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Adobe Illustrator CS5 for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 20 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    521,093
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 02, 2010
  • Price:
    Update; $599.00 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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True to its name, Adobe Illustrator began life as a standard-bearer for vector-based illustration and design, but fell behind the times because it lacked the Web output of competitors, such as Macromedia Freehand. Eager to shed Illustrator's stodgy image as a print-only application, Adobe has taught this old dog many new tricks. Beginning with version 9, Illustrator has embraced the Web while continually adding new drawing tools and productivity features.

Illustrator 10.0 is geared toward achieving that ever-important balance between image size and quality. You can edit SVG (scalable vector graphics), slice and map your images, and make use of symbols for repeating graphics. This new version also delivers better layout tools, including snap-to grids, Smart Guides, and the Align palette.

Graphic artists will appreciate the mass of new creative tools, including warp effects; liquefy controls; arc, grid, and shape tools; editable drop shadows, glows, and other effects; and editable compound shapes. Timesaving technology, such as data-driven graphics (which allows for scripted generation of design variations), should appeal to pragmatic developers.

With all these features, as well as native support for Mac OS X's preemptive multitasking and the G4's Altivec technology, Illustrator is truly a graphic designer's best friend. Illustrator is not for everyone. As is typical for Adobe products, the system requirements and learning curve can be daunting, and strict limitations on the demo prevent saving, exporting, or printing. That said, this program offers features and functionality that can't be matched, and is a must-have for anyone who is serious about professional-quality digital illustration.

Adobe Illustrator CS2 convert bitmaps to vector artwork and paint more intuitively. It saves time with intelligent palettes and optimized workspaces. Plus, tight integration with other software allows you to produce extraordinary graphics for print, video, the Web, and mobile devices.

 
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5 stars

"all you need"

October 19, 2011  |  By Rick Fernandez

 |  Version: Adobe Illustrator CS5 15.0.2

Pros

Ive worked with Illustrator for almost 20 years. the newest version is amazing. I use it for logo design, packaging, technical illustration, icons, infographics and more. check out some of the work at http://www.creativeblox.com

Cons

requires a very robust computer. I probably use a 10% of all of the features. Cant remember when was the last time i used the chart feature.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 15.0.2

Version 15.0.2 addresses a number of issues, including the following:

  • PSD files lose saturation of spot colors when imported into AiCS5
  • Performance problems when guides are set to dot
  • Acrobat 10 documents with passwords fail to open
  • Improved precision with DXF import
  • Links are broken in legacy formats when image name contains Japanese characters for voiced sound marks
  • Rounded Corner Edges that curved inside flipped to curve outside
  • Non-Specific Crash when opening or closing files
  • Security Issues
General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date December 02, 2010
Date Added December 02, 2010
Version 15.0.2
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Illustration Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/10.6 Intel
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.6
  • Intel-based Mac
  • Download Information
    File Size 14.29MB
    File Name External File
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 521,093
    Downloads Last Week 152
    Pricing
    License Model Update
    Limitations 30-day free trial
    Price $599

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