Best graphic designing software if you can make the investment
Updated May 09, 2021

Best graphic designing software if you can make the investment

Musab Nismy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Adobe Illustrator CC

Adobe Illustrator is used to make Logo designs, Banner designs, Flyer designs for our clients. The software is used by the whole organisation.
Adobe Illustrator is the top software to use as graphic designers, because it contains all the tools and features to create the best we can for our clients.
We were using an open-source software which lacked some of the tools that Adobe Illustrator had, so we made the investment to purchase the license and now our work has improved greatly.
  • Adobe Illustrator supports multiple page outputs/exports.
  • It integrates very well with the other Adobe products, to create an efficient workflow.
  • It works with all systems; Mac, Windows, Linux...
  • There is infinite resolution with the vectors in Adobe Illustrator.
  • You can have great precision in your work with its intuitive tools to scope/zoom.
  • It has a very steep learning curve and beginners will take a decent amount of time getting used to the software.
  • Photo editing is limited in Adobe Illustrator.
  • Adobe Illustrator doesn't handle pixel art.
  • It is an expensive investment, especially if you are just starting graphic design.
  • The files can sometimes be difficult to share due to file size.
  • Its globally used file format.
  • Its wide range of tools and features.
  • Recognition that we use a professional graphic designing software for our projects.
  • It has helped us gain recognition for he tools we use.
  • It has helped us provide high quality outputs in many formats to our clients.
  • It has helped us make our workflow fast and efficient.
Adobe Illustrator always comes out on top compared to its competitors in many factors such as; recognition, efficiency, features, tools and more.
Affinity designer is a good competitor of Adobe Illustrator but lacks a few tools and features that Adobe Illustrator has. Both software require licensing even though Adobe Illustrator is slightly expensive, its advantages outweigh its disadvantages, thus making it the best product for Graphic Designing.

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Adobe Illustrator is best if your company really needs an advanced graphic designing software and if you are read to invest a large amount of money either monthly or annually. It's not appropriate for your company if you are just starting out or if you just need a graphic designing software for minor work. As any investment is, it is useful to anyone whose main focus is graphic designing or related to graphic designing.