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  1. CC 2020 gradient tool not updating result live, only when releasing the mouse button (like in CC 2018)

    In CC 2019, when using the gradient tool to apply or modify a gradient, the result of using the tool was live updated as you applied/moved it. Now in CC 2020, the tool has reverted back to how it was in CC 2018, meaning you have to let go of the mouse button to see the result. Seeing the result live saves time for me and makes it easier to get a satisfying result quicker.

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 24.0.2 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  2. 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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  3. Minus Front Pathfinder

    I'm trying to block out this outlined text from this green rectangle, however, it is producing a very weird and seemingly glitchy result. Here are my steps:

    1) Select both shapes (The white shape appears to have a thicker selection outline? Not sure why that is..)

    2) Choose Pathfinder > Minus Front.

    3) The final result view cuts off the top of the 'M' and 'R', but the anchor points show a normal effect.

    Any thoughts?

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  4. Transform effect vanished from Appearance Panel. Multiple times

    After using Distort & Transform/Transform from the Appearance Panel, I noticed that this effect was missing from the list of effects that I'd used. As you can see in the attached image, Transform is not in the list. The long shadow on this text is created using that effect and it is still live, but there's no way to edit it since it is not showing up in the Appearance Panel. I started over and created it once more and once again, it wasn't in the panel. I tried a 3rd time and it worked as expected.

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  5. Spot color gaussian blur does not print out when printing separations to film

    This must be a bug because it worked in previous versions. Spot color gaussian blur does not print out when doing separations.

    Illustrator 24.2.3
    OS version 10.15.5

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  6. multiple drop shadow

    Applying multiple drop shadow effects make them being displayed inconsistently.

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  7. Offset path small values results in skewed lines

    Offset path small values (in my example it's 0.02 mm) results in skewed lines, compared to original text it's applied to.

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  8. Editing text with warp doesn't update

    Editing text that has a Warp effect applied does not update on screen or even in a saved PDF until the warp effect is turned off then on again in the Appearance panel. See the attachments where I have changed the bolded word 'egg' to a roman type weight. In the second warped screenshot it is still bold. This bug has only started since the very latest general release of Illustrator: v24.1. Occurs in MacOS 10.15.3 and in MacOS 10.14.6

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  9. Pathfinder Incorrect Work

    Hi!
    I have a problem with Pathfinder in new Illustrator version 24 (2020) (macOS 10.15.1). Please look at the image attached. Pathfinder doesn't cut a compound shape out of a path or another compound shape. It merges the two instead.
    It worked fine in the previous version of Illustrator.

    4 votes

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  10. 3D Extrude & Bevel Mapping Symbol

    When I try to map a vector artwork using the 3D Extrude & Bevel Options on the "Map Art" windows shows that the artwork is mapped correctly on the face of shape however the final result stays with the black color of the outline, this does not happen when I do a flat graphic like a JPEG or PNG.

    This issue has been happening with multiple versions of illustrator.

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  11. 3D extrude and bevel effect breaks on large paths

    Windows 10 64 Bit, AI 23.1 .I've observed this bug all previous versions, and on multiple computers.

    Add a 3D effect (eg. Extrude and Bevel) to a path and increase the scale... it always breaks past a certain size. The theshold increases with the extrude depth, so deep objects can be larger while flat objects (ie. no extrude depth) break at a relatively small size. Check out the attached image.

    It's an extremely useful effect... clearly it would be a whole lot better if it could still be used at larger scales!

    6 votes

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  12. Gaussian Blur does not scale. Frustrating

    Gaussian Blur does not scale when I scale an object with the effect applied.
    'Scale Strokes & Effects' is turned On.
    Really frustrated because it's such a simple thing to recalculate it. Fix asap!

    31 votes

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 25.2.3 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  13. Arc Warp Effect with Unexpected Results (Combined with Masks)

    When applying an arc effect shouldn't the mask dictate how the arc effect works and not the larger contents of the mask?

    The results I am getting now appear to be possibly impacted by the larger/complex contents of the mask.

    I have used a larger arc amount of 15% in the images below to exaggerate the difference I am seeing between the simplified design/mask and the second design with a larger pattern inside the mask.

    Is this working as intended or is this an issue?

    Computer Specs:
    macOS 10.15.4
    iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)
    Processor: 4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core…

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  14. Pathfinder

    EVERY TIME I try to use the Unite function on the pathfinder, I end up with the spinning wheel of death.

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  15. 3D Extrude and Bevel

    When I apply 3D Extrude and Bevel with cap set to 0 and surface set to no shading my image now has a background. Now I tried a few things to correct the image in 3D Extrude and bevel and the entire image is gone. The image frame is still there.

    This occurred after the latest update to Adobe Illustrator 2020 24.1.2

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  16. Problem with Flatten Transparency

    Hello,
    I found a but in Illustrator CC 2019 and 2020 MacOS 10.14.6 and Windows 10 v1903. I will report this to Adobe.

    A. I create a glas effect on a non circle object with blending dark to light red and a black and white gradient mixed with ›screen‹ to it.
    B. I flatten the transparency with the highest or other option. Always is a clip group (1), that shound be automatical removed. For better seeing, I put it on top of the group ›after flatten tranparency‹.

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  17. Effects are expanded after pasting to a new document

    The effects like drop shadows become images after pasting to a new document.

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  18. Feather does not gradient to transparent

    When 'feather' is applied to (in my instance) a black box overlaying a colored background, the black appears as a conspicuous grey.

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  19. Rasterize not working well on spot colors

    I used to work in Illustrator cc 2019 and rasterize images with spot colors don't have any problem. Now in new illustrator I have a BIG problem rasterizing images with spot colors. Please see attachments. And please solve this, I have to work in both Illustrators because of this bug.

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  20. Blurring is said to be possible but is not

    There is no tool for blurring detail despite the fact that three ways of doing this are on the menu.

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