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
    • 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
    • Publishing Options
    • Search/Filter
    • Synchronous Editing
    • Third Party Integrations

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5
    (7,991)
    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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    Faiyaz
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    • Industry: Design
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Best Illustrating Software I've ever come across!

    Reviewed on 21/06/2022

    Being a Brand Identity Designer, Adobe Illustrator is my daily driver. Love making designs with it.

    Being a Brand Identity Designer, Adobe Illustrator is my daily driver. Love making designs with it.

    Pros

    Nothing is unimaginable in this Illustration Software. Fast and efficient. A great community of designers are there using Adobe Illustrator. Very trustworthy and reliable software for design. Best for vector designs.

    Cons

    Slower computer might struggle, but that's not the software's issue. Might be a bit tough to use for the newbies.

    Kristina
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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 15/06/2022

    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.

    Chibuike
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    • Industry: Professional Training & Coaching
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    My Adobe Illustrator Review

    Reviewed on 08/07/2022

    Adobe Illustrator has given me a platform to express my creativity and progress it. I have designed...

    Adobe Illustrator has given me a platform to express my creativity and progress it. I have designed mind-blowing logos, branded businesses, and designed presentations, and vector icons. it is the best vector design in the market.

    Pros

    Each version of Adobe Illustrator keeps getting better than the previous. I have been using it for more than 1o year and it keeps getting better. I love the Image Tracing feature than can vectorize and raster images. It even has more features. You can also stay organise by creating and customizing layers and artboards.

    Cons

    I hate it when it crashes when I'm working. I've been in a situation when I was designing a presentation. I saved the file properly and tried opening it afterward but it refuses to open. It said something that my file was corrupt. If the file is corrupt, why should it still be having a .ai extension

    Alternatives Considered

    Canva

    Reasons for Choosing Adobe Illustrator

    I had been using Corel Draw before and decided to try Adobe Illustrator, I noticed Illustrator's interface was more friendly and inviting than Corel Draw also the layers, paths, artboards, and toolbar.

    Switched From

    CorelDRAW

    Reasons for Switching to Adobe Illustrator

    I preferred Illustrator because of its advanced capabilities over Canva. Also because it's offline software.
    oussama
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    • Industry: Import & Export
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Design attractive interfaces with Illustrator

    Reviewed on 27/07/2022

    I often use Adobe Illustrator to create social media interfaces for the organization I work in...

    I often use Adobe Illustrator to create social media interfaces for the organization I work in INDEXA, as it allows the interfaces to be designed by the company’s brand and identity in a very beautiful way.
    I approved the designs that I made using Illustrator on Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin

    Pros

    From my point of view, Adobe Illustrator is the best program for designing beautiful and creative interfaces. It has the appropriate tools that allow you to clearly show your artistic touch as a graphic designer.
    What is better is that it is the program that is perfectly suitable for commercial designs because of its very attractive, ready-made, and flexible fonts that can be modified, allowing the completion of excellent designs in the shortest possible time

    Cons

    Like other Adobe programs, it requires time to learn and reach professionalism, as well as some movement and attractiveness in the user interface compared to what is available in the After Effects and Photoshop programs

    Bruno
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    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Most complete vector graphics creator

    Reviewed on 30/06/2022

    I find it the best software available to create vector graphics

    I find it the best software available to create vector graphics

    Pros

    Very complete and with all functionalities to creates and manage vector graphics

    Cons

    When graphics are above one another, it's not easy to select specific shapes

    Alternatives Considered

    CorelDRAW

    Reasons for Switching to Adobe Illustrator

    It's more complete and comes with other software's of interest
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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, Phone Support

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