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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. GPU performance causes screen artefacts

    In AI 25.4, when GPU Performance is enabled, at some point when working on a file, or switching between screens, thin vertical and horizontal black lines will appear. They seem to flash on and off for a second or more as though Illustrator is switching between tabs or other open applications.

    I've tried to take a screenshot/video when this happens but it doesn't show up, if you look at the screenshot/video, it's as though those lines were never there.

    When GPU Performance is disabled, the issue goes away.

    iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019)
    3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
    40…

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  2. Illustrator causing red screen

    I'm using a MacBook Pro 15" , 2019 with MacOS 10.15.5 and Illustrator 24.2.

    When I open a file in Illustrator it works fine until I open a second file. When I do this, a red border appears and I cant zoom or work with the file. I tried to delete everything which is installed with Illustrator (Also the .plist files) and tried to reinstall it but the same thing is happening again. Disabling the GPU in settings does fix this issue but using Illustrator on a high-end machine without it's full GPU power is worthless.

    I also created a…

    7 votes

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  3. Refresh problems in Trim View - Illustrator 24.0

    I'm not sure this is exclusive to GPU, but in Trim View sometimes when working with content, it stops refreshing properly and causing anomalies on screen

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  4. Animated Zoom Broken

    I have animated zoom enabled on my system, and I've made sure to View using GPU, but animated zoom doesn't work.

    Illustrator 23.0.6 64 bit on Windows 10 desktop.

    Ryzen 7 2700X
    16 GB DDR4
    GTX 1080

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  5. GPU rendering issue with artwork disappearing

    When working in Outline mode zoomed in and switching back to Preview, artwork disappears from view when zooming out.

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    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Please give a reference to this post so that we can identify you.
    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

  6. Proof Colors preview doesn't work on GPU (NVidia), only CPU

    Illustrator CC 2017 version 21.1.0 (64 bit)
    Dual Nvidia GTX 1060 cards, 6 GB VRAM (Not SLI)
    Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00 GHz

    Proof Colors preview doesn't work with GPU rendering, only on CPU.

    Basically, when using GPU rendering, turning on Proof Colors and changing the proof setup to Simulate Paper Color, for example, does absolutely nothing. Document is in CMYK color mode, simulating SWOP 2, with simulate paper color activated.

    When I change to CPU rendering, this works as expected. GPU rendering in InDesign and Photoshop also works as expected.

    I've tried deleting Illustrator preferences, restarting, etc.

    7 votes

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  7. disparition des repères lors de leurs déplacement

    Apres avoir activé l'option "dessin et travail en temps réel", lorsque l'on déplace un repère celui-ci devient invisible

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  8. Edges disappear when object is selected and moved

    Hi there,

    When an object is selected the object edges show. Once the object is then dragged and moved the edges disappear meaning it's hard to line up objects.

    An help with this would be much appreciated.

    Version: 24.1.2

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  9. Illustrator Crashes when Opening File on Second Monitor

    Illustrator is crashing when I open up the application on my second Monitor. But when I open it on my laptop it works. It will only work on my second monitor if I open it up on my laptop then drag to the second monitor. But if I want to open up another illustrator file it will crash again if I'm using the second monitor.

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  10. GPU bold fat offset artwork

    I have no idea how to properly name that bug, but here're images.
    This bug, once happened in document, stays at various zoom levels, after switching mode to CPU and back several times, stays after document closed/opened. Even after relaunching AI (he threw an error message also), bug stays!

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  11. GPUパフォーマンス使用時のガイド・グリッドのバグ

    GPUパフォーマンスのチェックを入れた状態でガイドやグリッドのスタイルを点線にすると動作が急激に重くなる

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  12. "View using GPU" greyed out since Illustrator 2021

    Since we have updated to Illustrator 2021, on one of our machines (Mac mini 2018) "View unsing GPU" (CMD+E) is greyed out and can’t be activated. GPU IS activated in the Illustrator Preferences! Using Illustrator 2020, this function works as usual.

    An other glitch, that we noticed on both of our machines (the 2018 mini and a 2019 iMac): When opening a document in Illustrator 2021, the window turns black for a moment until the document is shown. This does not really cause any problems, it is just strange and does not occure with Illustrator 2020.

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  13. Bug when moving from outline mode to GPU preview in winsows 10

    When i switch to outline view then switch back to GPU preview, the animated zoom stops working

    I'm on the latest illustrator build 25.1 on windows 10 latest build - GPU details as attached

    The only way to fit this si to reboot illustrator

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  14. Transparency mask not refreshing

    I'm not sure if this is a GPU rendering issue or not. When selecting a group of objects and going into transparency mask mode to add a rectangle with black to white gradient, the effect is now not visible until I exit mask mode, which is very frustrating because I then have to keep switching over to see the effect.

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  15. Layers Panel Glitch

    After upgrading to Mojave OS on a mac the layers panel glitches or flashes each time I click / draw on an art board or area outside an art board.

    It also happens when I manipulate the layers panel in any way, toggling visibility, opening or closing layer groups or any other operation.

    This flashing is irritating and takes my eye from the work.

    Attempted fixes

    Resetting preferences
    Adjusting GPU performance
    Turning of animated zoom
    Uninstalling illustrator
    Updating everything

    Illustrator Version 22.1
    MacOs Mojave 10.14

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  16. Vectors rendered too thick on screen

    Since the update to 22.1, all vector lines are being rendered too thickly on screen. Compare any lines drawn in AI with how they appear when printed out - they are inaccurately rendered on screen. Illustrator is a vector application, it cannot be displaying vectors with such poor quality on screen.

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  17. GPU preview = poor quality in 22.1

    Image quality is poor with GPU performance activated in 22.1: lines appear too thick, anchor points are left on screen when they should have cleared, random artifacts appear on screen for no apparent reason. Solution is either deactivated GPU performance (not acceptable) or toggling to CPU preview on every document every single time the document is opened (also not acceptable). Please work on a fix for this before releasing 22.1 to the public.

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  18. Blend modes under transparency is not working

    Blend modes under transparency is not working.
    I can't change it from normal.

    I work on my
    iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)
    Processor: 4 GHz Intel Core i7
    Memory: 32 GB 1867 MHz DDR3
    Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4096 MB
    and a wacom Cintiq 22HD that i do all my drawing on

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  19. pixel preview doesn't refresh correctly until reapplied.

    Steps to reproduce:
    - New document with units set to pixels
    - view: 'snap to pixel' and 'pixel preview' turned on.
    - Use the rectangle tool to make a new shape, eg. 20 pixels square.
    - Set the fill colour to a high contrast colour (eg. dark grey) and turn off the stroke
    - zoom the view, move around.

    Expected result:
    - the rectangle should appear pixel-perfect (sharp) against the pixel grid, with no anti-aliased bluring
    - the view should acurately update when I zoom and move around to display pixel perfect artwork

    Actual result:
    - the rectangle is bordered…

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  20. Coordinates label rendering problem in Overprint Preview mode

    1. Open the file and make sure Overprint Preview mode is on (thus GPU is off)
    2. Pick Direct Selection tool, grab the point and move it The gray label with current coordinates get smeared, like the GIF shows.
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