Adobe Illustrator

by Adobe

5 / 5 3,171 reviews
Adobe Illustrator

Who Uses This Software?

Students, photographers, and small businesses.

Average Ratings

3,171 reviews
  • Overall 5 / 5
  • Ease of Use 4 / 5
  • Customer Service 4 / 5
  • Features 5 / 5
  • Value for Money 4 / 5

Product Details

  • Starting Price $9.99/month
  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial No
  • Deployment Installed - Mac
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - iOS Native
    Mobile - Android Native
  • Training Webinars
    Documentation
  • Support Online

Vendor Details

  • Adobe
  • https://www.adobe.com/products/illustrator.html
  • Founded 1982

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 Most Helpful Reviews

Illustrator is a Professional Program and the Learning Curve and Cost Will Reflect That

Translate with Google Reviewed on 11/28/2018
Steve C.
Web Developer & Graphic Designer
Internet, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
Source: asdf
5/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: When working with vectors, I go to Illustrator and have for many years and will continue to. In my estimation, it far exceeded the competitors at the time I started, such as Corel Draw (20 years ago). It continues to serve me well. For those who work with Web Design primarily, there are other vector tools that have edged their way into the market and at a fraction of the price and they do some pretty cool things. If I was was just starting our and/or had a tighter budget, I might consider them as alternatives. Illustrator is no longer the young, cool kid on the block and some of these other software packages have found supporters in younger designers, but I still think its the best overall if you have the time and resources to learn it.

Pros: I'm a professional graphic designer, so Illustrator has been my go-to program for working with vector art for many years. Pretty much whatever you want to do in this program, you can do if you know how. It's nice that they have been able to keep up with a lot of the crossover to web needs, like the ability to export SVG files and such.

Cons: This is a difficult question to answer because what constitutes a "con" might not actually be a con at all. It depends on your needs. I could say that it's gotten a little bloated with features I don't need, but someone else may need them and, surely, I use a lot of features that others don't need. But it does make the learning curve a bit steeper, both for newbies getting their feet wet, or experienced users using newer features. But, again, with a powerful tool comes some investment of time in learning to use it right. Similarly, cost: Adobe has sort of priced themselves out of "consumer" and into "pro-sumer" with their Ccreative Cloud. For someone like me, the price for all that great software they offer, including Illustrator, it's a good deal! For someone who doesn't need all that software (or this one in particular) as much as I do, then it might seem pricey.

One of the best vector graphic design software available. Useful and highly versatile!

Translate with Google Reviewed on 9/28/2018
Pamela G.
Marketing Manager
Packaging & Containers, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
Source: asdf
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: I like all its features. I cannot work without Illustrator anymore. All my graphic design projects, once sketched, take their shape in Illustrator. Through its vector tools, you might be able to create almost every design you need. Texts, geometrical shapes or custom ones, B├ęziers curves and many other tools could be employed to create logos, flyers, posters, web designs, brochures and many more. Illustrator is also easy to learn, even if you will always find new features while working with it. If you have any doubt, you can just contact the support or browse on the internet to find millions of tips, tutorials, how to, and so on. Its scaleable results are perfect both for web and printing. No pixelation anymore! A very professional software for professional works.

Pros: Easy-to-use and easy-to-learn. Its menus and toolbar are intuitive and offer a wide range of action or tools to create your artwork. Starting from simple shapes till really complex projects. You may contact the Adobe support at any time if needed. There are also a lot of helpful resources online, so you only have to ask to figure out any issue. It allows creating vector projects that are completely scalable and so perfect for any use. It works on almost any OS. It is the most complete vector graphic design software at the moment, even if Affinity Designer is becoming very competitive and is turning out to be a good alternative to Illustrator.

Cons: You might encounter some bug while working on Illustrator. It may happen that the software will crash while using it so pay attention to activate the recovery option and to compulsively save your work to avoid the loss of the work done. It's a little bit expensive, considering that Affinity Designer is increasing its features at an unbeatable price.

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