Illustrator is graphics software for vector drawing. Illustrator can also be used for some page layout tasks including business cards and ads. It is available as part of some of the Adobe Creative Suites or as a standalone application. The current version as of 2010 is Adobe Illustrator CS5.
You will find Illustrator in these Adobe Creative Suites:
- Design Premium
- Web Premium
- Production Premium
- Master Collection
About.com Graphics Software Guide takes you through some of the key features of Adobe Illustrator CS5
. These include Beautiful Strokes (improvements to brushes), a new perspective grid, improved graphics for Web and mobile applications, and enhanced drawing modes.
Adobe calls Illustrator the "essential vector tool."
Buying Adobe Illustrator:
Illustrator is available as a standalone product. It also comes in all except
the Web Standard editions of the Adobe Creative Suite
Buy Direct links go to the Adobe Store - North America but you can access International Stores from there.
Illustrator CS5 for Windows
Illustrator CS5 for Mac
Compare Prices on various Full and Upgrade editions of Adobe Illustrator.
See the Adobe Education Store (Buy Direct) for Student editions of Illustrator.