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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. 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…
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  2. The operation cannot be complete beacuse of an unknown error. [STEX]

    Trying to use Freeform Gradient on a more complex shape(image attached) and I get this error "The operation cannot be complete because of an unknown error. [STEX]"
    I tried making a new doc and still same issue. Some of the elements are coloured, but not all.
    System: MacOS Mojave Version 10.14.6

              Illustrator Version 23.0.6
    

    Thanks!

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  3. Color Swatches

    Color swatches have disappeared at random. I try adding new color swatches by a USER defined library, and it's adding only patterns, no colors.

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  4. BUG: pdf with CMYK JPEG is inverted when opened in Illustrator

    Tested on Mac OS 10.14.6 with Adobe Illustrator 23.0.4

    METHOD
    open a PDF that contains a CMYK JPEG image in Illustrator
    (This PDF was created by converting a CMYK JPEG file to PDF in Acrobat DC Pro 2019)

    RESULT
    image is shown inverted in illustrator (same issue opened in Photoshop as "image").
    Opening in Photoshop as "page" it looks ok, but this cannot be selected in Illustrator.

    PDF and original JPEG are attached.

    EXPECTED
    visually the same as input file, no inverted image

    3 votes

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  5. eyedropper tool doens't pick up properties

    The eyedropper tool used to be able to pick up properties from one vector to another. for example when there is a vector shape with a border and a gradient and what to copy the same properties (same border and gradient) on to a different vector shape. Tried using shift, or double clicking on the eyedropper tool to look at the eyedropper options.

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  6. CC Library Colours automatically adding themselves to Swatches when used

    Hey there,

    My team and I have recently noticed an error occurring when using the CC Colour Library.

    When selecting an object and then a CC registered colour, we get an error message that states: "A different colour with the same name already exists in your document. Please rename this colour to use it in this document."

    What we have noticed is that the colour automatically adds itself to swatches the first time you use it in a new document and then this error pops up every time. As such, how can we disable this function so that this doesn't…

    3 votes

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  7. can not operate the slider of the gradation panel

    I use google translation


    1. Max OS Mojave 10.14.4, Illustrator CC 2019 23.0.2

    2. Select a gradient from the tool panel

    3. I want to operate the gradation slider

    4. I have a problem with the graphic panel and I can not click the slider. The bug disappears when dragging out of the panel group by dragging the gradient panel, but returning it to the panel group and selecting the gradient again from the tool panel causes the problem again.

    The same phenomenon as the attached image occurs. The opacity and position boxes overlap the gradient box, and the gradient slider can not be…

    3 votes

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  8. Can't drag a color swatch onto a gradient color stop

    macOS High Sierra, then Mojave 10.14.3
    iMac 2017
    Processor 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5
    Memory 24 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
    Graphics Radeon Pro 570 4096 MB

    I used to be able to drag a color swatch onto the color stops on the gradient slider, replacing the existing colors on the slider. Now, in Illustrator 2019, the vast majority of the time it only adds the color swatch as an additional stop instead of replacing it. So the gradient will go from 2 stops to 3 despite me only wanting to replace one of the 2 colors in it. I can…

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  9. color mix

    Using Adobe Illustrator 23.0.1 CC 2019. My CMYK color 100-85-0-0 changes to 99.17-83.58-1.74-0.02. My document color mode is set to CMYK. How do I keep original l color mix?

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  10. Adjustments in gradient slider not applying to grouped objects

    When adjusting the gradient slider for a group of objects, only some of the objects are affected by the slider. The rest of the objects don't change. Applies to both linear and radial gradients, but problem more frequent for radial.
    (In screenshot, the lower-right corner shows how some of the objects follow the gradient slider adjustment, but the rest of the objects in the group don't change. Using macOS High Sierra and Illustrator CC v23.0.1.)

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  11. Freeform gradient lighter at edges

    Windows 10 running Illustrator 23.0.1.

    Created 2 colour swatches - light blue and dark blue.
    Applied a freeform gradient using the 2 swatch colours.
    Created a solid fill object underneath with the light blue swatch.
    The freeform gradient's light blue doesn't match the solid light blue; the gradient is lighter.

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  12. Mad Color (Colour)

    Colours are altered opening older files. The colour (color) settings are completely wrong—the idropper doesn't select properly. I tried to do a screen grab to get a sample from it but all the colours fade. The screen grab brought into illustrator then screen grabbed again fades all the colours again!!!! This doesn't happen if I screen grab anywhere else.

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  14. gradients dont appear when copying and pasting artwork from illustrator to indesign

    gradients dont appear when copying and pasting artwork from illustrator to indesign in the newest update - it worked perfectly last week before the update

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  15. Color not applying correctly on selected objects rvsd

    I guess one cannot revise/edit one's own report. So here goes. I select an object and try to change the color of the stroke and fill by typing in the hex (?) code, e.g., 050505, and the color does not take. I have to move the circle in the select color box for the color to take and even then it is 50/50 as to whether the color holds. I have never had this problem before and it sure is frustrating now!

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  16. Graduated tints apply to unselected objects

    Graduated tints apply to unselected objects when I change the colour on the slider. Its really impeding my workflow - in fact its not possible to work with. If I'm working on a large scene, suddenly all of the grads are messed up.

    I'm working on a late 2015 iMac running Mojave

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  17. Appearance of Black Feature Not Working in Illustrator CC 2019

    The "Appearance of Black" feature is not working after installing Illustrator CC 2019. I've tried to disable and re-enable the feature, however all blacks appear as rich black now. The document shown in the attached screenshot is in CMYK color mode. The black box on the left is 100% K only, the box to the right is C: 60%, M: 50%, Y: 50%, and K: 100%.

    Previously 100% process black only would display as shown in the preferences window. I've tried to open an old document and create a new CMYK color mode document, however the 100% K looks rich…

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  18. Gradients Swatch Box Snaps Back

    When expanding the box to see your gradient fill it immediately snaps back to the letterbox default. I cannot gauge the color gradients very well without enlarging the viewable gradient area.
    Its a bug that needs fixing.

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  19. Hold Shift Key to Bring Up Alternative Color UI not working properly

    Hold Shift Key to Bring Up Alternative Color UI not working properly keeps collapsing when I need to change the first %. Please fix

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  20. Color Mixer Bugs + Feature Request

    I use the color mixer (color wheel) daily. I have come across an annoying bug, as well as a couple features missing:

    Bug: Some base colors will be automatically 'locked' in the color mixer, indicated by a '-'. For example, let's say I'm trying to turn white into red.
    - First, white needs to be unlocked. By clicking the '-', it will become an arrow '->', and the swatch should be toggle-able now.
    - The first time you toggle the white, it selects, sliders can be moved to make it red, but it doesn't stay adjusted; it reverts back to…

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