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  1. 生成されるグラデーションはグラデーションではない

    2024年前半頃に作成したデータについて解説します。
    グラデーションツールで単色(特色濃度100%)から透明(特色濃度0%)になるグラデーションです。(A参照)黒の矢印で指し示している部分までは均等に濃度100%が入るはずなのですが、データ上でもよく見ると黒の矢印で指し示している位置の前後が濃い色になっているのがわかるでしょうか。このデータを最終、印刷(印刷業者に依頼)まで進めて商品をお客様に納品したところ、納品先の顧客からクレームが入りました。納品された商品を見るとAの写真で示したように黒の矢印周辺が一番色味が濃く出ており(筋が入ったような状態)本来矢印より下の部分も全く同じ色(濃度100%)で出るべきところが薄くなっているんです。(参照B)
    しかも濃度100%より上の部分がすごく汚いムラのあるグラデーションになっています。
    私自身、DTP業界で20年以上仕事をしていますが、年々イラレの品質低下が著しいことを恐らく長年愛用されている方ほどお気づきかと思います。
    20年程前もグラデーションツールで作成したグラデーションをフィルム印刷するとグラデーションの段階がまるで階段のように縞々にでたことを思い出しますが、その解決方法として使用していたのがブレンドツールという強い味方。ステップ数を細かすぎるというくらいに細かい設定にすることでスムースなグラデーションを再現できます。
    が、しかし。
    今回の件で次回の印刷に向けて解決策を講じようとブレンドツールで同じグラデーションを作成したものの、いくらステップ数を増やそうとも、なめらかなグラデーションにならないのです。(C参照)
    そしてcの画像を見て観察眼の鋭い方ならお気づきかと思いますが、
    テップ数50のところを見て気づきませんか。一段一段のステップがグラデーション表現されており、そのグラデーションがまさに上に向かってゆくにつれて濃く表現されていることを。
    本来であればもちろん一段一段のステップが同じ均一の色味になるので絶対にこういう表現になるはずがないですよね。
    グラデーション表現の不具合と同じことが、このブレンドツールに於いても起こっています。

    今回実際に商品としてお客様に納品しており、このグラデーションの不具合が原因で金銭的損失を被りました。
    グラデーションツールに問題があった時の回避策としてブレンドツールを使っていたのに、それも使い物にならないとなったら、この手のデザインは使えなくなります。
    深刻に受け止めていただきたいですし、細部にまで注意を払って改善していただきたいです。

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  2. [Illustrator 27.9] Changing the Fill Color of All Objects Becomes Impossible After Using the Gradient Tool

    After I change the color of a gradient stop several times, changing the fill color of virtually all objects becomes impossible until I restart Illustrator.

    How to reproduce the bug:

    1) Create any object with a gradient fill.

    2) Keep changing the colors of the stops.

    3) Once changing the colors becomes impossible, create a new object in either the same or a new document and try to set its fill color.

    3 votes

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  3. Gradients with opacity act as a clipping mask for objects behind them

    When working with complex groups and gradients, often times an object with a semi-transparent gradient ends up removing the graphics from grouped items below it.

    The solution I've found is to ungroup and regroup items, but I feel this shouldn't happen in the first place. It also disrupts my workflow and how I group items in the first place.

    I don't know how to describe the steps to recreate it, other than "it happens sometimes." I think it happens more often if I've created Blends, even if those blends have been expanded.

    The images attached show two examples of what's…

    2 votes

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  4. Problem with gradient mesh created in InDesign

    Why is it that when I open a PDF created in InDesign with a gradient mesh, in Illustrator, the mesh becomes a solid fill?

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  5. An object with a freeform gradient fill makes the coloring control in the tool panel switched to None

    In the tool panel we have three indicator buttons, which show the current type of fill/stroke for the selection — Fill, Gradient, None.
    Illustrator switches it to None, when an object with a freeform gradient fill is selected.

    I can understand why it probably happens. Since freeform gradients are not technically gradients, and using this mode converts an object into a dynamic container for generating a triangular mesh, it makes sense for Illustrator to not display the proper indicator here — the container has no fill... but it makes no sense for a user. It is you who decided it’s…

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  6. Specific gradients across/along stroke with Overprint Stroke option are broken

    In the attached file you can see two identical gradients applied to two identical paths. One looks fragmented and shattered, something is really off with the tessellation. The other one is fine.

    If you select the weird one disable the Overprint Stroke option in Attributes — it works fine. Choose another and enable the option — it gets corrupted as well.

    If you copy either in a new file — the behavior continues. But if you try to reproduce this bug anew in a new file from the scratch — it won’t get reproduced.

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  7. Can't change the color of a gradient stop to an existing swatch

    Most infuriating Gradient Swatch forever bug. This bug has been persistent through the past several updates and I don't understand why Adobe is ignoring such an infuriating bug that should not be that hard to correct. Click on the gradient stop and select a swatch from the popup swatches palette and no effect.

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  8. Gradient visible banding

    Hi me and my team are having some problems with the gradients in illustrator.
    When we try to make a simple gradient it seems like it was mad in steps and not clean and smooth as it used to be. Anyone is having the same problem or now how to fix it? P.S. I leave you a screenshot so u can understand the source of the problem.

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  9. Freeform gradient gets stuck on color stop mode

    I created a circle with a freeform gradient and when I tried to deselect the gradient, it would not deselect the color stops inside the gradient. Even when I had another object selected and tried to change the fill color, it said "color stop" was selected to fill in the top left corner. I also tried switching to my other open projects and the problem was still occurring even in projects with no gradients.

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  10. Illustrator on Mac, updated to Ventura. Freeform gradients are not showing up in saved PDF

    Hi, i just updated to Ventura. My company invoice banner has a freeform gradient that isn't showing up.
    It shows up in adobe acrobat, not in preview. However when i sent it as a trial to a friend on whatsapp via the desktop app, the gradient showed up. On the phone in the whatsapp app it doesnt. This discrepancy is highly frustrating.

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  11. I can't use the freeform gradient tool in Illustrator for some reason.

    For some odd reason, freeform gradient is not usable. I add in rectangles and saved images but nothing works. In addition, the other gradient tools are available for selection but have no impact on the image as well.

    I'm using version 27.4 (64 bit) on a Samsung.

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  12. Free Distort effect doesn’t work properly with Freeform gradients

    When Free Distort effect is applied to a path with a freeform gradient fill (we all now know it’s not a real fill), the stops just vanish if they happen to 'fall out' beyond the resulting path — the same way they get dropped when you edit a path with a Direct Selection tool (which can also be treated as a bug, because you are just ditching user data — these color stops should be able to be placed outside of the path!)

    Images 6 and 7 show what happens if you try to make the shape larger than the…

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  13. Round cap overlap when using gradient along stroke

    Gradient along stroke and round cap overlaps. It is visible when the gradient is transparent. MEanwhile projecting cap does not have this issue.
    Please resolve this ASAP, my client is waiting and there is no workaround.

    1. Operating system: Both Windows and Mac has this issue.
    2. Illustrator version: 27.2
    3. How to replicate the bug: Make line, add stroke with transparency at the end, apply gradient along stroke, apply round cap.
    4. Expected result is that the cap should not overlap with the stroke.
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  14. Gradient on a path bug (copy and paste coverts path to outline path)_Ongoing issue!

    Illustrator expands path on a line to an outline path when copy and pasting. See video below. Using latest version on Illustrator on Mac OS Ventura (latest update) on M1 iMac.

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  15. Grayscale looks brownish in RGB mode

    In 27.2, grayscales look brownish, and the gradient bias is very off center.

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  16. Issues with drawing inside a vector with freeform gradient

    Operating system: MacOS Monterey
    Illustrator version: 26.5

    When I try to draw inside a vector I made, the colour of the vector changes and I was advised in the Adobe forum that this is likely a bug with the freeform gradient.

    Here's what I've done:

    I have created a vector with a freeform gradient.

    I press the vector and choose draw inside.

    I click outside the vector.

    I choose the brush tool and change to the colour I want.

    I draw inside the vector.

    The colour of the vector changes.

    I have also recorded a video so that you can…

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  17. Expanding a path with a gradient doesn't expand, just creates a group with the same path

    I want to expand a gradient applied to a path so that I have bands of colour as vectors in place of the gradient.

    I have been using this tool in this way successfully but this week there seems to be a bug: it works until it doesn't and then doesn't work at all.

    If I quit Illustrator and reopen everything it might work again, but with some paths it doesn't work at all. Please see my screenshots.

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  18. apply shadow effect on this file, the app crashes

    whenever i use and effect (shadow) in this file the computer automatically crashes.

    been doing a file that it includes this chart, but whenever I save the file,
    it automatically crashes. all of my work is lost.

    even the technician encounters the same thing

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  19. cannot rescale freedom gradient

    I have made a graphic with freedom gradient (illustrator 2022). The color will not stay the same if I try to resize the graphic.

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  20. SVG Export code issues with fill gradient color

    • Windows 10 Enterprise
    • Illustrator 25.4 and later, 26, 27 (all)

    When I export SVG (Save as -> Save as SVG), the path with a a fill gradient color generated a dirty long CSS code:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <!-- Generator: Adobe Illustrator 26.5.0, SVG Export Plug-In . SVG Version: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <!-- Generator: Adobe Illustrator 26.5.0, SVG Export Plug-In . SVG Version: 6.00 Build 0) -->
    <svg version="1.1" id="Livello_1" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" x="0px" y="0px"
    viewBox="0 0 50 50" style="enable-background:new 0 0 50 50;" xml:space="preserve">
    <style type="text/css">
    .st0{fill:url(#Element200000012443458042858059010000003463708424840614056);}
    .st1{fill:url(#Element100000127017412019725090950000006481867756431396536);}
    </style>
    <linearGradient id="Element2_00000010313092043105879430000008226129921869105801_" gradientUnits="userSpaceOnUse" x1="0" y1="20.15" x2="50" y2="20.15">
    <stop…

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