Components for Unicode 58, 1, 0, 0
    International Components for Unicode 58, 2, 0, 0
    International Components for Unicode 2017/02/28-14:54:50 Build…

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  11. Artistic effects converting artwork to black

    Attempting to apply any Effects>Effect Gallery will render the vector artwork into black and white. Thinking it was a Pantone conflict, I've tried conversion to CMYK with same results.

    piffle.

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  12. Blending Modes BUG in Ai

    1. Version of Adobe Illustrator - 22.1 Machine: iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015) Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 M380 2048 MB
    2. The issues - Using Blending Modes (specifically Screen/Color Burn). Worked both in on-screen preview mode & saved as a jpg, Thursday, April 12th, 2018. Today, Monday April 16th, they are not displaying properly on-screen, in print, or in saved file preview. (if color mode is switched to RGB, blending mode displays more properly, but not in Overprint Preview) Screen blending mode disappears/Color Burn retains only some parts of the graphic in black. Does not translate between cc programs either.
    3. Expected…
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    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com . Please give a reference to this post so that we can identify you.
    Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.
    We may also need your help with file to get this internally reproduced and then subsequently attempt to resolve it.

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  13. Convert to shape tool

    When using the convert to shape tool / ellipse:

    Select circle imported from PDF that has 100's of points around perimeter. Use convert to shape, ellipse option. If I set the tool to "relative", and the value to zero "0", then the converted shape should match the original. Instead, the shape is larger, because it is using the size of the box inscribed in the circle instead of the diameter (or width and height). Please fix this.

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  14. Free Distort effect ignores Drop Shadow effect within

    If a Drop Shadow effect is above a Free Distort effect in the Appearance panel (which means the shadow gets applied after the distortion) — it works fine.

    However, if we first have a shadow and then try to distort the object which casts it (the Free Distort is below the Drop Shadow in Appearance) — the vector geometry gets distorted, but the shadow stays orthogonal and immune to the distortion.

    Not a very popular workflow, I know, but still.

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  15. Drop Shadows in Illustrator 26.4.1 won't export to SVG properly – they become displaced

    I made an Illustrator 26.4.1 graphic that used the drop shadow effect.
    When I exported it to SVG, the shadows became displaced. They were all moved a bit to the top-left. I tried all kinds of alternate exporting and effects settings, always to the same effect.

    I knew for certain that I had already done this in a previous Illustrator version, so I downloaded Illustrator 25.0 and tried the exact same thing – worked perfectly!
    Some time between those versions, something must have gotten buggy.

    When I noticed this, I was on Win10 (Win11 now).

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  16. 3D Extrude doesn't treat a group as a group

    I’ve got a logo I need to extrude, but Illustrator appears to be treating each object within the logo as having a separate instance of the 3D Extrude effect applied. You can see an example in the attached video – I add the effect and the preview is exactly what I’d expect, but when AI renders the effect, each object loses the perspective it has in the preview.

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  17. Vertical Adjustment in Transform pallet is working in reverse.

    The vertical adjustment of Transform Effect in the Appearance pallet is giving incorrect values (positive value for negative effects and negative value for positive effects). Menu path = Appearance Pallet/FX/Distort and Transform/Transform. In the second screen shot, the COPY of the red circle should be ABOVE the original by 300 pts according to the value in the vertical adjustment.

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  18. Offset path preview not working

    Offset path not working 1 in 20 cases. When I type a word, expand it and then try to create an offset path, I cannot turn the preview of the offset path. When this happens and I confirm the offset path, I cannot ungroup the the original text and the offset path. When I try to ungroup it, the text becomes the original again. It is very frustrating. I've tried to turn of the GPU preview, I have turned off my mac several times and I have reinstalled the Illustrator itself. Nothing seems to work. I used the offset path…

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  19. Symbols don't display when mapped onto 3D artwork - Illustrator 26.2.1

    MacOS 11.6.5 iMac - non-retina NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M 2 GB - 32GB RAM
    Illustrator 26.2.1
    Hello, I'm trying to map a symbol onto a 3D extruded object (See attached) using the new 3D interface. All I see are some black lines. No matter which symbol (even my own), what scale or rotation I use, the display of the mapped symbol does not change?

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  20. 3D Materials Broken shading on repeat shapes

    When using the new-ish 3D Materials fx on a group of shapes, some of which are aligned and repeating, the lighting and shading on one or more of the shapes breaks.

    There is a workaround of adjusting the position or corner radius of the shape(s) with the issue by an imperceptible amount. It took a lot of investigating to figure that out.

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