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Enhancing the magnet effect in Adobe Illustrator: precision, workflow and custom grids

Community Beginner ,
May 25, 2024 May 25, 2024

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Improve the snap effect in Adobe Illustrator: Enhancement for precise and intuitive design
Introduction:

Adobe Illustrator is a benchmark for creating vector graphics, but the snapping effect, while useful, needs an upgrade to offer greater efficiency and fluidity in the creative process. In this proposal, I outline innovative features that would elevate the user experience and unlock new design potential.

1) Advanced Magnetic Docking:
Introducing an intuitive magnetic docking system that automatically connects the end of a path to another existing path, dramatically simplifying workflow.
Implementation of direct magnetic attachment to the edge of the canvas, eliminating the need for manual measurements and speeding up the positioning of the elements.
Option to keep the magnetic attachment active even while using other magnet effect functions, ensuring maximum flexibility and control.

2) Custom grids for unprecedented precision:
Implementation of the ability to create basic and advanced grids, including hexagonal shape, to meet the needs of various designs.
Introduction of tools for fully customizing grid distances and dividers, offering fine-grained control over element placement.
Enabling magnetic snapping of the end of a path directly onto the custom grid, ensuring a perfect fit and flawless design.

3) Optimized Workflow and Smooth Connections:
The new magnetic snapping and custom grid features will work together to optimize workflow, allowing designers to create complex layouts with extreme ease and precision.
The ability to magnetically connect paths and grids will eliminate the need for repetitive manual adjustments, freeing up time for creativity and exploring new ideas.
The flexibility of the magnetic coupling system will guarantee fluid connections between the elements, allowing you to create harmonious and coherent designs.

Conclusion:
Implementing these new snap features in Adobe Illustrator would represent a significant leap in efficiency, accuracy, and versatility for designers. We trust that Adobe will welcome these proposals and consider them for future software development, allowing Illustrator to maintain its leadership role in the vector graphics landscape. (translated) Screenshot 2024-05-25 alle 16.01.11.pngScreenshot 2024-05-25 alle 16.01.57.png02.png01.png03.png06.png05.png04.png07.png

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### Testo Corretto in Italiano

1) Ho già dato un'occhiata alle guide "intelligenti" in Adobe Illustrator. Non sono un granché e sono scomode da usare. Per usufruire di una funzione di calamita o magnete, mi tocca disattivare un'altra funzione (di calamita o magnete ai pixel, griglia, ecc...).
2) Ho notato che in Affinity Designer le guide sono più intelligenti, flessibili e comode da usare riguardo alla funzione calamita o magnete. Con lo strumento penna posso agganciare alla perfezione (come inte

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May 26, 2024 May 26, 2024

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### Testo Corretto in Italiano

1) Ho già dato un'occhiata alle guide "intelligenti" in Adobe Illustrator. Non sono un granché e sono scomode da usare. Per usufruire di una funzione di calamita o magnete, mi tocca disattivare un'altra funzione (di calamita o magnete ai pixel, griglia, ecc...).
2) Ho notato che in Affinity Designer le guide sono più intelligenti, flessibili e comode da usare riguardo alla funzione calamita o magnete. Con lo strumento penna posso agganciare alla perfezione (come intendo io) e posso usare varie funzioni di calamita o magnete allo stesso tempo, senza dover disattivare altre funzioni di calamita o magnete in Affinity Designer. Quando in Illustrator vedo i tracciati apparentemente perfetti e attaccati l'uno all'altro, facendo lo zoom vedo i tracciati imperfetti e non attaccati magneticamente tra loro.
3) Su Adobe Community sarebbe consigliato dare la possibilità di mettere anche brevi video di massimo 1 minuto caricandoli direttamente, per permettere alle persone di spiegare vari problemi o nuove funzioni con facilità attraverso un video illustrativo, senza dover dipendere da link o URL. Non tutti hanno link o URL da condividere. Grazie in anticipo.

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1) I've already taken a look at the "smart" guides in Adobe Illustrator. They're not great and are inconvenient to use. To use a snapping or magnet function, I have to disable another function (like snapping to pixels, grid, etc.).
2) I've noticed that in Affinity Designer the guides are smarter, more flexible, and more convenient to use regarding the snapping or magnet function. With the pen tool, I can snap perfectly (as I intend) and I can use multiple snapping or magnet functions simultaneously without having to disable any other snapping or magnet functions in Affinity Designer. When I see seemingly perfect paths in Illustrator, attached to one another, upon zooming in, I see the paths are imperfect and not magnetically attached to each other.
3) On Adobe Community, it would be advisable to allow users to upload short videos of up to 1 minute to easily explain various issues or new features through an illustrative video, without having to rely on links or URLs. Not everyone has links or URLs to share. Thanks in advance.

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  • I've already taken a look at the "smart" guides in Adobe Illustrator. They're not great and are inconvenient to use. To use a snapping or magnet function, I have to disable another function (like snapping to pixels, grid, etc.).

  • I've noticed that in Affinity Designer the guides are smarter, more flexible, and more convenient to use regarding the snapping or magnet function. With the pen tool, I can snap perfectly (as I intend) and I can use multiple snapping or magnet functions simultaneously without having to disable any other snapping or magnet functions. When I see seemingly perfect paths in Illustrator, attached to one another, upon zooming in, I see the paths are imperfect and not magnetically attached to each other.

  • On Adobe Community, it would be advisable to allow users to upload short videos of up to 1 minute to easily explain various issues or new features through an illustrative video, without having to rely on links or URLs. Not everyone has links or URLs to share. Thanks in advance

 

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You can upload your video to YouTube.

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