Adobe Illustrator

5 / 5 580 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Students, photographers, and small businesses.


Average Ratings

580 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $9.99/month/user
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Adobe
  • www.adobe.com/products/illustrator.html
  • Founded 1982
  • United States

About Adobe Illustrator

Adobe enables students, photographers, and small to medium businesses to create beautiful clothing designs with easy access to all your favorite assets, including images, colors, brushes, and type styles. Allows you and your team to work across desktop and mobile devices. Prices range from $9.99/month to $49.99/month.


Adobe Illustrator Features

  • CAD Tools
  • Color Matching
  • Design Export
  • Fabric Matching
  • Fashion Illustrations
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout / Print / Cut
  • Pattern, Color & Art Storage
  • Presentation Tools
  • Textile Pattern Design

Adobe Illustrator Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Absolutely an amazing software for anyone working with digital graphics.

Feb 20, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I love that it is easy to adapt to and there are many tutorials that can be found online easily. The main feature that really helped me is that you can create and edit vector files, the industry leading file type for digital graphics.

Cons: The resizing feature can sometimes be tricky and you have to use tutorials every now and then to make the most out of it.

Often use, very satisfied!

Feb 20, 2018
5/5
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Pros: Powerful editor for vector images. Ideal for logos and posters, as well as everything related to fonts. In the illustrator, you can make objects of any complexity, it is in some ways superior to the Corel Draw.

Cons: For those who work for the first time in graphic editors, it may seem slightly incomprehensible and complex, but you can understand it quickly enough.

Reliable and convenient program

Feb 19, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Drawings in Adobe Illustrator are really very beautiful, quality, the program has a lot of hot keys that make it easier to work.

Cons: The program itself is sufficiently reliable and stable, I rarely, but hanging up, can also fly (very rarely, in the new illustratore from 2017 lags or sorties have not met). In general, I have not found a program for its tasks better than that.

LOVE IT

Feb 19, 2018
5/5
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Pros: I just love that it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out how to use. I am not an extremely tech-y person but have easily been able to use this program!

Overall: Its been a great purchase!

Very efficient, clean program for creating high-quality logos, illustrations, page designs, and more

Feb 19, 2018
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Pros: Love the vector creation tools, mobile app integrations, and seamless integration with Creative Cloud. Great for creating comprehensive marketing and branding collateral.

Cons: Can be a little overwhelming to master due to the extensive amount of features, but this only helps you in the end because the program has such immense capabilities. This is one program that is worth taking the time to watch tutorials in order to harness the full capabilities.

Functional illustrator, helps in work

Feb 18, 2018
5/5
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Pros: Working with layers resembles Photoshop, but the vector itself is multi-layer, so the layers in Illustrator perform the role of organizer. For example, on the lower layer all the background elements, on the average - the character, on the upper - small details.

Cons: For normal work with Adobe Illustrator you need a powerful computer, otherwise your workstation will constantly hang and annoy.

It is a great program

Feb 18, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Adobe Illustrator is a program that works wonders. Do not have an art education, you can just repeat the story found on the Internet and you will already have your own unique picture. I had never even imagined that all the goods on the trading floors of online stores are painted!

Overall: It's a wonderful software and it does not have any flaws." I say this with 100% certainty, since I mastered the program more than 8 years ago and managed to work on many versions of Illustrator.

A Professional Size software for all users

Feb 18, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Great TouchType tool. Free Transform tool has been greatly simplified. Many improvements to existing features. Adobe Illustrator CC also provides built in and ready-made presets. With these presets, graphic designers can start their artwork from blank pages instead of templates. They can also customize the details of a preset, such as its name, orientation, and number of artboards. If they want to customize how artboards in a document are laid out, Adobe Illustrator also enables them to do that.

Cons: One can't buy a single, perpetual license. Free trial ends very quickly. Can't enlarge in-app 'what's new' videos. As a user of the software on a less frequent basis it is quite difficult to follow the processes required.

Perfect for Graphic Design/Digital Art/Illustration

Feb 18, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: The pen tool is something I am highly fond of. This software helps me create my art easily. Less complicated and less time consuming. Every tool is just so simple to understand. The best part is that logo making is very easy and effective, does not pixelate like in other softwares.

Cons: I personally do not prefer different artboards. I do not find it of any use because I work on different layers and if I want to use another artboard, I simply open a new file which I find less complicated.

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A great help to design awesome and charming templates for my Maps

Feb 17, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: When I make a map in a GIS program and I export it in image (JPG) to Illustrator, it allows me to add to the cartographic outputs more brightness and intense tones, improving the quality of the image. In addition, it is a program with greater advantages when designing base templates for map images that I want to publish, because it has a variety of easy-to-use tool for designing templates.

Cons: What I like the least, is that certain advanced tools of measurements and textures for colors can be made complex, especially for people with basic knowledge of the software. Therefore, you have to have some training to be able to take advantage of the potential of the program. Perhaps, the development of a help menu by Illustrator, which is more interactive, supports the amateur who wants to learn more about this program.

Overall: The benefits I have are the visual improvements of the cartographic output of the maps, which although they have the colors and features that are necessary for printing, it improves a lot when processing the product in JPG image for this type of software

Not what I expected from an adobe product

Feb 16, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: This makes your photos and illustrations professional looking, It has some great tools to use for freehand illustration, and the Fonts make it look great and add fun aspects to your illustrations. I love that they have a monthly fee to pay instead of having to pay for it all up front now.

Cons: This is complicated to start using. Their customer service does leave a bit to be desired, and the price is out of reach for most of us poor artists. If you are just starting out I suggest using the monthly fee instead of paying for it right up front.

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Saved my life

Feb 16, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I am an architect and I star using this tool later on my student years, I regret a lot not having it used before. Made my life so much easier, it's the kind of tool that you have to practice to master, but in general very intuitive and simple.

Cons: I can't think of anything I dislike. Not the best tool to work with images, but there are other tools for that. Overall great app!

Overall: I work faster and my work is of better quality

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Has replaced my Photoshop Usage

Feb 16, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: It is a tool that under my point of view is one of the most important for anyone who lives in the world of graphic design. It has an interface quite similar to that of Photoshop and other programs provided by Adobe, so any user who previously used these programs would have the ability to adapt in a much simpler way. On the other hand, its interface is quite intuitive, which greatly helps inexperienced users get to know it quite quickly, although the mastering of the tool can be complicated. Another thing that I quite like is that there are no limits to the imagination, you can plazmar on the canvas anything that comes to mind; drawings, brochures, small posters, whatever.

Cons: the pricing can be high that normal users might not be able to afford it while there are other cheap alternatives available in the market. i found it extremely difficult to draw curves and needs extream precision to get it right.

Overall: Illustrator has helped me a lot during my professional training, since it is one of the tools that I use the most in the university where I am a designer, as well as being one of my most important tools in the work I currently own.

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My first making logo

Feb 16, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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2 / 5
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Pros: This software is a good to make logos, i can't say it is easy to use but you should learn how to use it.

Cons: If you have a low computer you won't be able to use this software properly, but you should decrease on the price a little bit.

Overall: Making logos for facebook pages

Unless I'm doing page layout or photo editing, Illustrator is my go-to first choice for design.

Feb 16, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Hands-down the most powerful and versatile design software in my toolbox. Vector art is the superior choice for a lot of design work, and I love the seamless way Adobe products work together when I do need to bring various elements together. The sheer number of tools available could be overwhelming, but the way the interface is designed keeps it from feeling like too much.

Cons: There are so many possibilities that it can be quite a steep learning curve. Also, I'm not loving the way the most recent update changed creating a new document - I can see how it might be handy for some to start by choosing a template or previous layout size, but for me it just adds extra steps...especially with having to choose from among options on several tabs - web, print, etc. I generally go in knowing what size I want my document to be, and I just want to enter the numbers, not pick the closest thing and change it. The extra steps are annoying. It's a small thing in terms of the overall software experience, but because it's always the very first thing that happens, it comes up a lot and annoys me. (I did find a checkbox for reverting to a legacy interface when creating new documents, so that's a plus. I just hope Adobe doesn't decide to change that up again. "Conveniences" like that cost me time.)

Overall: I make my living with it! It allows me to create incredibly versatile designs.

Great, once you really learn how to use all the functions

Feb 16, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: This has a lot of functionality, and you're able to deliver great pieces of work that look professional. It does what it's supposed to do and is a standard Adobe product.

Cons: Can be really complicated at first and it's not as easy to learn as some of Adobe's other products. The pricing is also relatively expensive and even more so when you consider there are new software companies that are able to offer similar technology for free or a fraction of the cost

Easy to use for simple things... harder to become a master

Feb 16, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: That it lets you create graphics, logos, collateral from scratch. Working with vectors means that you can create super high quality graphics! When I was a beginner and teaching myself, it was super easy to get to grips with the tools

Cons: That you can't add pixel art - sometimes you want to incorporate an existing image, but it doesnt deal with pixel art..

Overall: created logos from scratch, did the job I wanted to do, and there isn't another similar software I;d use for this

As soon as I learned how to use this it was a breeze! You can watch instructional videos, and they a

Feb 16, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I can make all the things I need with this one program. Logos, videos, and illustrations. Its so versatile

Cons: I wish I could pay a monthly fee for all the programs together because I use a lot of them

Illustrator has always delivered for us, no job too big or small that can not be accomplished!

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
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Pros: I love illustrator, it has given me the flexibility to create beautiful work with ease of operation. This is money well spent!

Cons: Sometimes, I would forget how to display all the tools needed, but I have quickly learned from my mistakes, especially since the program comes with help built right into it.

Not as easy as some other products Adobe offers.

Feb 15, 2018
4/5
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2 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I don't know where to start, there are infinity amount of things you can do with this, as long as you know what you are doing.

Cons: this certainly is not as easy to learn as other products I have used in the adobe suite. It will take some getting used to.

Adobe Illustrator isn't really worth the money.

Feb 15, 2018
2/5
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3 / 5
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Pros: It does what you would expect a product from Adobe to do, and has most of the features necessary for professional illustration and design.

Cons: However, Illustrator is too expensive relative to its available features, and I can do most of what I require using GSuite's tools, which are free.

Adobe illustrator; easy once you learn.

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Have been using adobe for quite a while, felt that it was daunting at first but has become one of my daily driver programs! The main thing adobe software is amazing for is its cross file ease of use, weather you¿re importing from photoshop or another adobe software it seems to flow without effort. Strongly recommend for those who need!

Cons: A slight bit of an investment to start using adobe creative cloud, but for young professionals in a creative stream, the software is so meticulously updated and crafted that I¿m having issues naming flaws.

Not a tool for beginners but nothing beats it!

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: You can't be the Adobe products for design needs. I love the new Libraries feature and the ability to collaborate within the cloud with the rest of my team.

Cons: The price tag continues to go up. I miss the days of one-time payments for Adobe products, but they seem to be long gone!

Easy to learn and easy to master

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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Pros: By far my favorite adobe program. I use it everyday and probably will use it till I die. They are always adding new features and constant updates to better the program.

Cons: Illustrator can have its issues and its always something small and easy to fix once you find the problem but never fear the answers are just a search away.

Overall: Best program for creating vectors hands down

A super powerful program, but it will require lots of time to master, and not always intuitive

Feb 15, 2018
4/5
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Pros: This software allows you to make the most intricate designs and is an absolute must if you are a professional working with any sort of print graphics. Great for those than want powerful vector manipulation and control of lines, shapes, gradients, and colors.

The subscription fee is trivial

Cons: It is a very mature program and is quite complex. Will require a long time to master, and it is recommended to take a training course. Even with proper training, some of the simplest things like working with bezier paths require practice to be able to utilize the full power of the software.

Illustrator is GREAT!

Feb 14, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This software makes it easy to create vector based art like logos, graphics, and much more for clients. It's easy to find tutorials to help learn the software.

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Great software! Definitely worth the cost.

Feb 14, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It's a pretty complex application, but after a few years of using it, it became second nature to me. The interface is more simplistic than it used to be and they've come a long way with options and functionality over the years. I wish all adobe products followed the same consistent pattern with drop down menus and tools.

Cons: Effects are limited. There are certain features that seem underdeveloped. Customer support isn't that great, but that is the case with any adobe product, sadly.

Great Graphics program!

Feb 14, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Makes creating professional looking graphics projects a breeze. Lots of great features that allow complete customization with professional looking results

Cons: Can be difficult to navigate when first starting out, not the most user friendly design. Online tutorials are abundant and when you can dedicate the time to playing around with things it becomes a very easy to use program.

Integrates with other Adobe products.

Feb 14, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This is the best software when it comes to vector designs. it is available for use both on Mac and windows operating system ,thereby making it seamless to share files with colleagues irrespective of the operating system used.
Adobe illustrator integrates well with other Adobe creative cloud products,making it easy to use multiple Adobe products on one project.

Cons: In comparism to other close substitutes, Adobe illustrator is very pricey. However it is worth the price.

Fast, intuitive, and flexible with the different features in the program. Strong online community.

Feb 13, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: What I like most about this software is how clean the interface is. I can easily click around and find the tool I need, and combine it with other methods I use to create something great.

Cons: I don't like the monthly fee that you have to pay in order to keep this software. I wish Adobe had a plan where you could pay a flat fee to keep it for a year. Or lower the price of the CS6 collection.

30 Years of Illustrator Use - and it just keeps getting better

Feb 13, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I've used Adobe Illustrator for a long time (actually since 1988). I recently made the switch to Creative Cloud from Creative Suite 6 and haven't looked back. Most of the basic features available in that orig version of AI are still in there, in exactly the same form, and usually new versions offer only minor shortcuts. But I'm a big fan of using multiple artboards and keeping my files in AI PDF format. I use AI for everything from logos to prototyping websites, to print designs. Frankly there's not a lot of competition since Macromedia Freehand died (CorelDRAW used to be pretty good), so if you want to draw vector graphics you don't have a lot of choices. Fortunately Adobe has the influx of new funds with the monthly subscription model and continue to improve it.

Cons: Illustrator can be a bit bloated sometimes. I miss the early days of simple applications. Adobe used to add features to new versions, it seems, to justify buying an upgrade.

An all round solution for designers and architects

Feb 13, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Illustrator is a great tool that allows both document editing and processing to make things look presentable

Overall: The software takes a great toll on the computer's memory and processing speed. You might as well have a well spec'd machine to run a software like this

Some casual work graphical work

Feb 13, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I love the flexibility and the lack of a learning curve. The system is easy to understand and there isnt a lot involved to create a few shapes and really start plugging away.

Cons: I honestly wish this program had a few Photoshop features just so I wouldn't have to switch back and forth, but I understand this program is completely for illustrations. I love some of the small features this program has like the ability to make dotted stroke lines, or stroke lines with arrows at the end.

I use this program for work.

Feb 13, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that you can find all the tools easily and that you can move around the screen to see all your work.

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Adobe Illustrator, best for a reason

Feb 13, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love the fact that no matter what format people submit project assets in I can use them to create whatever it is they are looking for. Adobe is able to take, or save as, any format you can imagine.

Cons: the learning curve was a bit broad, took me a while to master the program and to my knowledge there is no "lite" version to start with.

Overall: the ability to make money! we are an advertising/creative company so i pretty much live in illustrator as well as other Adobe apps

Innumerable amount of tools

Feb 12, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is definitely the best, and consequently it is complicated for those who are beginners, but what is good, you must dedicate time to be it in the project to be developed. Adding that for its cost, the license that is handled is the best.

Cons: For now, he has only personally presented dissatisfaction in the administration of typographical sources, everything else that is adequate at the moment of being used.

Overall: It is excellent, very comfortable to use, I highly recommend it, due to its characteristics that make it unique, but its strong point is the vectorial drawing for those designers or similar professions.

Amazing piece of software

Feb 12, 2018
5/5
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2 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Adobe Illustrator is an amazing creative tool. The overall functionality of the it is fantastic, and a must for any graphic designer.

Cons: The key commands in Adobe Illustrator are different than in other Adobe products, such as Photoshop, so when you switch back and forth you have to remember which key command does what - it would be very handy if they were the same (as much as they could be) across the different Adobe programs.

My Favourite Vector Software

Feb 12, 2018
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Pros: The best thing about Illustrator is the creative freedom it provides, you get the tools and can do anything you'd like in terms of creating graphics and illustrations. It is a vector-based software meaning you can make clean lines without worrying about file size or anything becoming pixelated.

Cons: It took a while to get used to the software, since each step basically has to be done manually. Once you learn how to use Illustrator, the fun begins.

Great illustration tool bundled with other powerful tools

Feb 12, 2018
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Pros: Adobe Illustrator is a powerful illustration tool! Perhaps one of it's best features is how well is ties in with the other Abobe products. You can take illustrations and import them into almost any of Adobe's other video or image editing tools and compline media rich content.

Cons: There is a learning curve it's not just something you can jump into without spending a considerable amount of time learning.

Adobe illustrator is fabulous for logos.

Feb 11, 2018
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Pros: We have used illustrator for creating our logos and it is wonderful. It also helps save your logo easily in different formats which is great since different printers and projects require different formats such as vector file.

Cons: What i like least about this software is that it does take some time to learn so a training video is helpful.

Overall: Fabulous for logos

Best way to work with vectors

Feb 11, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love this software because it's the better to work with vetors, it's easy share the project via PDF

Cons: I have some problems to import Corel draw's files, the prices for legal use it's a little expensive, the new interface I don't like it's confused and differed to olds versions

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A must have for design teams

Feb 09, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: You pretty much can't design things without Illustrator. It exports to about everything and is the standard tool for internet companies.

Cons: Huge learning curve. You need to do quite a bit of training to become a pro user, so get ready to be in front of a screen for a while as you hone your skills.

Adobe Illustrator is amazing, if you can afford it

Feb 09, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Illustrator has everything you could ever want to design anything. I wouldn't even be able to count how many projects I've been able to build completely within Illustrator.

Cons: Illustrator isn't cheap, and unless you can expense it I'm not sure I would say it's worth the money when there are so many similar alternatives.

The product that you have to use if you are a designer

Feb 09, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This is THE product to use if you are a designer! We use it daily.
Its important because it gives you the ability to create high quality vector graphics - and if you do not want to loose quality when you change the size of a graphic, this is the way you should do it.

Cons: Its not an easy software. You have to have professional training to know how to use it.
Also, it has sometimes some error that we really cannot understand, but because it has a lot of updates, the problems are corrected.

Overall: The ability to create high quality vector graphics .

Creative tool

Feb 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It offers you a full creative program in which you can create logos, images, drawings, .................

Cons: It can sometimes be difficult to make use of all the features it offers. You need to take courses first.

I use Illustrator everyday for work and personal use! I love its functionality and ease of use.

Feb 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love the accessibility of a monthly fee for the program instead of just the large sum up front. It's a great option for people in different financial situations.

Cons: Sometimes there are glitches in the system that cause errors/freezing/crashing. It's bound to happen from time to time, but if we're digging for a con, that would be it!

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Everyday use, newest version worked out many of the past issues

Feb 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: -ability to create high quality vector graphics
-recent updates are making finding/sorting fonts much more efficient
-if you do any vector content creation this is the most flexible software and a no brainier to own
-compatible with the adobe ecosystem, meaning if you can use Photoshop, after effects, or any other Adobe program, all of the shortcuts and how the tools work carry over to each program, making picking up a new program much easier.

Cons: -extremely intimidating to use for a new user with a leaning curve that can take a while to get used to.
-can get expensive for a casual user

Overall: one of the most important pieces of software in our business

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I love this program! It's so easy to put creative ideas on paper.

Feb 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love the amount of tools it offers. Basically, anything I want to do, I can accomplish and it offers tutorials on how to get things done.

Cons: I wish Adobe Illustrator had more training videos. Right now, I get most of my support from public forums.

Overall: I am able to perform my job becuase of this program.

I use this on a daily basis for marketing purposes.

Feb 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The amount of features and capabilities is amazing, you can really accomplish a lot with whatever you are designing.

Cons: It can be overwhelming to learn everything that this software can do and at times can be a little difficult to use.

Great product

Feb 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I use this tool daily to modify images for use in print and online materials. Working with volunteers it is hard to make them understand what types of images we require for specific things. This allows me to take whatever they send me and modify it accordingly.

Cons: I would like to see more tutorials or training options available without having to enroll in actual classes.

easy to use, makes your work look great

Feb 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love the ability to edit and adjust text and graphics. I also like the ability of changing the effects

Cons: Unless you have been specifically trained to use the software, it can be very intimidating to new user

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Great tool for detailed graphic designs. Great to work with vector images.

Feb 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I use this tool to create designs and patterns for new collections. I love the depth of Illustrator--I've been using this program for years and I still learn new things nearly every day. I love that it reads so many different files and the ability to save directly from your open file as a variety of options (jpg, gif, png).

Cons: Its vast and slightly difficult to learn but it does everything for you once you get a hang of it. It took a while to relearn keys, asset location and others.

Overall: We use it to design new campaigns

Very useful for design but can be tricky to learn features

Feb 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The best thing about Adobe Illustrator is that it has a very wide selection of features and can be used to produce very high quality designs

Cons: The worst thing about Adobe Illustrator is that although it has a very wide selection of features, these features can be very hard to grasp and find

Probably the best mid-level graphic design software.

Feb 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I use it for several years now because it offers a good balance between features and ease of use. I know Photoshop is the king when it comes to features, but that has a steep learning curve. I mainly do business related stuff for the company (i.e. logos, promotional materials) and Illustrator works perfect. For me its features are more than enough, and easiness of use primes. Highly recommend it for those that need a graphic design app but don't want to learn the sophisticated Photoshop.

Cons: The price, wish it was cheaper. Being part of Creative Cloud now you pay a monthly fee and it's more expensive if you're from EU vs US.

Overall: I get to create my designs whenever I need, without having to learn sophisticated features.

Ai has been a business saver! The ability to create graphic designs is phenomenal.

Feb 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I own an app design business. We do a lot of graphics work. This tool is so versatile. I can practically design anything from logos to home screen layouts.

Cons: To master this program takes a lot of practice and hours of learning. Tutorials will help but taking a class for which a fee is charged for a 2-day session is recommended.

Overall: Benefits: Versatility, editing, graphics design, typesetting! Supports Web publishing, rasterization previewing, PDF, and SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics).

A must have program for design and implementation.

Feb 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Once you get the hang of the familiar creation sequences, it is easy to create timely workflow subroutines that can get to end product quicker. Lots of online forum support as well as a bevy of youtube how to videos.

Cons: Monthly or recurring fee for use billing arrangements. The programs used be sold as stand alone product.

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I used the program to make illustrations and design of images in two dimensions

Feb 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The tools for mixing colors and filters for images. The brushes and the work by layers that allows to edit in an orderly manner the work done.

Cons: The program consumes many hardware resources of the machine and slows down the computer in operations, you will not be able to use other applications.

Overall: One of the main benefits of Adobe Illustrator is its level of compatibility, since it can be used from any computer. In addition, it allows you to import files in various formats such as JPEG, PSD, PNG and TIIF

Perfect for Vector Work!

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: You can create compositions from the beginning or simply edit the ones you've already been working with. also have a great color management tool so your designs have the perfect quality.

it gives you the perfect way to make your designs pixel-perfect and allows web designer CSS extraction for an easy way to give the look your looking for to your website,

Cons: On the downside, Illustrator can be a bit overwhelming to new users. It's easy to start learning how to use it, but it's very difficult to become a master of everything it offers. The sheer number of tools that it contains can be intimidating, and it's almost a requirement that you follow some sort of tutorial instruction when you begin using it.

Overall: It is great for creating vector artwork

Graphic Designer

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I think Adobe CC is Easy to use, it was simple to just from all the other Adobe applications to this one.

Cons: I personally Do not like that there is a monthly membership. I wish I could purchase Adobe CC and have it.

great for new and old creators, many functional features, great displays, very user friendly

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love that the program has almost all of its features available for free. Its not one of those pushy programs that lets you try it for an hour and then wants to charge you extra amount a month for a couple extra features. It has unlimited potential and you are able to express yourself creatively. Whether you're doodling, sketching, lining, coloring or even making a masterpiece, it is incredibly user-friendly and there is so much that can be done.

Cons: I dont like the inability to create new layers while making something. This makes it difficult to blend and switch between parts of a piece without messing something up. Yes, there are ways around this but when trying to create an image for reference for something you would like to save for later, any mistakes can be very time consuming and can set you back.

Overall: I am able to easily and efficiently design products that I can make for my Etsy shop. I am able to create digital images of things that I will later make by hand, and by doing that, I am taking a lot of guesswork out of my job.

Adobe illustrator great functional and highly flexible tool for working with vector graphics

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: highly flexible once you learn how to use can be used for design of letterheads and altering purchased vectors for single and other material out puts, I have used mine for work to create letterheads and brochures for our business; and personally for card and craft making

Cons: can be a bit hard to get started in but once you learn how to use it to its potential ( i signed up for a online workshop) it is a good programme

I use Illustrator to create drawings or charts to use in my company's magazine. Great product!

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It integrates easily with other Adobe Create Suite programs. You can create a chart or drawing in Illustrator for use in other ACS programs - I primarily use it in InDesign.

Cons: No real complaints. I think it is more a lack of training on my end. There are still lots of features I'm not knowledgeable about even through I've been using it for many years.

Overall: Very powerful program - and you do get what you pay for. If you want something that can do just about anything, then get Illustrator.

What's not to like - it's Illustrator - the industry standard

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's fantastic for all those logos, graphic design projects, and vector art things that are needed to run a business. Plus, it feels like the rest of Adobe products, which makes it easier to use.

Cons: It's insanely complex. I've used it for years as a self-taught user and I probably know 2% of what there is to know. For the most part, unless you take a class or read something online, you'll never use most of it.

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The best Vector Graphic Editor

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Working on the cultural area, make designs for events or for public spaces it is a big part of the work, but with Illustrator we do task in an fast and easy way, this tools offers virtually hundreds of tools for you design and to make the best work for your company, the result can be an impressive public poster, a detaill print of an art design, a great video or a banner for you website, this tool has everything you need for make the best designs for marketing and business.

Cons: It was difficult to me to get used to this software because it has so many features, options and tools, I need a previous course to know what tools use and in which way have to put my efforts to do the best job for the company, with a bit of practice now I can handle this tool in the perfect way.

Overall: This tool has help us to the best design for poster os marketing of our company, with can do the poster through a huge amount of options which has this tool for create a modify pictures and graphics in any way that you like.

Not For Novices

Feb 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I am able to create awesome graphics, vectors, and art work...when I can figure how to use the program.

Cons: Ai is so finicky and frustrating to use. The art work is awesome when you're done, but the process is annoying. Some Adobe products have a serious lag time; especially if you have multiple windows open at the same time.

Wow is how you can describe this software in one word.

Feb 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Perfection is this tool. It is one of the best tools I have used to create digital images and prints.

Cons: Cost, I wish the trial period lasted longer. It is an expensive software. I also don't like the creative cloud login that keeps popping up.

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Great for making art.

Feb 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The fact that I can turn my hand drawn illustrations into vector images. Once you get to know how this program works its easy to change structures and colors from your design.

Cons: It's complicated to figure alle the possibilitys out. The program has too many options. For example it takes a while to figure out how to connect different drawings into one drawing.

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Design in the most complete way

Feb 02, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love that you can design what provokes you and how it provokes you. You have no limitations, you just have to let your mind fly

Cons: It seems to me that the difficulty it requires can be improved. While it is a super useful program to design, however, you need an instructor or a tutorial to teach you how to use it.

Overall: All in terms of design is said. You just need a little imagination and desire to see a final product

The industry standard. For a reason.

Feb 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This is it. If you're working with vector illustration good luck getting anything done with any, it would be charitable to call them: alternatives. The rare gem that is both a mile wide and a mile deep, Illustrator is accessible to beginners who are just getting their feet wet and essential to those who really need to work their material.

Cons: If there's one critique that might be leveled at most of Adobe's graphics suite, it would be that the products are so deep that to really unlock their potential one must invest considerable time. That said, Adobe has done a fine job making this app along with the rest of their CC graphics suite easy enough that a neophyte can quickly sort out how to do the most basic tasks with only a bit of help from "Google University", while still containing the depth that bona fide pros need to work the kind of magic we might all enjoy seeing in print. If I had to level a criticism I might say that the professionalism of this piece of software has been honed to the point where there's not a lot of fun to be had in just experimentation - something where Photoshop still soars.

so easy and versatile

Feb 01, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I use this software for so many things, probably 3 times per day. From designing stationery to formatting pictures.

Cons: I do wish that the help section was a little more comprehensive. There seems to be many more features that I don't even know how to use!

Teacher using this software for graduate classes

Jan 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I really love the illustrator software from Adobe it has many features that are similar to professional features used in other companies they do not use Adobe. I also enjoy that it adds many new features over the years compared to the original software. It is very user-friendly especially when used on a Mac. I really love the illustrator software from adobe it has many features that are similar to professional features used in other companies they do not use Adobe. I also enjoy that it adds many new features over the years compared to the original software. It is very user-friendly especially when used on a Mac.

Cons: Sometimes I find it difficult to find the tool that I am looking for to do the job that I wanted to do. There are so many different tools did you specific things when one talk to get job done without having so many other tools as well. I also wish like the other Adobe products that you can purchase the software on his own instead of having to pay the monthly fee for the cloud.

I use Illustrator primarily to pull already made projects into Premiere

Jan 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is fairly straightforward and easy to use specifically when exporting certain file types. It has a variety of file types that I have been able to pull for use in both film and for print designs for promotional products.

Cons: I do not like that the software has many hotkeys that differ from other Adobe products. Some or of consistency throughout the suite would be super helpful for those switching between Adobe programs.

Overall: Helpful for creating logos for promotional products from shirts, to cups, to videos.

Nothing can beat Adobe Illustrator!

Jan 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Being an expert user of Adobe Illustrator for a long time, I was able to see the dramatic improvement Adobe made in their products. The best part of of Illustration is designing Vector graphics and compatibility with its products. I also like how it has added some Photoshop options (Blending Options, Gradient, etc.), which makes task easier. I also like the "artboard" option.

Cons: It can be little pricy, but affordable. It takes a time to create good ventor work, but that's how it is with any art.

The gold standard in design.

Jan 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This is the most powerful graphic design software on the market and is the industry standard. Illustrator is the easiest and fastest way to design any vector shape/logo.

Cons: It does have a fair learning curve. Even if you are coming from other Adobe software like Photoshop and Lightroom, it will take a few days to get your feet under you.

Overall: This software lets us design vector graphics at the highest level while still integrating with our other Adobe products.

The premier vector graphic design software

Jan 30, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: If you can dream it, you can make it. This has everything that you need to create all the images that you could ever think of. It takes some time to get going, but any feature that you can think of is there.

Cons: Absolutely huge learning curve. Classes upon classes are taught on how to use this software. It is not easy to start. The price is high. But you are paying for world class, second to none features here. High price is expected.

Great to use and be creative

Jan 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: The use of short cuts using the key board is really helpful in becoming efficient. Files are easy to create and then share in multiple file types

Cons: Files can easily get to large for slower computers. Linking to other products can be difficult.

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One of the best illustrators!

Jan 29, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Has helped me illustrate a lot of ideas I've had. It's made my imagination do amazing things, I really love it.

Overall: The first time I set it in motion it took me a little while to find the tools I wanted, after that everything was wonderful.

Perfect for creating logos

Jan 29, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I am able to easily create vector art that we can use for both our clients and our own company's graphics. There is plenty of support available from Adobe if you need additional help as well.

Cons: There seems to be a steep learning curve if you have never used software similar to Illustrator. The price is also a large con. Having to pay a recurring fee is not something I look for in my software.

Overall: I was able to easily complete graphics work that was used in my schooling, work place, and personal life. The graphics were then used for my clients. So, this product helped kickstart my business.

Could never do my work anymore without illustrator

Jan 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like illustrator that much because it integrates very well with other adope products and that a can create images with infinite resolution.

Cons: Before understanding illustrator one must invest a lot of time. Furthermore it irritates me that it cant handle pixel art

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Most flexible and easy to use vector base software

Jan 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like how smooth the experience is when crafting any illustration. Since it is made by adobe you have all the functionnality of the layers and it is very easy to make the transition from one software to the other.

Cons: What could be improved is the file formats, it would be great if we could use .ai within the other adobe apps like photoshop, not being able to edit it but view it at least.

Overall: Best vector software out there, the photoshop of it's kind.

Amazing design software

Jan 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Illustrator has so many fabulous features and abilities. I seriously use it for almost all my graphic design work. The program took me about 3 years to truly feel like I had a good grasp on using it, but now I can't image life without this program!

Cons: The only thing it doesn't do so great with is photo manipulation, but that's why I use photoshop as well. Unfortunately, both programs running at the same time on my laptop isn't the best for speed, but I make it work.

Illustrator is a great tool in the design pipeline. A necessary tool for any creative team.

Jan 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: There is endless freedom to manipulate graphics and images in any way I want. I can do all my graphics editing in this one program.

Cons: It crashed once. I was editing a large file type so it wasn't unexpected, but I did have to re-make a few edits that I didn't save.

Amazing, great value for money

Jan 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love all things Adobe, and this one takes some getting used to of course, but once you've learned the program and take advantage of all it has to offer (including the great customer service team) you will adore it

Cons: I think there aren't any cons to this software, and if you think there are it's usually just that you have more to learn about it

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Great software for illustrations

Jan 26, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I have designed countless logos, presentations and children books using the adobe illustrator. Tools like trace tool are really effective works in no time and image is just like what preferred.

Cons: I wish it had more photo editing like photoshop. The tools are pretty tense to use and understand.

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One of the best tools for working vectors

Jan 25, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Is a very easy tool to use, especially if you are already familiar with the adobe program, it is one of the best to create illustrations or flyers, especially if it is formed by vectors

Cons: The only problem is that in some occasions it can take up a large amount of memory and have some problems to work in addition to that sometimes it is difficult to attach to old versions

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great software to create images and design

Jan 25, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like the simple to use tools and options. I use the software a lot to design images for my marketing so this comes in very handy.

Cons: I wish the software was a little more intuitive. Meaning I would like it to be a little more helpful in what tools to use. I want something that makes things more pre made.

I use it to design and adjust the images for the website and corporate emails of the company

Jan 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I can have a basic design and adjust it to the requirements of the internal client, I can save it in different formats and for use on the website, with good resolution and very light, as for corporate emails. It allows to make quick adjustments and to present several versions in a work table since it has the tool to select objects in the work table. It has an organized floating menu. You can use work guides that help the design to be faster.

Cons: You can not adjust videos and images. To process certain images you must have a very powerful computer.

Overall: Streamlines the process of designing images required for mailings, brochures, corporate and the company's website.

Overall great software, does what I need and relatively easy to use once you get the hang of it.

Jan 23, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It has a lot of features that other vector software doesn't have or that work a lot better than those others. Most important for me is importing and tracing over raster images, both at my job and in my personal use as an artist.

Cons: I found there was a fairly steep learning curve, especially since I had limited experience working with vectors when I first started using this software.

This is my favorite design software

Jan 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The Pen Tool is the best thing ever. I use it daily for illustration and design. I also like how easy it is to typeset in illustrator and how easily it communicates with the rest of the adobe creative suite.

Amazing how you can create things from scratch

Jan 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: You can bring things to life with this software, there is a lot of amazing tools in this product, the pen tool allows you to draw anything you'd like and there is a smoothing tool to perfect your lines. There are options to create 3D images and items and make it look so real.

Cons: The perspective tool is helpful when you want it but I rarely use it and if I press the button by accident the lines stay all over the page. It took me a while to figure out how to get rid of them.

As a part of the Adobe Suite, I love using illustrator for graphic design

Jan 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I enjoy the easy integration with the other Adobe Suite applications. I love how easy it is to find your way around the app with a basic knowledge of Adobe products

Cons: There aren't many things I would count as cons to this software. If you don't use other adobe applications, it could be difficult to navigate.

This program is the best program I have used for graphic design in my career.

Jan 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Illustrator is easy to use. The interface is great and intuitive. New patches usually fix older problems or make it more efficient to use the tools. It really does everything I need for work. Creating vectors from scratch or updating files from clients is easy. It also works with other programs like photoshop and indesign seamlessly. Ability to learn more tools and methods is easy to learn through experimenting and online videos.

Cons: Artboards can be improved and allow more customization. Print preferences can be simplified and easier to change. It is hard to make adjustments to previously saved version of print preferences. Also, with the new creative cloud updates the print preferences were deleted and had to be reinstalled. That is another area that can be fixed is that there always seem to be some problems (just a few) when you update a patch. I have a font bug on my computer where I cannot search for a font in the font finder search. Using swatch assets in links panels a lot of the time freezes my illustrator and forces it to crash. Font preferences can be improved similar to InDesign.

Overall: Ability to do my job properly. If I didn't have this software my job would take a lot longer to create and edit graphics. I know there are other software out there, but this is the industry standard. It is for a reason.

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The right tool for the job

Jan 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to quickly create new designs and pump them out in many different forms and fashions to tailor to the client or purpose. The capabilities of of the software and the tools to take you as far as your imagination can go is pretty awesome too. Also the training that is out there for this product is wonderful because it is so widely used, someone before you has most likely attempted to do what you want to do so you are almost limitless with this software. Also the uniformity and consistency within all adobe software makes it easy to learn and use on all their platforms.

Cons: Updates!! While they are great for new advances and fixing problems (bugs/glitches), they are terrible because they are ever changing. Meaning the way you've done something in the past or for the last 20 years could change at any moment. Sometimes for the better, a lot of times for the worst. In my case at least. With it being subscription based now, I have found, the tools reset upon updates and I spend more time resetting, updating, or learning the new tricks then in the past before CC came around. Also being on subscription forced to pay a premium stinks. Yes it is worth it, but there are rival products out there that are sometimes easier and less expensive for a smaller projects.

I utilize the CS6 version of this tool to create B2B marketing material.

Jan 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: As with the CS6 suite of tools, this is a great graphic tool. The pattern creation is a welcomed new addition that will save you from creating repeated patterns.

Cons: It may be a computer, but illustrator takes longer than other Adobe tools to start. The only other negative thing I have to say about it is the learning curve. Not really negative, but if this is your time time using any CS tool, prepare for a lot of YouTube researching.

A Necessity for Marketing and Graphic Design

Jan 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: I absolutely love Illustrator! It has thousands off features to help you create beautiful vector artwork. It is easy to manipulate files and edit them with other files in the CC and have the updates occur almost immediately.

Cons: Internet based. You have to be connected to the internet to be able to use it - So if your network is down, good luck...

I love to use Illustrator for logos and anything I design for promotional items - like t-shirts etc

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This tool has come a long way since I first started using it in the 1990's. The best part is that it's part of the adobe creative suite!

Cons: the learning curve is a bit high and I am more of a page layout person, so I prefer InDesign over Illustrator...

My go-to design program

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: I've been using Illustrator for 8+ years. It's so versatile and powerful, I can design everything from tiny banner ads to larger-than-life trade show booths. The "ease of use" rating was tough to answer because it takes a long time to become truly proficient (and efficient) in the software, but it's incredibly useful once you know your way around.

Cons: It takes a lot of practice, video tutorials and willingness to learn¿but once you do, it's worth it!

Adobe Illustrator makes creating beautiful illustrations easy.

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This is one software where generic just doesn't cut it. Adobe Illustrator is so much easier to use than the opensource equivalents. The options and tools are intuitive and fun to use.

Cons: While this software does have a monthly fee, it is well worth the cost. The amount of time it saves compared other software will make up the difference easily.

Overall: We use this software to create our websites and logos in. It allows us to create stunning works quickly and continue making edits as needed. We then convert our files into whatever format needed once complete.

This is an top level graphic software for all your imagination want to achieve

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This software is simply amazing, it allows to create designs of any type and class, through the use of an infinity of available tools, that allow finishes and customization of the highest level. It is not just software, it is a set of tools designed for graphic designers, UX & UI designers, web designers, digital illustrators, editorial designers and much more.

Cons: If it's your first time using design software, the learning curve may turn uphill, however, there is an infinite amount of practical material, on the web and in videos, that can help you get anything you want. design

Overall: This software has allowed me to take my graphic design and web design capabilities to a higher level, since the extensive amount of tools available in the software allows me to make professional use and with an excellent finish for any digital medium.

Very nice software to use. It allows you to be creative

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Love it, you can use your imagination and bring it to life on the screen with this software. Highly recommend it.

Cons: Sometimes it takes forever to load up, updates take a very long time. Once in a while I have to reboot the software and wait for it to come up on the screen and it takes a while.