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I have been using Illustrator professionally for the past 20 years and also educationally for the past 10, with a focus on Fashion Design and Technical Drawing. But much like everyone else on this forum I am utterly fed up with Adobe's systems and methods in recent years.

I am 100% ready to jump ship and never look back but there's just a couple of features that are stopping me....

1. Pattern Brushes
The Ability to turn any vector shape into a repeating pattern brush.
A feature commonly used to create stitching brushes in fashion design.

2. Brush Profiles
The ability to add a shape profile to a brush.

3. Image Tracing
The Ability to automatically trace a raster image and create a vector version.

4. Pattern Creation
The Ability to create a repeating pattern or print that can be saved as a swatch and used as a fill.

Add these 3 features in the next edition and I'll jump the Adobe ship bringing my 120 students with me 🙂
Please
Please
Please

 

 

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- Yes please - 


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On 9/28/2020 at 11:21 PM, ra.skill said:

I have been using Illustrator professionally for the past 20 years and also educationally for the past 10, with a focus on Fashion Design and Technical Drawing. But much like everyone else on this forum I am utterly fed up with Adobe's systems and methods in recent years.

I am 100% ready to jump ship and never look back but there's just a couple of features that are stopping me....

1. Pattern Brushes
The Ability to turn any vector shape into a repeating pattern brush.
A feature commonly used to create stitching brushes in fashion design.

2. Brush Profiles
The ability to add a shape profile to a brush.

3. Image Tracing
The Ability to automatically trace a raster image and create a vector version.

4. Pattern Creation
The Ability to create a repeating pattern or print that can be saved as a swatch and used as a fill.

Add these 3 features in the next edition and I'll jump the Adobe ship bringing my 120 students with me 🙂
Please
Please
Please

 

 

In addition to the above I have another request.....

5. Offset Path Tool
A tool that automatically draws a path parallel to an existing path at a specified distance.

 

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I absolutely need the ability to create a repeating pattern that can be saved as a swatch and used as a fill in order to adopt Affinity Designer.

In addition, I'd need the ability to bend the patterns and make them taper according to the 3-D perspective of the diagram.

I'm a geologist, and we like to use a brick pattern to indicate limestone.  The brick pattern should run parallel to the folded layers of rock, and it should taper if it is running along the side of a 3-D block diagram.  Examples may be seen here:  

03_blockdiagram.jpg

(This illustrator did not taper the blocks.  I'd like taper my blocks to maintain a sense of perspective.)

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3 hours ago, CEJones said:

I absolutely need the ability to create a repeating pattern that can be saved as a swatch and used as a fill in order to adopt Affinity Designer. ...

Would be fine to have, but in it's current state you can only do workarounds via symbols and assets for creating pseudo patterns. See for example ...

The 3D-Block stuff with bending is even more challenging here. And currently so far also just pseudo via isometric drawing.


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5 hours ago, CEJones said:

I'm a geologist, and we like to use a brick pattern to indicate limestone. 

Turns out Geologists and Fashion Designers are not that far apart after all 😉😉

Yes this is a valuable feature that I hope will be coming soon. 

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On 9/28/2020 at 5:21 PM, ra.skill said:

2. Brush Profiles
The ability to add a shape profile to a brush.
 

There is already a feature called Pressure in the Stroke Panel which you can use to give a stroke a shape and it can be saved as a Profile.

It also works with custom vectorbrushes, but you have to enable the Size Variance.

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44 minutes ago, ESPR said:

There is already a feature called Pressure in the Stroke Panel which you can use to give a stroke a shape and it can be saved as a Profile.

It also works with custom vectorbrushes, but you have to enable the Size Variance.

Thank you ESPR,

Didnt realise I could save the profiles, this is very helpful

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Update to want list.....

1. Pattern Brushes - STILL WAITING
The Ability to turn any vector shape into a repeating pattern brush.
A feature commonly used to create stitching brushes in fashion design.

2. Brush Profiles - FEATURE COMPLETE
The ability to add a shape profile to a brush.

3. Image Tracing - STILL WAITING
The Ability to automatically trace a raster image and create a vector version.

4. Pattern Creation - STILL WAITING
The Ability to create a repeating pattern or print that can be saved as a swatch and used as a fill.

5. Offset Path Tool - FEATURE COMING SOON
A tool that automatically draws a path parallel to an existing path at a specified distance.

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I see a “Pattern Fill” function has been added to Affinity Photo in the 1.9 update!!!

Grrrrr why for photo and not designer!

Hopefully it will come across soon. 
Still waiting on my Adobe free future. 

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