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  1. Color change Problems

    I have a collection of swatch colors that I save, and for some reason, they are all getting dull. A bright orange to darker gradient turns to a muddy orange and all of the swatches are dull. I copy the logo from an older file and realize how dull my colors have become. You can see how dull the colors have become in the attached image. Also, the Graphic Styles have become duller. You can see the new refreshed colors form a different file with the two swatches at the middle bottom of the Graphic Styles window. This is a…

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. GPU performance color

    Illustrator CC 2019
    Mojave 10.14.1

    Bright RGB red/pink appearing correctly in swatch, but washed out when filling a shape with same colour on artboard.

    Only way I've found to fix this is to turn off GPU performance and the colour then appears bright and correct, but with GPU off live drawing is very laggy.

    Any fix for this??

    4 votes

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  6. Adobe Illustrator is Changing the Colors Defined in My Swatches?

    I am trying to create a color swatch library that mages the Pantone color manage applications values... But I am noticing when I define a specific swatch and then reopen it the values are different then what I orginially entered.

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  7. Issues with changing tint by typing in % value and hitting Return key

    Illustrator 2018 CC 22.0.1
    Mac OS El Capitan 10.11.6

    As per video, after typing in a numerical value for a tint on a global colour in the Color Panel and hitting Return, the value defaults back to original value. In my video, it shows that it’s having issues with values of 50% and 100% but this occurs randomly and can happen with different tint values.

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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. Eyedropper doesn't sample placed bitmap right

    When sampling color from placed bitmap image in illu, it samples different values the the values in the original file.

    That way if I have a picture with dark black background and I want to place it on a larger canvas with text, I can't sample the black and create a larger vector shape as background. If I do sample it, the print will show a difference in color and will not be approved (or worse will be printed like that)

    Support said I should open the file instead of placing it, but what should I do if I want…

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. eye dropper

    the eye dropper is not picking up stroke weight

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  16. 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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  17. Color theme picker tool

    The 'color theme picker tool' is missing from the latest version of Illustrator 22.10?

    Any ideas please?

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  18. Adobe Color CC "Adobe Servers not available" [Bug]

    Unfortunately I can't open the expore-rider of adobe color cc when signed in.
    Everything works perfectly, when I'm visiting the webpage https://color.adobe.com as a guest. But when I sign in, which is required to perform any actions, the above mentioned error occures.
    The "Create" and the "My Themes" riders work still perfectly when signed in.
    I've tried it under Edge/Chrome and Firefox. Besides Firefox none of the browsers has Addons installed. I'm running a Windows 10 Machine.

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    Hi ,

    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience.
    Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  19. Adjusting gradient on ONE selection adjusts ALL other objects with the same gradient

    When I select ONE object with an existing gradient and then try to adjust it, it will change ALL objects that have that same gradient. Extremely frustrating.

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  20. saving colors to adobe is disabled please contact your IT administrator

    Illustrator 23.0.2 (64bit) and Windows 10 Versions 1809 OS Build 17763.379

    This has happened numerous times over the past few months.

    I try to create a new custom Adobe Color Theme in Illustrator. I am not able to do so and am given the error message:

    "saving colors to adobe is disabled please contact your IT administrator"

    I have tried restarting the program and signing out and signing back into my Adobe Creative Cloud but the problem remains.

    Hope that helps - looking forward to a fix.

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