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Illustrator CC (2014)CS6CS5CS4CS3
Live Shapes: Rectangles and Rounded Rectangles
Pen tool preview
Anchor point enhancements
Snap to pixel, point, and grid updates
Close paths with better control
Windows GPU acceleration
Typekit missing fonts workflow
Live Corners
Rebuilt Pencil tool
Path segment reshaping
Windows 8 support for touch and pen pressure
Custom Tools panels
Responsive SVG export
Touch Type tool
Images in brushes
CSS extraction
Sync colors
Sync settings
Adobe Mercury Performance System
Pattern creation
Image trace
Gradients on strokes
Efficient, customizeable interface
Inline editing in panels
Gaussian Blur enhancements
Color panel enhancements
Transform panel enhancements
Type panel improvements
Dockable hidden tools
Perspective Drawing
Variable-width strokes
Bristle Brush
Beautiful Strokes
Shape Builder tool
Drawing enhancements
Multiple artboard enhancements
Clean, sharp text for web and mobile devices
Resolution-independent effects
Blob Brush tool
Transparency in gradients
Multiple artboards
Gradients exposed
In-panel appearance editing
Separations Preview
Live Color
Drawing tools and controls
Integration with Adobe design applications
Live Paint
Isolation Mode
Advanced typography
Control panel
Eraser tool
New Document Profiles
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