What is {{adobe-illustrator}}?
{{adobe-illustrator}} is the industry-leading graphic design tool that lets you design anything you can imagine – from logos and icons to graphics and illustrations – and customize it with professional-level precision, as well as time-saving features like Repeat for Patterns or Global Edits. You can use the graphics you create with {{illustrator}} in any size digital or print format, and be confident they'll look exactly the way you designed them.
What’s the difference between {{illustrator}} and {{photoshop}}?
Both products let you create beautiful, precise designs and graphics. The difference lies in how they're created. Illustrator is best for creating graphics that can be infinitely scaled up or down without blurring or losing sharpness, since they're made of points, lines, and curves – not pixels. Use these vector graphics in any format you like – small or extra-large, digital or print. Photoshop, on the other hand, is ideal for working with photos and creating or editing pixel-based, or raster, graphics. Learn more about when to use Illustrator vs. Photoshop here.
Do I need to know how to draw to use {{illustrator}}?
Not at all. With Illustrator, you can use shapes, lines, curves, and edges to create beautiful designs with features like Shape Builder, even if you've never drawn a thing in your life. Or, try out customizable templates for when you want to get started quickly on a project. The best part is that you can keep modifying and changing colors, fonts, shapes and more – whenever and as much as you like.
Can you use {{adobe-illustrator}} on the iPad?
Yes. You can download it in the App Store, and it's included in your Illustrator or Creative Cloud All Apps subscription. Illustrator on the iPad is especially great if you love to draw digitally with natural hand movements – for example, by using an Apple Pencil. Find out more about Illustrator on the iPad here.
How much is {{adobe-illustrator}}?

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We'll get you started with tutorial videos and hands-on learning, free fonts and templates, access to Adobe Express Premium, and more. Learn more about purchasing options on the Creative Cloud plans page.

If you're interested in additional Adobe creative apps, you can also get Illustrator as part of the All Apps plan.

Is {{adobe-illustrator}} free?
{{illustrator}} is a paid monthly or yearly subscription, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial to see if Illustrator is the best graphic design tool for you. Or try making collages, flyers, videos , and animations with the regular version of Adobe Express — it's free forever.
Is there student pricing for {{adobe-illustrator}}?
Yes, students and teachers save over 60% on the Creative Cloud All Apps plan. Find out more about student plans here.