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Illustrator is an industry-standard, versitile, vector-based illustration or drawing program. It produces crisp, clean imagery for use in professional graphic and commercial designs, such as logos and product graphics, but also has limitless fine arts applications.

General Associations
2D (7), Design (3), Drawing (1), Graphics (12), application (4), gradient (1), illustration (1), industry standard (1), logo (1), product design (1), software (9), vector (2)


As of 06-27-09, the following options are available: Free 60-day Trial, Educational pricing, Volume licensing, part of Adobe CS (Creative Suite)

Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Aftereffects can be purchased as a package (CS4 Production or Master Collection), from $1699 to $2499.

Volume licensing also available.


  • Vector-based drawing tool
  • Graphic design
  • Versitile suite of sophisticated drawing tools (including):
  • Pen 
  • Fill 
  • Transparency Gradients 
  • Blob Brush 
  • Combined Graphic Styles 
  • Exposed Gradients 
  • Live Trace 
  • Integration with Adobe Design 
  • Multiple Artboards 
  • PDF-creation tools 
  • Advanced Typography 
  • Live Color

Version and Plans

As of 09-23-08, The current version is CS4 (14.0).

Interface Languages
English (416)


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UVa Support

The Digital Media Lab (DML) teaches courses on or involving Illustrator.

Developer Resources

Adobe’s Developer Network

Mailing List


Discussion Forums / User Groups

Adobe Forums

Google Groups

Layers Magazine Forum

iStock Photo Forum


Adobe How-to


Learn It 2


Layers Magazine

JT Book

Illustrator World



Live trace tool

Illustrator Tips


More Information

Photorealism in Illustrator