Adobe Illustrator CC

Adobe Illustrator CC 23.0

Create logos, icons, drawings, typography, and illustrations
4.3  (9 votes)
23.0.1 (See all)

Adobe Illustrator is a complex software program that helps users, mostly professionals, to create illustrations, icons, typographies, digital graphics, web, video, and mobile content.
At first contact with the program's interface, you discover that Windows Paint application is miles behind Adobe Illustrator. It has a front main menu, organized in specific tabs, each one having multiple options, a left panel filled with numerous editing tools and a right panel with page setup options. Besides these, you can always use the search bar if you're stuck, and if you're bored with the current theme you can change it, the software having three more options to choose from.

When it comes to what it can achieve, Adobe Illustrator offers a wide variety of features. From creating own brushes, high-resolution graphics, and 3D effects, to integrating an image-track engine or enjoying an intuitive GUI.

Moreover, the Illustrator artwork is vector-based and therefore, it can scale down for mobile screens and up to billboard size.
Also, you can create beautiful typographies by incorporating a company name into a logo, mock up a website design or create a flyer.
Another important feature consists in the possibility of creating freehand drawings or tracing and recoloring imported photos in order to transform them into real works of art.

All in all, Adobe Illustrator offers an extremely rich palette of opportunities, which can be realized by users with good accuracy and precision in digital graphics, while novices may find the program a bit too complex and quite pricey. Also, the program consumes a lot of system resources, therefore a high-end system is required.

John Saunders
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Review summary

Pros

  • Has a well-designed and modern interface
  • Offers an intuitive GUI
  • Provides high-resolution graphics and 3D effects
  • Offers the possibility of creating freehand drawings

Cons

  • Requires a high-end laptop or computer
  • Has only four themes to choose from
  • Quite pricey
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