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Adobe Illustrator

Industry-standard vector graphics editor

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Adobe Illustrator Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Adobe Illustrator product overview

Price starts from

31.49

Per month

Flat Rate

What is Adobe Illustrator?

Adobe Illustrator CC is an industry-standard tool in vector drawing and editing for professional design and artwork. Users can create graphic designs that go virtually anywhere including print, websites, video games, logos for brand corporations, packaging for general merchandise, as well as business cards, billboards, bus wraps and even clothes.

Key benefits of using Adobe Illustrator

  • Create freeform vector designs on-the-go with the Adobe Illustrator Draw app for Android, and seamlessly move the designs over to desktop Illustrator CC.

  • Users can pull creative assets (live text, images and graphics) into the Comp CC iPad and iPhone app from the shared Creative Cloud Libraries and instantly send layouts to Illustrator CC.

  • Creative Cloud is always synced so users can browse and access colors, type styles, graphics, brushes and more anytime, anywhere, from within Illustrator and mobile apps like Sketch and Draw.

  • With the Capture CC app, users can extract a color theme or create a vector graphic using an iPad, iPhone or Android phone and load them into Illustrator for further editing.

  • Users can import / export content and projects from Photoshop and Dreamweaver with testing support for content management solutions like WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Email/Help Desk
    Phone Support
    Knowledge Base
    FAQs/Forum

    Training options

    Videos

    Adobe Illustrator pricing information

    Value for money

    4.3

    /5

    7.9K

    Starting from

    31.49

    Per month

    Flat Rate

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

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    Adobe Illustrator features

    Functionality

    4.7

    /5

    7.9K

    Total features

    22

    4 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Third Party Integrations
    Data Import/Export
    Activity Tracking
    Collaboration Tools
    Search/Filter
    Drag & Drop
    Design Management
    Document Imaging

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    Adobe Illustrator users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.8

    /5

    7.9K

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.85/10
    Rating distribution

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    2

    1

    6,291

    1,553

    139

    9

    3

    Pros
    The thing I like the most is the ease of use of software and the amount of awesome features that is included with the software.
    The pros of this product is that it is extremely great for creating projects, especially when using a MAC. I highly recommend Apple products as it works best for designing.
    You are able to make beautiful and stunning illustrations for your social media posts or any posters. You can edit any symbol, picture etc with it.
    Cons
    The bummer about Adobe is that you can no longer purchase the software as a one-off. Now it’s a subscription that you have to pay monthly or yearly and the fees are quite hefty.
    I think most of the frustration comes with user error and not doing enough research on the current subject.
    On rare occasions, the app will stall or close down altogether. This could be a flaw with either the application itself or the system I'm using it on.

    Overall rating contenders

    Overall Rating

    Easy to use for a non-draw-er!

    Reviewed 5 months ago

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    Isabel S.: Hi, I'm Isabel. I work as a portrait artist. I am giving a number five out of five review...

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    Vincent Y.

    Web Designer & Education Consultant

    Education Management, 11-50 employees

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    Overall Rating

    It's the Industry Standard for Vector Graphics and Design - Takes Time to Learn

    Reviewed 2 years ago

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    Vincent: Hi, my name is Vincent. I'm a web designer in the education industry, and I give Adobe Illustrator...

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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Adobe Illustrator Designers Choice

    Reviewed 19 days ago

    I have used Adobe Illustrator to create my own calendars and websites. This has helped me save my money and invest on other businesses

    Pros

    Adobe Illustrator is an easy to install software. It's compatible to most OS and computers. Marque Tools, Bucket, rubber, etc are very helpful tools.

    Cons

    The software is quite heavy. One is advised to buy computers with good Rams and storage. Cutting images needs lots of patience. I wish it could be made more easier.

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Ideal software for graphic designers!

    Reviewed 2 months ago

    My general experience with using this program is great. I would recommend the use of Adobe Illustrator to any designer, especially print and graphic designers. The tools are very useful and very easy to learn to handle, it only takes a little time. I have been using this program for a long time and I do not plan to stop. Very useful for making sketches and drawings. I’m sure it serves artists and illustrators well.

    Pros

    What I like most about this program is the ability to manipulate the tool. The tools are various and they can achieve anything you want. For me personally, this program was mostly used for logo design and for the preparation of promotional materials. It is much easier to design promo materials and vectors in Illustrator than in Photoshop.

    Cons

    Although all the tools are useful to me and I enjoy using this software, I would like to draw your attention to the speed of running the program. The start time of the program varies and sometimes I wait longer than a minute. Anyway, it's worth the wait, the software is great.

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    My Adobe Illustrator Review

    Reviewed a month ago

    Adobe Illustrator has given me a platform to express my creativity and progress it. I have designed mind-blowing logos, branded businesses, and designed presentations, and vector icons. it is the best vector design in the market.

    Pros

    Each version of Adobe Illustrator keeps getting better than the previous. I have been using it for more than 1o year and it keeps getting better. I love the Image Tracing feature than can vectorize and raster images. It even has more features. You can also stay organise by creating and customizing layers and artboards.

    Cons

    I hate it when it crashes when I'm working. I've been in a situation when I was designing a presentation. I saved the file properly and tried opening it afterward but it refuses to open. It said something that my file was corrupt. If the file is corrupt, why should it still be having a .ai extension

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    No podrás concebir diseñar sin esta herramienta

    Reviewed 3 months ago

    Simplemente imprescindible, no se concibe diseñar sin el.

    Pros

    Es muy potente, no existe algo que no pueda ser diseñado en este software, desde diseños simples y vectores sencillos hasta formas e ilustraciones muy complejas. Incluye diseño 3D y texturas. Una vez que entiendes la lógica operativa del software podrás crear lo que sea.

    Cons

    Necesitas muchas horas de practica y capacitación para el dominio de la aplicación

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Design attractive interfaces with Illustrator

    Reviewed 18 days ago

    I often use Adobe Illustrator to create social media interfaces for the organization I work in INDEXA, as it allows the interfaces to be designed by the company’s brand and identity in a very beautiful way. I approved the designs that I made using Illustrator on Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin

    Pros

    From my point of view, Adobe Illustrator is the best program for designing beautiful and creative interfaces. It has the appropriate tools that allow you to clearly show your artistic touch as a graphic designer. What is better is that it is the program that is perfectly suitable for commercial designs because of its very attractive, ready-made, and flexible fonts that can be modified, allowing the completion of excellent designs in the shortest possible time

    Cons

    Like other Adobe programs, it requires time to learn and reach professionalism, as well as some movement and attractiveness in the user interface compared to what is available in the After Effects and Photoshop programs

    Adobe Illustrator FAQs and common questions

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Adobe Illustrator offer?

    Adobe Illustrator has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $31.49/month
    Pricing model: Subscription


    Q. Who are the typical users of Adobe Illustrator?

    Adobe Illustrator has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


    Q. What languages does Adobe Illustrator support?

    Adobe Illustrator supports the following languages:
    Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian (Bokmal), Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian


    Q. Does Adobe Illustrator support mobile devices?

    Adobe Illustrator supports the following devices:
    Android, iPad, iPhone


    Q. Does Adobe Illustrator offer an API?

    No, Adobe Illustrator does not have an API available.


    Q. What level of support does Adobe Illustrator offer?

    Adobe Illustrator offers the following support options:
    Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum

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