Adobe Illustrator

Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.

The industry-standard vector graphics software lets you create everything from web and mobile graphics to logos, icons, book illustrations, product packaging, and billboards. And now, experience the freedom and flexibility of Illustrator across desktop and iPad. 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.
  • Illustrator is everywhere—With Illustrator on iPad, you can design anywhere, work seamlessly across your devices, and keep everything in sync. Bring in images from Photoshop on iPad, and easily access your Creative Cloud Libraries.
  • 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.
  • Recolor artwork—Auto-extract color palettes from vector or raster objects and easily apply them to your designs.

 

 

System requirements

Windows

  • Multicore Intel processor (64-bit) or AMD Athlon 64 processor
  • Windows 10 (64-bit) versions 1809, 1903, 1909, and 2004; Windows Server versions 1607 (2017) and 1809 (2019); not supported on Windows 10 versions 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, and 1803.
  • 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)
  • 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
        NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 

    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
        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 10.14, 10.15, or 11.0    
  • 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*       


iOS

  • Supported iPad models:
    iPad Pro 12.9 inch (4th generation)
    iPad Pro 12.9 inch (3rd generation)
    iPad Pro 12.9 inch (2nd generation)
    iPad Pro 12.9 inch (1st generation)
    iPad Pro 11 inch (2nd generation)
    iPad Pro 11 inch (1st generation)
    iPad Pro 10.5 inch
    iPad Pro 9.7 inch
    iPad Air (3rd generation)
    iPad Mini (5th generation)
    iPad (7th generation)
    iPad (6th generation)
  • iOS version 13.4 or later
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 8GB of available hard disk space for installation
  • Apple Pencil, Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
  • Internet connection and registration required to activate software, validate subscription, and access 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.

Can I use Illustrator on iPad?

Yes, you can! Download Illustrator on your iPad and start designing beautiful vector graphics and illustrations, wherever the inspiration strikes. Illustrator on iPad lets you create logos, illustrations, and graphics with the precision of vectors and the freedom of Apple Pencil and iPad.  You can resume work seamlessly across your desktop and iPad using the power of cloud documents.

To get Illustrator on iPad, subscribe to a Creative Cloud plan that includes Illustrator. If you already have an active plan that includes Illustrator, simply sign-in with your Adobe ID on your iPad and download Illustrator for iPad today.

How does Illustrator on the desktop work with Illustrator on iPad?

Any new document you create with Illustrator on iPad is saved as a cloud document, so you can easily access your creative work from iPad to desktop. Cloud documents are automatically synced across devices to create a seamless workflow.

For example, if you want to resume your desktop work on iPad, simply save your Illustrator file as a cloud document. 

To view your cloud documents, click the Cloud documents tab on the home screen or access your documents on the Creative Cloud website.

How much cloud storage does Illustrator on iPad provide? Can I upgrade my storage?

Your cloud storage is shared across your Adobe Creative Cloud apps. The amount of your cloud storage is determined by your Adobe Creative Cloud subscription plan. If your cloud storage goes over the given quota, your documents can be saved locally.

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.

What are the key differences between Illustrator on iPad and Illustrator on the desktop?

You can expect the same tools and functionality on both platforms. Illustrator for iPad has been reimagined to take advantage of iPad's specialties—design with a stylus (Apple Pencil) or touch-based gestures—making actions and tools more intuitive. For example, tracing elements and exploring concepts on iPad becomes easier than drawing with a pen on paper.

The difference you may notice is the user experience around the new touch screen interface. On both desktop and iPad, you can attain the same amount of control and precision with a mouse click to the touch screen. In addition, new magical features have been introduced for Illustrator on iPad, such as Drawing Guides and Repeats (Grid, Radial, and Mirror).

 

* NOTICE TO USERS: Internet connection, Adobe ID, and acceptance of license agreement required to activate and use this product. This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and the Adobe Privacy Policy. Applications and services may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.