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.
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    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 System (CMS) Software
    • 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 Software
    • Publishing Options
    • Search/Filter
    • Synchronous Editing
    • Third Party Integrations

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5
    (7,942)
    Value for Money
    4.3/5
    Features
    4.7/5
    Ease of Use
    4.0/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.3/5

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    Kristina S.
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    • Industry: Design
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Ideal software for graphic designers!

    Reviewed on 2022-06-15

    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.

    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 2020-11-04

    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.
    Hayden F.
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    • Industry: Media Production
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    It's the industry standard, so let's get with it.

    Reviewed on 2022-03-10

    I've been working with Adobe Illustrator since 2004, and am very familiar and comfortable with the...

    I've been working with Adobe Illustrator since 2004, and am very familiar and comfortable with the software and how it integrates with After Effects, which is the software that I use the most. Adobe keeps on implementing new features and makes you accustomed on not needing to leave the Adobe platform to complete design and media tasks, which can be a good or bad thing depending on how you work and collaborate. I like to use Illustrator, but been using Affinity Designer and Corel Draw on some projects in order to get some tasks done. I would love to see Adobe going back on letting people purchase the software and use a model closer to Affinity these days. Overall you will be almost required to work with Illustrator if you want to fit into the professional design world.

    Pros

    Very powerful software for design design and vector construction.
    works seemly with other Adobe products

    Cons

    It's a subscription based service, so be ready to open your wallet.
    It can crash, but it has a good auto save feature.

    Alternatives Considered

    Affinity Designer and CorelDRAW

    Reasons for Choosing Adobe Illustrator

    Corel was not compatible with Mac and my company worked with Adobe producs.

    Switched From

    CorelDRAW

    Reasons for Switching to Adobe Illustrator

    I use them all.
    Luis A.
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    • Industry: Design
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

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    Reviewed on 2022-06-01

    I feel very pleased with Illustrator. I feel like it's a great tool for creating high-quality...

    I feel very pleased with Illustrator. I feel like it's a great tool for creating high-quality designs or impressive art.

    Pros

    I can make quick simple icons, polished logos, brand books, high detail vector portraits, and pretty much anything I want in Illustrator. I've made album covers, banners, books, signed contracts, and all sorts of stuff with Illustrator. I love how Illustrator gives me the ability to design almost anything I want.

    Cons

    Illustrator has so many tools and functions that it can be very intimidating for beginner designers. I've had to spend an hour teaching my colleagues the basics of illustrator before they dared to click a single thing in it.

    Khedir W.
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    • Industry: Design
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Review about efficiency of Adobe illustrator

    Reviewed on 2022-04-29

    Adobe Illustrator is an amazing tool
    i'm using it to make social media and graphics designs for...

    Adobe Illustrator is an amazing tool
    i'm using it to make social media and graphics designs for my small buisness as a freelancer.

    Pros

    There is a supported UI,,creates print designs and web illustrations ,small road It takes into account onboard changes. It is fully customizable, works on almost all systems It makes reasonable sized records It supports multi-page output, integrates well with other Adobe products

    Cons

    It has a very steep learning curve. Although the files are relatively small, they can sometimes be difficult to share, requires a lot of space. It is very similar to Photoshop and you have to be patient with the tool.

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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 Software, Phone Support

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