"Adobe Illustrator is a designer’s best friend."
Bryan Haines, About.com, 10/2010
"Illustrator CS5 includes a number of new features that take the software to a new level. Some of these features are huge time-savers, like the Draw Behind and Draw Inside modes, and others like the Perspective Drawing tools are revolutionary."
Kelly L. Murdock, GameDev.net, 9/13/2010
"Adobe Illustrator CS5 has made some nice improvements that are guaranteed to make the experience more delightful."
Jacquelin Vanderwood, Designer Today, 7/19/2010
"Adobe Illustrator CS5 is a winner. It offers new features that users have been asking for, and refines many existing tools to perform even better."
Tom Nelson, About.com (Macs), 8/2010
"Illustrator CS5 has some of the most amazing new features ever presented in an Illustrator release."
Gary Coyne, Applelinks, 6/29/2010
"As the Creative Suite versions of the Adobe software mature, the list of new features for each program grows smaller, but the new features seem to be getting better. This release has some nice features, making this an important upgrade for those using Illustrator for more artistic purposes—of course, many of those features are useful for graphic designers, too."
David Creamer, Layers Magzine, 4/23/2010
"In my opinion, Adobe hit this one out of the park -- it’s a stellar release."
Mordy Golding, CreativePro.com, 5/10/2010
Award: MacLife Editors' Choice Award
Award: Editors' Choice Award
Award: Editors' Choice Award
"The new multiple artboards feature in Adobe Illustrator CS4 makes Illustrator even sweeter. Now it's even easier to try out new designs, create specification documents, and build presentations all within the same application. Its built right in, way more flexible, and much faster."—Bernard Kerr, lead designer, Delicious, Yahoo!
"Gradients in Adobe Illustrator CS4 aren't new, but adding transparency within gradients and providing an easier, more efficient way to interactively work directly with a gradient on an object are definite enhancements that we will use every day."—James Wamser, senior training specialist, Sells Printing
"I am so excited about the new Blob Brush tool in Illustrator CS4. I love the freedom of drawing by hand, and that's what I get with the new Blob Brush. It's not just another brush; instead, it feels like a whole new way of freeform drawing using vectors."—Bruno Selles, cofounder and creative director, Vasava
"Illustrator CS3 is a fast, solid release that delivers on all of its promises.... The impressive list of smaller enhancements, the path editing functionality, and the Flash integration are reason enough to upgrade."—Mordy Golding, CreativePro.com
"There are several reasons that this is a worthwhile upgrade for serious illustrators, including Live Color, integration with Adobe Flash, new document palettes, a Crop Area tool, isolation mode, and more."—Aaron Lee and Dennis Sellers, Macsimum News
"Now that Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 is hardware-accelerated using the Mercury Playback Engine, our testing shows that the speed of Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 is impressive when compared to Final Cut Pro. Because time is money in wedding videography, we are looking at switching to an all Adobe workflow full time once Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium ships."—Alex Tomek, owner, Lumitone