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

Adobe Illustrator CC Reviews

Overall rating
4,8
/
5
Excellent
5854

Very good
1462

Average
124

Poor
9

Terrible
4

Value for Money
4,3
Features
4,7
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4,3
98% recommended this app
Faisal faruque R.

The Best Tool For Every Graphical Needs

Everyone recommends Illustrator. I also started using this because one of my friends recommended this. I knew that this is professional-grade software. However, I was a bit scared about the usability. It's because I am just a content creator and marketer. Not a professional graphic designer.

I need a tool that will help me create graphics quickly and with ease. Illustrator is just like that. This I the go-to tool for every kind of digital creation. No matter whether I want a professional design for email marketing or just a simple design for my Facebook updates, it always gets me covered. This is the power of Illustrator.

I need to manage a lot of online presence. Since I am a freelancer and kind of a one-man army, I have to work on the go. I can run this tool on both my Windows tablet and Mac workstation. This is a huge benefit. I know some of you are scared about it. Believe me, it's not that tough. If you sincerely follow some tutorials you will be able to make basic designs without any problem.


Rob H.

A powerful suite for Web Designers

After growing up with GIMP as my original mainstay when learning web design, I had the chance to use Illustrator at an internship around a decade ago. From there forwards, it's been my go to for designing SVG logo/image sets purely through the ease to export the SVGs for cross platform/device use.


Davide C.

Standard Software

Every graphic process has been imported on Adobe Illustrator since I buy a Mac. Corel Draw Works until x11 version so I must choose a software is working with Os.
Adobe Illustrator was the choose and every single work com out from my advertising studio has been made with this software.


Kenyon C.

The Core of the apple

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


Joshua D.

Excellent Design Software

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.


Faisal faruque R.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: Self Employed

The Best Tool For Every Graphical Needs

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/10/31
Review Source: Capterra

Everyone recommends Illustrator. I also started using this because one of my friends recommended this. I knew that this is professional-grade software. However, I was a bit scared about the usability. It's because I am just a content creator and marketer. Not a professional graphic designer.

I need a tool that will help me create graphics quickly and with ease. Illustrator is just like that. This I the go-to tool for every kind of digital creation. No matter whether I want a professional design for email marketing or just a simple design for my Facebook updates, it always gets me covered. This is the power of Illustrator.

I need to manage a lot of online presence. Since I am a freelancer and kind of a one-man army, I have to work on the go. I can run this tool on both my Windows tablet and Mac workstation. This is a huge benefit. I know some of you are scared about it. Believe me, it's not that tough. If you sincerely follow some tutorials you will be able to make basic designs without any problem.

Pros

There are a lot of features in this amazing piece of software. However, I don't have to use all of them. I just use basic features like editing a free to use vector file from the internet. Sometimes, I design covers and banners for my online businesses. Illustrator handles these very well. I liked Adobe's consistent design language in all of its software including Illustrator. One I learned illustrator and now all other Adobe software seems easy to me. Because I got familiar with their user interface. I like the power of its vector design feature. It helps me to design a graphic that doesn't rely on pixels and can be scaled to any size. This is the coolest feature of Adobe Illustrator. Custom fonts and different types of brushes are also great for creating modern and complex designs.

Cons

I don't hate anything about this software. However, the software is a bit heavy. I don't need all the features of Illustrator. This is why I need a lightweight PC version of it with the basic features. If the developer makes something like this it will be amazing. Another thing is the crashing problem. Sometimes it crashes on my old low powered laptop and this is frustrating.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Rob H.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: Self Employed

A powerful suite for Web Designers

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/02
Review Source: Capterra

After growing up with GIMP as my original mainstay when learning web design, I had the chance to use Illustrator at an internship around a decade ago. From there forwards, it's been my go to for designing SVG logo/image sets purely through the ease to export the SVGs for cross platform/device use.

Pros

As a full stack web developer, the tools that illustrator offer for creating Scalable Vector Graphics is unparalleled. With the importance of creating media that 'travels' well between both mobile and desktop environments, you'll be hard pressed to an offering that fits all circumstances with the ease that Illustrator offers. The joy of exporting your SVGs so simply to fit wherever you need them has been honed (or perhaps even owned) by years of Adobe's feature rich development and progressive enhancement. From Macromedia Shockwave with Flash forwarding to HTML 5 adoption, Adobe Illustrator has been at the forefront of web media design.

Cons

As with any design tool, there's always a learning curve. Though, that be said, with the sheer amount of online tutorials and videos, its truly quite hard to find fault with Adobe Illustrator... Once you've got the basics, the sky truly is the limit.... From moving from GIMP (a great free choice), to Illustrator, I'd definitely recommend the jump across the the Adobe camp.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Davide C.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: Self Employed

Standard Software

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/12/29
Review Source: Capterra

Every graphic process has been imported on Adobe Illustrator since I buy a Mac. Corel Draw Works until x11 version so I must choose a software is working with Os.
Adobe Illustrator was the choose and every single work com out from my advertising studio has been made with this software.

Pros

If you Know Illustrator, you are a graphic designer.
This software is the standard software for being a designer and everything was started from this software.
Easy to use, really complete and very powerful for vector design.

Cons

I've used Corel Draw for over 10 years and shortcuts are different, but if you know vector design elements, shapes combination, with Adobe illustrator is very easy.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Kenyon C.
Industry: Photography
Company size: 2-10 Employees

The Core of the apple

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/11/04
Review Source: GetApp

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

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Joshua D.
Industry: Leisure, Travel & Tourism
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Excellent Design Software

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/27
Review Source: Capterra

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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Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
8,9/10
Based on 7 453 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 7 453 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 Visualization
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