ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CC

Make it. Creative Cloud.

Illustrator is part of Creative Cloud, so you can access all your assets, including Adobe Stock, right inside the app. Your brushes, shapes, colors, character styles, and Adobe Fonts are connected across your desktop and mobile devices. It’s everything you need to turn inspiration into beautiful artwork — anywhere. 

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Global Edit

With Global Edit now you can edit similar objects globally in one step. You can change colors, paths, orientations, and more. This feature is helpful in situations when multiple instances of an object, such as a logo, are present. 

Learn how to use Global Edit

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Freeform Gradients

Freeform gradients gives you the flexibility to create color stops at any place in your object. You can add, move, and change the color of color stops to seamlessly apply gradients to objects. Freeform gradient  is an elegant but simple way to create a dynamic gradients.

Learn how to use Freeform Gradients

Visual Font Browsing

The Character panel now includes new options to filter, sort, and discover fonts. You can browse, activate, and use the more than 14,000 Adobe Fonts. 

Learn how to use the new font menu

Custom Toolbar

Now you can create your own custom toolbars. In any toolbar, you can add, remove, group, or re-order tools according to your work.

By default, Illustrator now has two toolbars – Basic and Advanced. The Basic toolbar contains a set of tools that are commonly used while creating illustrations. All other tools are available within the toolbar drawer that you can open by clicking the Edit Toolbar Ellipses (...) at the bottom of the toolbar.

Learn how to use the custom toolbar

Presentation Mode

In Presentation mode, artboards are displayed as a slideshow. The application menu, panels, guides, grids, and all selections are hidden. It is a non-editable mode in which only the artwork on the artboard is displayed. This mode works well for presenting design concepts.

Learn how to use Presentation mode

Trim View

This new view mode let you preview  a design without guides, grids, or elements that extend beyond the edge of the artboard. In this mode, any artwork falling outside the artboard is clipped and all non-printing objects on the canvas, such as grids and guides is hidden. You can continue to create and edit your artwork in this mode.

Learn how to use Trim View

Scalable User Interface

Now you can scale the user interface of Illustrator based on your screen resolution. When you launch Illustrator, it identifies your screen resolution and adjusts the application scale factor accordingly. Scale the user interface using the User Interface preferences dialog.

Learn how to change the user interface display

Faster Zoom

The overall zoom performance in Illustrator has been significantly improved. For complex artworks, a temporary raster is now used to enable a faster zooming and panning experience.

Content-Aware Crop*

When you crop an image, Illustrator now intelligently identifies the visually significant portions of the image. A cropping box is then suggested based on the content of the image. You can always adjust the dimensions of this cropping box if needed. 

*Only available on Windows 64-bit and macOS

Learn how to use Content-Aware Crop

Puppet Warp Enhancement

When using Puppet Warp, Illustrator now automatically identifies the optimal areas to transform and automatically adds pins to the artwork. This enhancement is now turned on by default when the Puppet Warp tool is used. 

Learn how to use Puppet Warp

Fonts tab in Character panel:  A. Apply Classification filter  B. Favorites filter  C. Show Recently Added filter  D. Show Activated Fonts filter E. Sample text options  F. Sample text size options

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