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Adobe Illustrator CS5

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TRIAL

Adobe Illustrator CS5 is a graphics editor based on vector drawing that allows high accuracy when it comes to creating designs. With this full trial version you will obtain some of the main tools that this software provides, and you can find tutorials, templates and brushes to download for free online.

Benefits of the full trial version

These kinds of tools can be difficult the first time you work with them, but you will become accustomed to using AI CS5 fairly quickly in a couple of sessions. If you have used Adobe software before, you will find that the interface is very similar to others, like Adobe Photoshop.

This program provides you with the necessary elements to create high quality designs - the essential hallmark of this suite. Moreover, there are lots of free templates you can find and download in order to increase the creative possibilities of this program.

Bitmaps and vectors

AI CS 5 can create 3D objects. Use existing designs and turn them into 3D. Add shades and different kind of effects in order to create a true sense of depth, or to achieve the image you have in mind.

This trial version includes a tool called Live Trace that turns bitmaps into vector pieces, thanks to the tracing capacity of the program. The engine has been refined to run smoothly when in heavy use.

AI can also add some animation to your images, in addition to the usual tools that a graphic editor must have.

Advanced functions

As usual with Adobe software, Adobe Illustrator CS5 has some advanced features that will delight users that have some experience dealing with this kind of program, yet will leave beginners despairing.

You can integrate Flash into your designs, which is very useful if you are creating web banners. Mix some objects and effects and you can create dynamic works. However, if you don’t want to complicate yourself there are plenty of templates to start out with.

If you are novice at graphic design, don’t worry! Keep calm and watch or download some tutorials on the Internet so that you can get a feel for the workflow and the mechanics of the full application.

Alternatives

Since Adobe has evolved into the company it is nowadays, it's competitors can seem to fall far behind. However, there are some applications that may get your attention. AutoCAD is one of those applications that might never fade away, for it is frequently updated and continues to own market share. FreeCAD is perfect if you want to start using this kind of software, since it is free and quite basic.

Adobe Illustrator CS5 Features

This software includes several new features and some improvements such as:

  • New Perspective Drawing feature which includes Perspective Selection and Perspective Grid tools
  • Multiple draw options thanks to the ‘variable-width strokes’ tool
  • Bristle Brush to change the bristle density, length and stiffness, among others
  • More precise arrowheads and improvements to the Dashed-Line tool
  • Combine shapes with the Shape Builder tool
  • New enhancements in the Multiple Artboard
  • Draw Inside mode which creates automatically clipping masks
  • Improved nine-slice scaling support according to symbols
  • Create graphics for mobiles

If you’re interested in reading more, you can do it here

Conclusion

Adobe Illustrator CS 5 is a complete creative suite useful for designing web elements or your own objects. Explore the possibilities it has to offer.

Pros
  • Full trial version
  • Powerful tools
  • 3D objects
  • Smart vector use
Cons
  • Difficult if you’re a new user

USER REVIEWS

Design wonderful professional projects for personal use or for clients with Adobe illustrator cs5

By Everlyne Naliaka

On Monday, March 23, 2015

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS5

I am I designer by professional, sometimes back I used find it hectic and tiresome to create and design my projects using software that provided inadequate tools, thanks to adobe for presenting this amazing graphic editor tool that works like magic.

Adobe illustrator is a free trial version graphics editor that creates high quality objects when it comes to creating and designing. If you have ever experienced adobe products i.e. Photoshop, you will never find this difficult since the interface is very similar, as per new user it is not that difficult since the program contains some tutorials , templates and brushes to aid you get accustomed to the program.

The program offers lots of options and free templates required to create high quality designs, with this tool I can add animation to my images as well as create 3D objects in a very easy way.

Try this one today it is amazing, complete creative tool when it comes to web objects designing or web elements designing.

Pros

  • Provision of learning tutorials to aid new learners
  • Simple interface that is easy to use

Cons

  • Quite challenging to new user
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ADOBE ILLASTRATOR CS5 HAS TAKEN THE DESIGN PLATFORM BY A STOME.

By Joseph Wachira

On Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Talk of graphical editing, designing and accuracy in drawing, well, Adobe Illustrator is the way to go. The interface of this version is similar to other versions. It has necessary elements to create high quality designs, still there are many free templates and tutorials one can download to increase their creativity with this program. It is possible to create a 3D object using an existing design, add shades to create a true sense of depth. With AI one can also add animation to you image. When using the brash, you are able to change the bristles density, length and stiffness to archive the desired results, other features incudes the ability to combine shapes. I personally love the draw inside mode which creates automatically clipping mask.

AI CS5 is therefore a complete creative suite for designing web elements and many other ideas in your mind. Just think it and let this program create it.

Pros

  • It has necessary elements to create quality designs.
  • You can create 3D objects using an existing design
  • It has an interface similar to other version hence easy to use.

Cons

  • It’s difficult to use the tools the first time you come across them.
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Design your graphics more accurately by using the Adobe illustrator CS5

By Jackson Asumbi

On Thursday, February 12, 2015

If you like creating wonderful graphic designs and you are looking for all the necessary elements and tools to create high quality graphic designs this is one tool that you should never lack in your computer. The Adobe Illustrator CS6 is a graphic editor that is based on vector drawing aimed at bringing out high rates of accuracy in designs. The trial version of the software is available for free and is aimed at making the user become more accustomed to the software to enable him or her get full understanding of the full version. It also comes with tutorials, templates and brushes which can be downloaded online for free.

By using this software the user is able to download more templates online to advance his/her creativity possibilities. When using the full version one can create 3D graphics and also add shades and different kind of effects in to already created graphic designs. Using this software a designer can also add animation effect to his designs

Pros

  • • Comes with a user friendly interface
  • • Availability of tutorials and templates online for free
  • • Advanced features making designing more easier and fun

Cons

  • • Very hard to use for beginners
  • • The trial version lacks so many features required in the design world
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