Sophisticated vector drawing controls
Sketch naturally using the Blob Brush tool that turns strokes into a single filled object. Advanced path controls, graphic styles, and appearance editing enable intuitive vector drawing.
Integration with Adobe design applications
Share files smoothly with other Adobe professional design applications, collaborate with colleagues, and work easily among multiple tools for different media.
Enjoy easy type creation and professional control with more than 80 OpenType® fonts, paragraph and character styles, paragraph composition, underlining and strikethroughs, transparent effects, and more.
Create files containing up to 100 artboards of varying sizes and display them any way you want — overlapping, side by side, or stacked. Save, export, and print artboards independently or together. Save a selected range or all artboards as a multipage PDF file.
Explore, apply, and control color variations using Live Color to interactively edit or replace colors. Use the Color Guide panel to quickly choose tints, shades, or harmonious combinations.
Quickly and accurately convert photos, scans, or other bitmap images to editable and scalable vector paths using Live Trace.
Easily paint closed or partially closed objects with the Live Paint Bucket, which automatically detects and corrects gaps. Interactively select colors from the Swatches panel for faster work.
Adobe PDF file creation tools
Create protected, graphic-rich PDF files with Adobe® Illustrator® layers retained, multiple pages, color space and transparency handling, and ultimate prepress control, including printer's marks and bleeds.
In-panel appearance editing
Edit object characteristics directly in the Appearance panel, eliminating the need to open fill, stroke, or effects panels. Work with shared attributes and control display for faster rendering.
Gradients and transparency
Edit gradients directly on your object. Rotate them, add and adjust colors, and create elliptical gradients. You can even define the transparency of individual color stops in a gradient.