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    Mark Nicoll commented  · 

    Wow... thank you, at last.

    I thought it was just me who found it insane to have such a dangerous 'gotcha' hidden right in the middle of everyone's every day working path!

    And yeah, save us some clicks!

    "a disgrace that this can happen in a program that’s over 30 years old." That applies to dozens upon dozens of these feature requests and bug reports. This. Is. Adobe Illustrator.

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 25.3.1 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

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    Mark Nicoll commented  · 

    @Ankit goyal(Illustrator Team)

    I've attempted to help you narrow down the cause - please see the attached png for a visual explanation of the tests and results for situations that trigger this error.

    The issue is triggered by *any* non standard appearance on a hidden object on a layer above the one being exported. By "non standard", I mean anything other than a single stroke and a single fill. This includes all effects, arrow heads, additional strokes and fills.

    It's interesting to note that all the things (I've tested so far) which trigger this issue (in AI 24 and 25) are also all things which are inaccessible via the scripting API.

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    Mark Nicoll commented  · 

    It turns out this is a general issue with exporting PNG in versions 24 and after. You can replicate it with Export As, Export for Screens, and Save for Web.

    Just save a file with two objects in different locations, hide one of the objects and export a PNG.

    For expected behaviour, follow the above steps in 23.1. Do it in 24.3 and 25.0 to see the problem.

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    1 comment  ·  Illustrator (Desktop) Feature Requests » Other...  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Mark Nicoll commented  · 

    I mean, I do know that to change 72ppi to 300ppi I just scale by 24%, and I've got an action to do that - but it's still an extra unecessary click every single time I place a raster item - even if I had any space remaining on my F keys for it to be shortcut!

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    Mark Nicoll commented  · 

    If you're talking about raster effects, then I think the specific feature you're asking for might be a custom field in 'Document Raster Effect settings'.

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    Mark Nicoll commented  · 

    Yes. Since the behaviour is so different, and that difference can be vital if, for example, you're handling layers and groups differently in an asset export script. Not being able to tell the difference at a glance in the layers pannel is a big PITA.

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    Mark Nicoll commented  · 

    Yep. Like Phantasm only without a meddlesome effect. And a bit like the Recolour Artwork tool, only usable (ie. like Phantasm).

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    Mark Nicoll commented  · 

    Accepting that getting into scripting - if you're not already that way inclined - might not seem that helpful, but this would be relatively easy to automate with a script. If it's not something you're up for doing yourself, perhaps just write out a clear set of requirements and get a freelancer to do it. Try somewhere like the Adobe community forums, or Upwork.

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    Mark Nicoll commented  · 

    Am I wrong about this? It still seems like the most obvious thing - the 3D effects are such a useful feature, but they're only partially implimented! Come on! :)

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    Mark Nicoll commented  · 

    Still feeling this one two and a half years later...

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    Mark Nicoll commented  · 

    Hi mads, sorry I've only just seen this. Please see the attached image of my actions panel - hope it makes sense!

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    Mark Nicoll commented  · 

    Also true on PC, and it also won't apply ANY appearance settings from group to group, the result being that for complex appearances that require group settings, the eyedropper doesn't work.

    Graphic styles kinda help here, but it would be better to have the eyedropper WYSIWYG. Of course it's going to be complex; if an objects appearance is a mixture of the groups and paths underneath, and the outer-most group's appearance, then does the eyedropper have to also pick up appearances from inside the group and apply those inside the target object? Seems like that could easily go wrong... so I don't know.

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    Mark Nicoll commented  · 

    This is true. The eyedropper produces some unhelpful results with groups, or just doesn't work.

    There are multiple ways to test the issue, the simplest being to make a path with a fill of one colour, then group it and apply a different coloured fill to that group. Duplicate that object, and remove the extra fill from the group. Then use the eye dropper to try and pick up the appearance from the 1st group. It'll pick up the colour of the path, hidden underneath the fill of the group, which is unhelpful.

    A variation of this test is to apply an effect (eg. a 3D effect) to the group, instead of a fill. The eyedropper will ignore it entirely. Also unhelpful.

    All of this is true even with the eyedropper settings correctly set.

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    Mark Nicoll commented  · 

    I have a similar thing - when I copy objects from the library, the paths themselves are misaligned with each other, distoring shapes and making them look wobly. It can be hard to spot on large or complex items, but it really stands out with icons.

    I wondered if it was related to the measurement unit set in document settings (eg. points vs pixels vs mm), as I notice it more in some files than others, but I've not confirmed the link.

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