Adobe Illustrator - the perfect all-around integrated vector based software.
October 24, 2019

Adobe Illustrator - the perfect all-around integrated vector based software.

Jason Wilkinson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Illustrator CC

Adobe Illustrator is currently used by our 2D and 3D design teams. Not only does it serve its main purpose as a vector design software but it also bridges the gap between 2D & 3D by offering a way of 2D designers to work with CAD files when quick changes need to be made.
  • Lightweight vector design software - our go-to to quickly put together scamps for a proposal, or mockup some initial icons or logos.
  • Rips PDFs apart - when you're working with limited resources Adobe Illustrator lets you take any PDF and claim assets for use elsewhere, regardless of the software used to create it.
  • Great for typographic exploration - if you want to quickly try out a type combo, illustrator handles fonts beautifully without the restrictions software such as Adobe Indesign or Photoshop can put on your workflow.
  • Mobile - Adobe lacks a full mobile version of Illustrator, which would be very handy when working on an iPad when you're out of the office. Affinity Designer does this well.
  • Half pixels - Illustrator can annoyingly play with half pixels, which when designing for web or email, can be extremely frustrating for developers.
  • Improved handling of complex files - Illustrator tends to get bogged down as soon as you insert complex drawings or large amounts of artboards.
  • Reduces the need to license CAD software as can handle CAD files when needed, saving money.
  • Adobe CC license serves the company well, with one license for the whole team. No more large payouts for cross company updates either.
  • Allows to initially mockup ideas/demo's/artwork for pitches quickly, without having to go into full detail - saving time and money.
Adobe support will take over your machine at the click of a button, and solve any problems you might encounter.

Do you think Adobe Illustrator CC delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Adobe Illustrator CC's feature set?

Yes

Did Adobe Illustrator CC live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Adobe Illustrator CC go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Adobe Illustrator CC again?

Yes

Illustrator is best suited to icon development, logo design or 2D mockups. These are quick to implement and it's brilliant for creating campaign assets to use elsewhere. Illustrator falls down when it comes to create large format print - even at half size or quarter size, it simply can't handle it. However, it's perfect for initial layouts.