Using Illustrator for Vector Based Graphics Design

February 11, 2010 at 2:07 pm Leave a comment

Design Software Highlight: Illustrator

Adobe® Illustrator® CS4 software is a comprehensive vector graphics environment with new transparency in gradients and multiple artboards that invite you to explore more efficient ways to design. The latest version, Illustrator CS4, is the fourteenth generation in the product line. Numerous new features include multiple artboards in a single document, a “blob brush” that is similar to the brush in Adobe Flash, and support for transparency in gradients among other features.

New Features

Design with powerful creative tools and explore multiple design options and generate intricate graphics using robust creative features. Industry-standard drawing tools and powerful effects allow you to experiment freely and quickly achieve just the look you want.

  • Sophisticated vector drawing controls
  • Advanced typography
  • Color and creative effects
  • Gradients and transparency

Work smoothly and efficiently

Accomplish more and stay in the groove by working directly on the artboard. Interact with tools and options more easily and complete your projects efficiently using a wealth of innovative, timesaving features and shortcuts.

  • Workspace and tool accessibility
  • Shortcuts and time-savers
  • Tools for automation
  • Online services

Deliver virtually anywhere

Move easily between Illustrator and components of Adobe Creative Suite® 4 software while confidently delivering graphics for print, interactive experiences, video, mobile, and motion effects. Print delivery is more reliable with Separations Preview. And with new user interface similarity among Creative Suite tools, work across applications is virtually seamless.

  • Web and interactive tools
  • Prepress and desktop print tools
  • Adobe PDF file creation tools
  • Motion and effects tools
  • Integration with Adobe design applications
  • Broad-based file format and platform support

Adobe Illustrator is the premier vector based graphics suite for graphic design for both print and web. Adobe offers a free 30 day trial for you to try out the product. There is an investment of $599, but it is well worth it.


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