Illustrator CC


What is Illustrator CC?

"Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor used by design professionals across the world."

Adobe Illustrator is a vector drawing application, perfect for all kinds of design. Whether you’re a professional web designer or you just want to create a poster and some invites for a friend’s party, your creativity will be boosted with Adobe Illustrator's impressive set of drawing tools, brushes, color processing tools, and gradient effects, not to mention the wide array of filters and special effects with which you can add the final touch to your drawing.

Illustrator is used by design professionals worldwide. It is arguably the key reference point when it comes to vector designing and drawing. Illustrator also integrates well with other Adobe products.


Illustrator CC scored 92/100 in the Image Editing category. This is based on user satisfaction (90/100), press buzz (81/100), and other relevant information on Illustrator CC gathered from around the web.

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Illustrator CC Product Overview

  • Excellent set of tools for vectorial design

  • Integrated into Creative Cloud

  • Includes templates


Languages: English

Illustrator CC Features

  • CAD Tools
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Multi-User
  • Pixel Graphics
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Vector File Support
  • Video

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Illustrator CC User Reviews

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4.48/5 based on 30 user ratings.
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"Illustrator - The ideal tool for making fun designs"


What do you like about Illustrator CC?

I use Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop in the manipulation of images in my work with companies that request logos, images for business cards or web pages or even for shirts, caps and even to put them in coffee cups in order these two programs for me they are very similar but Illustrator I use it more than everything so that the image is accurate because when it needs to be reduced or enlarged the ones I do with Adobe Illustrator do not lose their shape or their color as Illustrator automatically scales the image. what makes me use this powerful tool and I like it because my images and logos are very natural no matter their size.

What do you dislike about Illustrator CC?

This program is not easy to use. If you do not know anything about logo design, you should learn first. The program has many options that are not known for what they are. This program does not have a tutorial that will explain you step by step so that everything works. That makes many people use programs of less complexity.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Illustrator CC solve?

If your work is professional designer Adobe Illustrator must be an application that you must take into account for your quality work despite its high price if you earn your living with the design of images you should know and be able to use this application is 100 % recommended despite the fact that at the beginning the learning curve is high to be able to take full advantage of all the functions it brings and we can use this powerful application.

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"Make scalable vectors without any hassle"


What do you like about Illustrator CC?

Illustrator among other creative cloud apps is one of the best tools that i have ever invested time in learning and it came out fruit full like any other. It has the best UI which any amateur users get used to it and for professionals, it's an advantage of not struggling to find the right tool needed for making your artwork. It helps you in keeping focus on the work rather than wasting time on finding the tools. It produces scalable vectors which then you can use in any design and at any enlarged dimensions. One of the best feature i like about illustrator is it's dynamic link with other adobe creative cloud apps, which makes it easy to work between different workflows whether it's animating in after effects or for artwork in photoshop.

What do you dislike about Illustrator CC?

As like any other adobe software, this also has a learning curve which takes time to perfectly get used to it. Although, it handles vectors very well sometimes it is difficult to share large vectors files which could be handled in other's system. It has very little range of tools or accessibility of editing photos. It doe not handle pixel art very good as sometimes when you want to make pixel art it is very difficult to achieve so.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Illustrator CC solve?

Adobe illustrator has made my life very simple by making accessible to us to make scalable vector with so ease and dynamic links between apps makes it more easier to work between apps and just focus on my creativity.

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"Make your graphics with the best and most varied editing tools"


What do you like about Illustrator CC?

Adobe Illustrator is the software with the most functions and tools for editing drawings and graphics that I have had the opportunity to use. This software, created by the company Adobe is an indisputable leader in the branch of graphic design because it has countless tools that allow you, through the editing of vector graphics, to achieve the highest quality in your designs. With this software you will be able to make very professional designs, since it has interesting options such as how to scale designs without losing the visual quality, add animation to your drawings, options to add layers on original images, you can retouch drawings that have been made under the AI format, merge several objects into a single image, distort images with different types of effects and many other effects offered by their tools. Another aspect that strikes me about Adobe Illustrator is that you can apply all these tools to a design and when you finish your project, the size of the image is even smaller than a bitmap, so you can save all your designs.

What do you dislike about Illustrator CC?

This software is not easy to use, it requires some knowledge in graphic design and computing to get the most out of the tools offered by Adobe Illustrator. It is important to review different tutorials, make trainings in Illustrator and practice a lot using this software to master all its tools and how to apply them correctly.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Illustrator CC solve?

This software is for me, the most precious tool that I currently use in my work, since, thanks to Illustrator I can achieve all graphic design projects in my work. This software has given me and many designers the best tools to translate our ideas into design and make drawings and animations with a lot of quality and detail. With this software my business career as a designer has evolved positively.

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"excellence in creation"


What do you like about Illustrator CC?

I like it because it allows me to create my designs easily and simply, it also gives us a super comfortable design, I get positive results and I can freely create my logo types with quality graphics.

What do you dislike about Illustrator CC?

I have no complaints about this product as it seems very complete and easy to execute.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Illustrator CC solve?

I execute it in my work area since it is one of the elements with which I create and design my products with its professional tools allows me to do my work comfortably and in my own way

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"Adobe Illustrator is the best option when it comes to graphic design software!"

// Owner/Videographer at Pixel Puppy Productions

What do you like about Illustrator CC?

Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud is hands down the best solution for creating graphic design. There are plenty of templates and support documents to be found online, which makes it easy for new users to learn how to use Illustrator. Illustrator is the program of choice for every one of our team's graphic designers for everything from print work, to designs for shirts, mugs, to signage, and everything in between.

What do you dislike about Illustrator CC?

There is not one thing I dislike about Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud. I’ve been using it for a long time and can’t imagine trying to complete my work without it. It works seamlessly with all the other Adobe Creative Cloud Software available and is a great tool for anyone to have! My biggest complaint with software is usually a lack of help with learning how to use it. However, with all the Adobe software, Adobe provides a great amount of tutorial materials. There is also countless videos to be found online and on YouTube. It definitely takes some effort to use it well, but its worth the effort.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Illustrator CC solve?

I have been using Adobe Illustrator to create all my graphic design pieces, especially print materials and signage. It is a tremendous tool that does so much more than just simple design. It is robust and something anyone in graphic design or a related field should have access to.

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"Give your artwork Clarity."

// Data Entry Operator at Appen

What do you like about Illustrator CC?

I love the whole Vector vs Pixel quality illustrator brings. When you look at digital art, you see a pretty design, but when you zoom in, that is where you can recognize clear quality. To create the Posters that I do, I need a good Vector-Based program. That is where Illustrator comes in.

What do you dislike about Illustrator CC?

I wish it had a few shared features of Photoshop. Then, it would be absolutely perfect.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Illustrator CC solve?

Posters and advertisements. Illustrator creates high quality, professional looking images.

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"perfect for professional vectorization"

// Senior Project Manager at IKEA Group

What do you like about Illustrator CC?

its palette of tools is very similar to photoshop which facilitates its use and learning, the options to perform the task of vectoring and illustrate work excellent what makes the work much easier and saves time for its efficiency, if you are looking for professional results with 3d effects, depth and other more complex this software will allow you to do it.

What do you dislike about Illustrator CC?

The automated tasks to vectorize images have not left me satisfied, in that sense there are other programs capable of performing that task with few clips and it is a valuable resource that should continue to improve.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Illustrator CC solve?

In the area of ​​furniture design, the first face of vocets of ideas needs digitization in vectors and this software allows us to choose the most professional results for the presentations of the different furniture designs prior to their 3d modeling.

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"Great logo design"

// Graphic Designer at Self-employed

What do you like about Illustrator CC?

I utilize it for banners, logo designs, marketing images, site style. It's great to have an instrument that can produce different things, some of which are not its main objective.

What do you dislike about Illustrator CC?

It's a bit hard to utilize in the beginning, particularly if you have actually not utilized the adobe items prior to. There is a bit of finding out curve that can be sped up with many tutorials on the web. It would be good if it were a little much easier to utilize and simpler to utilize for the very first timers.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Illustrator CC solve?

Logo style certainly would not be something I might do without Illustrator. Creating vector then integrating it to raster is constantly the method to choose most of my tasks.

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"Best Tool"

// Freelancer at self employed

What do you like about Illustrator CC?

Adobe Illustrator is a total style software application and the structure of the program enables to comprehend and utilized it right away. Has a lot of tools to produce illustrations from scratch with no requirement of a digitalized sketch, in case you have a minute of motivation. The mesh tool enables to make use of tones and brightness in various colors and the outcome is an astonishing illustration that depends on how you wish to do it so that the illustration looks gradually more inexpensive.

What do you dislike about Illustrator CC?

If you aren't experienced about adobe items it does take a bit of understanding, familiarity and it does a lot nonetheless you would need to understand a lot, also to begin getting some jobs done. They are continuously putting out brand-new functions so even individuals who have actually in reality been utilizing this item for alot of time are still continuously discovering things.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Illustrator CC solve?

Illustrator enables me to do my task well, providing quality items to my customers, consisting of: logo designs, business identity, product packaging style, posters, illustrations, however likewise graphic user interfaces and icons for jobs associated with the web or gadgets home furnishings. Every day I get advantages thanks to the assistance of Illustrator.

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"You can use Adobe Illustrator CC for any kinds of design, cause It is easy to use."


What do you like about Illustrator CC?

As a Student and a designer of a business club, I have to design many post, banner, poster and so on. I use adobe illustrator CC for designing these design. I use it because it easy and can design anything what you need through this. There are options for everything what I want, some of them help me keep track of my working hours, some helps search for color themes and synchronize my account directly with Illustrator and so on. The interface is easily reset and customizable. Being able to navigate the program faster with your own custom layout for the toolbars really makes designing more fun and efficient.

What do you dislike about Illustrator CC?

Some of the feature at this software are too difficult to find easily. when I was beginner of this software, I had to face at trouble because of difficulties.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Illustrator CC solve?

Adobe Illustration CC has been using on a regular basis as part of our program update design and event post. I/We use it for print media, online content and program branding.

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"Design software with addons"

// Freelance Graphic Designer at Self-employed

What do you like about Illustrator CC?

it is the go to software program to use for design templates, you could control images design astounding photos and create seamless styles.
one of the softwares you need to grasp in order for you to be a designer.
It has an intensive following and you could research all those gear simply by way of looking others paintings or can enroll in a category.

What do you dislike about Illustrator CC?

Nothing to complain about, every information you need is just a search away. You can be self taught but every once in a while you can just see how professionals work.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Illustrator CC solve?

Design and graphics software use

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"Adobe Illustrator CC helps your creative ideas become reality"

// Graphic Design Specialist at Boeing

What do you like about Illustrator CC?

I like the plug-in that Illustrator has. There are options for everything you want, some of them help me keep track of my working hours, some helps search for color themes and synchronize my account directly with Illustrator and so on. The interface is easily reset and customizable. Being able to navigate the program faster with your own custom layout for the toolbars really makes designing more fun and efficient.

What do you dislike about Illustrator CC?

The Illustrator is not very convenient if you just start working on it. It took some time to understand how it works, and I understand that I do not know all the possibilities. I had occasional glitches when working on some pretty complex projects, but there is a restore function that works just magically.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Illustrator CC solve?

Illustrator is used on a regular basis as part of our marketing and design strategy. We use it for print media, online content and company branding.

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"For Vector Graphics Illustrator is the beginning and the end"

// Graphic Designer at Anthony Garcia

What do you like about Illustrator CC?

When I first bought Illustrator back in the day, I installed it on my new computer, opened it up, tried to draw something...and was completely stumped. What the heck was going on?! To someone who is unfamiliar with how vector graphics work Illustrator is impenetrable. But I took a class! and once I had a little direction as to how it works I was off to the races. It is an amazing program and you can do so much with it. Every logo I have drawn in the past 20 years has been in Illustrator. And so many other things. It's worth the initial hurdles you have to jump to understand it.

What do you dislike about Illustrator CC?

There were some keyboard commands that I got very used to and were extremely useful that got changed at some point in one of the version upgrades, and for some reason, I have never figured out the fix. I guess the reasoning is out there somewhere, and also the new way is there to be learned as well, but I keep working around it. I know the program well enough that it is only a slight setback. I'll figure it out one day. All that is to say that Illustrator is very complicated, and there are lots of ways to achieve the same outcome, so be careful to learn the best ways and be able to adapt, because at some point it is likely they will change something you love and you'll need to roll with it.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Illustrator CC solve?

I use Illustrator on a nearly daily basis to draw graphic elements and design logos. Whenever the graphics would benefit from being vector graphics I use Illustrator. the files are infinitely scalable and relatively small, so you can save your iterations without any problem. It is a great tool and it integrates with the rest of the adobe suite really well. Placing smart objects from Illustrator into Photoshop layers, or vector graphics into an InDesign layout it totally seamless and a perfect workflow.

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"Great"


What do you like about Illustrator CC?

It's got some wicked features and tools. Love how you can change the view of it as well.

What do you dislike about Illustrator CC?

Well not much, but its not all that user-friendly. Must have either taken illustrator classes or watched tutorials or have read books, etc. Also, pretty pricey.

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"Great and vrsatile tool that takes time to learn"

// Marketing Manager at Prewise, UAB

What do you like about Illustrator CC?

what i like the most about this tool is its versatility. I use if for banners, ads, logo design, brochures and many other things. After investing some time to learn it, i can create high resolution images needed for my daily tasks.

What do you dislike about Illustrator CC?

It took some time to learn the tool. it is certainly not something that you sit down and learn in an hour, but rather have to invest into it.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Illustrator CC solve?

As mentioned above, it helps me with all my marketing materials. When i need anything - from logo design to a leaflet, i first turn to illustrator.

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