About Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator CC is an industry-standard tool in vector drawing and editing for professional design and artwork. Users can create graphic designs that go virtually anywhere including print, websites, video games, logos for brand corporations, packaging for general merchandise, as well as business cards, billboards, bus wraps and even clothes.

Illustrator CC enables graphic designers to create sketches, typography and illustrations for print, web, video, and mobile, and offers a wide set of tools, filters and effects. Illustrator works with vector graphics which are resolution independent and defined mathematically for quality control, and also with the more traditional, raster graphics.

Illustrator CC comes with thousands of royalty-free stock art and all projects can be loaded into InDesign for a complete design workflow. The solution also integrates with animation and video apps like Animate CC, Premiere Pro, and After Effects.

With the seamlessly integrated Adobe Creative Cloud, users can easily access, organize, and share creative assets with other users, as well as other Adobe desktop and mobile apps.

Adobe’s mobile apps include Illustrator Draw, Capture CC, and Comp CC that let users intuitively capture creative vision with shapes, color, and typography with their mobile devices and seamlessly continue projects on the desktop with Illustrator CC.

Pricing starting from:

US$19.99/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Adobe Illustrator

  • Create freeform vector designs on-the-go with the Adobe Illustrator Draw app for Android, and seamlessly move the designs over to desktop Illustrator CC.

  • Users can pull creative assets (live text, images and graphics) into the Comp CC iPad and iPhone app from the shared Creative Cloud Libraries and instantly send layouts to Illustrator CC.

  • Creative Cloud is always synced so users can browse and access colors, type styles, graphics, brushes and more anytime, anywhere, from within Illustrator and mobile apps like Sketch and Draw.

  • With the Capture CC app, users can extract a color theme or create a vector graphic using an iPad, iPhone or Android phone and load them into Illustrator for further editing.

  • Users can import / export content and projects from Photoshop and Dreamweaver with testing support for content management solutions like WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany , United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

    Supported Languages

    Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English , Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

    Pricing starting from:

    US$19.99/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Adobe Illustrator Software - With Illustrator CC, the touch type tool allows users to take individual letters and transform them, as well as change the text itself
    Adobe Illustrator Software - Illustrator CC users have the possibility to free transform elements in a more intuitive way
    Adobe Illustrator Software - Use images in brushes (pattern brush tool) and choose the way the image runs around corners with Illustrator CC
    Adobe Illustrator Software - The export CSS feature in Illustrator CC allows users to copy elements from the illustrator document and transfer them into CSS directly
    Adobe Illustrator Software - Search fonts quicker with Illustrator CC's font search window that enables the choice between searching entire font names or first words only
    Adobe Illustrator Software - Import multiple images and place them on the page with the integrated place gun tool that allows users to drag and place images exactly where they want them with Illustrator CC
    Adobe Illustrator Software - Illustrator CC's live corners tool lets users intuitively shape corners with on-art controls or specific values
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    Adobe Illustrator Software - With Illustrator CC, the touch type tool allows users to take individual letters and transform them, as well as change the text itself
    Adobe Illustrator Software - Illustrator CC users have the possibility to free transform elements in a more intuitive way
    Adobe Illustrator Software - Use images in brushes (pattern brush tool) and choose the way the image runs around corners with Illustrator CC
    Adobe Illustrator Software - The export CSS feature in Illustrator CC allows users to copy elements from the illustrator document and transfer them into CSS directly
    Adobe Illustrator Software - Search fonts quicker with Illustrator CC's font search window that enables the choice between searching entire font names or first words only
    Adobe Illustrator Software - Import multiple images and place them on the page with the integrated place gun tool that allows users to drag and place images exactly where they want them with Illustrator CC
    Adobe Illustrator Software - Illustrator CC's live corners tool lets users intuitively shape corners with on-art controls or specific values

    Features

    Total features of Adobe Illustrator: 22

    • Activity Tracking
    • Application Management
    • CAD Tools
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Content Library
    • Content Management
    • Data Import/Export
    • Design Management
    • Design Templates
    • Document Imaging
    • Drag & Drop
    • Fashion Illustrations
    • File Management
    • For Vector Illustrations
    • Image Editing
    • Image Library
    • Preview Functionality
    • Project Management
    • Publishing Options
    • Search/Filter
    • Synchronous Editing
    • Third Party Integrations

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5
    (8,030)
    Value for Money
    4.3/5
    Features
    4.7/5
    Ease of Use
    4.0/5
    Customer Support
    4.3/5

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    Samson
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Adobe Illustrator Designers Choice

    Reviewed on 26/7/2022

    I have used Adobe Illustrator to create my own calendars and websites. This has helped me save my...

    I have used Adobe Illustrator to create my own calendars and websites. This has helped me save my money and invest on other businesses

    Pros

    Adobe Illustrator is an easy to install software. It's compatible to most OS and computers. Marque Tools, Bucket, rubber, etc are very helpful tools.

    Cons

    The software is quite heavy. One is advised to buy computers with good Rams and storage. Cutting images needs lots of patience. I wish it could be made more easier.

    Alternatives Considered

    Adobe Photoshop

    Reasons for Choosing Adobe Illustrator

    Illustrator images are more clearer than those of Photoshop

    Switched From

    Adobe Photoshop

    Reasons for Switching to Adobe Illustrator

    It produces quality images after editing
    Shubhanshu
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    • Industry: Design
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    My go-to for everything

    Reviewed on 4/8/2022

    An absolute value for money solution to a lot of your design woes. I've worked on branding, web...

    An absolute value for money solution to a lot of your design woes. I've worked on branding, web design, print, editorial, and vector (logo/icon) design projects and it has recovered its own cost a thousand times over.

    Pros

    I started using the software about 6 years ago and the best thing about it is how it adapts and evolves every year. From vectors to web design, Adobe Ai is my go-to software. It doesn't gobble up RAM as quickly as other software do (also depends on the optimisation of your workflow), has a seamless and easy-to-use UI, versatility.

    Cons

    It definitely could take a couple of quick lessons from Figma. There are so many intuitive things that Figma has and Adobe Ai could desperately integrate into their own software.

    Alternatives Considered

    Affinity Designer and CorelDRAW

    Reasons for Switching to Adobe Illustrator

    Value for money, familiarity and other perks that come with the Adobe ecosystem.
    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Airlines/Aviation
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Looking for a tool to boost your art to illustration

    Reviewed on 1/8/2022

    Pros

    The most impactful feature is the never ending file exporting and file recovery support. The interface is very helpful with in-panel editing feature. There are massive discounts provided from creative cloud. The files are also in manageable sizes.

    Cons

    The thing that can be improved is the training it requires to master this tool as the curve to learn it is very steep. Also adding to it is the lack of tutorials given for designs with complexities. The major improvement that would be nice is the shortcuts for softwares of adobe. The cost is something to bear in mind for business users, also the the space it requires is alot. The users need to have patience to work on this tool.

    Kristina
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    • Industry: Design
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    Ideal software for graphic designers!

    Reviewed on 15/6/2022

    My general experience with using this program is great. I would recommend the use of Adobe...

    My general experience with using this program is great. I would recommend the use of Adobe Illustrator to any designer, especially print and graphic designers. The tools are very useful and very easy to learn to handle, it only takes a little time. I have been using this program for a long time and I do not plan to stop. Very useful for making sketches and drawings. I’m sure it serves artists and illustrators well.

    Pros

    What I like most about this program is the ability to manipulate the tool. The tools are various and they can achieve anything you want. For me personally, this program was mostly used for logo design and for the preparation of promotional materials. It is much easier to design promo materials and vectors in Illustrator than in Photoshop.

    Cons

    Although all the tools are useful to me and I enjoy using this software, I would like to draw your attention to the speed of running the program. The start time of the program varies and sometimes I wait longer than a minute. Anyway, it's worth the wait, the software is great.

    oussama
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    • Industry: Import & Export
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Design attractive interfaces with Illustrator

    Reviewed on 27/7/2022

    I often use Adobe Illustrator to create social media interfaces for the organization I work in...

    I often use Adobe Illustrator to create social media interfaces for the organization I work in INDEXA, as it allows the interfaces to be designed by the company’s brand and identity in a very beautiful way.
    I approved the designs that I made using Illustrator on Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin

    Pros

    From my point of view, Adobe Illustrator is the best program for designing beautiful and creative interfaces. It has the appropriate tools that allow you to clearly show your artistic touch as a graphic designer.
    What is better is that it is the program that is perfectly suitable for commercial designs because of its very attractive, ready-made, and flexible fonts that can be modified, allowing the completion of excellent designs in the shortest possible time

    Cons

    Like other Adobe programs, it requires time to learn and reach professionalism, as well as some movement and attractiveness in the user interface compared to what is available in the After Effects and Photoshop programs

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    Adobe Illustrator offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$19.99/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Not Available

    Individuals US$19.99/month Latest version of selected app ProSite portfolio website Typekit desktop and web fonts 20GB of cloud storage Business US$29.99/month (per license) Choice of one creative desktop app or the entire collection of 20+ apps Team website, premium fonts, and up to 100GB of storage for collaboration 24/7 technical support Additional pricing options for students & teachers, schools & universities.

    Adobe Illustrator has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

    Adobe Illustrator supports the following languages:

    Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

    Adobe Illustrator supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

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    Adobe Illustrator offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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