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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

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

    7,8k

    Starting from

    $

    19.99

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    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

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    Adobe Illustrator features

    Functionality

    4.7

    /5

    7,8k
    Total Features21 6 categories

    Most valued features by users

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

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    Adobe Illustrator users reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8

    /5

    7,8k

    Positive reviews

    98%

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

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    1,525

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    3

    Pros
    Many designers work with Adobe products and there is a reason, they are responsive and great at what they do. Illustrator will allow your designer to create amazing designs that can scale so easily.

    JB

    James B.

    Illustraror is the most capable graphic design software out there. It's great for simple graphics like logos but can also be used to create beautiful complex artwork.

    TG

    Tijana G.

    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.

    HH

    Heather H.

    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.

    AH

    Abigail H.

    I think most of the frustration comes with user error and not doing enough research on the current subject.

    MA

    Megan A.

    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.

    WT

    Wade T.

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    Overall Rating

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

    Reviewed 9 months 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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    My Favorite program

    Reviewed 9 months ago

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    Lily R.: Hi, I'm Lily. I'm a freelance graphic designer, and I give Adobe Illustrator a five out of five...

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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Illustrator - the standard for graphic design

    Reviewed 10 months ago

    Overall my experience has been great. I definitely recommend AI if you are serious about design. It can handle any area of design and is a workhorse of a program - it is very flexible. But with great flexibility, comes great complexity. So, therefore, even though I have a pretty good understanding of how to use Illustrator, there's still more for me to learn after many years. Not to mention they always add new features. And I still have to take some time to creatively express exactly what I envision. For this reason, I also use Affinity Designer on my Mac, alongside illustrator. The reason is, Affinity Designer is much more simple and certain tasks are quicker with Affinity. However, anytime I need to do more complex stuff, such

    Pros

    The nice thing about Adobe Illustrator is you can do anything you want, as far as manipulating graphics and creating any digital artwork or illustration imaginable. It's so versatile in what you can do, that it also can seem very complex to the novice. But if you stick with it and use it consistently or take some tutorials, once you learn the ins and outs of Adobe Illustrator, you begin to realize...

    Cons

    The biggest con I can think of is the learning curve. When first starting to use Adobe Illustrator is it can seem very complex. So when you're new, is a pretty big learning curve. With that said, I still am learning after 5+ years. For this reason, I recommend taking some tutorials or classes to understand what illustrator is capable of and for learning what every tool does. Taking tutorials also...

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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Go to software for illustration, icon design, and vector graphics

    Reviewed 25 days ago
    Pros

    From my experience Illustrators path workflow and functionality is superior to other vector software out there. If I was going to stray from Illustrator as my go to vector software the competition would need to beat Illustrator in that feature space. Illustrator allows you to have advance control and accuracy with paths, grids, guides, snap to guide, etc. Also, exporting quality SVGs is very important and the competition doesn't measure up in that space from what I have seen.

    Cons

    Some updates on how Illustrator handles smart guides and snap-to-pixel has some flaws. It seamed like I had better accuracy in previous versions of Illustrator. No one likes to have their paths splitting pixels or to have to fix that on a regular basis. Some times I don't have an issues while other times new path shapes start on 0.5 pixels when creating them.

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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    The Core of the apple

    Reviewed 9 months ago

    Building logos for myself and customers, Creating various types of art.

    Pros

    This is a beautifully put together piece of software with various features and applications. If you are a designer animator or even just a hobbyist. You can make anything graphic wise and paint as realistically a real brush!! Ai is a must-have for any serious designer

    Cons

    It can be a little hard to master although learning it is fun and rewarding in many ways. There are bugs and certain system errors but over its great

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    more usefull tool on design!

    Reviewed a month ago

    for me is very practical and the experience for me always have been good.

    Pros

    I work the most of my projects in adobe illustrator, it provides all the tools that I need for my designs and the quality is huge because when I export my work to social media the quality is preserved .

    Cons

    maybe improve the default brushes or maybe have the option to bought them in a quick and easy way.

    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Love it!

    Reviewed 3 months ago

    I love it! I use it for fun projects, for work, and for consulting. It has so many options and shortcuts, and I'm always learning something new within it. It's made my work for personal use, small businesses, and large companies possible and easy.

    Pros

    Illustrator is my favorite of the Adobe products! I am a graphic designer so I use it for everything - logos, flyers, apparel design, branding guides, everything! It's easily customizable to your tool bar wants, and Adobe has a million of great tutorials to learn new things.

    Cons

    The price is pretty high. I get the educator discount, so that really helps, but when I was out of work it was pricey to keep the subscription going, even though I needed it in case I got an interview or contract gig.

    Adobe Illustrator FAQs and common questions

    Adobe Illustrator has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $19.99/month
    Pricing model: Subscription


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


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


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


    No, Adobe Illustrator does not have an API available.


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

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