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  1. 1 vote

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  2. illustrator preview is black and white (fills but not lines?) when file background is transparent

    mac os 10.15.6 / ai 24.3

    file preview for fills (but not lines) becomes b&w when the file background is transparent. when a background is turned on, preview is fine.

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  3. Separations preview imac 5k very slow

    There is some problem with Overprint preview turned on, everything becomes verry laggy. I'm on iMac 2019 27" with 40gb of RAM, SSD drive, no plugins. No matter which document is opened, the problem is same - very slow illustrator movement.

    Only sollution is to run Illustrator in Low Resolution mode, then the problem does not exist.

    5 votes

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  4. Views not updating, tabs not updating.

    Views will simply stop updating in Illustrator. Outline view shows geometry that does not display in GPU preview mode.

    Similarly, when changing from document tab to tab, the window will "freeze" on one document and refuse to show the newly-selected document.

    None of this is remotely acceptable. I pay for and use the Adobe Suite as a professional tool, and I can't have daily failures. Trust in your products is swiftly eroding.

    Please advise a quick and permanent fix for these issues.

    System:

    Illustrator 24.2.1

    MacBook Pro
    2.4 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
    32 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
    AMD Radeon…

    3 votes

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  5. "show images in outline mode" doesn't work (Document Setup)

    Image doesn't show when option is on. It used to a while ago...

    3 votes

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    This option only works when you are viewing your documents as outline using CPU mode only, not GPU. While this is a known problem, voting for this issue is important for the team to estimate the importance of this limitation.

  6. There's a weird bug that affects anchor points when aligning to an artboard.

    There's a weird bug that affects anchor points when aligning to an artboard. It won't align in any way. PLEASE FIX

    1 vote

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  7. Wrong rendering of mesh shades in Illustrator 2020

    When opening an Illu 2019 File in Illu 2020 I get wrong rendering results. We tried to reproduce the problem on several machines and it happens ewerywhere.

    We are a production company with prepress repro team. Since we dont know, when the problem can occur, we are not able to use 2020 all the time.

    Please find attached a sample illustrator file and screenshots from Illustrator 2019 and 2020.

    I hope, you can find the bug and update the Illustrator 2020.

    Stay safe,

    Gregor

    1 vote

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  8. Glitchy screen when opening a new document

    Whenever I open a new document on illustrator, or open some existing documents, the whole screen turns red and when I try to zoom into the art-board or the document in general, it begins to glitch and white rectangles appear. I'm unable to select or move around any artwork.

    1 vote

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  9. Live paint paths not updating

    Since update 24.2, amending in a path will intermittently not update with live paint. The path will have moved, but the art will visually remain as it was. This especially happens with the curvature tool, and less often (but sometimes) with the pen tool.
    I have real-time drawing turned on, as I did in my previous version.

    1 vote

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  10. Linked images don't show when opening a file

    Since the June update, some linked images don't appear when first time opening an existing file. After selecting them with the white arrow and moving them, they suddenly appear.

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  11. 100% view is not 100% for pixels in cc2019

    OMG, yesterday I've updated illustrator cc2018 to cc2019. Objects now in 100% view are diplayed as ~151% - see attached file - in left side - illustrator cc2018 window and 400x400 px square in 100% view. In the right side - the same square in 100% view.

    Please fix this annoing bug.
    This is on Mac pro late 2013, High Sierra, 27' Eizo monitor 1400x2560

    80 votes

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 26.3.1 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!

  12. Chess like structure

    While I am working on my projects a chess board like structure is appearing of no where.

    1 - Microsoft Surface Pro 4 - Windows 10 - Adobe Illustrator 24.2.1
    2- while using curving Pen tool.
    3- I want it to stop disappear tried restart application.
    4- it still apear.

    1 vote

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  13. Display not being refreshed, scrolling through Artwork while zoomed in and dragging an object

    When I have zoomed into my artwork and drag an object - for example draw a rectangle or line that reaches the end of the window while dragging, the artboard scrolls, but the image is not refreshed. Only the ruler shows me, that I am scrolling... Even when I stop dragging and release the mousebutton, the image is not fully refreshed. Otherwise: when I drag the Marquee-Tool to the end of the window, scrolling starts and the image gets constantly refreshed while dragging. This is the way I would normally expect it to be, regardless of the the Tool I…

    3 votes

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  14. Last Update is making Illustrator behave unexpected showing something like "white noise"

    Last Illustrator update brings this weird issue after opening any file on my machine. As you can see it does not happen only on the work area, but also on UI components. While scrolling down and up again solves temporarily the issue on the work area, the UI cannot be solved neither minimizing or maximizing the program. After some seconds, the work area shows that error again, pixel by pixel.

    Machine: Surface Book 2
    Operating system: Windows 10 1909 (OS Build 18363.752)
    Illustrator version: 24.1.1
    GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
    Version of the driver: 26.21.14.4575

    1 vote

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  15. Stroke width profile selection malfunction after last update.

    Stroke width profile selection not giving the proper "style" from pull-down menu. I select "uniform" but Ai creates "width profile 1"

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  16. Blue background lines on Illustrator 2020

    Hello,

    I'm having an issue with illustrator 2020. When i start working sometimes the background of a file stars having some blue lines covering all of the canvas. horizontally and vertically.

    I'm using the latest release of Mac OSX Catalina on an Imac 2019.

    Thank you!

    2 votes

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  17. transparency grid disabled - Drawing area is not visible

    I had this problem only with some files, which created "AI CC23.0 mac".
    If transparency grid enabled, Everything looks normal.

    My System:
    Windows 10
    intel i7 8700K 32gb Ram
    Nvidia Quadro P1000
    AI 24.1 6@177427 (64-bit)

    1 vote

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  18. NOT RESPONDING

    The program works fine whenever im doing line work for my portraits but as soon as I highlight it and merge it together the program starts acting really slow and not responding which makes it impossible to work

    2 votes

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  19. Rendered objects not matching the outline

    I have found multiple rendering issues with Illustrator 2020 on Mojave 10.14.6
    There are three types:

    1.) When cutting an object with the path finder, it might occasionally produce straight lines instead of curves, although I can't replicate this and it happens rarely.

    2.) The displayed object doesn't follow the outline accurately in general. This is blatantly obvious when zooming in to the max and drawing a small object.

    3.) Lines aren't smooth, they have extremely tiny irregularities. These disappear when zooming (even when already at max) but only for the current screen. Moving the camera reveals new ones and…

    2 votes

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  20. Guides are too thin since last update

    Since the last update (23.0.4) guides are almost invisible, especially when using the document grid in combination.

    This is only the case when GPU performance is on. When it's switched off, the guides appear as usual. In the previous Illustrator version this problem didn't exist...

    The strange thing is: while dragging other guides, or making a rectangle selection with the Selection Tool, the guides become thicker again. But, when I release the mouse again, they become thin again.

    I work on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) model, NVIDEA GeForce GT 750M 2GB Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB. MacOS…

    5 votes

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