Adobe Illustrator CC

Industry-standard vector graphics editor

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Adobe Illustrator CC Overview

What is Adobe Illustrator CC?

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.

Adobe Illustrator CC Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$19.99/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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 CC Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch and 16 others, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian

Media

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
Adobe Illustrator CC video Adobe Illustrator CC video Adobe Illustrator CC 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 CC screenshot: Illustrator CC users have the possibility to free transform elements in a more intuitive way Adobe Illustrator CC screenshot: Use images in brushes (pattern brush tool) and choose the way the image runs around corners with Illustrator CC Adobe Illustrator CC 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 CC 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 CC 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 CC screenshot: Illustrator CC's live corners tool lets users intuitively shape corners with on-art controls or specific values

Adobe Illustrator CC Reviews for UK Users

Adobe Illustrator CC Reviews for UK Users

Overall rating
4.8
/
5
Excellent
5525

Very good
1377

Average
117

Poor
9

Terrible
3

Value for Money
4.3
Features
4.7
Ease of Use
3.9
Customer Support
4.3
98% recommended this app
Lauren H.

Illustrating Beyond Boundaries

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.


Samuel T.

Illustrator, a connection to the past. But what does the future hold?

Adobe Illustrator scores above average, much more because of its solid foundation than current features.

It is a program that, in a way, has stopped in time. (I still expect compatibility improvements)

It is a program that you must have, or at least give it a try. There are many possibilities, if your creativity allows it.

If you are a design professional or student, you should give preference to AI.


Maria G.

Such a powerful tool - but sometimes it's difficult to keep up with it.


Nabin P.

Industry Standard Vector Graphic Design Software

I have been using Adobe Illustrator software on daily basis for the production of vector graphics like logos, icons, abstract arts, advertisements and flyers. The software is really easy to use and production quality is best. It is a software on which I can completely rely on my vector graphic design needs.


Verified Reviewer

The design standard flr any graphics company

I'm an Adobe user for several years, and Illustrator is one of the most powerful tools for any design. From packaging to character design due its versatility, it's easy to use tools. Very straightforward content to help any graphic artist deliver the best results for their project.


Lauren H.
Industry: Entertainment
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Illustrating Beyond Boundaries

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 06/04/2020
Review Source: Capterra

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!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Samuel T.
Industry: Media Production
Company size: Self Employed

Illustrator, a connection to the past. But what does the future hold?

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 15/09/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Adobe Illustrator scores above average, much more because of its solid foundation than current features.

It is a program that, in a way, has stopped in time. (I still expect compatibility improvements)

It is a program that you must have, or at least give it a try. There are many possibilities, if your creativity allows it.

If you are a design professional or student, you should give preference to AI.

Pros

Writing about Illustrator is very passionate. One of the most important Pros of the program is its solid foundation, built over decades. Yes! Decades.

Therefore, the main resources of the illustration industry are here. Shapes, Fills, lines, vectors, compositions. Ease of basic understanding of features.

Learning curve, of the basic resources is fast. Numerous editing possibilities (the limit is your creation)
high degree of SVG compatibility.

These are, for me, the best reasons to use AI since 2011.

Cons

Against the grain, AI presents a high consumption of computer resources. RAM, VRAM, Processor, these are abundantly consumed by the program. The more you have, the more it will consume.

With the exception of the SVG format, any non-native format will have serious compatibility problems, causing constant breaks.

The learning curve for advanced items is complex and requires more effort than other programs in the same category.

However, in my opinion, the X of the question is: Is Adobe Illustrator the program of the future for vectors? or was he stuck in time and his Status Quo?

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Maria G.
Industry: Internet
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Such a powerful tool - but sometimes it's difficult to keep up with it.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 28/04/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

So, I've been an AI user for now almost 10 years. I've used it at it's worst, at it's best and at it's "ok" moments. It's powerful and the type of work that you can create is really just limitless. There has been a significant effort in onboarding users whenever it gets a design overhaul or new features are added. I've found that a lot of these updates do tend to boost my ability to perform or create work at a faster speed, and same goes when making edits. I'm a heavy pathfinder user and the ability to just tweak my workplace to my needs, adding different windows and condensing them into one section has been a huge time saver. So in terms of granting you the ability to really modify the space to your liking, it's great.

Cons

I think one of the aspects about illustrator that has over time made it a more difficult tool to rely on has been the constant updates. Yes, those updates are sometimes great and very much needed, but there is no onboarding and the existing tour points hold so much information, it's hard to keep up with it.

I think generally speaking, I want to also be able to use the same shortcuts I have been using over time with the software, so when certain aspects of it change - sometimes it does affect my ability to perform at the same speed. I think more efforts need to be done to really create a focused on boarding for users when you introduce new features.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 4.0/10

Nabin P.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Industry Standard Vector Graphic Design Software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 15/07/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I have been using Adobe Illustrator software on daily basis for the production of vector graphics like logos, icons, abstract arts, advertisements and flyers. The software is really easy to use and production quality is best. It is a software on which I can completely rely on my vector graphic design needs.

Pros

Adobe Illustrator features cutting edge vector graphic design tools. The software supports wide range of file import and export formats. The user interface looks familiar for those with an experience of Adobe Photoshop. The Creative Cloud community support is really active. Process of purchasing and implementing the software was fast and smooth.

Cons

The price of Adobe Illustrator seems to be quite overpriced. It would have been really nice if they have developed animation features inside Illustrator.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Publishing
Company size: 2-10 Employees

The design standard flr any graphics company

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 19/07/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I'm an Adobe user for several years, and Illustrator is one of the most powerful tools for any design. From packaging to character design due its versatility, it's easy to use tools. Very straightforward content to help any graphic artist deliver the best results for their project.

Pros

My favourite tools are everything on the tool set. Easy to access and capabilites to allow me to create something useful and visually appealing in the shortest time possible.
It's capable of opening most of graphic file formats to allow the user edit, recreate or implement them in their projects.

Cons

It would be useful if it used less ram at the beginning so it didn't need as much resources as well wider and stable compatibility with older GPUs.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.9/10
Based on 7,032 user ratings
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Adobe Illustrator CC Pricing

Adobe Illustrator CC Pricing

Starting from
US$19.99/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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.

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.

Value for Money
4.3/5
Based on 7,032 user ratings
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Adobe Illustrator CC Features

Adobe Illustrator CC Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualisation
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.7/5
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Additional information for Adobe Illustrator CC

Additional information for Adobe Illustrator CC

Key features of Adobe Illustrator CC

  • Activity logging
  • Activity tracking
  • Adobe Stock marketplace integration
  • Anchor point enhancements
  • Application integration
  • Area-type auto-sizing
  • Asset management
  • Auto corners for pattern brushes
  • CSS extraction
  • Close paths with control
  • Cloud libraries
  • Collaboration tools
  • Color syncing
  • Content filtering
  • Content library
  • Content management
  • Creative Cloud libraries
  • Curvature tool
  • Custom brushes, graphics and colors
  • Custom tools panels
  • Data import/export
  • Data recovery
  • Data synchronization
  • Design management
  • Document imaging
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Dynamic symbols
  • Edit once, update everywhere
  • Ellipses, polygons and lines shapes
  • Exchange panel
  • Expanded links panel option
  • Fast zoom and magnification
  • File management
  • File packaging
  • Font search
  • Freeform merge/subtract mode for the Shapebuilder tool
  • Image editing
  • Image library
  • Images in brushes
  • Import / export data
  • Integration with the illustrator family of mobile apps
  • Join tool
  • Live corners
  • Live shapes: rectangles and rounded rectangles
  • Multiple file place
  • Multiple projects
  • On-art free transform tool
  • Path segment reshaping
  • Pen tool preview
  • Perspective drawing enhancements
  • Projections
  • Rebuilt pencil tool
  • Responsive SVG export
  • SVG export option
  • Search functionality
  • Settings import and export
  • Shaper tool
  • Smart Guides
  • Snap to pixel, point and grid updates
  • Sync settings
  • Synchronous editing
  • Third party integration
  • Touch type tool
  • Touch workspace
  • Typekit integration
  • Unembedded images
  • Windows 8 support for touch and pen pressure
  • Windows GPU acceleration

Benefits

  • 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.

  • Adobe Illustrator CC FAQs

    Adobe Illustrator CC FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Adobe Illustrator CC.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Adobe Illustrator CC offer?

    Adobe Illustrator CC offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$19.99/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: 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.

    Q. What are the main features of Adobe Illustrator CC?

    Adobe Illustrator CC offers the following features:

    • Activity logging
    • Activity tracking
    • Adobe Stock marketplace integration
    • Anchor point enhancements
    • Application integration
    • Area-type auto-sizing
    • Asset management
    • Auto corners for pattern brushes
    • CSS extraction
    • Close paths with control
    • Cloud libraries
    • Collaboration tools
    • Color syncing
    • Content filtering
    • Content library
    • Content management
    • Creative Cloud libraries
    • Curvature tool
    • Custom brushes, graphics and colors
    • Custom tools panels
    • Data import/export
    • Data recovery
    • Data synchronization
    • Design management
    • Document imaging
    • Drag & drop interface
    • Dynamic symbols
    • Edit once, update everywhere
    • Ellipses, polygons and lines shapes
    • Exchange panel
    • Expanded links panel option
    • Fast zoom and magnification
    • File management
    • File packaging
    • Font search
    • Freeform merge/subtract mode for the Shapebuilder tool
    • Image editing
    • Image library
    • Images in brushes
    • Import / export data
    • Integration with the illustrator family of mobile apps
    • Join tool
    • Live corners
    • Live shapes: rectangles and rounded rectangles
    • Multiple file place
    • Multiple projects
    • On-art free transform tool
    • Path segment reshaping
    • Pen tool preview
    • Perspective drawing enhancements
    • Projections
    • Rebuilt pencil tool
    • Responsive SVG export
    • SVG export option
    • Search functionality
    • Settings import and export
    • Shaper tool
    • Smart Guides
    • Snap to pixel, point and grid updates
    • Sync settings
    • Synchronous editing
    • Third party integration
    • Touch type tool
    • Touch workspace
    • Typekit integration
    • Unembedded images
    • Windows 8 support for touch and pen pressure
    • Windows GPU acceleration

    Q. Who are the typical users of Adobe Illustrator CC?

    Adobe Illustrator CC has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Adobe Illustrator CC support?

    Adobe Illustrator CC supports the following languages:

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

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Adobe Illustrator CC offer?

    Adobe Illustrator CC has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Adobe Illustrator CC support mobile devices?

    Adobe Illustrator CC supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Adobe Illustrator CC integrate with?

    Adobe Illustrator CC integrates with the following applications:

    Brandfolder, Ceros, Cosential, Easy Projects, Hightail, MediaBeacon, MediaValet, Webdam, Wedia, WinWeb

    Q. What level of support does Adobe Illustrator CC offer?

    Adobe Illustrator CC offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials