Adobe Illustrator

Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.

The industry-standard vector graphics app lets you create logos, icons, drawings, typography, and illustrations for print, web, video, and mobile. Illustrator artwork is vector-based, so it can scale down for mobile screens and up to billboard size—and always look crisp and beautiful. Millions of designers and artists use Illustrator to create everything from web icons and product packaging to book illustrations and billboards. And it’s only available in Creative Cloud.

Creative Cloud is a platform for creativity that connects users, their content, apps, services, hardware, learning content, and community. It gives business customers the creative tools and services they need to collaborate and create their best work, while making software management fast, easy, and flexible.

See all the new features that have recently been added to Creative Cloud.


Key features

  • Freeform Gradients—New color blending capabilities let you create richer, photorealistic gradients that look more natural.
  • More accessible Adobe Fonts—Easily see and activate thousands of fonts within the app. Preview the selected font in your project, even if it’s not activated.
  • Pixel-perfect artwork—Draw paths and shapes that seamlessly align to the pixel grid. Align existing artwork with a single click or by using simple transformations. Preserve Live Shapes and rounded corners, maintain alignment when scaling and rotating objects, and manually nudge segments and end points into perfect alignment.

 

 

  • Easier artboard organization—Select multiple artboards at one time, and align and organize them automatically on your canvas in just a click. Objects locked to an artboard now move with it.
  • Simplified vector paths—Work faster with complex vector objects by removing unneeded and redundant points.
  • Updated Libraries panel—Find the assets you need faster with a larger Libraries panel, new filtered search of Adobe Stock, and icons that make it easy to identify licensed Stock assets.

 

 

System requirements

Windows

  • Multicore Intel processor (64-bit) or AMD Athlon 64 processor
  • Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 or Windows 10* (64-bit)
  • 8GB of RAM (16GB recommended)
  • 2GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation; SSD recommended  
  • 1024x768 display (1920x1080 recommended)
  • To view Illustrator in HiDPI mode, your monitor must support a resolution of 1920x1080 or more
  • OpenGL 4.x
  • To use the Touch workspace in Illustrator, you must have a touch-screen-enabled tablet/monitor running Windows 10 (Microsoft Surface Pro 3 recommended)
  • Optional: To use GPU performance: Your Windows computer should have a minimum of 1GB of VRAM (4GB recommended), and your computer must support OpenGL version 4.0 or later
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services        
  • The following video adapter series support the new Windows GPU Performance features in Illustrator:
    NVIDIA
        NVIDIA Quadro K Series
        NVIDIA Quadro 6xxx
        NVIDIA Quadro 5xxx
        NVIDIA Quadro 4xxx
        NVIDIA Quadro 2xxx
        NVIDIA Quadro 2xxxD
        NVIDIA Quadro 6xx
        NVIDIA GeForce GTX Series (4xx, 5xx, 6xx, 7xx, 9xx, Titan)
        NVIDIA Quadro M Series
        NVIDIA Quadro P Series
    Important: Microsoft Windows may not detect the availability of the latest device drivers for NVIDIA GPU cards. Get the latest GPU card device drivers:
        Quadro series
        Other series
    Intel
        Intel HD Graphics 4600 Series
        Intel HD Graphics 5000 Series
        Intel HD Graphics 6000 Series
        Intel Iris Graphics 5000 Series
        Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5000 Series
        Intel Iris Graphics 6000 Series
    AMD
    The following series are supported only on Windows 8 or later:
        AMD Radeon R9 Series Graphics
        AMD Radeon R7 Series Graphics
        AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series Graphics
        AMD Radeon HD 8000 Series Graphics
        AMD FirePro V Series Graphics
        AMD FirePro W Series Graphics

 

macOS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • macOS 10.13, 10.14, or 10.15    
  • 8GB of RAM (16GB recommended)
  • 2GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation; SSD recommended
  • 1024x768 display (1920x1080 recommended)
  • Optional: To use GPU performance, your Mac should have a minimum of 1GB of VRAM (2GB recommended), and your computer must support OpenGL version 4.0 or later
  • Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services        

 

FAQ

What is Illustrator, and who is it for?

Adobe Illustrator is the industry-standard vector graphics software used worldwide by designers of all types who want to create digital graphics, illustrations, and typography for all kinds of media: print, web, interactive, video, and mobile.

What are the touch-enabled features in Illustrator, and how can they be used?

For customers using Windows tablets, Illustrator offers a Touch workspace that surfaces the essential tools and controls for drawing and editing with a pressure-sensitive pen and multitouch gestures.

Illustrator also brings multitouch capabilities to the Touch Type, Free Transform, and Path Segment Reshape tools. These touch capabilities provide new ways to work with natural, intuitive gestures right on the screen when using display devices that support multitouch, such as the Wacom Cintiq 24HD touch display or Windows tablets.

 

What hardware is recommended to make Illustrator run faster?

With native 64-bit support, Illustrator can take full advantage of the available RAM on your system. Many users will see additional performance gains as they add more RAM, with 8GB of RAM being a good baseline, particularly if you run multiple applications simultaneously.
 

Will my existing plug-ins work with Illustrator?

Plug-ins designed for earlier versions of Illustrator will not work with Illustrator and must be updated. Vendors of the more popular plug-ins have been working to make new versions available as quickly as possible. For more information, contact the plug-in manufacturer directly.

 

 

* Not supported on Windows 10 versions 1507, 1511, 1703, and 1709.

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