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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. View Using GPU Gets Greyed Out Permanently with Outline Mode

    Hello, with fresh preferences, 'View using GPU' and scrubby zoom are enabled in Illustrator. if I turn on Outline Mode, Illustrator loses connection with my GPU. The 'View using GPU' option becomes greyed out and never restores. In order to get it back I have to delete my preferences. Here is my system info:

    Illustrator 25.1
    OS: Windows 10
    GPU: 2 x NVIDIA Titan Black
    RAM: 64 GB Memory
    GPU Driver: Driver 460.89
    Display: ASUS PQ321Q 4K

    25 votes

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    Hi All,

    Hi,

    Thanks for the information provided to the Illustrator team.

    As we are hearing from some users that the issue is not completely fixed , we are working on trying to reproduce the issue at our end . Kindly provide a screen recording \ elaborate steps for reproducing the issue/

    With Best Regards,
    Aishwarya G Gadodia

  2. Bug when moving from outline mode to GPU preview in winsows 10

    When i switch to outline view then switch back to GPU preview, the animated zoom stops working

    I'm on the latest illustrator build 25.1 on windows 10 latest build - GPU details as attached

    The only way to fit this si to reboot illustrator

    4 votes

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  3. Transparency mask not refreshing

    I'm not sure if this is a GPU rendering issue or not. When selecting a group of objects and going into transparency mask mode to add a rectangle with black to white gradient, the effect is now not visible until I exit mask mode, which is very frustrating because I then have to keep switching over to see the effect.

    Using Illustrator 25.1
    Mac OS Big Sur

    4 votes

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  4. AI loses GPU support when using rulers or accessing grouped elements

    Hello @ Adobe!
    Both of my macs (Big Sur, latest updates) show the same reproducible bug with Adobe Ai Version 25 (incl. 25.2): GPU support works just fine when I open a new document and start from scratch. Turning on Rulers or accessing grouped elements by double click instantly turns off GPU support wich I cannot turn back on. After that Ai responds slowly and overall it’s no pleasure to work with. To fix this I need to make sure that in a document all rulers and guides are switched off/deleted. With these measures I can reopen the document and…

    2 votes

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  5. Whenever I enter Outline mode(Ctrl+Y), Illustrator turn into 'view using CPU mode

    I can reproduce this bug on my rig. Whenever I enter outline mode(Ctrl+Y), illustrator, initially using GPU to render the artwork, turn into using CPU. And it stay there even I exit the outline mode.


    • The only thing to fix it is close the file and open it again. It's getting annoying pretty quickly(part of it because 'View using CPU' performance is abysmal and sluggish. My CPU has 6 cores 12 thread, not top of the line, but not cheap model either.

    -I also found that it's not only about the outline mode that cause this, but other reason as…

    2 votes

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  6. Guidelines disappear while dragging them in GPU Preview

    While in GPU Preview every guideline is disappearing when I grab and drag it. As soon as I let it loose it appears. It's very hard to position a guideline accurately if you can't see it.
    In CPU Preview it works, but the overall performance is worse.

    Illustrator 25.0
    macOS 10.15.7
    MacBook Pro 2017 (Radeon Pro 560 4 GB, 16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3, 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7)

    4 votes

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  7. AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U Radeon GPU not recognized (but works in Premiere, Lightroom)

    Illustrator does not use the GPU (Setings->Performance says "Compatible GPU not available", even though below the device is listed under "GPU Details".

    However, all other Adobe CC apps (Lightroom, Premiere) do recognize and use the GPU without any problems.

    Windows 10, (v2004, build 19041.746); Illustrator 25.2 (64-bit)

    2 votes

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  8. "View using GPU" greyed out since Illustrator 2021

    Since we have updated to Illustrator 2021, on one of our machines (Mac mini 2018) "View unsing GPU" (CMD+E) is greyed out and can’t be activated. GPU IS activated in the Illustrator Preferences! Using Illustrator 2020, this function works as usual.

    An other glitch, that we noticed on both of our machines (the 2018 mini and a 2019 iMac): When opening a document in Illustrator 2021, the window turns black for a moment until the document is shown. This does not really cause any problems, it is just strange and does not occure with Illustrator 2020.

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  9. Guides disappear during drag with GPU preview turned on

    While attempting to move an existing guide (horizontal or vertical) with GPU preview turned on, the guide disappears until the mouse is released.

    This makes it very difficult to move guides to new positions.

    With CPU preview turned on the guide remains visible when being moved and behaves as expected.

    Win 10, Illustrator v25.1, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, Driver Version: 27.21.14.5177

    2 votes

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  10. 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.

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  11. Can't Finish Previewing AI 25.0

    I get the "Cannot Finish Previewing. Could Not Complete The Requested Operation" pop-up message and my view goes to Outline Mode when I use the Pencil Tool with a Gradient Fill. I need to save & close the file, reopen it in Outline Mode and then select GPU Preview to see the accurate preview again. Happens every time. I can turn fills off in the Pencil prefs, but that sort of defeats the purpose. Driving me nuts! Please advise.

    On mac mini with 64GB w/ a Raedon RX 580 8GB eGPU

    3 votes

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  12. 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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  13. disparition des repères lors de leurs déplacement

    Apres avoir activé l'option "dessin et travail en temps réel", lorsque l'on déplace un repère celui-ci devient invisible

    5 votes

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  14. 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…

    6 votes

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  15. "View Using GPU" Greys Out Using Images with "ProPhoto RGB" Colour Profiles

    AI Version: 25.2
    OS: MacOS 11.2.1
    Using GPU Preview
    MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)

    Problem:
    - "View Using GPU" is visible and enabled
    - Adding linked images (in this case a JPEG) with a "ProPhoto RGB" colour profile applied to the image file will cause "View Using GPU" to become disabled and greyed out.

    Expected Behaviour:
    - Linked Images with any colour profile applied should not effect the ability to use the "View Using GPU" setting.

    Workaround:
    - Open the image in Photoshop and convert it to another colour profile like sRGB IEC61966-2.1 then save the image. …

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  16. Prestazioni GPU

    Su PC, una volta entrati in "visualizza contorno" esce dalla modalità GPU e non si riesce più ad attivarla a meno di chiudere ed aprire un nuovo documento.

    Windows 10, NVIDIA RTX 2080, ultima versione di Illustrator

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  18. GPU-Support fällt reproduzierbar aus

    Die GPU-Unterstützung funktioniert zunächst bei neu angelegten Dateien wie erwartet. Sobald ich das Lineal einblende oder eine Zeichenfläche verändere oder hinzufüge, fällt die GPU-Unterstützung aus und das Programm wird extrem 'laggy'. Man kann das GPU-Rendering nicht wieder aktivieren, bis man Ai neu startet. Bestehende Ai-Dateien, die eingeblendete Lineale haben oder Hilfslinien enthalten, funktionieren ebenfalls nur mit CPU-Rendering. Entfernt man hier alle Hilfslinien und blendet die Lineale aus, speichert die Datei, beendet Ai und öffnet die Datei anschließend wieder, bringt das die GPU-Unterstützung zurück. Bis man aben wieder an Lineale oder die Zeichenflächen geht – kurzes weißes Flackern, GPU-Unterstützung ist weg.…

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  19. Transparency mask not refreshing

    I'm not sure if this is a GPU rendering issue or not. When selecting a group of objects and going into transparency mask mode to add a rectangle with black to white gradient, the effect is now not visible until I exit mask mode, which is very frustrating because I then have to keep switching over to see the effect.

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  20. 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.

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