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.

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.

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    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

    Supported Languages

    Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English and 16 others, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

    Images

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

    Features

    Total features of Adobe Illustrator: 21

    • Activity Tracking
    • Applications Management
    • Asset Management
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Content Library
    • Content Management
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Recovery
    • Data Synchronisation
    • Design Management
    • Document Imaging
    • Drag & Drop
    • File Management
    • Filtering
    • Image Editing
    • Image Library
    • Multiple Projects
    • Projections
    • Search/Filter
    • Synchronous Editing
    • Third Party Integrations

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    Reviews

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    4.8 /5
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    Value for Money
    4.3/5
    Features
    4.7/5
    Ease of Use
    4/5
    Customer Support
    4.3/5

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    Lauren H.
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    • Industry: Entertainment
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Illustrating Beyond Boundaries

    Reviewed on 6/4/2020

    I have faith in Illustrator and learned how it behaves. I know it will continue to update, as other...

    I have faith in Illustrator and learned how it behaves. I know it will continue to update, as other Adobe applications do. Best to keep that belief in it and push on with resilience.

    Pros

    As a professional artist and business creative, Adobe Illustrator has been an application well used in my toolbelt of visual software. From vector creations to typographic layouts, Illustrator never ceases to amaze me in terms of innovation. The thing I like most about it is the guidance it provides for artists and designers really shines through. Specifically, Illustrator analyzes and

    Cons

    I've learned that each software has a strength of its own. And it's best to understand how it works so you can maneuver through it without a lot of issues. That's why Illustrator really works for me. The only setback would be the brush types. I do wish the variance in stroke would expand more in terms of the lines it creates. I've noticed that the strokes would have lines within them, but would just be copied versions. However, I believe this is a minor issue and not much to dwell on!

    Zandrich M.
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Adobe Illustrator: A Proven Formula

    Reviewed on 16/2/2021

    Illustrator was my first foray into the world of computer-aided design and digital art; my first...

    Illustrator was my first foray into the world of computer-aided design and digital art; my first license was provided as part of my Multimedia Design studies just shy of a decade ago - and I've not once considered looking back.

    Initially, I found the interface somewhat intimidating - the workspace was dotted with a plethora of icons representing tools I never knew existed - but once I started exploring, the tools, keyboard shortcuts and my workflow melded into an experience like none other.

    To express my experience of it somewhat allegorically - Illustrator and I operate as one. With my muscle memory refined, and my understanding of the available tools expanded, ideas, both technical and abstract in nature, could flow onto my screen without restriction.

    I personally recommend Adobe Illustrator to my contemporaries within the industry, and often professionals working in other fields altogether.

    Pros

    Adobe Illustrator is very, very expansive; Adobe managed to marry the tried-and-trusted tools and processes of the more well-known Photoshop, with the logic and functionality of mundane CAD suites - elegantly. Adobe Illustrator has, for that reason, been a mainstay within my design workflow, and beyond, for almost a decade.

    One of its strongest features (often overlooked), is the ability to utilize multiple 'artboards' (pages) in a single workspace (unlike the single composition format of Photoshop); this allows a user to sketch plans, create artwork, take notes, and compile documents all in one place - a must for projects where one needs to compile related documents in parallel with a creative workflow.

    Adobe Illustrator, and the Adobe Creative Suite as a whole, remains the standard within all creative and marketing practices around the world for one simple reason - they are based on a proven formula, one that has both reinvented the wheel and built on prior successes.

    Cons

    Although Adobe Illustrator has come very far since I was first introduced to the CS5 release, it cannot be picked up by someone to be mastered in one work day - this in itself is not a weakness - Adobe Illustrator is, and always has been, software intended to enhance the abilities of someone familiar with computer-aided design suites.

    Kenyon C.
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    • Industry: Photography
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    The Core of the apple

    Reviewed on 4/11/2020

    Building logos for myself and customers, Creating various types of art.

    Building logos for myself and customers, Creating various types of art.

    Pros

    This is a beautifully put together piece of software with various features and applications. If you are a designer animator or even just a hobbyist. You can make anything graphic wise and paint as realistically a real brush!! Ai is a must-have for any serious designer

    Cons

    It can be a little hard to master although learning it is fun and rewarding in many ways. There are bugs and certain system errors but over its great

    Margaret D.
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Illustrator, will illustrate your point

    Reviewed on 17/2/2021

    I really like illustrator because it allows me so much flexibility in saving my files with many...

    I really like illustrator because it allows me so much flexibility in saving my files with many well known and used formats industry wide. I like their templates for digital media. Over all I really like their product. Although I feel it is a bit on the pricey side I think there is still value for my money.

    Pros

    I like that whatever is in my imagination can be transferred to the format I require. Among other tasks I am the Brand Administrator for our company. I have to make sure that wherever we market our brand looks great. Our brand shows up in many places and on many platforms digital and paper. Illustrator makes is possible to integrate anywhere I need to be.

    Cons

    Every time there is a new release of software there are some major changes in where things are. Where my regularly used tools are often change or seem to disappear. They have started video tutorials to help me catch up but it seems I am constantly having to re learn techniques I already learned once.

    Matt B.
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    • Industry: Religious Institutions
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Top of the line for vector graphics

    Reviewed on 9/2/2021

    Allows to create print-ready files through Image Trace to vectorize them, the ability to utilize...

    Allows to create print-ready files through Image Trace to vectorize them, the ability to utilize proper files when working with print companies for in-house orders.

    Pros

    Adobe Illustrator makes vector graphics and designing for scalable/print an ease. Specifically, this product has helped me to take the limited size graphics we have licensed from curriculum use and using the Image Trace feature ensure I am able to resource our areas with the best looking print-ready files that they need.

    When working with text and logos for our ministry areas and special events, to be able to create where I can scale across multiple print mediums: from large sized banners, to t-shirts to video, allowing to create one file that can export to the correct format is beneficial and ease of use versus creating a mammoth file in a non-vector application.

    Cons

    Illustrator is so vast in its functionality it took me a bit to get the handle on things - I am grateful for their support articles when there are areas and functions I am still learning. There is a slightly high learning-curve when you want to move beyond the basics.

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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.

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    Adobe Illustrator has the following typical customers:

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

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

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