Adobe Illustrator

5 / 5 354 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Students, photographers, and small businesses.


Average Ratings

354 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!

I've been using Illustrator for a long time and always found it useful for my work.

Nov 16, 2017
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Pros: It gives me most of the tools that I need to create my design work. I find the program relatively easy to use once you get past the learning curve.

Cons: There are a few features that I noticed that are not as advanced as I'd like them to be. There should be more fluidity when working between the Photoshop and Illustrator.

Overall: You get the best software there is for vector editing.

This product is fantastic for graphic and digital illustration work!

Nov 16, 2017
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Pros: I love anything art. I've catered to it my whole life. I often use physical mediums when I am at home. But with this it avoids what physical mediums cannot facilitate - if you error, you can undo. Mess ups - no more! But that said, this product is amazing for making digital illustrations. There are so many effects and tools at your disposal that you can literally do anything you want - it just takes knowing how to use the tools.

Cons: The only real complaints I have is that sometimes it takes me a while to find the tool I need to do the effect I want. There are just so many tools available! But is that really a bad thing?

Overall: I'm a huge fan of the Adobe products. When I hit a point where I cannot draw something as well as I'd like or am just having an issue with the presentation, I come here and everything looks fantastic!

I use this probably more than I should

Nov 16, 2017
5/5
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Pros: Brand design, user experience/wireframing for websites, and basic print design are what I spend most of my time doing. The software doesn't change a ton over time, other than features/efficiency hacks, so I don't ever have to re-learn new software. It just works. Now saving web-ready SVG's is a breeze, which makes high-res graphics for websites that much easier to produce. Illustrator is my go-to, even if I should technically use InDesign instead (with some exceptions of course).

Cons: There are 2 that I can think of off the top of my head: 1.) Large amounts of text bogs down the application, especially when you have multiple text boxes that link to each other. You should definitely use InDesign for that sort of thing. 2.) You have to run a powerful computer to keep up with the CC versions of the application, especially if you're doing any 3D artwork or gradient mapping. Older CS versions do basically the same thing, minus some bells and whistles, and you can get away with an older/less powerful computer if that's what you have access to.

Excellent product that makes graphic design simple

Nov 16, 2017
5/5
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Pros: There are many tools that illustrator has that no other design product has, but one of my very favorite tools is the pen tool. It is so super easy to use and allows you to design or trace anything.

Cons: I had to take several graphic design classes in college to get familiar with this product. Over time I have forgotten certain tools and how they work. There is no easy instruction to relearning these tools unless you invest in Lynda or some other design training program. Mostly I just google when I have an issue and that is helpful, however their is no easy way to really re-learn those steps other than investing in tutorial product.

Industry standard ultimate tool for creating vector/scalable graphics.

Nov 16, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Illustrator has every possible tool that one could ever need to create vector graphics. I love how Adobe is constantly updating their product via Creative Cloud and enhancing the ease of use of what can be a daunting product.

Cons: The hardest part about Illustrator is getting familiar with what all the various tools do. I suggest you watch some YouTube tutorials as well as do the Adobe tutorials to get up to speed.

Clean, easy, intuitive, great for designers

Nov 16, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: classic - nice rendering options, easy to use, easy to customize and crashes less than the other adobe programs

Cons: not so easy to export files in different formats for clients- should be easy to do a quick pdf etc sometimes its difficult

Great vector based software for all your graphic design needs

Nov 16, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Great companion to the Photoshop software...what Photoshop lacks, Illustrator makes up for and vice versa.

Cons: I find Illustrator to be a bit less user friendly than Photoshop...a little less intuitive. There are plenty of tutorials and online content to help you figure anything out, but with Photoshop I can usually figure it out on my own eventually.

Great way to create images

Nov 15, 2017
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 use this daily to create and manipulate images. Very easy and fun to use once you figure out the basics. the uses are endless and I have spent hours on many projects.

Cons: Mine loads slow. possibly too many things on my MAC going at once. a few import options seems to not work on some of the creations. could be user error

Overall: Creating new images i never thought i could

Exceptional Quality, like all Adobe progams

Nov 15, 2017
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Pros: So, this is amazing, there is not shortage is quality in this extension of Adobe software. This is the perfect software to use for an artist/graphic designer who is really looking for that.... "hand painted" or "hand-illustrated" look.

Cons: This is a harder software to use. Not as hard as Photoshop, at least for me. I also feel like some of the tasks you can perform in Illustrated can also be done in InDesign.

Great for logo design

Nov 14, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I've used this a ton for graphic design on our company logos and website. Great for saving web graphics and sizing

Cons: Large learning curve is big. Lots of the tools sort of translate if you know photoshop but not everything is intuitive. Plan on watching some video tutorials

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I am a Multimedia Producer, so I use Illustrator along for logo design and image editing.

Nov 14, 2017
5/5
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Pros: I love the way that illustrators allows you to work in layers and do virtually anything you want to alter and refine a piece of creative content.

Cons: It can seem intimidating with how robust the software is at first. There is definitely a learning curve for this software.

Overall: The ability to seamlessly work in the Adobe Creative Suite environment for all projects within the Multimedia Department.

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Adobe Illustrator is still the gold standard of design tools.

Nov 14, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
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Pros: I use Adobe Illustrator for creating clothing patterns. Because the software is so precise, I never worry about my measurements being off (unless I make an input error) Once I learned how to use the tools, bringing my paper designs to life was almost effortless. I easily move from drawing to grading and then seamlessly into other Adobe products like Indesign to complete my projects

Cons: The learning curve is C-R-A-Z-Y, but it's absolutely worth it if you stick to it.

I prefer the days of the one-time purchase. While the subscription service is a little easier to swallow month to month, the overall price that you pay even after just a year of use dwarfs what you would have paid for the stand alone product.

Overall: Adobe products are still the gold standard of design software. Adobe Illustrator has helped me to take my design business to the next level because the quality of the product allows me to push the boundaries of my creativity, and it never lags behind.

Converted me from photoshop

Nov 14, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The ability to create vectors in today's icon-driven online world is great. I use to use Photoshop to create logos and other images but now I use illustrator. Has extra features that my photoshop doesn't have like artboards.

Cons: Pricey. The layout takes a while to get used to. The tools are different from photoshop to illustrator.

I have enjoyed using AI over any other graphic editing program,.

Nov 13, 2017
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 have enjoyed using this software since I was a student doing design work. I like the way it is consistently getting better with all the updates.

Cons: Sometimes I am finding it hard to choose colors and palettes. I also feel like there should be more ways on learning the software. I think it would be great to have a tutorial built-in showing specifically how to do things.

Best Tool for Vector Designing

Nov 12, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: 1. Best for Icon design
2. In-depth detail design
3. If the design from illustrator, it can be resized to any proposition

Cons: 1. Beginners will face few difficulties to learn
2. Shortcut for placing and exporting, but that's not a necessity.
3. Have features for SVG will be good

I have always preferred Ai in majority of my design projects. It's very user-friendly!

Nov 10, 2017
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: It's ease of use. As a graphic designer for four years, I have always preferred using Adobe Illustrator in most of my projects. I don't get "lost" while using the software, even when I first used it back in college.

I feel like a magician when I use this software

Nov 09, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I like the integration between Adobe and all of the other software it makes. I think that there are limitless amounts of possibilities to the design and things it can do. I use After effects a lot and I can take client PDFs and create vector images from them using illustrator. What a MAGICAL tool!

Cons: Illustrator is a mix of intuition and complexity. It has taken me a while to get used to the interface, and all of the short cuts, but once you do your efficiency level is exponential!

Overall: I can create images that are vector images, and use them in After effects to create and animate them.

I'm an expert user. I love using AI and don't have much to complain about it.

Nov 09, 2017
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Pros: Easy to use, accurate, has a wide range of features, exports to many formats, works well with other Adobe software.

Cons: I've been experiencing a bug that has been bothering me. I notice that sometimes the bounding box does not uncheck itself even after I've clicked on something else. It's been a bug since CS6.

Overall: AI is one of the most important tools in my design career.

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Great program with good customer service.

Nov 09, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
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Pros: The program has a ton of features. We're able to use it for basic design, logo design, and renderings.

Cons: There's a definite learning curve with using the software. Tutorial features would be helpful. The help feature was very helpful.

I've used Adobe Illustrator for over 7 years and I still like it more than similar Programs.

Nov 09, 2017
5/5
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Pros: I can do everything with this product. I like the stroke tool. Best for vector control, shaping, icons!

Cons: Adobe Illustrator is great, just it take very long time to be good at it. I don't have enough time to explore it more and learn all the tools!

Overall: There is just so much I like about Adobe Illustrator but if I had to choose one,Illustrator gives me the ability to draw vector logos, shapes and etc.

It's an incredibly complete design software

Nov 08, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: With Illustrator you can achieve incredible results and wonderful design images. It has a complete set of tools to make your image exactly like you imagined it!

Cons: It can be quite hard for beginners to learn how to use it, and some commands are different from the Photoshop ones for example, so it can sometimes be tricky.

LOVE adobe illustrator

Nov 08, 2017
5/5
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Pros: I love that illustrator allows you to be as creative as you need to be. Several people that I work with are still creating things in Microsoft Word because they are intimidated by Illustrator.

Cons: Unfortunately, Adobe Illustrator is expensive. I do not like the new annual contract pricing structure.

Overall: Creative freedom!

I like the new changes to the already existing suite of tools. Nice work

Nov 07, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: I have been using Illustrator for some time now, there is nothing ground breaking about CC 2014 however they have made some really useful updates to tools they already have this has made a significant difference to me as I am sure it has for any longstanding user of the software.

Cons: for the price it might be hard to justify changing from the old version to the new version since there is nothing ground breakingly different.

Overall: I don't have to hire someone out for basic illustrator projects. I can do it all my self.

The only way to submit graphic art! Super professional look, highly recommend.

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I like how this the program that is accepted by any graphic art/design employer and from there you can edit anything.

Cons: It does require some study, I had to take a short online class, so it's not as intuitive as Photoshop.

Illustrator is relatively easy to use and you can produce great quality work!

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
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Pros: I love how easy it is to use. I also love how many different features Illustrator has. It's always nice to discover that there are multiple ways to do things and there is no right or wrong when it comes to using the software.

Cons: The biggest thing that I don't like is how much it costs. You can't flatout buy the software. Instead, you have to purchase a subscription month by month or bundle it together for a year. I wish it was cheaper.

Lots of features

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
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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: I used this to create my business logo and format things for marketing and it offered so many options with tools for everything I could think of

Cons: It is difficult to use at first due to the broad spectrum of tools and fomatting options it provides.

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My go to program for generating my own graphics!

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
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Pros: I really enjoy the vector capabilities that Adobe Illustrator can offer. The possibilities are endless. Although it isn't always obvious the best way to do accomplish a task, generating a vector file instead of a raster file is extremely valuable. When an object is created on Illustrator, it can be resized to any proportions, and it can forever be edited. This is great for businesses that need to be able to quickly change colors on objects and logos.

Cons: Adobe Illustrator does have a learning curve. It can be frustrating at first to learn. To anyone that has never used it before, I would recommend starting with some basic tutorials, as its functionality isn't always intuitive. But once. you start to get the hang of it, your creativity and your productivity will compliment one another to produce amazing projects.

Overall: It has greatly expanded my capabilities in graphic and web design. Instead of relying on stock images, I can quickly generate my own elements for my design projects.

I design a lot for my organization. Illustrator is easy to use for projects

Nov 07, 2017
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Pros: I like that its easy to transfer or transpose projects from illustrator to other programs such as photoshop.

Cons: I don't like how hard it is to start a project. Maybe I'm just not trained in it but usually, when i use illustrator, it is to edit something that someone has already started.

I use illustrator to create our business cards and other projects.

Nov 02, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love the ability to draw vector images --- if we are stuck with a low-red image, we can always redraw it.

Cons: Nothing! I really enjoy it. I suppose it could have a shortcut for placing and exporting, but that's not a necessity.

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Everything I need for a great presentation

Nov 02, 2017
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Pros: I love that it is so robust. Every time I wonder, "Can I do this?", the answer is "Yes!" I love that every time I go to print, no matter the size of the image, it comes out clean and professional.

Cons: It is a little expensive, so it isn't really for the casual user. If you won't be in it often, the subscription service might be better to use only when you have a project that needs work, but then you have to think about how much that project is worth to you.

Overall: Can easily create scalable images. Can have text and pictures together in one design without losing proportions or professional output.

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The Pinnacle

Nov 01, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: There is just so much ability and functionality that this software has. It's really the hallmark of the industry.

Cons: There is a steep learning curve, but once you learn things everything gets less complicated. Not for the absolute newbie to figure out on their own.

Amazing software!

Oct 26, 2017
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5 / 5
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Pros: It have multiple features. There are features which are not available in several other software like the magic wand and more. Moreover the software makes designs which are a lot easier and detailed.

Cons: The software is tad complex to use as a beginner but later once you have the grip it is a lot easier to use.

Lovely tool for vector based graphics

Oct 26, 2017
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Pros: I love how easy to use, how it is tablet compatible, had a lovely inking brush and draws in vector so it is scalable without pixelation, perfect for animation in after effects

Cons: If you computers specs are not good enough it will struggle, may have corrupt files, unlikely but happens, also i don't like the way the layers work as i am used to PS.

Overall: Was able to make high quality digital peices

the best vector-graphics editing program

Oct 22, 2017
5/5
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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: - Great Touch and Type tool - The Free Transform tool has been greatly simplified for better use - Many improvements to existing features and better than other editing applications - Available for Windows and Mac - Brilliant Customer Support 24/7 - High speed and reliability - Highly recommended for professional use

Cons: - Can't buy a single, perpetual license. - Can't enlarge in-app 'what's new' videos. - A bit difficult to use but is easy later on

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Illustrator is the best vector-editing tool for Graphic Designers

Oct 19, 2017
5/5
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Pros: The feature set is incredible. There are so many tools and when used correctly, provide limitless options for compelling artwork. I have quite a bit of money as a freelance graphic designer over past 8 years. I've put in hundreds of hours of effort and love working in this program. The newest version also an awesome 'Puppet Warp Tool,' which can be used to create simple animations using multiple art boards. Illustrator is also the industry standard for vector illustrations. All major printing and ad agencies accept Illustrator file types.

Cons: Illustrator can seem a little overwhelming to new users because of the many methods to do the same function. For example, there are multiple ways to transform an object, change the color of an object, and other common tasks. But, because of the wide popularity of this program, there are multiple avenues for training for new users.

Overall: I do a lot of freelance graphic design work using this program. Plus I've created a how-to course on Udemy, which has provide some fairly modest passive income.

Definitely the industry standard drawing and illustration tool

Oct 19, 2017
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Pros: An extremely capable vector and layout creation tool, easy to start with. Excellent tutorials available from a wide range of sources.

Adobe Illustrator is an excellent and multi-talented vector editor. It can be used to create incredible illustrative artwork, corporate logos, page layouts, website mockups and almost anything else that you might need. The interface is clean and well-designed, and the tools are flexible, powerful and robust thanks to Illustrator's long development history.

Overall: Adobe Illustrator is the industry leading vector graphics creation tool for good reason. It has powerful, flexible tools that can meet almost anyone's working requirements, and functions beautifully with other Adobe apps to provide a complete image creation workflow.

Great tool to make stylish vector designs like logos, or company materials.

Oct 18, 2017
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4 / 5
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Pros: What I like the most about this software is the versatility of design features. I love how clean my designs end up looking.

Cons: What I like the least is basically its price. It is not so cheap to get it especially if you are not a student anymore.

Overall: Clean designs, amazing user interface, easy to use if you put the hours to learn the tool. I love it!

The overall quality of the program is improving, but support is horrendous.

Oct 17, 2017
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Pros: Ease of use, functions, and value seem to be evening out under the subscription system. I've always been a fan of Illustrator, and I'm excited about some of the newer features that have been released on CC over the past year.

Cons: The PSD file export function is still exceptionally buggy. As a web designer, I deal with developers who still like their web design files in PSD format. Illustrator is 20x quicker when it comes to designing sites, but the export functionality brings that value down when it does not work properly.

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Oct 17, 2017
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Pros: This software is very versatile and can do almost anything you need for all your graphic design needs

Cons: It's not the most user friendly and there is a large learning curve. Definitely not for the amateurs.

I am not a fan of this software

Oct 16, 2017
4/5
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Pros: It was the industry standard for many years, so I was forced to learn it. It can do many great things but the learning curve is very steep.

Cons: Since moving to a monthly subscription model I have been forced to look for alternatives. This is a major downside to using this software. Others don't use this model and therefore I use those alternatives much more - and am happier for it.

Best vector software

Oct 16, 2017
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Pros: I am self-taught on Adobe Illustrator after learning Photoshop, so I have a strong love/hate relationship with Illustrator. I love being able to edit and create scalable vector artwork and logos. We print on t-shirts and garments and need to be able to re-size artwork and separate it by colors for output, which can all be done effectively and quickly in Illustrator.

Cons: Coming from Adobe Photoshop first, some of the keyboard shortcuts are similar and yet different in Illustrator, which always throws me off when going back and forth between the programs. But it's only little things like that, which are more annoyances than a true "con".

Overall: We are a screen printing company and use Illustator daily to vectorize artwork and output it for screen burning and printing. It's invaluable and essential to our day-to-day business.

I used this application for a project and it was critical in completing it

Oct 13, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I loved that it was an advanced program that allowed me to create a logo in a professional manner rather than using a picture. I was able to create a high quality logo even though my graphic design skills are not well educated.

Cons: I really have no other use for this after my specific project was completed. I understand that it's application but I don't think it is worth the money if I only had a one time use for it in my position.

Great, if learnt well

Oct 12, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The tools for creating vectors are endless. From patterns to color schemes to options for background and adding effects to an image, there is nothing you can't do with Illustrator.

Cons: There is a learning curve to the software. But it's because of the number of features it has. The more features you learn, the better your outcome will be.

Overall: I used it as a user to create logos as well as animation for my website. Now, at my current company, I have designers who use this software. It makes it possible to easily illustrate an idea into an image.

I have been using Illustrator for ten years and it remains my favorite design program.

Oct 12, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love the freedom to explore creativity on this platform. I am always at my most creative when using Illustrator.

Cons: I feel that Illustrator could make some serious updates to how it imagines workspaces. If this was done it could operate in flipping between digital and print much more effectively.

Overall: This software makes my career possible in every way.

It takes some time to learn, but after that, Adobe Illustrator can simplify your design process.

Oct 12, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: All of Adobe software products are similar. They have a simple layout that matches most of their other design platforms. So if you learn how to use Illustrator, you can use InDesign, Photoshop, and other Adobe products. It's also very dynamic because you can design pretty much anything. I've designed watches and other products using the photo-realism technique. But I've also designed logos, icons, and eBooks using the same product. Like I said, any design need you have can be accomplished with this software.

Cons: The biggest con would probably be how much time it takes to learn. It just has so many features and tools that it can feel very overwhelming to someone new to the software. In that sense, it's not very user-friendly.

Novice stumbling with graphic design work

Oct 12, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: I like that there are few limits to what you can do on Illustrator. It's easy to keep reusing your templates you have saved. Several features you can use, lots of different styles and typfaces you can use.

Cons: As someone who is not well versed in Illustrator, it was definitely rough starting out. Very confusing but as I asked coworkers questions and had more assignments it's gotten easier to use.

I couldn't do my job without Illustrator. It is the premier product for design in my book.

Oct 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Illustrator has all the tools you need to create any 2D design, many of which I haven't even discovered yet. There are extensive resources to help you learn how to use it.

Cons: I wish you could crop like in photoshop. I don't like masking. Also, though there's a lot of info out there about using Adobe products, but getting hold of a real Adobe person is a challenge.

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Best Designing Software

Oct 11, 2017
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: The ease of use and the number of features available. Anyone looking to design can figure it out. I have tried free versions of programs and this is worth the money spent.

Cons: The only downside would be how often they come out with a new version so you have to stay up to date.

Wonderful Vector Based Program

Oct 11, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Once I got familiar enough with the program, I switched from Photoshop to Illustrator almost entirely. Now obviously, there's not a complete overlap of use and functionality, but Illustrator is a fun, fast, and powerful way to create graphics and logos. If you can handle the price, and if you can take the time to understand the software - in my opinion - there isn't a more powerful and functional vector based software on the market.

Cons: Honestly, there isn't much that is wrong with Illustrator other than the sometimes confusing UI. There are SO many options and functions, it's easy to get lost or to forget where the tool was you used last time. There is some good online training with Illustrator, but you'd need years of training to properly know where all the tools and buttons are.

Overall: Scalable, Vector based images that can be customized to fit any artists needs.

I use this program to design advertisements, logos, and an abundance of other things.

Oct 11, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
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2 / 5
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Pros: I love that I can lock layers that way I can only work with certain things on my page even if they overlap.

Cons: I do not like that I can't crop images easily in this program, I have to incorporate photoshop when using images that I need to adjust in this program to make it work properly.

Lots of great features

Oct 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This software has a lot of different features that allow you to create and customize all sorts of projects like logos and other graphic designs.

Cons: A more in depth intructional startup would be helpful. Getting acquainted with the software takes time and some features can be tricky.

It's a bit pricey, but it's the standard and it will do what you need it to do.

Oct 10, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It's hard to beat the industry standard. It has the features you need and you won't have any compatibility issues since everybody uses it.

Cons: It takes a bit to learn. Improving the user interface and simplifying everything would really help this.

Overall: It's the standard for graphic development. Why use anything else?

Adobe always has great products. Great for outlines

Oct 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Has many options to chose from. Outline, drawings, sketch and art. I only used it for trace purposes and outline filling. Takes patience to use but come in handy

Great product

Oct 10, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: I use it almost every day, it is very easy to use, very intuitive, with frequent updates directly to my computer, you don't need to do it manually

Cons: Sometimes it freezes with large files, for example, few times now I have gone to save a document and illustrator cs6 64 bit crashes. It doesn't outright close, but it stops responding

My go-to program for designing almost anything

Oct 10, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Sooner or later almost anything you design is going to be easier to use if you have it in vector format. So unless I'm doing something specialized like photo editing, I always turn to Illustrator to create my designs, from websites to brochures to logos. The past few versions have unleashed some very helpful features, such as multiple artboards. I think it's also become quite a bit easier to create basic designs and add features like drop shadows and rounded corners (but maybe I'm showing my age - I've used it since 2000).

Cons: It bugs me how hard it is to make a truly pixel- or dimension-perfect image. Even with guides, grid, and snap settings tweaked as much as possible, I still end up entering dimensions in the pathfinder to make sure everything is perfectly aligned.

One other thing I'd really like to see is a much larger limit on the canvas size. Right now if you want to design something large like a 30-foot banner, you have to do it scaled down - meaning you have to do math. It would be so much easier for me personally if I could design at full size and just see the dimensions - or if they're going to keep constraining the size, at least have a pane that allows you to tell it the scale, so it can calculate things like letter height for you. Speaking of letter height, it would also be really helpful to see the height of ascenders in the transform panel - it varies widely by font and you have to convert text to outlines to get the true letter height.

Love Adobe Illustrator

Oct 10, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This is the easiest way to make vector files. I'm sure I don't use it to its full potential but I'm glad to have it in my toolbox. It connects seamlessly to other Adobe Products and makes bring a vision to life simple.

Cons: It takes some getting used to. I've watched plenty of tutorials because it's not overly intuitive. If you have a working knowledge of other Adobe tools, this will be much easier to use.

Fun Program to Learn Illustration

Oct 10, 2017
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: Simply put, it's a fun program and the artistic possibilities for creation are just about endless. A must have for any marketing department

Overall: Helps our marketing department CREATE

Multiple features and tools that will allow you to build your project to meet your vision

Oct 10, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Lots of tools and options that make it easy to accomplish your vision. I love that the interface is similar to PS, enough so, that I can jump right in an start using it. The different details and features took some getting used to, but once I did I could move around quickly to accomplish tasks and create projects

Cons: Some of the features are not intuitive, however, using online tutorials I was able to figure out most of the interface and function with a little time.

Overall: I really enjoy all of the Adobe products and this one is no different. All of the features of this software have become standard in the industry and they have set the bar. Without these tools I would not be able to work as efficiently.

Powerful tool

Oct 10, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The artwork that I can create can be any size. It is easy to have the same design and easily interchange different colors and color palettes.

Cons: It does take some time learning this software. The tool menu are not always easy to figure out how to use.

Overall: I produce a lot of flyers and banners that can be the same but their quality does not change.

Illustrator allows a designer to be transformative from digital to print to communicate messages.

Oct 10, 2017
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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Pros: The features that are embedded are incredible. You can create jaw dropping graphics, edit and add features to digital design. An .ai file is crucial and is industry leading, so file types are universal.

Cons: The learning curve is astonishing. The User interface could be more intuitive. The layer structure is necessary, but very hard to understand at first without watching YouTube videos and self-teaching session.

Overall: It is the industry leading software for digital marketing design. We can create and edit marketing material quickly and get our messages across effectively. Without this platform, my company would be up a creek without a paddle.

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I love using Illustrator

Oct 09, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: As an artistically inclined person with sub-par drawing skills, AI is a godsend. It lets me get my creative ideas out and then perfect them with digital tools.

I use Illustrator to modify images needed for web development.

Oct 06, 2017
5/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is a very powerful tool that you can use to create and modify images, there are so many features that make it easy to digitally create something that would take a lot longer by hand.

Cons: I find it very difficult to accomplish a simple task due to my skill level with the program, I often have to google for help. It definitely requires that the user take some time to learn the program.

Powerful vector design software

Oct 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: 1. Fully featured, integrates nicely with photoshop, indesign
2. Great for website prototyping
3. Industry standard
4. Affordable monthly plans

Cons: For new users it may have a steeper learning curve. Beside this it is doing pretty much what is supposed to.

Overall: Getting the job done

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Adobe Illustrator sets the standard for vector illustrating and digital asset management.

Oct 06, 2017
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: The most attractive thing about Adobe Illustrator initially is the familiar Adobe name. I know and trust the Adobe which helped a little bit to overcome any trepidation I had about deciding to use Illustrator for my digital asset management.

Cons: The first time I opened Illustrator and attemptred to jump into a project I became disoriented almost immediately. Although the layout is very VERY similar to Photoshop, the tools and the functionality are completely different.

Overall: In my line of work, being able to create an infinitely scale able vector image is an absolute MUST. Adobe Illustrator makes that possible.

Best vector program

Oct 06, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I love using Illustrator for logo design and drawing illustrations. There are so many functions available now.

Cons: The keyboard shortcuts are different to other adobe programs which can get confusing when you are switching from one program to the next

Helpful, service that provides much accessibility to the tasks to be comepleted

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The things that i like the most is its power to perform so many actions, no matter what i think of i can figure out a way to make it happen

Cons: it is hard to get started using the pen tool, and some of the options are confusing at first. learning curve maybe

I have used Illustrator primarily for logo designed.

Oct 05, 2017
4/5
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2 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love Illustrator and heres why:

- It's Vector! You can make your work larger smaller and it never affects the integrity of your project.
-It is 100 % customizable. You can create or find unlimited resources to use with this software. Brushes, font, ect. It is out there and compatable.
- The diffrent project pages make it so easy to seamlesely blend separate parts of a project together.

Cons: - Unless you work specifically in design this product is too expensive to own.
- I was trained in premiere pro for video editing and thought that I would be able to easily learn to use this product on my own. That was not the case. There are a ton of great resources out there to help you learn it, but knowing one product well will not help you learn another.

Overall: I made a lot of cool logos with this product.

Adobe Illustrator is a state of the art software system for illustrators and graphic artists, etc.

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: I love all the Adobe products, but as I love to draw, I would have to say that Illustrator is one of my favorite programs. Without illustrator, I could not create vectorized logos and professional illustrations for my work. I really love how you can change your work view, toggle different menus, and all the different tools in the program. I know there are alternative programs like Sketch which I would love to explore, but so far Illustrator has been all I have needed as a graphic designer for the 2D illustrative aspects of my work.

Cons: The cost is now very high due to having to purchase the Adobe Creative Cloud. I love that everything is always updated with my software, but the cost is high. If you are going to invest in purchasing a plan, make sure you are really going to use the program. As a graphic designer and illustrator it is definitely worth it to me. I do wish it was a bit cheaper.

Overall: I use this program often as a graphic artist. I do a lot of illustration in my work. This program is vital for logo design for me, and is also fantastic for layout if you are doing pieces that have lots of illustrative components. I really want to dive in deeper and I know I have a ways to go with my skill in the program, but I truly love it.

I use Illustrator to create site plans at work.

Oct 05, 2017
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: I like that you can do ANYTHING with Illustrator and other Adobe products. It is highly functional and offers many features.

Cons: It is slightly difficult for beginners to use, but - like all software - it takes practice and some research.

Adobe Illustrator is the gold standard for digital vector art.

Oct 04, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I love everything about this software. The basic functions haven't changed in over a decade, and it's extremely reliable to get the job done.

Cons: It's expensive. If work wasn't paying for it, I wouldn't get to use it. The creative cloud subscription is kind of nice, but doesn't solve the expense.

Overall: I'm able to create projects in an easily translatable format.

Must have for the creative industry.

Oct 03, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: This is the industry standard for illustration programs. Great functionality and simple to use options.

Cons: This software is not quite as user friendly as Adobe InDesign. It takes a little getting used to learn the tools.

Adobe Illustrator is my go-to graphic design platform for documents!

Oct 03, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I use Adobe Illustrator for all graphic design signage, documents, and handouts needs- the best part of the software is that it's capabilities are fully-functional: you can create basically any look you'd like.

Cons: Adobe Illustrator is fully-functional, but there is a learning curve with the software, especially if you're not well-versed in Adobe products.

I love Illustrator features. I use it for work and personal design projects.

Oct 03, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: What I like the most is that I can combine the tool with a variety of other Adobe tools. For example, Photoshop, InDesign, etc.

Cons: Probably the price. It is too pricey especially for those who like to design for fun and are not making money out of the tool.

Overall: I have been able to create designs of quality using all the features of the tool.

The best vector drawing application for professionals working in design.

Oct 03, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Despite all the new competitors on the market, Illustrator is still the best vector editing app there is for pro work. It's a fast solid workhorse that really comes into it's own in combination with the rest of the Adobe suite and of course is an industry standard. The interface is well laid out with UI improvements all round.
The new typography tools bolster the already excellent text handling, borrowing greatly from the undisputed champion, indesign, and adding super useful features like clever font search functions and live previews. Illustrator has everything you need to create stunning vector graphics.

Cons: I suppose the worst aspect of this software isn't really an issue with the app itself but the fact that Adobe moved from a single payment model to a monthly subscription. This has probably been the biggest seller of competing apps there is. Unfortunately once you go illustrator it's really had to move somewhere else.

Overall: Compatibility with the whole Adobe suite of products which is essential in the graphics industry. Speed and bullet proof work flow. And the knowledge that I'm working with an industry standard that means I can send docs to everyone without any issues. Plus it just works. Ive used illustrator since 1989 and used every version since.

The most dynamic offering when consider longevity of brands and design endurence

Oct 03, 2017
5/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The amount abilities: you can do just about everything with illustrator, we use it mostly for marketing materials and logo processing.

Cons: The amount of abilities: Being a long time user of AI I've seen a long of things grow up. I think a web based offering of AI would be a phenomenal leap for adobe, until that happens, a heavy computer based software will do, but is just that, HEAVY

Useful, but could use help in some areas

Oct 03, 2017
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've used adobe products for both professional and personal projects. Illustrator is probably the one I use the least, but most practical for small pieces. It's effective and easy to use.

Cons: Customer support access is limited with all adobe products, even more so with illustrator- which could use some beginners guide either way.

The flexibility of tools is excellent.

Oct 03, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The flexibility of tools available for Illustrator is extremely useful for our organization. I especially like the integration between platforms. Combined with Photoshop, Illustrator is all I need.

Cons: A few of the tools are unnecessary, making the toolbox somewhat cumbersome. I would appreciate the availability of minimizing the toolbox.

Overall: Creativity is key!

Best software when I need to create graphics for work, very versatile, & tons of options.

Sep 27, 2017
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: The flexibility - you can create from scratch, import images, modify, etc. There are presets and free-form options as well, with many different options to export the work into other formats.

Cons: Sometimes that effect I am going for is not applied in an intuitive manner or even found in a menu/place that makes sense. Other times, it can be a bit clunky to use in that I may have to apply one effect to mimic the look or effect of another.

I often use Illustrator for it's superior text and graphic quality. I do a lot of online publishing

Sep 24, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: I often use Illustrator for it's superior text and graphic quality. I do a lot of online publishing and always use AI for clean look.

Cons: I wish there were 'free' mini-webinars to learn how to better use tools and learn more. I don't know how to use the layers in this.

Overall: Professional look and feel.

Great tool for creating illustrations in the advertising industry

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Great features, a wealth of information available online to learn more, truly the best of its kind out there right now

Cons: They should make it easier to dovetail this programs functionality with photoshops, for some simple tasks I would have to switch back and forth with the same file/project, should be easier to add in one's functionality with the other's

Illustrator is a great tool for logo designing, defiantly a staple within the graphic design field

Sep 21, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: So many tools have been improved over the years and throughout versions. They keep adding more and more 'shortcuts' features, that allows you to save time but also master the problem solving aspect of creating and designing items.

Cons: It's hard to learn quickly, but as any software out there practice makes you better. Don't give up easily on trying to learn your way around the tool box and different menus. Once it clicks, it all makes sense 100%.

Overall: Great tools. The only limits you will have with this software is how far your imagination goes.

Easy, and effective

Sep 20, 2017
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 like how easy it is to complete my project using Adobe Illustrator. Everything is very straightforward

Cons: There is very little that I dislike about this software. In fact, I don't think there is anything I dislike about it.

Illustrator is one of the best vector editing packages.

Sep 20, 2017
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: You can do versatile things with it and it's easy to modify, edit and make almost anything. Literally you can create anything in illustrator.

Cons: There's certainly a learning curve for Illustrator. Photoshop CS2 comes with preset work spaces and customizable menus, Illustrator CS2 has neither, so you must create them yourself

Although at first intimidating, this software makes complex graphic design a breeze.

Sep 19, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
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Pros: Capable of drawing complex vector shapes easily.
Allows converting to and from vector formats.
Excellent online support for stock media.

Cons: Complex interface makes for a sharp learning curve.
Some tool usage is slow.
Image processing should be faster.

Overall: Powerful graphic design capabilities for creating everything from logos to publications

much better than before

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is the go-to software to design. I use it to work everyday. This CC version is the most complete version yet. From the UI the redesign of the software is good, easier to use, and more intuitive. I love how easy it is to export to screen. Also to export for other means like print. As of now AI works flawlessly. Had no problems or freeze screen.

Cons: Probably the Adobe brand is so big that the customer service/support also is huge. And that is not a compliment. Just to check an answer you HAVE to sign in. I mean you are not giving the answers, we are! the community, so let us be free. If I want to comment then ask for me to sign in. But sometimes you are in a rush to deliver, a deadline, you need an answer fast! In a few words, be huge but do not transform into this legal/government organization that is imposible to use.

Overall: Can get my work done easily. No huge bugs or anything so the work is smooth. It is an esencial tool for my work .

Adobe Illustrator

Sep 18, 2017
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: I like how many functions it has - you can literally do almost any editing you need to with this software!

Cons: Ease of use! This was a very difficult and not user-friendly editor - it felt like things that should be intuitive were not and I decided to return the software and go with something else.

I have used Adobe Illustrator for 6+ years now. I love it, and nothing else I have used compares.

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The features that it comes with, and my favorite feature is Live Corners. With Live Corners, I can change the shape of an objects corners very easily just by clicking and dragging the corner around the screen.

Cons: What I like least about this is that it no longer comes with a single perpetual license, instead has a monthly or yearly fee.

Overall: This software despite being costly with the monthly charge (instead of a perpetual license) has still made me thousands of dollars through part time work that I do using it. I have used other Graphics editors, and nothing else comes close to the features and ease of use.

Decent, but the CC subscription pricing model is offputting

Sep 15, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Illustrator is one of the best vector editing packages. It has a wide range of tools to use in modifying vector shapes, including pathfinder tools for combining shapes and swatches for managing colours. It has many tools that can help with streamlining the process of creating vector compositions. For example, if you save an object as a symbol you can use it in multiple places. Then if you make a change to one of your objects, all instances of it will be automatically updated. Illustrator also has great scripting support, so you can automate many tasks with a click of the mouse.

Cons: The main problem with Illustrator is the subscription pricing model. The amount of updates to the app isn't enough to justify the monthly fee, especially if you've paid outright in the past. It was so much better when you could pay outright in the past and then choose when you wanted to upgraded (especially as you could often get away with upgrading every other version or every third version). The old CS6 is still available to purchase outright. The new CC version doesn't have anything significant over CS6, so I would recommend getting that older version to avoid the subscription fee.

Versatile partner for many purposes

Sep 15, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: You can do versatile things with it and it's easy to modify, edit and make almost anything. It's intuative if you have used like photoshop?!

Cons: It's little a bit heavy... I cannot think of anything else whats wrong with. Love like all CS family

Overall: I do use it for various things and it really helps me to do better graphics!

Robust tool for illustrations

Sep 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I've built different logos and images in Illustrator, and I love the tools that Adobe provides to help make your images stick out from the pack. Illustrator provides tons of robust options to build all sorts of images, graphics, or logos.

Cons: There's certainly a learning curve for Illustrator, but it was built for professionals so I don't have any qualms there.

I use Illustrator for developing logo marks, creating vector art for sot illustrations

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: It is very powerful in its ability to create spot illustrations and all sorts of vector art. Many functions like "repeat last move" greatly speed up the process of pattern design. It integrates beautifully with other adobe products. Excellent for logo mark design. Nice libraries of color pallets.

Cons: It can be complicated to use and understand some of the filters, and getting the correct effect you are looking for can be hit or miss.

Overall: makes design and quick edits easy and extremely professional. Scalable vector images for all sorts of application is great.

Adobe Illustrator CS2 provides a bevy of useful new features.

Sep 12, 2017
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Illustrator CS2 also shares Photoshop CS2's ability to set and save custom work spaces, allowing you to designate and save the color, layers, and other settings appropriate to your project.

Cons: Photoshop CS2 comes with preset work spaces and customizable menus, Illustrator CS2 has neither, so you must create them yourself.

I have been using adobe illustrator for about 10 years. Its awesome.

Sep 08, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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5 / 5
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Pros: You can create anything in illustrator. It also helps you understand how to use all of the adobe create suite. Creating logos and branding is how I use illustrator the best and it has helped me create great work for my clients.

Cons: It took a long time to learn how to use. And I would say writing text in adobe illustrator can be cumbersome.

Overall: Creating great work for my clients and be able to use this for other softwares and working together to make great branding.

The gold standard for vector graphics

Sep 08, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I've tried using the free comparable software and it just doesn't compete. Especially when everyone else uses Illustrator.

Cons: I don't like that you can't just purchase the software anymore. It's annoying to have to pay monthly, but that's what everyone is moving towards. I get it.

This program is a must have for any vector graphics!

Sep 08, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This software gives you a huge array of features and functions that allow you to create professional graphics for use in online and print publications.

Cons: The software can be tough to learn all the functions - but once you get the basics it gives you an amazing amount of options.

I used the trial in attemp to create a marketing flyer

Sep 07, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: There are a lot of features and all of the adobe products can integrate with each other. You can be very creative with your work, more that other programs I've used

Cons: It's hard to learn on your own, I was very over whelmed. I also don't think this was the right product for what I needed.

Great software for creating posters

Sep 07, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: I use this software few times per quarter to create posters. It is relative easy to learn, there is a video for nearly every function. It has great functionality - everything you need to create posters with visuals.

Cons: Being able to use the Software does require some training, which is available online for free (tutorial videos).

Overall: Being able to create posters both high quality visuals

I've been using Illustrator for years and it just keeps getting better.

Sep 07, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: The functionality of the tools and the nod to people who have been creating illustrations since before the computer age.

Cons: There is a steep learning curve with some of the tools. When doing a simple illustration, sometimes the blending seems convoluted.

We use Illustrator for a variety of branding initiatives and there is no other program like it.

Sep 07, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The ability to customize and resize logos into virtually any size with vector design is something we couldn't do without in our day-to-day workflow.

Cons: I'm not an artist myself, so I don't really take advantage of the full complement of uses this program has to offer. I find it a bit more complicated to navigate than Photoshop or some of the other Adobe programs.

Love the interface and try to use it over PS any time I can.

Sep 07, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Flexibility is my favorite part about working with vectors. I enjoy functionality and usibility especially because the pixel space is not necessarily in pixels.

Cons: The Exporting process is a little clunky. For my own personal use, the naming structure could be way simplier.