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, Turkish, Ukrainian, zh-hant

    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: 16

    • Activity Tracking
    • Application Management
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Content Library
    • Content Management
    • Data Import/Export
    • Design Management
    • Document Imaging
    • Drag & Drop
    • File Management
    • Image Editing
    • Image Library
    • Projections
    • Search/Filter
    • Synchronous Editing
    • Third Party Integrations

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,8 /5
    (7 825)
    Value for Money
    4,3/5
    Features
    4,7/5
    Ease of Use
    4,0/5
    Customer Support
    4,3/5

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    Jeremy D.
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    • Industry: Media Production
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    The Gold Industry Standard

    Reviewed on 2021/12/05

    I've been using Illustrator since the early 00's, and I have never found any other vector program...

    I've been using Illustrator since the early 00's, and I have never found any other vector program that does what Illustrator can do.

    Pros

    Illustrator is the flagship vector and print program for a reason. Powerful features and the familiar Adobe interface keep users coming back decade after decade.

    Cons

    It would be nice to see more harmony between the interface and commands in Illustrator and Photoshop. Adobe's subscription model is very expensive, even at the student-discount level.

    Alternatives Considered

    Affinity Designer and CorelDRAW

    Reasons for Switching to Adobe Illustrator

    A prime factor is being locked into the Adobe environment, where I'm used to the workflow, the floating palettes, the keyboard shortcuts, and tight interoperability between Adobe products. Plus, almost all professional print and design houses expect Adobe formats.
    Tobel A.
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    • Industry: Law Practice
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Adobe Illustrator Review

    Reviewed on 2021/12/16

    Since purchasing and learning to used the software..... It's been quiet easy to make professional...

    Since purchasing and learning to used the software..... It's been quiet easy to make professional vector graphics for my clients. Website development make easier with the integration.

    Pros

    The ease of tools, the magic wand, pen tool makes it everything for me...i remember having no hardship in learning to used the software.

    Cons

    The eye dropper tool not being able to copy texture... Only drops color. Wish it can copy the texture too. This software needs strong machines to work efficiently.

    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.
    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    A must-have vector graphics software for designers

    Reviewed on 2021/11/22

    I've been using Adobe Illustrator as a part of my Creative Cloud subscription for over 10 years and...

    I've been using Adobe Illustrator as a part of my Creative Cloud subscription for over 10 years and I enjoy it.

    Pros

    Illustrator has all the necessary tools for working with vector graphics. It has great integration with other Adobe products (i.e. After Effects), which makes it easy and quick to switch between them.

    Cons

    Illustrator allows you to work with vectors, but raster graphics have very limited support. Its competitor, Affinity, can work with both, and it's also ten times cheaper. The worst thing is that it often crushes.

    Alternatives Considered

    Affinity Designer

    Reasons for Switching to Adobe Illustrator

    It's a part of my Creative Cloud subscription that I have to pay for to use other Adobe tools.
    Michael M.
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    • Industry: Broadcast Media
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    For serious graphic artists

    Reviewed on 2022/01/08

    Overall, I've been able to create amazing logos from Illustrator as well as original art. It may...

    Overall, I've been able to create amazing logos from Illustrator as well as original art. It may not be my favorite program to go to due to its learning curve, but really, I have not used anything that compared to the quality.

    Pros

    The big upside with Adobe Illustrator is that you can create vectors from scratch which makes it perfect for logo design and developing original graphics. I tried using Inkscape in my past, and it didn't cut the mustard.

    Cons

    It's not very user-friendly. I had used Photoshop longer and was able to get the hang of it without too much stress. Conversely, Adobe Illustrator's interface is more confusing, it's difficult to know what does what, and the ease of use just isn't there. In my opinion, it's for someone serious about graphic design. I hope in the years ahead, they help transform Illustrator to become a better place for beginners to advanced artists.

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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+

    Adobe Illustrator supports the following languages:

    Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, zh-hant

    Adobe Illustrator supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

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    Adobe Illustrator offers the following support options:

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