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November 30, 2015

The latest release of Illustrator CC is here!

November 30, 2015 – The latest version of Illustrator CC is here! Creative Cloud members can get the new version through their Creative Cloud desktop app, and if you’re not a Creative Cloud member, you can test drive a free 30-day trial. Let’s take a closer look at some of the new features.

New Creative Cloud Libraries capabilities —Find content faster by searching across your Libraries and across Adobe Stock, where you can search, browse and license images and graphics directly in the Libraries panel.

Illustrator Libraries enhancements
Libraries in Illustrator now offer the ability to import color swatches and Swatch libraries, and provide support for paragraph styles as well as deeper support for character styles. Learn more >











Illustrator CC has three new features that together bring new speed and flexibility when you’re working with the fundamental building blocks for creating beautiful vector graphics: The Illustrator shape tools.

Shaper tool — This completely new way of working lets you draw with loose, natural gestures that magically transform into perfect geometric shapes. Using the same tool – no need to switch to selection tools or other tools or panels – you can then combine, delete, fill and transform these basic shapes with quick scrubbing gestures to create beautiful, complex designs.

These designs created with the Shaper tool remain fully editable, as the underlying geometry is retained. You can continue to perfect the original shapes used to build the final design. The Shaper tool works with both the traditional Illustrator workspaces as well as the Touch workspace. Learn more >

Shaper tool in Illustrator CC

New Live Shapes: Ellipses, Polygons and Lines —More of the Illustrator Shape tools are now fully live, interactive and dynamically adjustable, so you can quickly craft vector shapes without having to apply effects or use other tools or panels. Also, you don’t need to switch to selection tools to move and transform these new Live Shapes when you draw them. Learn more >
New Live Shapes in Illustrator CC

Work more visually with Smart Guides — Enhanced Smart Guides let you perfectly align and space objects as you draw and move them, and new hinting helps you draw perfect shapes like squares and circles without using control keys, or extend a line along the same trajectory.


But there’s a lot more in store for Illustrator customers beyond new shape technology.

Dynamic Symbols — Symbols can now share a master shape, but be modified to have different appearances such as stroke, fill and opacity. You can scale, rotate, mirror and skew these new dynamic symbols without having to break the link to the parent symbol.

Dynamic Symbols in Illustrator CC

For example, an apparel designer may design a new shirt that needs to be shown in a number of different colorways, or color schemes. That shirt can now be defined as a dynamic symbol, with the different color schemes applied to the various instances of the symbol. If the designer needs to update the shirt design, such as a new collar shape, the shirt symbol can be edited with the new collar design, and all instances of that shirt will be automatically updated, but maintain their unique colorways. Learn more >

New SVG export option — Easily export clean, modern SVG code that is ideal for web and screen design workflows, with the option to export individual objects versus the entire artboard.

Illustrator CC and SVG Export

The new SVG export is perfect for web and UX designers who depend on SVG for designing scalable vector-based graphics such as icons, symbols, and logos that look great on all screens, including HiDPI displays. Learn more >

Touch workspace updates — The Touch workspace for Windows touch devices adds the Shaper tool, new Live Shapes, enhanced Smart Guides, the Creative Cloud Libraries panel, and an option to easily zoom when using a mouse. The Touch workspace also delivers support for the HP Sprout platform, letting you work in detail in the Touch workspace on the Sprout touch mat while getting a full document preview on the Sprout’s vertical screen. Learn more >

Illustrator CC Touch workspace

New mobile-to-desktop workflows include long-requested support for Android devices, and more:

Adobe Capture CC integration — Use an iPad, iPhone or Android phone to turn any image into a production-ready asset. Extract a color theme or create a brush, shape or vector graphic, and then save the asset to your Creative Cloud Libraries to use in Illustrator. Adobe Capture combines the capabilities of Color CC, Shape CC, Brush CC and Hue CC in a single convenient app. Learn more >

Adobe Illustrator Draw for Android — Create freeform vector designs on your Android phone with the Illustrator Draw app, and then send your work to Illustrator CC on your desktop to refine it further. Learn more >

And so much more — This release includes enhanced anti-aliasing and crisper thin strokes for GPU performance, improved data recovery, and much more.

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June 18, 2014

The 2014 release of Illustrator CC is here!

Illustrator CC Splash screen image

The 2014 release of Illustrator CC is now available,
and here’s a quick overview of what’s new for you.


Important links

Illustrator CC on
Illustrator CC Learn and Support
Illustrator CC Trial Download

See the new features after the jump.


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February 4, 2014

New on Inspire Magazine: Adobe Illustrator for web designers

The latest edition of Adobe Inspire Magazine has a great article on using Illustrator for web design.

Michael Chaize, senior Creative Cloud evangelist

Michael Chaize, senior Creative Cloud evangelist

Michael Chaize, senior Creative Cloud Evangelist, gives you a deep dive into using Illustrator for the web, from creating pixel-perfect graphics, to working with smart Symbols, to extracting CSS properties directly from Illustrator.

The latest features of Illustrator CC are covered as well, such as saving responsive SVG files, and Michael shares some fun tips too, such as playing with color in Kuler and Recolor Artwork.

Be sure to check  out this and other stories in this month’s Inspire, either on the web, or get the enhanced, interactive version of Adobe Inspire Magazine for Apple iPad and Windows 8.1 devices.


CSS Extraction in Illustrator CC

CSS Extraction in Illustrator CC

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January 15, 2014

A major new update for Adobe Illustrator CC is here!

Illustrator CC has all-new features, available today, January 16, check it out!

New update to Adobe Illustrator CC


If you are a Creative Cloud member, just go to the Creative Cloud desktop and update your installed version of Illustrator CC to access the latest features.

If you’re not a Creative Cloud member, you can still give the new features a test drive. We’ve reset trials for anyone who has downloaded a 30-day trial since May 2013, so give these new features a spin.

For January, 2014, Illustrator CC:

  • Makes precision corner treatments as easy as a click and drag with Live CornersCorners can be rounded, inverted or chamfered. Work directly on art, or input precise values into the Control panel or the new Corners dialog.
  • Introduces an all-new Pencil tool that lets you draw curves more accurately with options to extend paths, draw straight lines, and close paths. This new curve technology is also extended to the Brush, Blob Brush, and Smooth tools.
  • Provides a new Path Segment Reshape feature that lets you fluidly drag path segments into the desired shape. This new reshape technology is part of the Anchor Point and Direct Select tools, and can be accessed from the Pen tool while drawing.
  • Lets you save files as responsive SVG code, which can scale across multiple devices or when browser windows are resized.
  • Updates Perspective drawing so you can change the vanishing points and horizon line of the underlying grid and have your artwork dynamically update to match the new perspective.
  • Offers a convenient new way to browse and sort Typekit fonts, right in the font menu. You can choose from over 900 Typekit desktop fonts, sync them through Creative Cloud, and have them immediately available in Illustrator CC.
  • Supports pressure-sensitive styli on the latest Windows 8 tablet computers, as well as HiDPI displays for computers running Windows 7 and 8.
  • Enables you to share Illustrator settings across multiple computers by exporting or importing settings to a folder.
  • Lets you create a Custom Tools panel so you can now have just the set of tools you need for a particular task immediately at hand.

And there are are number of customer-requested enhancements, too:

  • Layer states remembered
  • Draw and resize artboards from the center
  • Access Fill/Stroke controls in the Swatches panel
  • Use sliders to control opacity settings

Visit the Illustrator CC Learn page to download a free trial, and check out the dozens of new tutorials, from Illustrator fundamentals to master class projects.

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