Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator

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Industry-standard vector graphics editor

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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    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

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    Joshua
    Joshua
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    • Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
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    Excellent Design Software

    Reviewed on 27/09/2020

    My overall experience is awesome, because I wil stil use it other than other creative programs. It...

    My overall experience is awesome, because I wil stil use it other than other creative programs. It has a great edge over others because you can create any type of art right from scratch.

    Pros

    I like teh fact that as a designer, i can create a multitude of art work with Adobe illustrator, ranging from video games, brand logos and promotional materials.
    I like it because i can also use it for designs & topography such as business cards, clothing, billboards, artistic & stylistic illustrations.
    It is integrated with Adobe creative cloud which makes it easier for sharing my art projects and creative assets.
    I love its capability to create pixel-perfect designs, clear lines are automatically aligned to the grid.
    I get access to over 90 million graphics, images and templates through Adobe Stock.
    It makes me and other designers i know to start our artwork from fresh, clean pages and also easy to edit ready made artworks or templates.
    Also like the option where i can convert my designs to PDF files and other types of image files, which i find very comfortable to work with any type of format my clients request for.
    It offers great compatibility with othe Adobe programs like the Adobe Photoshop and Premiere.
    No bounds to the creativity i can imagine to make as long as you know how to make use of the tools.

    Cons

    It takes a while to load each time I try to open up the application.
    It also slows down other programs on my computer becuase its a massive program, especially when I have both Illustrator & Photoshop running at the time.
    Sometimes the main colour paletes won't show in the upper taskbar which can be a pain when you have to figure out how to get it, especially for newbies.
    The hotkeys are weird compared to other programs like photoshop, especially when you are trying to use hotkey to export.
    Not really suitable for beginners, requires training to know how to use. Sometimes I had to use google to figure out where some certain tools are when I just started using the program.
    Adobe lacks a full mobile verwsion of Illustrator, which would be very helpful & handy when working on mobile or on an ipad.
    The most recent version interface is very annoying as I can't find tools where i expect to find them, including critical tools.

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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Adobe Illustrator, pros and cons

    Reviewed on 18/01/2024

    It is good, but the problem of exporting files has led me to learn about other platforms.

    It is good, but the problem of exporting files has led me to learn about other platforms.

    Pros

    The possibility of creating incredible designs with total freedom and a great amount of resources to create the designs. Its cloud version also gives many possibilities and live work.

    Cons

    The difficulty in exporting designs to other platforms such as Figma, I work with several design platforms and AI limits you in general lines to only use AI.

    Alternatives Considered

    Figma

    Reasons for Choosing Adobe Illustrator

    The free version is very powerful, has very good community documentation and the plugins give many powers to Figma.

    Switched From

    Figma

    Reasons for Switching to Adobe Illustrator

    Yes, I am currently working more with Figma than with AI.
    Kenyon
    Kenyon
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    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    The Core of the apple

    Reviewed on 04/11/2020

    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

    Alternatives Considered

    Photobucket

    Reasons for Choosing Adobe Illustrator

    The functions were alot better.

    Switched From

    Clip Studio Paint

    Reasons for Switching to Adobe Illustrator

    Its very professional and well put together.
    Kamal
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    Every designer should use illustrator

    Reviewed on 17/02/2024

    All and all, Illustrator from Adobe is a must have if you wish to make graphic design. Other...

    All and all, Illustrator from Adobe is a must have if you wish to make graphic design. Other softwares exist but i really beleive illustrator is the only one needed

    Pros

    Illustrator is a powerful adobe software. The possibilities of what can be done are almost endless. Personnally i really enjoyed creatind vectors illustration and logos with illustrator. Its really helpful once you get the hang of it.

    Cons

    Illustator is very powerful but also complex at the same time. There are a ton of features available and you can get lost pretty easily. I wish they made a the interface mor intuitive to find all features.

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    Good feature for image editing

    Reviewed on 14/02/2024

    It's an incredible software to work with and I will recommend it for other users.

    It's an incredible software to work with and I will recommend it for other users.

    Pros

    The software has a very good template and features.

    Cons

    I like when I use Adobe Illustrator for graphics design

    Alternatives Considered

    Adobe Photoshop

    Reasons for Switching to Adobe Illustrator

    Because is user friendly and easy to work with.
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    Adobe Illustrator offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: £31.49/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)

    We do not have any information about what integrations Adobe Illustrator has

    Adobe Illustrator offers the following support options:

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

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