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  1. Need to add the Area Type Tool

    I’d love to have the area type tool and other type functions from the desktop version added to the iPads version. I do a lot of work with a placed photo and type that flows around it. On the iPad I have to make multiple text containers instead of a vector shape for the text to flow within.

    2 votes

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  2. Make Desktop and iPad versions look the same

    It would be a lot easier if both versions of Illustrator (desktop and iPad) looked the same, especially for new learners.

    15 votes

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  3. shortcut or gesture to rotate and resize calligraphy brush

    shortcut or gesture to rotate and resize calligraphy brush

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  4. Layer and object blending modes, such multiply etc

    Layer and object blending modes like the desktop versions, such as multiply, darken, overlay etc.

    1 vote

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  5. 3 votes

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  6. Create a share link with a locally saved file

    Currently you have to save your file to the cloud to share a link. Just like XD I would like to save my files locally and use the feature to share a link for reviews.

    2 votes

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  7. I’d love image trace and the ability to warp text

    I don’t use a desktop only my iPad so I can create on the go. In my opinion there’s no reason to pay for illustrator on my iPad when it doesn’t have key features like the ability to warp text and image trace.

    3 votes

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  8. Open multiple files at once.

    Open. Multiple. Save Files. At. The. Same. Time.
    And drag and drop between those files.

    1 vote

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  9. Curve and warp text/images

    I use my iPad 99% of the time due to convenience. If having a tool to warp or curve text would make it much more convenient and increase usage in this app on my iPad.

    14 votes

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  10. Colour Picker Gesture like in Procreate

    Please make a Colour Picker Finger Gesture like in Procreate! At the moment its way too hard and fiddly to pick colours from the artboard.

    1. Press and hold down with your finger where you want to pull the color from.
    2. You'll see a circle take on your color.
    3. Wait for the color to appear in the color selection tool in the top-right corner of the screen.
    4. You now have access to the selected color.
    3 votes

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  11. Pattern Swatches

    Added from Libraries or created in the Capture app.

    37 votes

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  12. More brushes

    I would like to have a bigger variety of brushes.

    2 votes

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  13. Allow us the ability to text wrap inside any custom shape

    Ability to text wrap any custom shapes on the iPad

    3 votes

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  14. Manual sync with CC

    Syncing saved files over from Illustrator Desktop to Illustrator for iPad takes forever (hours, or sometimes even days) while the app says no sync errors. It'd be great to be able to manually sync with CC!

    2 votes

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  16. importing pattern swatches

    I'd love if you could allow the option to import pattern/texture swatches to be used for fill the way I can on the desktop version. I think it's a very important aspect of design which gives most designs a more edgy look

    6 votes

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  17. Snap to vertical or horizontal alignment when dragging points on shapes

    Ex: when dragging a point on a triangle, would love if it snapped to when it was straight above or to the side of another point on the triangle

    1 vote

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  18. Toggle to disable closing of pencil lines

    In the full version of Illustrator it is possible to turn off pencil lines from auto-closing by checking the “close paths” toggle off in the pencil options but it seems there is no option to turn this off for the pencil tool on iPad Illustrator. Very annoying when creating lots of short strokes and a good amount of them close into a shape.

    19 votes

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  19. Add a quick show/hide button to reveal tool tip labels

    Unlike desktop/Wacom styluses, the apple pencil has no hover state which makes it hard to know what tool does what. Would be very useful to have a quick show/hide button to quickly see hovering tool tips for each tool option in lieu of having a hover capability. Example UI attached.

    1 vote

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