What Is Adobe Illustrator?

It is a grahic design solution that helps businesses design logos, icons, billboards, book illustrations, and more.

Adobe Illustrator Details

Adobe

Founded in 1967

Adobe Illustrator Details

Adobe

Founded in 1967

Adobe Illustrator videos and images

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Starting price

£19.99/month
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US$24.21/one-time
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Adobe Illustrator deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • Videos

Features of Adobe Illustrator

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assignment Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Client Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Visualisation
  • Deadline Management
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Monitoring
  • Performance Metrics
  • Prioritisation
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Status Tracking
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Tracking
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Audience Targeting
  • Behavior Analytics
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Client Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Cross Channel Attribution
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Deadline Management
  • Display Ad Management
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Dynamic Content
  • Email Management
  • File Management
  • Heatmaps
  • Monitoring
  • Performance Metrics
  • Personalisation
  • Prioritisation
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Projections
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Retargeting Ads
  • Search/Filter
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • CAD Tools
  • Cataloguing/Categorisation
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Color Matching
  • Commission Management
  • Communication Management
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Distribution Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • EDI
  • Fabric Matching
  • Fashion Illustrations
  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Lifecycle Management
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Order Entry
  • Order Tracking
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout / Print / Cut
  • Pattern, Color & Art Storage
  • Presentation Tools
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Product Catalogue
  • Production Tracking
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quality Assurance
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Status Tracking
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Template Management
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management

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  • API
  • CAD Tools
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Content Import/Export
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Custom Brushes
  • Custom Fonts
  • Customisable Branding
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Visualisation
  • Design Management
  • Design Templates
  • Drag & Drop Editor
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Image Editing
  • Interactive Content
  • Mobile App
  • Multi-Language
  • Pattern, Color & Art Storage
  • Presentation Tools
  • Preview Functionality
  • Print Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Social Media Integration
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Video Editing
  • Watermarking
  • Workflow Management

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  • 2D Drawing
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Animation
  • Application Management
  • Categorisation/Grouping
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Library
  • Custom Development
  • Customisable Templates
  • Data Extraction
  • Data Import/Export
  • Design Management
  • Document Imaging
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Management
  • For Vector Illustrations
  • For Websites
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Image Tracing
  • Labeling
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Pattern, Color & Art Storage
  • Preview Functionality
  • Project Management
  • Rendering
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sketching and Annotation Tools
  • Synchronous Editing
  • Tagging
  • Templates
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Traceability
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews of Adobe Illustrator

Read all 7,810 reviews

Average score

Overall
4.8
Ease of Use
4
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.7
Value for Money
4.3

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Jeffrey B.
Jeffrey B.
Founder in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Retail, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Illustrator - the standard for graphic design

5 last year

Comments: 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 what it's capable of. I have used Inkscape and affinity designer and though I use affinity designer (due to the simplicity and quickness at some tasks), I always turn to Adobe Illustrator when I need to do more complex tasks. I am old school, and typically like drawing by hand. The great thing about digital design is you can still get a tablet and draw by hand if you like. This is obvious to many people but some may not be aware or haven't made the jump over to trying a drawing tablet yet. If you haven't tried one and you love drawing with traditional media, you are going to love working with a tablet in Illustrator.

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 gives you an insight into how to creatively use tools for different purposes. I know when I first learned Illustrator. I had a good idea of what most tools did. But I just wasn't aware of the different use cases on how to creatively construct my artwork, actually using the tools. It was something that slowed me down, compared to just grabbing a pencil and paper and sketching out my vision. But once you learn to use the different tools together, you start to get a flow going and you get quicker with time.

Tony R.
Sr. Graphic Designer in US
Design, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Industry standard software for creating vector graphics

5 4 months ago

Comments: Adobe Illustrator is an essential part for my company, it is a companion that everyone in my company needs for their daily projects.

Pros:

I like the amount of tools that are available inside the software that are designed to help me achieve a smooth workflow for my projects. The workspace customize ability of this software allow me to create an environment that ensure I can work my best in any projects.

Cons:

I don't like the high pricing of the software and sometimes when I working, the software crash because of a bug but fortunately, my projects are saved in real time so it is not really a big trouble in my opinion.

Verified Reviewer
Graphic Designer in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source
Source: GetApp

A must-have vector graphics software for designers

5 2 weeks ago New

Comments: I've been using Adobe Illustrator as a part of my Creative Cloud subscription for over 10 years and I enjoy it.

Pros:

Illustrator has all the necessary tools for working with vector graphics. It has great integration with other Adobe products (i.e. After Effects), which makes it easy and quick to switch between them.

Cons:

Illustrator allows you to work with vectors, but raster graphics have very limited support. Its competitor, Affinity, can work with both, and it's also ten times cheaper. The worst thing is that it often crushes.

Kenyon C.
Kenyon C.
Creative manager in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Photography, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source
Source: GetApp

The Core of the apple

3 last year

Comments: 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

Ivan M.
Business Development Manager in Mexico
Printing, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Illustrator allow us to process our clients demand so much faster.

5 3 months ago

Comments: I wish I learned Illustrator sooner, however, it is never too late. It has helped us so much in our company. Now we work 300% faster and take even more projects.

Pros:

Apart from being an excellent design software, it is a most compatible software with many files extensions. It allows us to read and manipulate our client demands in excellent speed and accuracy.

Cons:

There are so many things you can do in Illustrator I only wish there could be more, things like automatic nesting objects or to improve the simplify path tool.