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  1. Display errors on tool 'preview video' and 'selection tool'

    Please refer to the two images attached. Hovering a tool or a part of an image is enough to show the visual defect.

    System is Win10, 21H1 with Intel Iris Xe MAX GPU
    AI is version 26.0.3

    1 vote

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  2. Visual breakdown bug when zoomed in < 30000%

    In keyline and normal view, when zooming in very close, the image breaks down. This didn't happen in previous versions. The first attached image shows the image correctly, with zoom at 12750%. The second attachment shows the image 'broken down' when zoomed in further. The multitude of diagonal lines shouldn't be there (these increase when panning) and the selected line (that I'm trying to work on) should be a complete line, not an endpoint. This bug makes detailed work very difficult.
    PC Windows 10 Home 64-bit v.21H2
    Illustrator 26.0.3 (64bit)

    3 votes

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  3. Pink screen and residual image artifacts

    The pink screen flash is back for me in 26.03 when opening files, but now I have the added bonus of image shrapnel being left everywhere (image attached).

    Mac mini M1. Happens with both MacOS 12.1 and 12.2 beta (release candidate).

    4 votes

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  4. Paths previewing incorrectly with artifacts.

    Paths are previewing incorrectly, adding artifacts, and the path line is not accurate to the previewed shape. In the attached screenshots, you can see how this makes it almost impossible to accurately illustrate detailed work. Please help!

    1 vote

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  5. pixel preview doesn't refresh correctly until reapplied.

    Steps to reproduce:
    - New document with units set to pixels
    - view: 'snap to pixel' and 'pixel preview' turned on.
    - Use the rectangle tool to make a new shape, eg. 20 pixels square.
    - Set the fill colour to a high contrast colour (eg. dark grey) and turn off the stroke
    - zoom the view, move around.

    Expected result:
    - the rectangle should appear pixel-perfect (sharp) against the pixel grid, with no anti-aliased bluring
    - the view should acurately update when I zoom and move around to display pixel perfect artwork

    Actual result:
    - the rectangle is bordered…

    4 votes

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  6. Part of an object's position is shifted with no distortion effects. Moving/undoing move resets position correctly

    This was a devastating glitch for us. I've seen this happen before sporadically but I have no idea what causes it or how to catch it. If anyone else has seen this and/or knows a solution to catch issues like this, please let me know. There were no effects or special attributes applied to the artwork in the appearance panel

    Illustrator 26.0.2
    macOS Big Sur

    3 votes

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  7. Display wigging out when placing images

    Displaying crazy in 26.0.2. When drawing or placing images, screen goes completely white or shows a strange box with an "x". No matter where i click, the mouse click will drag from the corner of the item on the artboard, scaling it.

    Mac running Monterey 12.0.1

    1 vote

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  8. Display bug

    Major bug.
    File is not displayed properly.
    Only areas under the mouse show up.
    Please help.

    3 votes

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  9. Coordinates label rendering problem in Overprint Preview mode

    1. Open the file and make sure Overprint Preview mode is on (thus GPU is off)
    2. Pick Direct Selection tool, grab the point and move it The gray label with current coordinates get smeared, like the GIF shows.
    12 votes

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  10. flickering guide lines

    In Illustrator 25.4.1 one cannot use the guides while Astute Plugins active! What did you do Adobe? While selecting objects the guide lines will appear blink think suddenly while someone click drags the mouse as long as one releases the mouse button again. While dragging objects, the guide lines will be fine, but with nothing selected, click drag will cause flickering guide lines.

    VIDEO on youtube: https://youtu.be/r_GMXaUSH5w

    1 vote

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  11. Worse situation on M1 macs

    macOS Monterey V 12.0.1 (M1 chip)
    Illustrator Desktop V 26.0.1

    Recently I noticed, that performance have some bugs.
    It is often, that screen smudges like in screenshot. and thats everyday issue. I need to zoom in and move around, then it disappears. now even Pink stripes showed up, which doesn't disappear...
    Also, sometimes when I start new document (from template), there is the pink blink (very short, few mili seconds and the same colour like in screenshot)

    Today I saw new update for Ai, so updated, will see if this issue was

    0 votes

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  12. Color Bug

    When I move objects, the colors bug out. As you can see in the picture ''Bug'' , I am only using different shades of purple and the light orange that is in the background, as shown in ''Bug 2'' . All of the darker orange is not supposed to be there and they only appear when I move objects around. This continues unless I move the screen off the artwork and then go back, then it dissapears but comes back as soon as I move an object. So far I'm unable to find a solution for this, so I would…

    1 vote

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  13. GPU issues with certain graphics cards and Mac updates

    So after a lot of time spent on chat and phone with Adobe. It seems that I am unable to use v25.4.1 or v26 in GPU mode unless I upgrade to Monterey.

    However Monterey is in its infancy. I'm not taking the risk of upgrading yet.

    My machines both have the same GPU redraw issues, where images within clipping masks create echoed glitches of themselves across the screen. this disappears when GPU mode is turned off.

    CPU mode in Illustrator is so sluggish it's pretty much unworkable.

    Adobe informs me this is NOT an Adobe issue, it is an issue…

    3 votes

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  14. illustrator freezes when moving object, task that was not a problem before oct 21 update.

    Since last update, I have a problem moving some object in illustrator without it to freeze, making impossible to work. only workaround is to disable GPU acceleration, witch I don't like since I use scrubby zoom all the time now, and the experience is not as smooth.

    I made driver update to my graphic card (Nvidia Quadro P2000) everything is up to date.

    Please hurry... I consider uninstalling latest update so I can work more efficiently

    1 vote

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  15. GPU not working with Wacom when using Illustrator

    When using my Wacom Cintiq Illustrator colours de saturate and fade. When I uncheck GPU performance the problem disappears and the colours return to as they should be. But I want to use my GPU for complex artwork
    The problem does not occur on my desktop monitor only on my Cintiq.
    I am using a Mac

    2 votes

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  16. Illustrator Zooming issue over 1600%

    Zooming over 1600%
    go to View, Screen Mode, then change from normal mode to Full Screen mode with menu Bar

    2 votes

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  17. Secondary Jagged Stroke

    Mac OS Monterey 12.0.1
    Illustrator 26.0.1

    I have been drawing lines with the line tool and expanding and bending them using the Anchor Point Tool. Sometimes Illustrator creates a secondary line alongside my smooth one that is jagged. It is still visible if I zoom in or out but I don't think it's really there (as a vector path). It is visible in the middle of my screenshot.

    3 votes

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  18. Images in clipping masks glitching and overlaying artwork when in GPU

    This is similar to previous posts but not sure if the same.. apologies if repeating. In the latest version of illustrator, images within clipping masks are glitching out and making the file impossible to work with. These glitched versions of the masked image change constantly when zooming in or out, but do not disappear as they used to when illustrator bugged out previously. see attached screenshot. The orange metal flake texture should only exist within the frame of the bicycle. The lighter orange glitchy shapes do not exist.

    iMac Pro - Big Sur 11.61
    Illustrator v26.0.1

    7 votes

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  19. ERROR with drop shadow when blend

    the object disappears in pieces

    2 votes

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  20. AMD Radeon Pro 580 rendering bug

    Hi, I have a 2017 iMac Retina 5k 27", 64GB RAM, Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7 with AMD Radeon Pro 580 GPU, 8Gb VRAM, driver version 01.00.931, Illustrator 25.4.1. I am getting odd effects in rendering of linear gradients where angular areas of colour appear at higher magnifications. If the GPU is turned off in Illustrator prefs the effect disappears. Please see screenshot attached showing the effect with GPU. Is there a fix for this, please?

    2 votes

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