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What Is Adobe Illustrator?

Graphic design software used for logos, illustrations, graphics, and icons. It helps designers with creating designs, collaborating with team members, and sharing their designs in any format. Features of the platform include global edits, repeat for patterns, vector designs, recolor, customizable effects, and 3D design.

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Reviews of Adobe Illustrator

Average score

Overall
4.8
Ease of Use
4.0
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.7
Value for Money
4.3

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • >1,001
Samuel
Samuel
Founder and CEO in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Internet, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Adobe Illustrator a Vector based designing software

5.0 last month New

Comments: Generally Illustrator is the best photo editing software after photoshop. Adobe Illustrator has a large market and you can easily find designers.

Pros:

The ease of use. The free trial. The AI features. Vector images. Collaboration. Syncing projects into Adobe Creative Cloud. Can open multiple files. Animation. Gif making. Open mulitple image files. Export into many formats.

Cons:

May be Heavyweight on a small pc. You need Adobe CC license to do more.

Mohammed Sajid
Graphic Designer in Canada
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Pricey, but best out there

5.0 3 weeks ago New

Comments: My experience has been not just satisfactory, but I'd say Illustrator has exceeded my expectations. I learnt graphic designing long back with Coreldraw, and later my job required me to travel a lot, and I came to realize that the industry prefers Illustrator to Coreldraw, and I was forced to learn it. The interesting thing was that it did not really take me a lot of time to get the grasp of it, so it's user friendly as well. Now I can't think of any other software when it comes to vector designing. Illustrator is my go-to software for the majority of my designing needs.

Pros:

There are quite a few aspects of Illustrator that I'm fond of, but what I like the most is its integration capability with other Adobe Products, and since I use multiple Adobe products like InDesign & Photoshop, I can affirm with complete confidence that it works seamlessly with these other applications, facilitating a smooth workflow across different design and media projects.

Cons:

I'd expect it to be a one time purchase product than a subscription service. Yes, it is powerful, intuitive, and can get the job done like no other software in the designing fraternity, but it's expensive. Since it is available through a subscription model, it requires a monthly or annual fee, and I'm sure a vast majority of people like me would prefer a one-time purchase option for this software.

Genivar
Director in South Africa
Events Services, Self Employed
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

My review the product is good to for helping newbie

3.0 2 weeks ago New

Comments: It was so good for me since it was leading to many websites and that kinder turned me down and the other website just went straight and said it's an unsafe browser and the other one went through nicely

Pros:

It's sounds good Helps with information Helps understand systems

Cons:

Websites are many Leading to unsafe browsers Too much adverts

JACOB
CMO in US
Design, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

My Favorite Gem of Adobe

5.0 4 months ago

Comments: It's been great. Been using for several years as the primary vector design tool. Back bone of our creative process that helps us make marketing materials and quickly organize information visually.

Pros:

Illustrator is a power house that gives designers a robust reliable tool for making scalable professional designs for print, digital, packaging, and more. Illustrator feels very scientific and logical its tools and layout. In the last year and a half the tool has gotten noticably boosted with features ranging from nice to haves to game changers. Which is rare for a tool that's been around for decades. Illustrator gives designers, marketers, and makers a system that let's them outlet their work so well into production use tmand that's incredible.

Cons:

It can take a long time to get used to this tool. It's expensive. And there's still lots of features that feel like they're missing.

Austin
Investigator in US
Consumer Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Better Quality

5.0 2 weeks ago New

Comments: Adobe illustrator is my favorite and I'll probably always use it as long as I can afford it. That being said, I can do most (not all) of the same things with cheaper software.

Pros:

What stands out the most is the ability to use a larger canvas size and complex custom brushes without lag time and other issues when painting. Everything is always very smooth and fluid. Adobe illustrator has more tools in general, and more powerful tools for things like selections, color adjustments, and transformations. I also liked the layer and layer property options. I designed a product for my company and the artwork and logo on it turned out great using Adobe illustrator. Overall quality of everything is just better, simple as that.

Cons:

Adobe illustrator is significantly more expensive than other digital art software. The workspace and entire software is going to feel very different if youre coming from another product. That could be a pro or con but either way I think there is a small con with the "re-learning" process.