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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Colour values change on their own! Very frustrating

    Colours keep slightly changing over time, even as I am designing live inside a file!

    I will enter an exact CMYK or RGB value to match our brands colours, then these values will change slightly all on their own.

    I've been monitoring this for about 2 months now hoping this issue would be resolved in an update... but it hasnt been!

    This is a massive issue! Colours have to be stable!

    We need to be able to trust the program with things that are vital for a brand, like their COLOURS!

    The attached image shows -
    Top: is the original…

    7 votes

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  2. Delete Color Group in Swatches ungroups group instead deleting

    When I need to completely delete color group, I select it and press Delete palette's button (or try palette's menu). Any way. AI moves all colors from at to general colors, removing only folder, but not colors, asking nothing (even with warnings reset).
    I have to deselect my art, click first of moved colors, shift+click last and delete swathes again.

    7 votes

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  3. Eyedropper picks wrong color from vector art placed behind transparent image (with Shift)

    I have in image on isolated transparent backround, in CMYK, with no profiles.
    It covers some art. I want to apply color of underlying art to another object. I pick Eyedropper tool and pick color from bottom art, holding Shift, clicking through transparent parts of my image.
    AI picks wrong color, with fractions and dirty channels.
    this is related to color picking in CMYK document from real CMYK values of an image, which AI fails to do. Again, I think AI should pick REAL color.

    7 votes

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  4. Blue is now purple

    When selecting a vibrant blue with the color-picker it shows it correctly and when it is applied it looks purple. (the color's HEX is correct though)

    This also happens when I drag&drop an image that has vibrant blue colors in it.

    Any ideas why this is happening?

    6 votes

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  5. Cannot see gradient annotator when several objects are selected

    Hi, in the latest version of Illustrator (2020), I can't see the gradient annotator when I select several objects at the same time. With a single object selected the annotator looks correctly, but when selecting two or more objects it is no longer displayed.
    In previous versions, the gradient annotator is shown when selecting several objects, which I find very useful for copying the properties of the gradient from one object to another.

    6 votes

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 24.1.1 for Win and 24.1 for Mac 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!

  6. Problem Illustrator 24 does not support the old PANTONE libraries

    I tried to follow your guide: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/pantone-plus.html, that I always used to insert the old PANTONE libraries and have a conversion to CMYK instead of LAB and in this version it doesn't work.

    I contact the online chat and they replied that this thing with ILLUSTRATOR 24 is no longer supported, and it is absurd.

    I also tried to install the prereleas 24.0.1 but it doesn't work.

    I can't work without this.

    6 votes

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  7. Freeform Gradient not working with Compound Path

    Freeform Gradient does not work on a Compound Path (e.g. an outlined text or logo). Ai doesn't give any feedback on the problem, it just does not work.

    6 votes

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  8. CMYK Colors change by themselves randomly

    Watch as I simply keep trying to specify a color in a CMYK document. Simply changing the hex code, then deselecting the element, then double click the fill box to open the color, and sometimes it stays, sometimes it changes. I change it, it changes again. I need this to work 100% I can't have colors randomly changing on me after I specify them. I can also trace similar color problems back since v6 or so - had many color inconsistencies between illustrator versions, this constant color shift battle has to be fixed

    Mac 10.13.6
    Illustrator CC 23.0.2

    6 votes

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  9. Opacity mask not working with freeform gradients

    I am trying to make an opacity map with a freeform gradient. It previews correctly but as soon as i try to leave the dialog box it goes completely white. Doing exacly the same thing with the same objects but with a regular gradient instead works just fine.

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  10. Making changes to rgb vector artwork causing color changes

    Using the latest version of Illustrator CC, when I open a particular logo (a multi-layered object with active strokes) and make any changes (ex: outline strokes, rotate, re-scale, etc), I experience a color dulling and color changes to the entire logo.

    Oddly enough this only happens with the RGB version of the logo, not the CMYK version of the logo. And when I cmd-z these actions the color dulling / color changes won't revert back. In all of my years using Illustrator I've never witnessed this strange behavior, which is why I assume this is a bug.

    Even stranger, after…

    6 votes

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  11. Live Painting Bucket (K)

    In Adobe Illustrator 2021 the Adjustment of a gradient in Live Painting Bucket (K) does not work.
    When in Live Painting Bucket (K) i apply the gradient, then i can not adjust it manually.
    I am using Adobe Illustrator 2021 on macOS Catalina

    5 votes

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  12. Duplicate Graphic Styles

    Multipage document. Many objects with a specific style, rectangle, 20% gray fill, no line. All assigned graphic style, eg, Box Style. I want to move these objects to a new artboard, so it's select, Copy, Paste In Place, Move specific distance (because I've laid out my art boards precisely). Problem is that I then get Box Style 1, or Box Style 2, and so on.

    If I option drag this does not happen. This makes NO SENSE.

    Styles are styles. Why would Illustrator be duplicating styles. Makes NO SENSE. Option drag is NOT an efficient way for my workflow. Maybe…

    5 votes

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  13. Impossible to sample colors outside of Illustrator using the color picker / eyedropper (Windows 10)

    Sampling colors outside of the Illustrator is impossible on Windows/PC.

    When you drag the eyedropper tool to sample a color (for example from an image in another app or web browser) the eyedropper tool stops functioning correctly once outside of Illustrator. Its "sample" turns into pure black or white.

    This has been a problem at least since version 23 (maybe older). Just updated to v 24.0.1 (Illustrator 2020), still persists.

    The same feature is working perfectly fine in Photoshop.

    OS: Windows 10 v1809 64-bit

    5 votes

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  14. Eyedropper tool not showing correct colors sampled outside of Illustrator

    When I click and drag the eyedropper tool outside of Illustrator to sample a color from something else (a website, pdf document, etc.), the color isn't correctly picked up.
    For example, if I move the eyedropper over something orange, it shows in Illustrator as blue or black; even if I sample a large white space, it shows in Illustrator as a different color. It seems to only be showing sampled colors as white, neutral, black/gray, and shades of blue.
    The program is up-to-date.
    I tried it in two browsers, Chrome and Safari, and the results were the same in both. …

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    We have seen this issue specific to macOS 10.15. Enabling “Screen Recording” access right to Illustrator resolved this issue.

    You can change this setting by going to Apple > System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Screen Recording and add Illustrator Application.

    Please try this and reply in comment if the above suggestion worked for you.

    -Rama
    Illustrator Team

  15. Generic Color Palate

    I am using the newest version of Illustrator. Within the last week or so, my generic CMYK color palette has changed. The percentages that make up the color are different on nearly every color. My black color swatch used to be 100% black. Now it is C:74.97 M:67.92 Y:67.05 K:90.15. Everything in my document is set to CMYK. I changed nothing. My yellow is C:6.18 Y:96.55. It used to be 100% yellow. All of the colors have this issue. Please let me know how I can get this back to the normal way. I've been using Illustrator for the last…

    5 votes

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  16. Gradient panel bug


    1. macOS Mojave 10.14.4, Illustrator CC 23.0.3

    2. Edit gradient colors

    3. Expected to select color stop and choose new swatch

    4. Color stop unclickable, opacity and location dropdowns glitching

    5 votes

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  17. Global colours don't seem to be preserved in freeform gradients

    I have complex files that are made up of multiple gradients to create a 3D effect. Some of the gradients are linear and some are freeform. I am currently in the process of creating artwork files for both print and digital. To create the digital files I am converting all the files to RGB. There is a specific brand colour that has a different RGB make up than the standard conversion. I thought, no problem, I'll just update the global colour swatch and it should cascade through. But it doesn't! It does on the linear gradients, but not on the…

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  18. Patern Maker's Numeric Scaling Is Broken

    I'm creating a step and repeat wall using 2 graphics.

    In a brick by column pattern, individual graphics can't be scaled using the menu dialog (Object>Transform>Scale).

    However, they can be scaled using the tool panel's scale tool (keyboard shortcut s).

    Entering precise scaling measurements that are supported in earlier versions of Illustrator would be appreciated!

    5 votes

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  19. color on screen looks different if cmyk or spot

    this is a problem i found in illustrator, indesign and photoshop cc.
    i create a gradient, say from 100% to 0% of cyan (c100 m0 y0 k0). (the color is not important)
    than i create another gradient, from 100% to 0% of cyan (c100 m0 y0 k0), but spot color.
    than i active 'overprint preview'.
    on screen, the 2 color look different, and it's wrong.
    we have the same color, the same gradient, so it MUST look the same.

    5 votes

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  20. Illustrator CC won't embed color profile correctly

    Windows 10 64-Bit
    Illustrator 22.0.1

    Whenever I am saving an Illustrator .ai file with the checkbox for embed color profile checked, the resulting file does not have a color profile embedded correctly. When I reopen that file in Illustrator it seems to have the correct profile embedded but in Bridge or InDesign the file appears to have no color profile attached. If I export the same file as .psd file Illustrator embeds the color profile correctly.
    My colormanagment is synched via Bridge.

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