The state of the art of illustration. The industry-standard vector graphics app lets you create logos, icons, drawings, typography, and illustrations for print, web, video, and mobile. Millions of designers and artists use Illustrator to create everything from web icons and product packaging to book illustrations and billboards.
Iconic work at any size.
Get all the drawing tools you need to turn simple shapes and colors into sophisticated logos, icons, and graphics. Illustrator artwork is vector-based, so it can scale down for mobile screens and up to billboard size — and always look crisp and beautiful.
Gorgeous typography that says it all.
Incorporate a company name into a logo, create a flyer, or mock up a website design with the best type tools out there. Add effects, manage styles, and edit individual characters to create typographic designs that perfectly express your messages.
Draw attention everywhere.
Create freehand drawings, or trace and re-color imported photos to turn them into works of art. Use your illustrations anywhere, including printed pieces, presentations, websites, blogs, and social media.
Fast asset export for screens
Select assets from your artboards and export them to multiple sizes, resolutions, and formats with one click.
Modify a graphic naturally, without having to adjust individual paths or anchor points.
SVG Color Fonts
Design with SVG OpenType fonts that include multiple colors, gradients, and transparencies.
Create up to a thousand artboards on your canvas, and select multiple artboards at one time to move, resize, and more.
You’ll notice with the latest release accelerated performance and stability on the desktop. Effects like drop shadows and gaussian blurs renders faster. We’ve rearchitected Illustrator under the hood, so that large, complex files with multiple artboards save more than 2x faster.
We have also included the top requests from the community. With spell check, now you have the option to turn on indicators to alert you of spelling errors as you type. If you work with complex paths, we’ve also updated the Path Simplification feature so it removes unnecessary anchor points efficiently while maintaining the paths’ integrity.
Last but not least, we announced that Illustrator is coming to the iPad in 2020. You will soon be able to design on the iPad with the tools you know and love. You’ll also experience completely new ways of creative expression never seen before.
Files open 2x faster
We fixed many small issues to make this the most reliable release yet. Illustrator’s save processes have been revamped so that files with very complex vector illustrations, multiple embedded images, and files with lots of artboards open significantly faster.
Work uninterrupted. Files now save in the background
Now when you save a file in Illustrator, you no longer have to stop what you’re doing. Saving files can run in the background so you can continue working.
Fast rendering of effects and live previews
If you use Drop Shadows or Gaussian Blurs in your designs, they will now render faster. Moreover, you can now preview the effects on your designs before committing to them.
More efficient path simplification
We’ve updated the Path Simplification tool so that it is even more effective in removing stray points, unneeded points, and redundant points.
See alerts for spelling errors
If you have text in your files, now you have the option to turn on spell check with real-time alerts. If there’s a spelling error, you’ll see a red indicator around potential misspellings. You can now get suggested spelling right from within your document.