Illustrator is a must-have for creatives
Hilary Hobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 11, 2019

Illustrator is a must-have for creatives

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Illustrator CC

Illustrator is used within our video department in order to create graphics and charts to implement in our educational videos. It is an absolute necessity and the fact that it is a part of Adobe cloud allows us to seamlessly work between Illustrator, After Effects and Premiere with less exporting and complications. It saves time and a fantastic way to keep our branding streamlined.
  • Easy to use.
  • You can personalize your layout to a workflow that works best for you.
  • Integrates well between all other Adobe software.
  • Illustrator has a tendency to lag if open too long.
  • It took me a while to understand how to export all my layers to use in After Effects.
  • Less time spent in export and time is money.
  • Ability to create even more beautiful graphics for your brand.
  • Opportunities to do creative work you didn't think you had time for. Or the ability to do.
Once you've used one Adobe software, they are all a bit similar in usage. Illustrator is basically a more advanced Photoshop. It can be a bit overwhelming when first opening the program and understanding the ins and outs. But once you get the hang of it you can really knock out projects quickly and efficiently.
I haven't needed much support for Illustrator, but I have reached out to Adobe support for other programs and usually have a decent experience. It's an outsourced department so the language barrier can sometimes cause a setback. They easily accommodate your needs and even screen share to address whatever problem you have.
Illustrator is essentially an advanced Photoshop. Especially in regards to the layout. If you have a decent understanding of Photoshop you can easily get around Illustrator. The big difference is the number of things you can create inside the program comparatively. Creating graphics is hands down the best things about the software.
Adobe Illustrator is great for anything involving graphics and animation! Design and layout are made easy in this software, especially if using other Adobe software. It's perfect to use for any type of creative work- from marketing to video. It doesn't make sense to have if you are in accounting or something completely unrelated to art and design.