Find precision and power in the features added to Adobe® Illustrator® software since CS4. Draw accurately in 1-, 2-, or 3-point perspective. Paint with a vector brush that has controllable bristle characteristics. Create variable-width strokes, and take advantage of precise arrowheads and art brush scaling along a path.
Work with precision, speed, and rock-solid stability on large, complex files due to native 64-bit support on Mac OS and Windows®, with RAM and overall performance optimization.
Draw strokes with variable widths, quickly and smoothly adjusting at any point. Create and save width profiles and apply them to any stroke, or use variable-width presets.
Create and align vector objects precisely on the file's pixel grid for clean, sharp raster graphics. Use text anti-aliasing options for individual text frames.
Use perspective grids to draw shapes and scenes in accurate 1-, 2-, or 3-point linear perspective, creating the look of realistic depth and distance.
Intuitively combine, edit, and fill shapes directly on your artboard without accessing multiple tools and panels.
Paint with vectors that resemble real-world brush strokes. Achieve the expressiveness of natural media with the scalability of vector graphics.
Work intuitively with arrowheads. Control placement and scaling from within the Stroke panel, even choosing whether to lock the tip or base to the path endpoint.
Take fewer steps to accomplish daily tasks with a streamlined interface. Enjoy inline editing of layer names, precise color sampling, and UI brightness that's smoothly adjustable to match other Adobe tools.
Draw behind elements, disregarding stacking order. Draw or place an image inside an element, instantly creating a clipping mask.
Control alignment of dashes on a stroke. Define symmetrical dashes around corners and at the ends of open paths, with lengths adjusted automatically to fit.
Organize and view up to 100 artboards of varying sizes overlapping or on a grid. Quickly add, delete, reorder, and name. Save, export, and print independently or together.
Scale art and pattern brushes along a path. Choose areas of the brush you wish to stretch and those you wish to keep in proportion, such as the ends of a banner.
See effects such as drop shadows, blurs, and textures maintain their appearance across media. Raster effects look the same no matter how your resolution settings change.
* The HiDPI feature in Illustrator is currently only available on Mac OS. It is expected to be available in the future on additional operating systems.