Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    CS4
  • Total Downloads:
    3,368,046
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 29, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $599.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    772
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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5 stars

"Path/curve tool is my favorite"

April 29, 2010  |  By DCAivan

 |  Version: Adobe Illustrator CS4

Pros

if you used to drawing in Photoshop with the curve tool then this is your step up.
clean, smooth, colorful, creations just needs a little practice.

Cons

much different then Photoshop, a lot of tools that seem useless to me.

Summary

im a digital artist and as soon as i saw this i was awe struck. this fits with everything i could ask for. the smooth as silk lines, the patterns and colors. and all the effects i could ask for.

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1 stars

"I'm confused."

March 11, 2010  |  By taf45377

 |  Version: Adobe Illustrator CS4

Pros

none so far

Cons

Haven't figured out how to open or use the program. How can you trial something if you can't even figure out out how to open an existing Illustrator file?

Summary

Tried opening one of the programs and it said I had to active one of the other programs. I haven't figured how to do that. Would have been nice if there would have been minimal instructions and if there is I haven't found it yet. I guess I expected too much.

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3 stars

"i still don't understand the meaning"

February 13, 2010  |  By davidtogi

 |  Version: Adobe Illustrator CS4

Pros

popular and usefull

Cons

i don,t try before

Summary

Don't ve any comment yet right now

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2 stars

"Only really for experts"

February 02, 2010  |  By chruel

 |  Version: Adobe Illustrator CS4

Pros

Lots and lots of features. I'm sure it's really great.

Cons

It would take much longer than the 30 day trial for a layperson to learn how to use this program. You really have to be an expert graphic designer to even grasp the basics.

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4 stars

"The best ever"

September 22, 2009  |  By Carlos2119

 |  Version: Adobe Illustrator CS4

Pros

Convinient

Cons

I have not try using it yet so cant really tell

Summary

Just got started with it so give me time to know what to say exactly

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version CS4
Version CS4 adds new Web, drawing, and interactive tools.
General
Publisher Adobe Systems
Publisher web site http://www.adobe.com/
Release Date January 29, 2009
Date Added January 29, 2009
Version CS4
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Illustration Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
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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