Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 78 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    CS3
  • Total Downloads:
    3,368,046
  • Date Added:
    June 21, 2007
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    772
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista

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. Eager to shed Illustrator's stodgy image as a print-only application, Adobe has since taught this old dog many new tricks.

One instantly noticeable change is the panel-based interface, a change from the familiar palettes of old. The panels can be minimized to simple icon docks. Clicking on an icon opens up the palette it refers to, while hitting the arrow at the top opens all the palettes. No more worries about palettes blocking your workspace.

Colors get a lot of attention in CS3. They can now be grouped as you want them, and you can have CS3 suggest similar or related colors to you. The new Live Color function lets you easily change existing colors in your image. The app also includes integration with Adobe Flash, minimizing the hoop-jumping required for creating symbols in Illustrator and seamlessly importing them into Flash. Both programs now share the same hot key for defining symbols, and Illustrator now has Flash's graphics engine, further simplifying the crossover and importing process.

Other new features include a vector erasing tool, an improved cropping mechanism, tweaks in Live Trace, overhauled New Document Profiles, and more, but Illustrator is not for everyone. As is typical for Adobe products, the price, system requirements, and learning curve can be daunting. 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.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 31 votes

    • 5 star 10
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 78 votes

    • 5 star 33
    • 4 star 26
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 10
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4 stars

"i feel interest to try Illustrator"

November 19, 2010  |  By cheauyi5060

 |  Version: Adobe Illustrator CS3

Pros

can make anything that i wish to

Cons

may it hard for me who was a new user

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4 stars

"hi thanks for software"

June 07, 2009  |  By Avtar_Avi

 |  Version: Adobe Illustrator CS3

Pros

i like its

Cons

i love its

Summary

thanks

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5 stars

"Everything"

April 06, 2009  |  By sush339

 |  Version: Adobe Illustrator CS3

Pros

Everything, it is a much improved product. I am a graphic design student that has learned what this software is capable of. Once you combine this software with flash,

Cons

Everything, it is a much improved product. I am a graphic design student that has learned what this software is capable of. Once you combine this software with flash

Summary

Everything, it is a much improved product. I am a graphic design student that has learned what this software is capable of. Once you combine this software with flash, Dreamworks, Indesign, and photoshop you can do just about anything. Good for print, and website design.

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1 stars

"good but there are better options out there"

January 27, 2009  |  By rob.ruiz

 |  Version: Adobe Illustrator CS3

Pros

the program is nice.....

Cons

but other softwares can do what AI can, without the hefty price. it also hangs very often.

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5 stars

"truly a standard"

January 25, 2009  |  By bibbofreak

 |  Version: Adobe Illustrator CS3

Pros

everything i ever needed in an illustration program-even more.. intuitive controls, tight outputs, fast renders, its all in this program

Cons

its a little expensive but the benefits are worth it..

Summary

this is an industry standard, an artist's must-have

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5 stars

"Impressive program"

December 10, 2008  |  By jcarla

 |  Version: Adobe Illustrator CS3

Pros

When you are skilled enough, there are almost nothing that you cannot do with this program. Vector based graphis is real powerful.

Cons

Very steep learning curve.

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4 stars

"Es muy amigable y util de gran versatilidad"

October 24, 2008  |  By roxyabama

 |  Version: Adobe Illustrator CS3

Pros

Permite realizar una gama de actividades muy extensa, es versatil y de fácil uso, hace que el usuario se involucre plenamente con sus trabajos

Cons

En realidad al momento no le he hallado mayor problema

Summary

Me gusta ... me es muy funsional para mi trabajo

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1 stars

"No download, they only has taken my email"

October 12, 2008  |  By janbelozor

 |  Version: Adobe Illustrator CS3

Pros

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Cons

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5 stars

"I love Illustrator, still the standard."

July 02, 2008  |  By fltechno27

 |  Version: Adobe Illustrator CS3

Pros

Everything, it is a much improved product. I am a graphic design student that has learned what this software is capable of. Once you combine this software with flash, Dreamworks, Indesign, and photoshop you can do just about anything. Good for print, and website design.

Cons

Difficult learning curve for inexperienced users.

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3 stars

"tamam"

June 24, 2008  |  By kikohan

 |  Version: Adobe Illustrator CS3

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version CS3
Version CS3 adds new Web, drawing, and interactive tools.
General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date June 21, 2007
Date Added June 21, 2007
Version CS3
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Illustration Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name click-3698865-11336517
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,368,046
Downloads Last Week 772
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $599

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