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Please post links to screenshots and/or insights of this vector graphics application.  
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== Overview ==
We must learn from strengths and mistakes of others.
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Adobe Illustrator is one of the most commercially successful vector graphics applications among artists and graphic designers, with [[MacromediaFreehand]] now dead, and [[CorelDraw]] coming in as a distant second. However, the relative strength of various vector editors depends on the market; for example in Russia and some other markets in Europe, [[CorelDraw]] is more common than Illustrator.
  
Adobe Illustrator is one of the most commercially successful vector graphics applications among artists and graphic designers, with [[MacromediaFreehand]] as the main competitor and probably [[CorelDraw]] coming in a third place. (Adobe has since bought Macromedia and it will be interesting to see which Macromedia products will survive.) However, the relative strength of various vector editors depends on the market; for example in Russia and some other markets in Europe, [[CorelDraw]] is more common than Illustrator.
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See also: [[Inkscape for Adobe Illustrator users]]
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See also: [[Current_PDF_Support#Current_Adobe_Illustrator_support | Current Adobe Illustrator support]]
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=== License ===
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Commercial Proprietary Software. 
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Retails for roughly $500 USD alone but is also available as part of the Adobe Creative Suite. Educational discounts can vary greatly.
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Although Adobe Photoshop Elements provides a budget alternative to Adobe Photoshop, Adobe makes no attempt to provide any such simplified alternative for Illustrator.
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== Further information ==
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Please post links to screenshots and/or insights of this vector graphics application. We must learn from strengths and mistakes of others.
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We can often learn more from [http://www.talkgraphics.com/showthread.php?t=25166 criticisms of Illustrator] than we can learn from praise, and a Corel Draw user by the name of Guntis make some interesting criticisms of Illustrator, especially the comments about how it fails even to be consistent even with Adobe Photoshop.
  
 
=== Sample Files ===
 
=== Sample Files ===
  
* [http://rejon.org/projects/inkscape/index.php Versions of Illustrato 3 - 10 files converted from Open Clip Art Library graphics]
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Please consider linking to, or uploading, Illustrator sample file, for which you own the relevant rights.
* [http://turnipspatch.com/demos/inkscape/illustrator-samples/ Jon Leighton's samples]
 
  
 
=== Screenshots ===
 
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* [http://www.adobe.com/products/illustrator/  Adobe Illustrator Official Site]
 
* [http://www.adobe.com/products/illustrator/  Adobe Illustrator Official Site]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Illustrator Adobe Illustrator at Wikipedia]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Illustrator Adobe Illustrator at Wikipedia]
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* [http://www.inkscape.org/roadmap.php The Inkscape Roadmap] has native support for AI files at milestone 0.45
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* An [http://web.syr.edu/~tatoland/illustrator/aimenus.html Introduction to Adobe Illustrator] including screenshots, useful as a reference.
  
Useful [http://web.syr.edu/~tatoland/illustrator/aimenus.html Introduction to Adobe Illustrator] including screenshots of the menus which I found very useful for reference. 
 
  
=== License ===
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All trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners and used here only for review purposes.
  
Commercial Proprietary Software
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[[Category:Developer Discussion]]
Retails for roughly $500 USD alone but also available as part of the Adobe Creative Suite. 
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[[Category:Other Software]]
 
 
Although Adobe Photoshop Elements provides a budget alternative to the full price Adobe Photoshop, Adobe makes no attempt to provide any such cut price alternative to Illustrator. 
 
 
 
All trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners and used here only for review purposes.
 

Latest revision as of 10:40, 9 August 2011

Overview

Adobe Illustrator is one of the most commercially successful vector graphics applications among artists and graphic designers, with MacromediaFreehand now dead, and CorelDraw coming in as a distant second. However, the relative strength of various vector editors depends on the market; for example in Russia and some other markets in Europe, CorelDraw is more common than Illustrator.

See also: Inkscape for Adobe Illustrator users

See also: Current Adobe Illustrator support

License

Commercial Proprietary Software. Retails for roughly $500 USD alone but is also available as part of the Adobe Creative Suite. Educational discounts can vary greatly.

Although Adobe Photoshop Elements provides a budget alternative to Adobe Photoshop, Adobe makes no attempt to provide any such simplified alternative for Illustrator.

Further information

Please post links to screenshots and/or insights of this vector graphics application. We must learn from strengths and mistakes of others.

We can often learn more from criticisms of Illustrator than we can learn from praise, and a Corel Draw user by the name of Guntis make some interesting criticisms of Illustrator, especially the comments about how it fails even to be consistent even with Adobe Photoshop.

Sample Files

Please consider linking to, or uploading, Illustrator sample file, for which you own the relevant rights.

Screenshots

Links


All trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners and used here only for review purposes.