Yes, you can use Illustrator on your Mac to create unique logos, detailed graphics and stunning vector art. To be compatible, your Mac must run on one of the below operating systems:
macOS version 12.0 (Monterey)
macOS version 11 (Big Sur)
macOS version 10.15 (Catalina)
To get started, download Illustrator on to your Mac desktop and follow the on-screen instructions to sign in and install the app.
Yes, you can use Illustrator on an iPad for a more hands-on approach to digital design. The Illustrator app features optimised tools for Apple Pencil and iPad, to feel like you’re drawing with a real pencil or using a real brush.
Both our Illustrator Single App and Creative Cloud All Apps package include Illustrator for desktop and iPad. Download Illustrator from the Apple App Store on to your iPad, then sign in to start creating art on the go.
There are several pricing plans for Adobe Illustrator based on how you want to pay. An annual plan with monthly payments costs £19.97/month, while a prepaid annual plan costs £238.42 for the year. You can also choose a dedicated monthly plan for £30.34/month.
If you’re interested in using Illustrator with other Adobe products, our Creative Cloud All Apps package offers access to more than 20 Adobe apps for just £49.94/month on an annual plan.
The system requirements for Illustrator depend on whether your computer uses Windows or macOS. The minimum specifications for Microsoft Windows include:
Multicore Intel processor (with 64-bit support) or AMD Athlon 64 processor - both with SSE 4.2.
Windows 10 (64-bit) versions V21H1, V20H2, V1909 and V2004.
8 GB of RAM.
2 GB of available hard-disc space.
The minimum requirements for macOS include:
Multicore Intel processor (with 64-bit support) with SSE 4.2 or ARM-based Apple silicon processor.
macOS version 10.15 (Catalina)/macOS version 11 (Big Sur)/macOS version 12.0 (Monterey).
Yes, there is a 7-day free trial for Adobe Illustrator that lets you use the app on desktop and iPad. Try different tools and fonts, save your illustrations and watch tutorials to inspire your drawings.
Once your 7-day free trial ends, you’ll then automatically move on to a monthly or annual payment plan - you can select which one you prefer when you sign up for the free trial. Alternatively, you can sign in here to cancel your trial or plan.
The price of Illustrator for students is only discounted if you buy it as part of the Creative Cloud student package. This gets you a 65% discount, which works out at £16.24/month for 12 months or an annual payment of £196.30 for the year. Creative Cloud features more than 20 apps - including Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro and more.
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