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  1. Illustrator won't preview changes in the transparency mask until I move the art.

    I just set up a new computer this morning and this is a new problem I have not dealt with before. Any edit I make to the transparency mask in an artwork does not preview until I move the artwork. Moving the view, zooming in and out etc doesn't udpate the preview, only moving the artwork. I tried turning off my GPU performance to see if that was causing some issue but it didn't change anything.

    2 votes

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  2. Illustrator causing red screen

    I'm using a MacBook Pro 15" , 2019 with MacOS 10.15.5 and Illustrator 24.2.

    When I open a file in Illustrator it works fine until I open a second file. When I do this, a red border appears and I cant zoom or work with the file. I tried to delete everything which is installed with Illustrator (Also the .plist files) and tried to reinstall it but the same thing is happening again. Disabling the GPU in settings does fix this issue but using Illustrator on a high-end machine without it's full GPU power is worthless.

    I also created a…

    7 votes

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  3. White flickering screen: Illustrator 2019 gltches out video card in Macs with AMD Radeon R9 M390 2 GB graphics card...

    it's an Apple & Adobe conflict with each other regarding the AMD graphic card driver(s) + Mojave OS 10.14. Rolling back to Illustrator 2018 doesn't fix it. I first thought it was a physical hardware problem (dying graphics card) until we experienced the problem on multiple Macs in the same way.

    This issue didn't exist prior to updating to Mojave, however, I think Mojave and Adobe were fine together until updating to Adobe CC's 2019 products which had the initial conflict and, in turn, created the same conflict for the prior Adobe CC versions + Mojave.

    I 100% believe there…

    83 votes

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  4. Artwork becomes blueish when zoomed in 400%

    When I'm 300% zoom it looks normal and works as it supposed to but when I go to 400% or more I get this weird blue that covers my image

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  5. Pathview/Edges Problems

    iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)
    3,8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
    32 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
    Radeon Pro 580 8 GB
    macOS Catalina (10.15.6)
    Adobe Illustrator (25.2)

    Path are not completly visible.
    Edges are not shown as they are.

    Without GPU the Edges and Path look normal. But its to slow to work with.

    1 vote

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  6. 1 vote

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  7. Library window gets corrupted

    Without any apparent reason, the Library window gets corrupted i.e. doesn't scale correctly and thus is rendered completely useless as I'm unable to scroll or select any assets. Need to restart the whole app to fix it. Latest CS21 with MBP16.

    1 vote

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  8. New Illustrator 2020 laggy and slow on the simplest of tasks

    Illustrator 2020 is really laggy and slow, only when completing simple tasks like colour picking, moving art-boards, selecting different objects, or even just wanting to zoom in or out.

    4 votes

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    General slowness on using Illustrator on Mac is one of the major issues reported in this thread. Illustrator team made significant progress in replacing Illustrator’s GPU rendering engine from OpenGL to macOS Native Metal Rendering Engine – https://developer.apple.com/metal/.
    We have observed common operations like Zoom, Pan, and rendering operations are now smoother in cases where it was sluggish as reported in this thread. We urge Mac users to try the Illustrator Beta build with Metal support and share your feedback.
    Please note, this may not address other performance issues reported in this thread not related to rendering like File Save, Export, or slowness in any particular feature.

    This build is available in Illustrator Prerelease Download Section – https://www.adobeprerelease.com/beta/85A6F544-2705-49BD-8314-DD549C6A1713

  9. Real time function disappears

    realtime feature disappears when rulers are enabled in Illustrator 25.1 (Mac OS X Mojave 10.14.6)

    1 vote

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  10. 1 vote

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  11. Overheating?

    MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB

    Fan goes into overdrive each time I open any of the newly updated Adobe Aps (example Illustrator 25.0.1) Going back to previous versions fixes the issue.

    1 vote

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  12. "Hairline," faint border around PNG exports

    Whenever I export anything as a PNG in Illustrator with a transparent background, the PNG result shows up with a strange faint border around it. I've tried a multitude of "solutions" and nothing has worked, leading me to believe that this is a bug.

    I'm working on a macOS Catalina 10.15.4, and on the most recent version of illustrator (24.1). My processor is 1.6 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, and graphics—Intel UHD Graphics 617 1536 MB.

    (The image I have provided is the exported PNG image of that shape, and I've overlapped it ontop of the pre-export to show the…

    6 votes

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    This is a GPU bug. If you toggle the rendering mode with View > View using CPU — no border will get rendered, the PNG actually does not have it. The problem is known though.

  13. Artefacts while dragging anchor

    After having drawing a polyline and drag one of the corners to a new position there appears black artefact shapes.

    Windows 10
    Illustrator 25.0.1

    1 vote

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  14. Graphics Errors in Big Sur

    I have a brand new Mac Mini 2020, just released. I have been having weird glitches with graphics rendering, and I found this post
    https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-bugs/suggestions/40978006-macos-big-sur-rendering-bug

    Looks like it has been closed for commenting, and blame on Beta. However, I still have the issue. I am on Big Sur 11.0.1 on a brand new machine running AI 2021

    I took advice and disable GPU Performance, and it seems to be working now.

    Just a heads up

    1 vote

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  15. GPU Performance is deeply broken - UI overlay refresh issue

    Within about 20-30 min of starting illustrator with GPU Performance enabled, everything goes haywire.

    It seems to be an issue with UI overlays such as art board bounding boxes and shape paths/points. As you pan about or adjust a shape, it seems that old overlays are not disposed and new overlays are just drawn on top resulting in layers and layers of overlays. The overlays are cleared if you zoom but when you start to pan or manipulate shapes again, the overlays continue to populate on screen.

    Images attached should illustrate the issue better then I can describe it. What…

    3 votes

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  16. lagscreen trail when I move the shapes around or when I use the quick hand tool

    I think my Illustrator 25.0 has an issue with GPU rendering as it randomly starts leaving that "rendering" trace when I move something or when I use the quick hand tool and it only works fine if I close and reopen the document. I am using a Lenovo Yoga and Windows 10. Attached below is a screenshot of the error.

    1 vote

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  17. Ghosting while object move not working in GPU mode?

    Singe Illustrator 25 there is no ghosting effect when moving objects. What have you done again Adobe?
    CPU is not working properly with iMac PRO(!) and GPU does not show basic feature?

    1 vote

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  18. Animated zoom malfunction

    Hi guys,

    I am using a Windows 10 rig, fully patched inkl. all drivers and the latest Adobe product versions. Here's the spec of my rig:

    • Core i7 4700K
    • 32 GB RAM
    • Geforce GTX 770 2 GB GDDR
    • SSD Disk

    My issue is a malfunction of animated zoom. Normally I am using STRG + SPACEBAR and my mouse to zoom in and out. In small Ai projects with a small amount of layers it works fine.

    But, if I illustrate a car, with hundreds of layers at a special moment the animated zoom doesn't work anymore. If I use STRG…

    1 vote

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  19. 1 vote

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  20. Refresh problems in Trim View - Illustrator 24.0

    I'm not sure this is exclusive to GPU, but in Trim View sometimes when working with content, it stops refreshing properly and causing anomalies on screen

    14 votes

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 27.3.1 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!

    Ankit Goyal

    Illustrator Team

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