Adobe

Adobe Illustrator

5 / 5 1133 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Students, photographers, and small businesses.


Average Ratings

1133 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!


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Takes time to learn.

May 19, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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Pros: Adobe Illustrator makes it easy for me to achieve perfect anchor points with my vector images. I am able to smooth my image curves and refine angles perfectly. Automation is Adobe illustrators best selling point.

Cons: Adobe illustrator has a pretty difficult learning curve with most users. Adobe needs to improve on its intuitiveness to ensure newbies to this program have a less torrid time.

A software for all your design needs!

May 18, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Love the array of features! An experienced user can basically manipulate any design to exact specifications.

Cons: The company switched from a flat fee to a monthly subscription price and that has increased cost for our usage. Really, one would just need to evaluate if their company needs such extensive features. If so, it is defnitely worth it.

Adobe does it again with Adobe Illustrater

May 18, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Professional illustrations cost in the thousands to create, edit and produce, but Adobe Illustrator puts it all at your fingertips for pennies on the dollar.

Cons: Being a novice, Illustrator wasn't the easiest to self-teach, but a few simple Youtube videos and I'm creating like a pro.

Illustrator is great IF you're a designer

May 18, 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: Has all the functionality you need to create high-res, print quality work that makes you seem like a graphic designer.

Cons: There is TOO MUCH functionality, that I don't understand even 1/4 of it, and not intuative to use. The few times I've gone to create an image or edit an existing one, I've had to Google how to do everything. So while I WAS able to do it, it was painfully slow and left me frustrated

Greater illustrator app out there in my opinion

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

Pros: Just jam packed with features and adobe is always updating to work better and have more features. The addition of auto saving a draft of the program were to crash is a very welcome improvement over older versions

Cons: I think it's great. The ability to own it like the CS6 version would be nice but I totally understand the monthly subscription as it now gets the latest updates pushed to it all the time. Good trade off in the end

This is the best tool to create illustrations, designs, corporate stationery, and many other stuff!

May 18, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The form that you work on the software is very impressive, the facilities and the features that it gives to you. Another great fact is the size of the files, you can work with many things and the file size is very low, nice advantage. This software allows any kind of Adobe related users to work gladly, the interoperativity with Photoshop and InDesign is excellent.

Definitely, this software is one of the best tools that a graphic designer, illustrator and everyone who works with vector images must learn to use.

Cons: About this software specifically, don't like few things only, like the interoperativity with dwg files, but besides that, nothing else.

Overall: I have been working on few architectural projects along with my partner, who is the graphic designer of the team, and the things that we finish in very short time in comparison with the use of another software are amazing. Not only time and deadlines issues, but technical issues we have been experiencing lead us to try with the use of this tool and the results are simply great.

You all sould try it and you'll see that you're using it forever.

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Illustrator is a fun and easy way to build and create new images, logos and unique illustrations.

May 18, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The drawing tool is my favorite, I use it for personal projects and can create unique drawings by being precise and using the points to move things around if necessary. The guidance within Illustrator is incredibly helpful when you're a new user, but also as you get familiar with the product. Learning more about the tool is very easy with the trainings and additional help tools that individuals have created. Creating in general is fun and simple when utilizing illustrator, we utilize it on my team to create small illustrations for our software site quickly and easily. It's also simple to know sizing for specific illustrations if you want to create something similar.

Cons: I would love for a more advanced guidance to be put into the product as well. For maybe 1 year after you have been utilizing the product, show the user the new features along with advanced features that you can use. Illustrator sometimes requires a little bit of googling to figure out how to do something, but the trainings that adobe provides are super helpful.

Overall: Being a creative is fun when it comes to illustrator, it provides you with enough information to get started. But also holds back enough so that you have time to explore new opportunities within the product through searching on the web. When you find something new in illustrator it's like finding a hidden key that you never knew existed, like a kid in a candy store! I greatly appreciate this product and all it has to offer!

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Best Graphic Design Software

May 17, 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: It's a powerful tool for graphic design and illustration. Create logos, t-shirts, vector illustrations, 3D models. It's a robust software with lots of tools and functions.

Cons: It can take a long time to render effects if you are creating a complex design with many elements. It can also be a little confusing when you first start using it.

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Perfect for creating logos and graphics

May 17, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love working with vector graphics in Illustrator. The pattern tool is one of my favorite features. I also love the CC library function.

Cons: It has a steep learning curve, I still have a lot to learn but taking it one skill at a time helps.

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Huge staple in any company!

May 17, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I absolutely love the Touch Type feature. Simplified Free Transform tool. I honestly can say adobe best vector-graphics editing program around. We use Adobe alot mostly when we need to make logos for campaigns or events that we host at, it really helps catching a prospects eye.

Cons: I am not a big fan that the keyboard commands are different other adobe products which makes it a little difficult to remember when you are crossing from different platforms. The pricing is a bit too much

I've been using Adobe products for over 10 years and Illustrator is my main program.

May 17, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Vector based. Artboards are helpful, while still being able to design outside of them. Export features are easy and assist with workflow.

Cons: Can be a little buggy at times, but this is likely caused by my personal computers processor. No real complaints at this time.

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The best tool in terms of base designs or logos.

May 16, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It has an editor that allows you to create the most detail but what you need, from your logos to the template presentations and its vector design editor is the best, it is very easy to use once you get used to it.

Cons: It offers an excellent graphic design but it is not very intuitive, it is difficult to learn to use and many times you get confused about the many tools it offers.

Overall: I'm getting used to this editor but the potential that I discovered with him is incredible, you have more than thousand ways to translate your ideas.

My go-to program for design.

May 16, 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: I love illustrator and its capabilities. I use this pretty close to every day in my job. I create tons of items for marketing and to use in our business. I love that you can open a PDF in it and design off of that. The functionality is crazy, the more I learn, the more I love it. I taught myself how to use it for my job and it was easy enough to learn over time with no experience.

It's great that you can save the file as a PDF vs just an .ai. I always end up saving as a PDF so I can send to co-workers.

Cons: There really isn't a lot that comes to mind in the con department. The only real wish is that I could resize an image and its data like you can in photoshop.

Overall: Great design program with so many features I keep discovering more!

Industry standard vector graphics software

May 16, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: Adobe Illustrator has proven to be one of the most significant vector graphics editors ever. Working with vectors require intensive toolset, which are generously provided by Adobe in it. It exports to various formats at speed and efficiency

Cons: I think the only point is it's challenging learning curve. It's not hard per se, but reaching the level of utilizing its true potential with efficiency requires some practice

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A software not just for designers comming from an engineer

May 16, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: When working in engineering you need to present information in a concise way, and given this pragmatism we usually don't care much about how pretty an image looks, well since we started vectorizing with illustrator our view has changed completely, we use it to vectorize every graph or illustration we present our clients, it has been so helpful for us that we even use it to create our work ID cards.

Cons: It really needs a graphic card for it to work to the fullest, if you don't have a good one prepare for a world of lag.

Overall: It has improved all of the presentations and documents we submit to our clients (who always make compliments on this fact), I really advice on paying the money illustrator asks because it is worth it.

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Making beautiful designs since I learned how to use it

May 16, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It is the best software in the market for vectorization. If you invest the time necessary to learn all the basic features you can produce top notch quality. It is extremely versatile in the regard that it works for almost anything you want to desing, it makes your presentations differ from what is normally seen in the health industry for example.

Cons: Definetly it is not an easy software to learn, it has a very steep learning curve, but because of it's popularity there are millions of tutorials for it.

Overall: This is the most common vectorization software out there and it is for a good reason, it is excellent and i totally recommend it.

Incredible! Just like any Abode Product

May 16, 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: Well polished. One will have t sift through all the features to understand all that it have to offer!

Cons: Can be overwhelming for any first time user. There are easier pieces of software to use. So unless you need all the features, perhaps shop around.

Illustrator is a fantastic application!

May 16, 2018
5/5
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Pros: The application is easy to use when you have some knowledge. With this i can create fantastic logos or flyers.

Cons: At first it can take some time to learn it, it requires you to read documention or view some tutorials. The price could be a little lower.

Illustrator is the "Gold Standard" for vector based design

May 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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5 / 5
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Pros: Extremely Powerful Tool - Nothing it can't do that a competitor product can.
Many tutorials available to learn the tools with in Illustrator
Works seamlessly with Photoshop/Indesign and other Adobe products
Illustrator via Creative Cloud is constantly improving through updates
Can't say enough great things about Adobe Illustrator

Cons: Initial learning curve is a bit daunting and overwhelming especially if you are not familiar with other adobe products. But the reward of learning this program completely pays off.

Overall: The ability to create fresh graphics, designs, marketing collateral. Adobe Illustrator is an amazing product.

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The best vector based illustration software by far

May 16, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: What I like the most about Adobe Illustrator is the freedom that it gives you to Illustrate, sketch and develop the forms and drawings you have in your mind or in a piece of paper. It's perfect for designing logos and brand materials, from the most simple to the most complex.

I'm not professional trained to use Illustrator, but there's a lot of tutorials and content on how to get the results you are looking for and even the techniques on the specific tools that are available within the software.

Cons: There's a little to "not like" about Illustrator, the price is a bit steep, but for the professionals is a tool that's worth every penny.

Sometimes Illustrator can be a bit overwhelming for small and simple tasks, but once you get the feel of it, it's the tool you can't live without.

Overall: I have developed the brand for some clients, designed some logos for work projects and a lot of designs for social feeds and pages.

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My #1 tool for everything

May 16, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Probably the best design tool I ever used. Even if I need to do simple things like mockups or just a few edits - I'll always prefer to do this using Illustrator. Very intuitive and easy to use. Also, the update of the cropping tool is quite useful

Cons: It takes some time to load. Quite heavy software but I understand why it's like that. I won't recommend to install Illustrator on a basic 4ram laptop, it just won't work well.

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Excellent, I use it all the time

May 16, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I use it for many of my illustrations now, and it helps me create visually-pleasing images for my business.

Cons: The subscription to Creative Cloud in order to use the later versions. I rather just pay a one-time fee for lifetime use.

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The standard in vector editing, still wish it had more page layout features

May 15, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Illustrator is still the undisputed champ when it comes to creating logos and vector illustrations. Other apps come close, but for that type of work specifically, Illustrator still comes out on top for us.

Cons: For ad design and page layout apps like CorelDraw feel so much more natural to me. I wish that Illustrator would have a bit more page layout features than it does now, instead of putting that all on a tool like Indesign which I don't find enjoyable to use. For this reason, I still use Illustrator often, but it isn't the only tool we can use, and we have to end up using a combination of tools depending on the task.

purchased for graphic design team

May 15, 2018
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Well like all products made by Adobe... The integration with their other products was great. Whether it was premiere, photoshop or elements.

Cons: This might be the hardest photo editor I have ever used. Not terribly good with vectoring, it just seemed like the learning curve was relatively high.

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Since I discovered this design tool, everything has become easier in our office

May 15, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Saving money since we manage the images in the office, We hire a designer in house for the management, edition and creation of advertising for our clients

Cons: It takes a lot of hardware resources for the good performance of the software.
The online learning is not the best, to be able to handle the tool with ease and skill you need to spend a lot of time in the learning

Overall: Saving time since we have an in-house designer

Expensive But A Good Product

May 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that my designers can create great marketing material and can update old posters and media for us.

Cons: I was bummed when they went to a subscription model for the software. We don't use it enough I justify a monthly fee but often we just need to quickly update a date on a flyer and we cannot without paying the monthly fee.

I use Adobe Illustrator to create illustrations and designs for clients

May 15, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Illustrator is the "all in one" software, nothing else in the market provides so many options. Because it is the most widely used, there are tons of samples and starters online which makes each job easier.

Cons: The monthly fee, unlike most other design software where you only pay once, like Affinity Designer. Also the program is not for inexperienced designers, it takes a lot of time to get used to all of the tools.

Very easy to use software. Great experience during both college and professional use.

May 15, 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: The flexibility to personalize your work space and the ease of switching back and forth between Illustrator and other Adobe software.

Cons: The only cons I would mention would have been based on my experience level when I first began using the software. It would be helping to have a tour of the software before tackling it.

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Vector and Images For All

May 15, 2018
5/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ability to create and modify scalable vector graphics for websites and projects make's AI essential for company use

Cons: The barrier to entry for AI can be very high. Often you will open a file to make a simple change and have no idea what to do next without watching several tutorials.

I wish these programs by Adobe were easier to use.

May 15, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: The look and feel of professionalism. The images always look good when done. High resolution files are always available.

Cons: Its not easy to learn, there is no real help there. It doesn't allow you to learn as you go, you need a class to fully understand what this software can do. Classes are not easy to find or get into and are very expensive.

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I'm always using this software for work and play.

May 15, 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: Always coming up with new ways to make working in the application more effective. I have used this for freelancing for many years now and have never had a problem!

Cons: There may be one already but I would like a quide/cheat sheet on keyboard short cuts. It would help tremendously!

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A must tool for any designer

May 15, 2018
5/5
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2 / 5
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4 / 5
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1 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: If you are a graphic designer you basically can't live without Illustrator. Both Photoshop and Illustrator offer different design functions so you really can't have one without the other. I use Illustrator for all design and layout projects as I find it is easier to use than InDesign. It is especially designed for vector based graphics.

Cons: Hard learning curve. You need to watch a tutorial or take a class to really understand all that Illustrator has to offer. It is a very complex program that is the key to being a designer. You get better with practice but it takes time and patience.

Overall: My business runs off of my ability to use Adobe software. Most if not all professional designers use Adobe Creative Suites, there are other options out there but they are not as pro.

If you need it, it's the best choice; but not everyone needs it.

May 15, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Have used Adobe Illustrator for almost 30 years. If you are a professional illustrator, this is essential. It does absolutely everything. Delivers professional quality results. Truly a pro tool. Never need to worry about whether it has the color right, accuracy of output, etc. Stunning depth to this tool. I'll bet I use maybe 20% of this product.

Cons: It is a -pro- tool. Absolutely not for amateurs and you should expect to spend considerable time learning it. There are thousands of tutorials, videos, and on-line courses. If you don't use it often, expect to stumble your way through using it. It's highly tuned for expert users and occasional users (like me) will be in "figure it out" mode pretty often. Even printing has scary number of options that will confuse non-experts. Again: this is a pro tool.

Recent adopter of Illustrator

May 15, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: You can create custom graphics and design features in a very short period of time allowing you to really customize your training development or other product you are creating. Easy to import images to customize from there.

Cons: Took a little getting used to even with prior experience with other Adobe softwares. With a little help from Google and another member of my team, it didn't take too long to pick up the basics, but I know there is so much more I can be doing!

Great for Graphical Design

May 15, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I am not a graphical designer but i used it to edit and cretate my own designs and i have to say, i'ts fast you always get updates, and the ability to access projects available online it's amazing since you don't have to start from zero, and you can do a lot of things with one tool.

Cons: it needs a lo of memory to work, and is a really expensive software if you want to buy the license, if you want to do simple things not problem but if you want to really design there you can't be an amateur because it's a really hard software to use.

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The best software to vectorize objects

May 15, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The best thing that it has is the amount of tools and effects that allow to manipulate the design objects and create vectorized images. In addition you can export the works in different formats to be compatible with other software and to continue editing them

Cons: For an old computer it is a bit heavy and the software is slow to use it, but with a good computer the software works in an excellent way. The latest versions have hundreds of filters and add-ons to customize the editor.

Overall: Personally I use it to create characters and vectorize images for the elearning courses, there I can create the different positions and export them without problems, to use the images in my other authoring tools.

Amazing Tool for creating Vector Images

May 15, 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: Highly reliable tool for creating Vector Images,Created image can be zoomed to any level without distortion. It works with all Image formats.

Cons: It becomes tough to manage when you try to draw a 3D vector image. Also Some feature are bit complex to understand.

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Great and comfortable

May 15, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: What I like most about Illustrator is the comfort to illustrate and work with vectors, their tools are perfect for graphic designers. Ideal for cartoons and drawings in high quality

Cons: What I like least about this software is how complicated it is to work pixels or gear exported from the outside. I also do not like the selection of colors when exporting.

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A web developer's dream image editor

May 15, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is so rich in tools that misusing it to produce bad quality artwork seems almost impossible. I love its ability to create clear vector images as well as give you output options such as saving as JPG, PNG or GIF. This comes to be very handy when i'm designing my websites allowing me to produce quality work.

Cons: Too me a bit of time to get to know how to use it as compared to other image editing software but once you get a hold of things then you appreciate the time taken to learn it.

easy and simple to use

May 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: in the new update theres the option to open a pdf as single pages or all together which saves time and effort.

Cons:

when your saving pdfs you should have a choice of wether to save as individual pages or altogether.

Overall: plain simple and easy to use for daily designs and setting prints.

It is a good editing software..

May 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: One of my friend is using it for the editing purpose and then he suggested me to use it .I really liked it and now also I am using it.

Cons: It is easy to use but you have to explore the things.. my friends taught me to use so I catched is quickly. But it is really a good software..

Creating/editing images for work

May 14, 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: The fact that once you learn what you are doing it is pretty easy and fun to use. You just have to start learning. I like there is shortcuts for so many different things.

Cons: The fact that there is so many different shortcuts/ways to do one different thing. It takes a while to learn but that is what also makes you pretty great at illustrator

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Best books front page design

May 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: The software is very friendly to design front page to child books, I use lots of images designed for children, frequently used the copy and edit commands of the Illustrator. Also the fonts are one of the features I like because I can cause great impact about what the book is going to talk about. Others features like colors and bright is one of the most important to a very likeable front page.

Cons: The software is great to design graphics but to learn the features it took a while, is not a simple software to learn, but once you're in the process is very intuitive. Somehow, there's a help feature but is limited to a simple example. Thank god there's a forum that help me through the learning process.

Great for experts

May 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: This product creates really professional, polished products. You can create logos and designs of all sorts.

Cons: This software requires substantial training. There are a lot of tools that you must learn to use correctly, but the end result is of very good quality.

Can't speak highly enough

May 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This program is terrific. I'm an illustrator, and though it's only a hobby, this program offers a professional interface.

Cons: I would say some components are too complicated. I've had to watch several tutorial videos from other sites.

Even though Im not a professional Illustrator user, there are no limits with this software.

May 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The best thing about this software is how you are able to create infinite things and develop your creative ideas.

Cons: The software itself contains too much functionalities, therefore getting used to or managing it to its fullest might not be easy and takes a lot of time.

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Powerful tool for vector design and customizable layout for your personal touches

May 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The powerful image trace tool creates vectors out of images almost seamlessly with minimal editing to the options to perfect your vector. Pen tool has improved 100x since CS6 and is a great way to trace objects. Customizable layout that can be saved will save your life & addition of the recovery files (finally) helps when the app crashes.

Cons: The creative cloud syncing isn't the most fluid and at times the Pathfinder tool can prove to be difficult to use as if there are grouped objects (that you don't know about) it could decide not to work, without explanation.

Overall: Graphic design

Adobe Illustrator a great tool to handle vector design

May 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: You can improve your drawings by freehand with the effects tools that allow you to modify the strokes in a natural way, without modifying the anchor points, it honestly helps a lot by keeping the composition of the surroundings close to the modified area.
It works with the Mac and Windows platforms, as well as an APP to start ideas from the phone and then improve them on the computer. The work modules are more intuitive than the previous versions.
It allows us to easily export the final image to PDF, JPG, PNG as well as XML and CSV formats, this version facilitates much more the exchange of products, to manipulate them as we want or as the others involved in the project want.
The tools of form and selection are splendid, the palette of colors very complete and the option of downloading from the cloud any complex color not defined in the palette is presented and even basic designs can be downloaded by other users.
The new guides allow you to move objects and play with the proportions and alignments of the other objects present.

Cons: A high performance team is required to take full advantage of the program, it is recommended to use a graphic card.
It has no option under the Linux operating system.
In some situations, other adobe programs are required to provide the most accurate and fastest solution, especially for users who do not have much experience in the program, the learning curve is very long and very fruitful.
Editing objects with many nodes becomes a heavy task that consumes a large amount of computing resources.
The cost of the license is high, but there are many payment options, as well as help for students, universities and foundations, which make their acquisition possible in the short term.
If you do not take care with the handling of the objects, the result can occupy many MB, complicating the printing, diffusion and handling

Overall: I use Adobe Illustrator in the process of postproduction of thematic maps, where the modules of improvement and adjustment of colors guarantee that the message is transmitted with a professional finish. In the configuration of the logo, the proportionality of the forms that are sometimes impossible to modify in the programs that generate the cartography, the final product that I obtain with Illustrator is excellent, it improves the image exponentially.
There are textures, shadow effects and shapes that I only get in Illustrator. I needed many hours of driving to get the experience necessary to extract the best performance from the menus I use, although I certainly do not handle all the options, since my work is aimed at cartographic editing and not graphic design, I feel satisfied with the improvements and development that the tool carries today.
In relation to the investment made to obtain the software, I believe that the institution has recovered that investment, both in terms of product quality, the consumption of man hours per finished product and the benefit of the contracts.
The possibility of interacting through the cloud with other users, is a very good trend, although we have not yet used it frequently, because our web servers have connection problems.

Great but complicated

May 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: There is so much you can do with Adobe Illustrator. There are endless features that can handle pretty much every design need.

Cons: It is not an easy to use program. It is not for everyone. You definitely need to spend time to learn the program. To get to a proficient level, you'll have to watch hours of tutorials.

Floor plans and wall text galore

May 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I am constantly using Adobe Illustrator to design floor plans for gallery space and the overall office space of my company, in addition to putting text templates in Illustrator for wall texts. It is easy to use, and pretty self-explanatory when I need to figure something out. Illustrator is hugely helpful in my day-to-day.

Cons: I feel that sometimes Illustrator can be quite limiting in its capabilities. I use it for floor plans and text, but little else. I am not really using it do design promotional material or edit documents like I feel like I could with other, similar platforms.

I used Adobe Illustrator in my business for creating and editing photos.

May 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The extensive tools in Adobe Illustrator allow so much to be done with a picture. I can create many different versions of the same picture, each remaining in excellent quality.

Cons: Adobe Illustrator may take a slight learning curve if you are not used to an editing software. Once I familiarized myself with the menus and selections, it was not hard.

Best product for creating vector art and logos. Also converts simple jpgs quite well.

May 14, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ability to create logos, adjust and customize fonts. Gradient tool is easy and the swatches available to choose from for color offer huge variety.

Cons: It still has not perfected the ability to warp or adjust perspective as easily as Photoshop. Also, gradients still only work on outlined text.

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Takes time to get used to

May 14, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Illustrator is a great software for creating, editing and delivering custom illustrations, of all sort of dimensions

Cons: The software though great, is not exactly user friendly especially to newbies, and may take some time for users to scheme and familiarize themselves with the vast number of features and functionality

Since starting as a graphic designer, my tool of choice is illustrator, from sketch to finish.

May 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: How easy is to learn to use this software, once you know the basics and use it you can get the most of it.

Cons: Can't find anything negative to say about this software, probably i could change some stuff like creating a vector brush like the blob brush.

Pretty good, too expensive.

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

Pros: There is a lot you can do with Adobe Illustrator. Tons of built in features. A go to for editing our web based images, icons, and logos.

Cons: Very expensive despite the number of free or lower cost alternatives. Big learning curve to use all the tools.

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Best program ever. As a graphic designer, my life wouldn´t be the same without it

May 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: the interface of Illustrator is amazing, it lets you work with images, vectors and layers in a way that makes work really simple. it is super easy to use and has tons of features and possibilities to make any kind of graphics you may need.

Cons: After a hard day of work, sometimes with large files it can crash (depending on your computer too) and it now has a better recovery service, but still sometimes it can fail if it crashes aging when opening the recovered file, so the it can be really lost forever.

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I use illusrator for when other programs just can't cut it.

May 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I'm a novice at graphical design, but illustrator is there when I need it. Online tutorials are extensive, so as long as you're willing to learn, illustrator can handle the job.

Cons: Adobe has moved to a monthly subscription model for personal use, which in general I'm not a big fan of.

Turn every design into a work of art is possible thanks to this powerful software.

May 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: To create logos and design brochures is complete and of full-scale, it's text tools are for me the best, it's management and editing in characters is incredible, the final design with this tool is high quality.

Cons: Is necessary a top-of-the-range equipment, with an excellent graphics card for better performance and functionality. For beginner level users it's a demanding tool, which is worth studying to get the most out of it.

Overall: High quality and functionality in terms of design work.

Adobe Illustrator CC helps your creative ideas become reality

May 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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Pros: I like the plug-in that Illustrator has. There are options for everything you want, some of them help me keep track of my working hours, some helps search for color themes and synchronize my account directly with Illustrator and so on. Illustrator is used on a regular basis as part of our marketing and design strategy. We use it for print media, online content and company branding. The interface is easily reset and customizable. Being able to navigate the program faster with your own custom layout for the toolbars really makes designing more fun and efficient.

Cons: The Illustrator is not very convenient if you just start working on it. It took some time to understand how it works, and I understand that I do not know all the possibilities. I had occasional glitches when working on some pretty complex projects, but there is a restore function that works just magically.

Adobe Illustrator was my first and remains my favorite vector based art program.

May 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Unlike photoshop, Illustrator is very easy to get into even if you have little to no experience. It's very easy to use and once you get the hang of it, it's quick and pretty fun as well. Compared to other vector programs it runs a lot better and is much, much more streamlined.

Cons: As Adobe tends to do, some of the tools and features in Illustrator can be hard to find or access. Other than that I have faced no problems.

Illustrator is amazing!

May 11, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: What I like most about Illustrator is how complex you can create within this program. Designing is endless!

Cons: The only thing that I had a hard time with Illustrator is the learning curve of how to use it. It has many tools and takes a bit of time to master them.

Overall: Better designs!

Simply the best, with a steep learning curve

May 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: While newcomers like Canva and Stencil are making it very simple for nonprofessionals to design and create basic illustrations, nothing compares to what Illustrator can do if you put in the effort to learn.

Cons: Quite simply, the subscription plan sucks for consumers. While I understand the profitability advantages for Adobe as well as their argument that subscribers will always have the latest version, as a user of Illustrator for over 10 years, I long for the days when I could own the software outright.

Illustrator is great for creating logos for our class projects

May 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: We have a class project where we create our own inventions and market them. Illustrator helps create our logos and flyers for these products

Cons: Kind of hard to learn, but comes with a great help section. There are also many online resources to help if we have questions

Overall: Great software to make logos and flyers. We use this for many class projects.

Great software but a bit pricey

May 11, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I've used the software for a number of different projects from print to electronic design. I highly recommend it, even for intermediate users.

Cons: The price point can be a bit high for users who've never used it and only have a short time to use the trial

Great design tool but steep learning curve

May 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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Pros: When it comes to logos, and designing sharp, clean imagery and vectors, not much can compare with the quality of Illustrator. Due to its popularity, there are lots of material and tutorials online to aid in the use of this robust software.

Cons: It may take a while to get used to and understand how best to use this software, luckily there are numerous tutorials online to aid with this. The price is also very steep, but worth it in my opinion.

Overall: This software aids in my graphic design output for clients when it comes to logos, business cards, flyers, banners, etc. I use it in collaboration with Photoshop as I prefer the sharpness of the vectors in Illustrator, and the overall design functionality of Photoshop.

In the beginning I wasn't much of a fan. The UI seemed complicated but after much trial and error...

May 11, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The vector design abilities are like no other software available. The upgrades thus far have improved a lot of features making it more unique.

Cons: Of all the graphic design software within the Adobe suite Illustrator is the most difficult when it comes to cross converting.

One of the most useful tools in the CS

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Adobe Illustrator is incredible powerful. I use it most often for designs for CNCed furniture, but have also made some cool graphics with it. The cloud features are great for managing colors, fonts, and other assets.

Cons: Ther can be a huge learning curve for Adobe Illustrator but fortunately there are tons of resources that Adobe and others have put out there.

The pre-eminent program for creating graphics in the fast paced world of graphic design.

May 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This the program that has started most of everything that creators need to get the artwork started. A long way from Corel Draw.

Cons: Not a big fan of the pay by month formula. Not sure if I can keep up with all the updates. They do have new features all the time.

Complicated, but quality graphic design software

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Final designs completed in this program have been high quality and well received by those requesting the designs. This program does a nice job creating vector images as well which is helpful for t-shirt designs and very large projects such as banners and billboards.

Cons: This program is difficult and not as user friendly as other programs. Intuitive thoughts for doing things are not always applicable leaving me searching for how to accomplish a task that may be simple and obvious in another program.

Overall: Great for producing high quality, vector graphics.

Terrific Tool for Designers

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: For those wanting to work vectors, this is the perfect tool. Additionally, it is relatively easy to learn how to use.

Cons: If it is your first time using Adobe Suite, it can be tough to learn. It is pretty pricey as well, definitely not the cheapest option out there.

Best design tool around!

May 10, 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 wouldn't use anything but Illustrator when I design ads for my clients. Its a forward thinking software that eases design and manipulation of graphics.

Cons: Lots of updates - need more time just to learn them all and how to apply them to our graphic design projects.

Overall: Extremely easy to use. Interfaces easily with other adobe products. I couldn't create graphics for my clients without this software.

Adobe Illustrator is the go-to program for creating striking visuals.

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: This software is very powerful. We use it primarily for looking at building ideas for masterplanning and building programming. It creates great visuals and helps us organize and plan future building designs effectively.

Cons: The software is tied to all the adobe products and sometimes the marketing and update software associated with the abode package can become annoying.

Overall: For the right purpose this is the best product out there for creating drawing visuals.

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The #1 graphic design software out there.

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This software can basically do anything you need in terms of illustration. You can do anything from generating your own 3-D models, or touch up an old photo that needs some restoration.

Cons: The costs to keep the license are very expensive! As I do not use Adobe Illustrator that much, it is not worth the licensing fee.

Overall: It is a powerhouse for all things illustration.

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cool tool for artists, been using it since 2000 so I can say it is a great help for me and others.

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: tools, innovations, ease of use, the file formats
the drawing pens, editing of vectors, transfer of files from one Adobe to another Adobe software

Cons: the file sizes, temp files, the freeze frame, the saving sometimes it lags, also the online updates.

There's nothing better for desktop publishing.

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Incredible feature set, and once you get up to speed there is nothing that compares to Adobe Illustrator. Love this tool!

Cons: Definitely a steep learning curve. Don't buy think thinking you're going to pump out brilliant ads, you've got to do your homework first- this is just the tool to execute the final product. But nothing does it better than AI!

We use Adobe for allot of our PDF and fallible PDF forms for our office.

May 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Adobe is great at keeping the form in the exact format you want. Even you are using fallible forms the information does not get distorted or offset.

Cons: If you are familiar with converting a pdf back to an editable document, this can be confusing the first few times you use it.

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One Of The Best Vector Graphics Editors Around

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This is a really robust vector graphics editing software. You can easily create any kind of graphic you can think of. If you're familiar with other Adobe programs, you can pick this up rather quickly.

Cons: I've found that, when creating complex designs or projects with a lot of different elements, sometimes it takes a long time to render effects.

Overall: I use this software for creating logos and ads. The graphics are all vector based so you don't have to worry about scaling your creations and losing quality. It's also really easy to edit .svg and .eps files.

The absolute best software for vector design

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The tools are easy to learn, use and tweak to fit your needs. All of the features are intuitive for design work.

Cons: Some of the alignment tools don't work as well as I'd like and heavy graphics can slow down the program's performance.

great design tool

May 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: great design tool for all sorts of things, even layouts. I create so many logo design options in Illustrator

Cons: sometimes transferring files from an older version into Adobe Cloud is difficult and sometimes the files aren't usable which is an issue.

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Quite simply, I could not design software without Adobe Illustrator.

May 09, 2018
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Adobe Illustrator has been an evolving tool for so long that its checkered history is sometimes hard to remember. I was a die-hard Freehand user when Adobe acquired Macromedia, and I missed artboards to the point that I refused to use Illustrator. When they were added to the product in the CS3 or CS4 release, I reevaluated the tool, and I've used it almost daily since then. While nearly all of the Creative Suite/Creative Cloud applications have a steep learning curve, there is a multitude of videos and blogs and groups that can help you accomplish what you're trying to do in Illustrator. Because files are vectors, they're not nearly as large as Photoshop, making them ideal for use with high-res systems. Import of EPS, SVG, and other vectors is fantastic. Export to them and PDF is also great. Export for Screens is a great addition, making icon generation for iOS and Android excellent. The recent integration with Adobe XD gets me closer to a fantastic workflow in static wireframing to interactive prototyping than possible using other tools.

Cons: The sheer complexity of Illustrator is only exceeded by Photoshop or Premier in the Creative Cloud suite. There are so many different ways of accomplishing nearly the same thing that the results can be meaningfully different at scale or when other effects are applied. Adobe Illustrator files can be imported into Sketch, but Illustrator cannot import Sketch files, which is problematic as I do not use a Mac and often receive Sketch assets, requiring me to find someone with a Mac to download a Sketch trial to convert to EPS or PDF so I can use the assets in Sketch. Adobe was late to getting its UI to support high-density displays on Windows, so older version were nearly impossible to use as the menu and toolbars were so tiny that they were almost illegible. While Adobe has made great strides in solving this, it still doesn't feel like the tool is ready for touch displays, rather ironic for a product named "Illustrator." Feature integration with the Microsoft Surface line of tools is nice, but not easily explained by the product. When I want to know what things it can do with my Surface Book, for example, I always have to hit up YouTube to find someone to explain it to me.

Overall: I need the ability to create high-fidelity mockups in my job as a UX designer. Without Illustrator, I couldn't do my job.

Although it has a pretty steep learning curve, Illustrator is the go-to software for logos and icons

May 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Illustrator is an incredibly powerful tool to help me take designs from my head to a finished product. I love the ability to create scalable graphics for use in logos, t-shirts, and other designs. It also enables me to create shapes I can easily import to Photoshop for other design products. Illustrator is an indispensable tool for me!

Cons: As with any professional, powerful software, Illustrator isn't the easiest to master out of the box. However, robust online tutorials can quickly make this incredible software more approachable.

Overall: Ability to create high-quality, professional graphics for a variety of applications.

It's a wonder application that I love to do designing and stuff!!

May 09, 2018
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Pros: Its beautiful, creativity shimmers over the canvas. everything light's up . it makes complex tasks so easy to perform.

Cons: Well! the gradient option by default is always grey or we have to manually select any one of them. It cant just mess with the colour already present there.

Overall: I can make so many different types of graphical havoc in the Designing industry. :D

I've supervised many creative people who've used Illustrator and have dealt with it directly.

May 09, 2018
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Pros: Adobe Illustrator can lead to amazing, beautiful things for digital designers who know what they're doing. It's awesome that the program can be used to make illustrations from scratch, to work on graphics and logos and digital art in general. It's an advertising and art industry standard and every creative person I know *must* have Illustrator in his / her wheelhouse of programs. Quality is outstanding and features and functionalities are solid, so long as you know HOW to use them.

Cons: The worst thing about Illustrator is there's an intense learning curve. That goes for Photoshop and InDesign, too. The Illustrator user interface could be drastically improved to tailor to the actual designer's user experience / journey in making illustrations / art. The capabilities of the program are seemingly endless, but what can be frustrating is not knowing HOW to make the absolute most of the program because all the tools aren't exactly right out in the open. Tutorials should be more readily available and the ease of use needs to be less cumbersome because it can really turn talented people away form making great work.

Illustrator is only for professionals

May 09, 2018
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Pros: It helps making a professional work that can be used on higher level. Most of the designers earns a lot with this.

Cons: It is not for an average person as it can be used only by the designers. You need training and practice to be able to use it, someone who is not a designer should stick with basic tools only.

I really enjoyed this software because I make a lot of videos and needed to alter AI characters

May 09, 2018
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5 / 5
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Pros: The ability to alter a character to another color or move an arm around or add an object and THEN save that new image in a high quality image file for future use. LOVE IT

Cons: I don't know what there is that this software doesn't do. Being new to altering images, I haven't used it enough to have a wish list.

Overall: It allowed me to make altered images that fit the needs of the project I was working on. If I needed an image to be blue instead of red, I could make that adjustment.

As a designer it's my # 1 app

May 09, 2018
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5 / 5
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Pros: For me when it comes to illustration, logo design, vector design and icon design my only option is Adobe Illustrator. I've been using AI for a decade and I am very comfortable creating within it. Each update gives you shortcuts so novices can better utilize AI.

Cons: The shortcuts aren't always universal from one Adobe app to another. I really don't like the new workspace setup and I find myself going back to the original.

I have used AI for over 10 years now and absolutely can't do my job without it!

May 09, 2018
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Pros: I love the ease of it, it is extremely user-friendly. I love that there are always updates to the software, as it is constantly evolving. I love the different options in the tools, as it allows for various opportunities to create artwork to fit my needs.

Cons: I honestly don't have any dislikes about the software. It has always been extremely user-friendly and I have always been able to find help with any question I need.

Overall: I am able to produce artwork, marketing materials, forms, etc. for my business as well as for personal, that elevate the quality of work I put out.

Great product but expensive and has learning curve

May 09, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: In the design world...this is a standard and is a great product once you learn how to use it. The capability of Illustrator is great and there are so many things you can do with it. I would say that overall it is a great product...but not for everyone. I would get the trial version first to see if it is what you need.

Cons: There is a definitely learning curve on this and...it is expensive. There are lots of great videos out there to help you learn but unless you use it every day then it is not always easy to use. The price of Adobe products is a little out of control in my opinion...although they are quality.

Adobe Illustrator is great for creators and designers

May 09, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love using Adobe Illustrator for all of my projects when it comes to design . it has all the tools any digital artist would need and the learning curve isnt that difficult.

Cons: I think the biggest downside is sometimes I've had issues specifically with program compatibilty between version of AI

This software is a great asset to make figures and add additional details/labels to photos

May 08, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Once you get an understanding of software, it has such a great variety of possibilities. The alignment tools and the user's ability to use numbers to dictate changes make changes really precise. It also has a great to customize features and make an additional version of each file. Comparability as a tiff is good.

Cons: The color selection and ability to save custom RGB. It is also difficult to specify either the fore or background. I also wish the file could be saved as a .tiff file.

Overall: Huge variety of capabilities once the system is learned. High-quality images with additional details and features.

Adobe Illustrator is a really powerful tool for creative professionals.

May 08, 2018
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Pros: As far as I am concerned, this is the industry standard when it comes to creating print ready vector illustrations.

Cons: The only con I can even think of would be that this piece of software definitely takes some time and effort to learn.

If you want to import your photos to turn them into a work of art...use this software!

May 08, 2018
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Pros: What I like about the Adobe Illustrator program is that you can recolor imported photos to turn them into a real masterpiece.

Cons: There is nothing that I can find that I like the "least" as it pertains to this software. It has been my experience that all has worked fine with no problems at this point.

Undoubtedly the Best Graphics Program on the Market

May 08, 2018
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Pros: We use Illustrator to create advertising materials for our office. This is a powerful program with a ton of tools and options.

Cons: This program requires you to pay a monthly subscription fee, so you never really "own" it outright. There is a free trial available. It could also be a lot more user-friendly since it has so many features. Learning to use it is no simple task.

Overall: Beautiful designs that help us to make our advertising pop.

Industry standard for vector images

May 08, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Probably one of the most robust softwares for dealing with vector images. I've enjoyed using Illustrator for many of our projects. It's ease of use and familiar tool set has helped transition back and forth between Illustrator and Photoshop.

Cons: There's a learning curve in using this software as with any design software. One should familiarize themselves with basic design concepts as well as best practices when dealing with vector images.

best of the best

May 08, 2018
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Pros: You can do anything! updated interface and a great online support community make this easy for learning new tricks and teaching yourself

Cons: As with all things adobe, it can be daunting and first and seem to present very little context. It's also not cheap

Overall: having the world of design at my fingertips!

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This is it folks, what you need

May 08, 2018
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Pros: So you wanna be an illustrator, eh? A graphic designer? This is the software. If you have some imaginings that you can get away with learning on , you're wrong. I mean, if you're REALLY new, go for it, but if you want to work professionally, this is the end-all-be-all program.

Cons: If you're coming from Photoshop (most people do), all of your shortcut keys and menus and whatnot will be different. Same same moving to InDesign or any other Adobe program. They're all extremely similar, but they're not extensions of the same program. Learn your shortcuts, and start watching tutorials.

Overall: If you want to be a graphic designer, this is how you do it. :D

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A great digital tool for professional who want to work with vectors and illustrations.

May 08, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: - great tool to create graphics and logos that are vectorial;
- small output file size;
- very good color management;
- lots of shortkeys and customizable options;

Cons: Not too much to complain about:
- need lots of memory if you are doing complex stuff;
- a bit expensive pricing;
- quite some learning curve if it's the first time working in the Adobe Suite.

If you're a graphic designer, it's hard to live without it.

May 08, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The nice thing about most of the Adobe design products is that if you are fluent in one, it's very easy to pick up the others as they have many of the same tools/functions. Illustrator is one of the more complex ones, but you're able to create pretty much ANYTHING.

Cons: I'm not as proficient in Illustrator as I am with Photoshop and Indesign, so the learning curve was little longer for me. I still don't know all of the things it's capable of, so more tutorials / learning opportunities would be nice.

Overall: I must have for graphic designers.

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Complex but very powerful software

May 08, 2018
5/5
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Pros: How versatile the software is and how much you can do with it. We use it for website designs and icon designs. The SVG export tool is especially useful.

Cons: Even though the SVG tool is useful, it's still a bit bloated and I have to run it through SVGO (an optimisation tool for SVGs). If they could build that in, that would be great.

Overall: It helps us solve our problems by allowing web designers to create amazing designs and provides the tools for web developers to get the assets out of the file and create the design in code.

A Must For Any POD Designer

May 08, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I'm nowhere near being a pro at design, but since I opted run my tiny POD business by myself, and want to keep my costs at a minimum, I had to learn to create vector graphics that are POD ready from the hi-res designs I create on Photoshop, and this does the job quick and easy. It's quite easy to learn, and gives various output options that serve a variety of POD requirements. If you already use Photoshop, this is easy to learn.

Cons: This rarely happens - the image trace colors can be off sometimes, but it's easy to correct. Just gotta check the image closely every time, but that's something we all gotta do on all our work anyway, so I'm not bummed by it. Keeps me awake.

Overall: It's a necessity for designers, especially when you do Print On Demand.