Drawing and graphic design at the speed of digital.
Create everything from fine art to product packaging. Create with vector graphics, so that your artwork can be scaled up from icons to billboards and back again without any loss in quality. Sketch freehand or place your lines with minute precision. You can do it all with Adobe Illustrator.
Set up your artboard
Artboards are your work surface. Choose a size that fits your project, name it and add any reference material you might need for your design.
You can make a freehand sketch or break your design into basic shapes such as rectangles and ellipses to combine and arrange.
Adjust colour and weight
Adjust the stroke and fill settings of all your shapes to suit your design. Change colours and add depth and character with gradients and make your lines thinner and fatter as you choose.
Save as an AI, SVG, PDF, EPS or FXG file to preserve all your settings or export as a JPEG, TIFF, AutoCAD or SWF file to use in another project.
Powerful features give you control over your designs.
Puppet Warp tool
Transform and distort your artwork naturally by pinning rotation points. Make quick adjustments to your design with a few clicks.
With variable fonts you can change the weight, slant and width of lettering by moving sliders. Variable fonts give you much more control over your finished design.
Define your own brush strokes to give a more spontaneous look to your designs. Create paint, watercolour or charcoal effects or make something new.
Draw vector animations for websites, games, ads and apps.
Turn any drawing into an engaging animation. Bring your image to life with motion and energy. Create multimedia content for any platform.
Start with your canvas
For a simple animation, begin by sketching or importing a backdrop. You can search on Adobe Stock if you don’t already have one.
Add a graphic
Import a vector graphic drawing to animate on the canvas. Vector graphics are suited to animation because they can be tweaked, pushed and pulled fluidly.
Set up your timeline
You need many frames per second for a fluid animation. A repeating clip may be only 10 or 20 frames, but a short film can be thousands.
With powerful tools, you can create keyframes and automate the movements between them for a quick project. Export your completed animation to a variety of file formats, including GIF, MOV, SWF and AVI.
Drawing animation is faster and easier with the powerful features of Animate.
Create a more spacious feeling by assigning different depths to layers. As the camera moves, a natural perspective effect is created.
Speed up animation with shape tweening. Define where movement begins and ends and have Animate create the frames in between.
Vector art brushes
Build a detailed shape quicker by using more elaborate vector art brushes. Speed up animation by creating content more quickly.
Drawing, painting, composition and creation.
Work with the industry-standard toolkit for graphic design and digital artwork. Mix media to create amazing sketches, watercolours, photos and anything you can imagine.
Use predefined or customised-designed brushes to draw. Create charcoal, paint, watercolour, spray paint or calligraphy effects.
Add new elements to your image using layers. By keeping different components on layers you retain more control for editing and blending.
Import photos, graphics and vector designs. By blending in different media, you can build up complex and subtle compositions.
Save and export
Save your design and export in a format that suits your project. Photoshop can export to most file formats, including PDF, JPEG, TIFF, PNG and GIF, as well as 3D formats like Collada DAE, Wavefront/OBJ, U3D and KMZ.
Powerful features for drawing and design.
Draw vector art within Shape layers. Use path and shape controls to adjust and reshape vector art within your Photoshop composition.
Art History Brush
Create painterly effects using a reference image. Start with an underlying image to build up a sketch or painting with dynamic brush sampling.
Expand your pallet with paint mixing tools. Simulate the blending of artistic media using versatile and subtle Mixer Brush controls to create amazing effects.
Mobile drawing software for creativity. Anywhere.
Act on your inspiration. Big ideas can strike at any moment and having your tools at hand can make all the difference.
Create vector art wherever you are. Use a finger or pen to sketch and refine your image on a touch screen. Choose from a full colour palette, standard and customised brushes and powerful effects. Access Adobe Stock assets and automatically save your work to the cloud.
Lay out your designs at the tip of your fingers.
Sketch your layout and have it made into clean, crisp designs automatically. Retrieve your assets through Creative Cloud Libraries and place them into your project. Adjust fonts, colours and textures. Back up and share with collaborators through cloud integration.
Use realistic drawing and sketching tools on your mobile device.
With your finger or pen, draw naturally on a tablet or phone. Choose from 14 charcoal, oil and watercolour brushes or import Photoshop customised brushes. Work in layers to preserve control. Explore your imagination.
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Sketching, animation and design tools for every project.
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Learn more about drawing with Adobe tools.
With a broad selection of graphic design and illustration programmes, you’ll always find something new with Creative Cloud. Explore what you can do with beginner and expert tutorials.
Draw smooth lines and shapes.
Use the Pencil tool to sketch out a line and then convert it into a line segment. Use the line segment controls to refine your line into an elegant shape.
Create paintings and sketches on-the-go.
Draw natural media effects like watercolours and charcoal sketches on your tablet or phone. Express yourself with realistic brush strokes and colour.
Create 2D animation
Animate a 2D vector character onto a backdrop. Make a simple repeating animation of a skateboarding apple and export it as an asset for another project.
Express yourself with industry-leading drawing software for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS.
There are apps for every artistic project in Creative Cloud. Full integration means that whether you’re creating a freehand sketch for a website or vector illustration for a magazine layout, you can easily move to the best fit for your task. Automatic backups protect your work and make sharing and collaboration easier. With membership options for individuals and businesses as well as special discounts for students and educators, there’s a plan for everyone.
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