Adobe Illustrator

CC 2019

Adobe Illustrator is the favorite vector design tool of thousands of design professionals due to the vast amount of creative possibilities offered

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Among graphical design professionals, Adobe Illustrator is definitely one of the most popular tools. Its different functions have turned it into a standard among designers that work with vector graphics. It allows designers and illustrators create all sorts of logos, icons, sketches, typography, fonts and complex illustrations for all sorts of media, whether printouts or digital channels, such as the web, mobile or interactive elements.

The most versatile tool for designing.

Ever since the purchase of Macromedia Freehand on behalf of Adobe, the latter took on its different functions. Its workspace intends to satisfy the designer's needs allowing him to develop his projects easily thanks to the different tools, windows and panels that offer just what the user is looking for at each moment.

Main features

Considered as the best illustration program, it comes along with a wide range of functions and features:

  • Support for work with vector graphics.
  • Capacity to work on several workbenches at the same time.
  • Creation of pixel-perfect artwork.
  • Possibility to buy fonts from Typekit Marketplace.
  • Creation of designs based on shining, lighting, shadow or degrading effects, among others.
  • Filters for graphics.
  • Panels that change their options depending on the object that is being treated.
  • Interactive tools to treat vector objects as coupled objects.
  • Selection of full workbenches or choose different elements from one or another.
  • All the capabilities and advantages of working with Creative Cloud.
  • Adobe Stock image bank.

Synced with all your tools thanks to Creative Cloud

The ecosystem created by Adobe to work on the Cloud has led to having all their applications always connected. Thus, not only can you share your work with other tools, but also other devices, making the latter much more fluid. This system also encourages the development of group projects.

Furthermore, it also offers us access to Adobe Stock, the collection of stock images and graphical resources that can be used in Adobe's different creative tools: over 55 million images, charts, and videos available that can be used as templates or starting points for any project.

What's new in the latest version

  • Introduces updates that haven't been disclosed by the developers.

Requirements and additional information:
  • The trial version can be used for 7 days.
  • Runs on Windows 7 or above.
  • The download launches the installation of the application directly by means of the Creative Cloud Connection installer, but also allows you to access the rest of Adobe services.
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Adobe Illustrator Tips & Tricks

What is Adobe Illustrator and what's it for?

Adobe Illustrator is a computer program that can be used for the edition of vector graphics and, therefore, can be used to edit and modify these kinds of images. We’re talking about digital files in which the different elements are made up of geometrical objects that depend on each other, with math attributes that rely on their position, shape or color. It’s basically a software that allows us to create and modify these images from a workspace called art workshop or work desk. Here we’ll find all the tools we may need on different menus and other options of the interface that offer us all the elements necessary to carry out the modification of digital files.

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How to install Adobe Illustrator

Throughout history, Illustrator has traditionally been a kind of lone wolf just like the majority of programs developed by Adobe. You could decide to use it, install it, and that’s it. But nowadays, it belongs to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite, the service by Adobe Systems that works on the cloud and that is basically the gateway to the entire ecosystem of applications that they own.

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