Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator, first developed for the Apple Macintosh in December 1986, is a vector graphics editor developed and marketed by Adobe Systems. Illustrator is similar in scope, intended market, and functionality to its competitors, CorelDRAW, Xara Designer Pro and Macromedia FreeHand. The latest version, Illustrator CS6, is the sixteenth generation in the product line.

About Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor developed and marketed by Adobe Systems. Illustrator is similar in scope, intended market, and functionality to its competitors, CorelDRAW, Xara Designer Pro and Macromedia FreeHand. The latest version, Illustrator CS6, is the sixteenth generation in the product line. Adobe Illustrator was first developed for the Apple Macintosh in December 1986 (shipping in January 1987) as a commercialization of Adobe's in-house font development software and PostScript file format. Adobe Illustrator is the companion product of Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop is primarily geared toward digital photo manipulation and photorealistic styles of computer illustration, while Illustrator provides results in the typesetting and logo graphic areas of design. Early magazine advertisements (featured in graphic design trade magazines such as Communication Arts) referred to the product as 'the Adobe Illustrator'. Illustrator 88, the product name for version 1.

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