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  1. MacOS 13.6.6, Illustrator 28.4.1 Substrahieren (Pathfinder) funktioniert teilweise nicht

    MacOS 13.6.6, Illustrator 28.4.1 Substrahieren (Pathfinder) funktioniert teilweise nicht

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  2. Pathfinder & Shape Builder: glitch when joining curvy shapes

    I'm trying to join two round shapes and I'm always getting unexpected shape glitches in the result path. I tried making this new shape using pathfinder and shape builder, but the results are the same.

    Sending before/after screenshots attached in outline view.

    Version 28.1 (2024)

    Please help!

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    This is regulated by the size of the art processes and the precision value (measured in absolute values) one can edit in Pathfinder Options.

    Although vector paths stay continuous no matter how deep you zoom in, they are still stored on a canvas with rather finite coordinates, and all calculations are still very finite.

  3. 2 votes

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  4. AI CC V 28.1 Windows 10 Extrusion (3D and materials) no more working for some objects

    I am no more able to complete the extrusion of a disc object for which I previously removed parts of it using the pathfinder substraction tool. Substraction is working well, but extrusion is not. Once started, the extrusion process does not complete. I had to revert to Illustrator 28.0 to make it work.

    1 vote

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  5. Shape expanded automatically bug

    This is a bug I am experiencing. As soon as make a change on a shape it gets expanded automatically and this is not reversible if a pathfinder mode has been used (minus front for example). I am getting a small grey notification saying "shape expanded". I have not found a way to turn this off but it makes Illustrator un-usable for my purposes. I am attaching a screenshot of the notification that appeared as soon as moved one of the rectangle anchor points. Please help me as this is a business show-stopper for me. :(
    Also when using direct…

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  6. V26.5.1 Path re-open after using pathfinder tool

    V26.5.1

    The steps you were taking when you experienced the issues:
    1. pen tool to do a open path
    2. close the path using "add to shapes" in pathfinder
    3 use pen tool to start a new point, the previous closed shape will reopen and join the new point

    Your expected result :
    using pen tool to start a new point should give a single point, not joining the previous closed shape
    the closed shape should remain closed

    9 votes

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  7. Whole compound path gets affected when rounding a corner

    I have added a few shapes and then wanted to round only 2 anchor points, but as you can see here, other points are affected, even though they are NOT selected

    https://recordit.co/GwpPktMNNp

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  8. Live shapes loose their controls in Transform panel once they become a part of a compound shape

    If I have a Rectangle shape and then subtract it from another path with Alt held (to make a live compound shape), I loose ability to change the width and height and rotation of this rectangle.
    That is if I select it with the Direct/Group Selection tool — Transform panel does not show Rectangle Properties section, and Properties panel does not show anything from Transform at all — it has a no selection set of buttons.

    This is crucial because the rectangle I subtract is rotated, and simply editing width and height distorts it.
    Isolation mode does not help.

    A…

    12 votes

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  9. パスファインダーの分割をするとズレが起きる

    Adobe Illustrator 2021、2022、2022(Prerelease)

    2つの上下に重なった絵柄で、下の絵柄の形に沿って上の絵柄を分割をすると、ほんのコンマ数ミリのズレが起きます。
    100%や200%の拡大率では見えませんが、30000%とか大きい拡大率だと確認できます。
    あとズレているため、余分なパスができてしまい、その後の作業に支障がでます。

    4 votes

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  10. Pathfinder Divide produces imprecise result on curved elements

    Mac OS 11.6
    Illustrator 25.4.1

    I know this is not a new complaint, but it has not been addressed. When I used the Pathfinder Divide tool to divide an element with curves, the resulting shapes are not precise. This renders the tool useless for many operations where users need those lines to sit exactly on top of one another. See image for example.

    There are many users, including me, who are begging Adobe to stop adding features we would rarely/never use and please, for the love of all that is holy, concentrate on fixing the basic tools we use every…

    2 votes

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  11. Divide tool Not removing underlying color

    A red box on top partially overlapping a yellow box. With both objects selected the Divide tool is used from the pathfinder. Where the two graphics intersect it leaves two layers of objects. The red on top and yellow underneath. Previous versions yellow would not be there. I have never seen this in the 20 years I have been working in Illustrator. Divide is powerful tool we used for both silkscreen and digital printing. Would appreciate a fix so it functions properly again.

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  12. Inconsistent undo behavior when making a compound shape with a clipping mask

    I understand this may not be as common a use-case, but while trying to figure something out, I was puzzled when undo did not return to the state I was expecting. Below are the steps to reproduce this issue:

    Create a shape, such as a rectangle. Give it a color.
    Create a different shape and place it somewhere overlapping the first shape. Give it a different color.
    Select both shapes and create a Clipping Mask by right-clicking and selecting "Make Clipping Mask"
    You should now see only the overlapping parts of both shapes, as expected.
    Open the Pathfinder panel and…

    4 votes

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  13. 1 vote

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  14. Merge button in Pathfinder panel works incorrectly

    Merge button in Pathfinder now works the same as Trim. It cuts out invisible parts of objects but leaves them separated. Merge should unite shapes with same color. This is one of most used operations when creating logos and it is now broken. Sad.

    Merge effect however works correctly, so current workaround is to group objects together, apply Effect > Pathfinder > Merge, then use Object > Expand Appearance.

    Steps to reproduce:
    Create two red and one blue rectangle. All without stroke.
    Position them so they slightly overlap each other.
    Open Pathfinder panel, click Merge (3rd icon at the bottom…

    3 votes

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  15. Inaccuracies with pathfinder and shape builder tool

    I'm using v24.3, the most recent Illustrator version. When zooming in on a shape, the selection outline does not appear to correspond to the actual fill area of the shape. When doing any cutting or merging with the pathfinder or shape builder tool, this discrepancy starts to create inaccurate results, as the tools seem to favor the selection outline as a guide when cutting.
    As an example, I have a circular background. I want to "mask" a square onto it, so one of the corners of the square is outside of the circle. This corner I intend to cut off…

    6 votes

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  16. Groups inside compound paths

    Today I'm going to bring you awareness to the way Illustrator treats groups in compounds.

    For me it sounds strange already — why would I want a group inside of a compound path?
    What would I use it for?
    Ai won’t allow me to go isolate this group to edit its components.
    Ai would not show it in the Layers tree — for some reason we can’t expand a compound path to see its children, like we can do with the groups.
    Ai won’t give scripts a way to see these groups inside of compound paths — and this leads…

    27 votes

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  17. magically appearing anchor points

    When I join paths, use the pathfinder tools, or shapebuilder options, anchors that I DID NOT create, appear. There is no rhyme or reason to when it will decide to do it. So annoying. Over time this degrades the image when enlarging, shrinking, offsetting paths and a number of other features I don't want to waste my time listing. I don't care what you say about vectors and your program, I've been doing this a long time, it happens. I personally deal with vinyl plotters. Plotters don't like unnecessary or extra anchor points. It can slow down the cut process…

    5 votes

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  18. Pathfinder and redraw bugs

    These screenshots and QT movies and AI files correspond to bug reports I made earlier this month.

    https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Aabb5c132-3029-4f7a-bf02-e76f73bd22cf

    1 vote

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  19. Pathfinder Merge actually Dividing, leaving cut out objects behind

    This might be easier to read on the forums where the images are inline with the explanation, but I copy pasted everything here anyway. Here's the thread.

    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2601397

    This has been a thorn in my side for so long I can no longer ignore it. I don't know when it happened but at some point Illustrator's Merge tool started dividing objects instead of merging them, and leaves behind cut up versions of objects that are behind the visible objects.

    MacBook Pro 15 2017
    macOS Mojave Version 10.14.2
    2.9 GHz Intel Core i7
    16GB memory
    using Illustrator CC 2019 version 23.0.2

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    The objects had the Overprint attribute checked in Attributes panel. With this option on Illustrator leaves fragments unmerged to match the assumed intention behind having Overprint one. This is a normal expected behaviour, but not a transparent one.

    If you have this problem, don’t hesitate to leave the comment to force the team to rethink the UX behind this.

  20. Merging paths changes shape appearance

    So basically I have this shape that I am trying to subtract the white type out of so it is one shape (like a stamp) where the white type is open, not white fill.

    When I go to delete the white type from the path, or minus front, or divide, or using the shaper tool (it doesnt matter-same thing happens across the board)- the appearance of the type changes, becoming thinner- but the vector doesn't actually change... it's a visual thing, but its noticeably different.

    Not sure if that makes sense or if this has happened to anyone else....

    Does…

    1 vote

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