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  1. Dragging a gradient slider stop changes the opacity of other stops on the slider

    Hi all.
    Since I was asked by one of the Adobe employees, here's my post.
    Windows 10.

    I am getting seriously miffed. After using Illustrator ever since the nineties I can no longer do what I need so, so often: duplicating a color stop in a gradient while keeping the other stops as they are.

    Say I have the following:

    Stop 1 - position 0 - Opacity 0
    Stop 2 - position 25 - Opacity 100
    Stop 3 - position 75 - Opacity 100
    Stop 5 - position 100 - Opacity 0

    I need a zero opacity stop on position…

    6 votes

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  2. 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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  3. Eyedropper STILL not wroking on grouped objects in Illustrator 24.2.3

    When using the eyedropper on grouped objects, it'll show correctly in the color panel, but it'll only apply the stoke color to the group. Please fix this! The eye dropper has not worked for grouped objects for way too long now.
    Windows 10
    Illustrator 24.2.3

    6 votes

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  4. 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. …

    6 votes

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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

  5. 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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  6. Mirrored objects with freeform gradient applied loose their fill

    When drawing a picture of several parts, each of which is filled with freeform gradient there is a problem as soon as you select the entire object gradient disappears on one of the parts or strays

    6 votes

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  7. 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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  8. 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.

    6 votes

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  9. Spot Colors in Linked or Embedded Images can be Renamed in Swatches Palette, breaking functionality

    Double clicking a spot swatch in the Swatches Palette allows you to rename the swatch. In past versions, Illustrator would not allow you to rename the spot swatch if it was used in a linked or embedded image. Now the spot swatch can be renamed whether or not it is used in an image. There is no warning that the spot being renamed is in use. After renaming the spot swatch, the Swatches Palette does not show the spot actually used in the image. Changing the color values of the spot swatch before renaming changes the appearance of the image,…

    5 votes

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  10. 5 votes

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  11. The colors in the closed file are persistently and almost forcibly trying to enter the palette.

    Let's say a spot color was used in a previous work and somehow copied. Later, when the file job is finished and I start another new job even though I have closed it, the copied color in the closed file persistently and almost forcibly tries to enter the palette. I tried to describe it simply in the video.

    5 votes

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  12. Freeform gradient doesn't export to svg

    When using a freeform gradient in Adobe Illustrator (desktop) it does not export to svg. Instead it takes out the gradient and leaves the fill empty.

    5 votes

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  13. Some freeform gradients change when selected with one or more other objects

    The problem always seems to affect the same objects and certain color groups. I've attached two pictures: the first shows the gradient I created, the second shows how the gradient changed the instant I selected it with another object.

    Please view this thread, as it includes a complete description of the problem and several photos:

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/why-does-an-object-s-gradient-change-when-i-select-or-move-the-object/m-p/11602618?page=1#M252528

    5 votes

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  14. Freeform gradient fill disappears on select all action

    1. OS: Windows Version: 10.0 System Architecture: x64 Illustrator v 23.0.6 (64-bit)
    2. I used a freeform gradient fill to fill a path and upon doing a select all to group a few different paths and shapes for easier movement or duplication, the fill of the path disappears and I need to either rebuilt the gradient or re-load the file as even doing CTRL+Z doesn't bring back the gradient
    3. The expected result is that the gradient remains as it was when doing a select all (Either through CTRL+A or using the Selection Tool)
    4. The Fill for the path disappears and the freeform…
    5 votes

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  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. 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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  17. 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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  18. CMYK values changes

    On opening existing file and embedded profile mismatch, selecting "Convert doument's colors to the working space". will change K=100% to black defined in all CMYK values.
    However opening the file keeping embeeded profile and hereafter assign the profile keeps the values intact

    5 votes

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  19. Opacity bug

    AI CC 2018
    I turned the opacity down on a selection to see below layers. Then I went to work on below layers. Upon returning to original layer and re-selecting the object to return it to 100% opacity it showed I was already at 100%. I could not get it back to 100% until I copied and pasted the object to a new layer.

    5 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi,

    It seems like opacity is applied on the Layer and not on the object inside that layer. It is possible that the user is selecting object inside the layer and not the layer itself. Hence the user is able to see the opacity of object which is 100% in this case and not the changed opacity of layer.

  20. Touch Bar Color Controls are Broken

    Touch bar controls do not change the color of objects when using sliders, and swatches save to touch bar but not to actual swatches panel. Cannot delete swatches from Touch Bar.

    MacBook Pro Late 2016 + Latest MacOS

    5 votes

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