Learn about new features and enhancements in the September 2019 release of Illustrator (version 23.1)
If you have complex paths in your artwork and you find it too difficult to edit them, use the the Path Simplify feature to make your path editing easier. This feature now has an enriched and intuitive user interface.
When you use this feature (Object > Path > Simplify), a basic dialog box is displayed with essential options for simplifying a path. You can click the elipses (...) icon to view more options in the Simplify dialog box.
To know more, visit Simplify a path.
If you have ever wished for an improved performance when applying Illustrator effects on images and objects, you'll be pleased to know that this release brings a significant improvement in the execution of blur, drop shadow, and inner/outer glow effects. They are now much faster and quicker!
To know more about these effects, visit Work with effects.
If you work with files on remote networks, you will now find an improved performance while performing file open and save file operations.
We've improved Illustrator's file read mechanism to avoid and troubleshoot document corruption issues. In case the auto-recovery is not possible, Illustrator now shows an effective messaging that clearly states the file error(s) and troubleshooting steps for you to try.
To know more, visit Identify and troubleshoot file issues.
We aim to provide you a stable and a better product every release.
This release brings to you an improved application performance, better stability, smoother workflows, and enriched user experience.
To know more, visit Fixed issues.