All requests and remarks posted on this blog, have been shared with the developers of the concerning products. The Feature Requests blog is my independent way of sharing, and recording both ideas and annoyance about software. Improvement is the main goal.

donderdag 25 juni 2015

Setting the Gradient Angle in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 in a 2015 way

Always wondered whats up with gradient editors throughout the Adobe applications. Why isn't it possible to make a gradient editor that suits every single application?

An example:
In Illustrator we have to set the angle of the gradient by some archaic MS-DOS-style text pop-up, or entering an angle manually (left pic). Why not use the Angle dial, as Photoshop does in it's Layer Effect / Gradient Overlay (right pic)?

My outsiders advice would be: design a completely new and modular gradient editor that can be used in every application. For some applications modules can be skipped (e.g. CMYK in Muse).