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Adobe Illustrator CS5



A More Connected Creative Process That is Seamless and Intuitive in Creating Unique Vector Artworks

By Rose Sincro

On Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Adobe Illustrator software is used worldwide by design professionals. It provides power and precision with stylish drawing tools, significant natural brushes, and many other time-saving tools. Compared to all the other earlier versions, it is the most connected Illustrator ever, not to mention powerful. Its new Touch Type provides more control over moving, scaling, and rotating individual characters. You can enjoy an innovative level of creativity as individual characters can now be used as distinct objects. You will be able to change the font or copy any time. Your work can be shared directly from within the software. You can sync colors and fonts from Adobe Kuler and Typekit. You can definitely work around with type faces in more powerful ways. You have full control over placing multiple files at once, and creating images with a brush made based from photos. Automatically generated CSS codes can be quickly copied and pasted, so you can now design images easily for the web.


  • You can use multi-touch devices for editing
  • Works well with other Adobe products


  • Requires membership with Creative Cloud
Ease to access guides and manuals:



Take control of scaling, rotating, moving of tools and sync colors.

By Angel Angeles

On Thursday, November 27, 2014

Natural brushes and stylish drawing tools are some of the time saving tools presented by Adobe illustrator. This software is used by designers everywhere in the world. If we were to compare this new version with the previous ones it is quite evident that this is the most powerful among all. There is control over scaling, rotating and moving tools through its new touch type. With this software a user is able to sync colors and font using the type kit and adobe kuler. It is also possible to copy and paste CSS codes which are generated automatically. Irrespective of the sad fact that adobe illustrator does not have all the essential tool a interested user should not be discouraged but can as well download all the other tools from the internet. As much as this software is able to import many engines, to be able to open and edit them it requires them to be converted.


  • The tools offered in this software are very essential.
  • A easy interface which can be easily understood


  • For beginners it is not easy to use
Ease to access guides and manuals:



A Vector Image Editor That Gives You an Array of Flexible Tools

By Reinalei Jamir

On Monday, May 19, 2014

As complete as Photoshop has become, Illustrator remains to be a bitmap editor with additional features. For you to create multifaceted technical drawings, scalable logos, and text-based designs with more graphical shenanigans, you will need vector graphics, and Adobe Illustrator is the only serious choice.

I like the new features added in this software, it now provides lots of brushes, thanks to the bristle engine that started in Photoshop CS5. In the previous update I have to splodge around the main area, and then put an object as a clipping mask. Now, using Draw Inside, I can paint straight 'inside the lines.' In this update, I can also add Width nodes for more accurate control.

Adobe Illustrator helps me create my designs to be dominant and eye-catching. I may have a tough time using Illustrator CS5, I still put my best efforts just to know this software more. In spite of sheer learning curve, Illustrator remains the most specialized of drawing software; it offers consistency and a depth and print production reliability. This upgrade is all worth it.


  • A new feature is added
  • It has a more accurate control


  • Might be confusing for beginners
Ease to access guides and manuals:




For what are you going to use the program?
  • im using this program to designing my side banner for the ads media which can help me to design the image more perfect and more look smooth

  • for private work i need adobe illustrator because i have to make my final project to pass my exam . basically am a student and a graphic designer

  • designing architectural templates for university projects, and brochures, portfolio and everything related to the project that i will present

  • I will using this Adobe Illustrator for graphic design for my profile's Facebook's cover. And it just a personal non-copyrights purpose. Thanks you so much!

  • I just want to learn how to use it for a personal project that I have to do in my spare time. I need some previous practice with this program.

What similar programs have you used?
  • There is no program running on my computer similar and/ or program of the same. This could be a big help to realize a beautiful project in school.

  • adobe illustrator is one of my favorite editing because it easy to use while im designing my art, it makes my work good and better than the original picture that i get.

  • I have used Photoshop and Cinema 4D and other softwares that do Design but I liked to work more on Adobe After effects becayse it contains 3D

  • Photoshop, InDesign, LightRoom, Corel Draw, pretty much just image edition programs, almost all from adobe or similar, all for mac and linux

  • i had been useing adobe illustrator CC N photoshop N corldraw and any kind of design program system just want to see if CS5 is better for use

What do you like most about this program?
  • i like that the software lets me do almost anything with this program we can move items from one place to another and make them look amazing that is why it ia amazing

  • easy to handle yet user friendly. this program offer so much tools that can give better performance for image processing and visualizing. thats all

  • I like the capabilty of this program to produce high quality artwork and vectors. Also good for making images that can be easily resized :D .

  • dobe Illustrator is the perfect tool for all kinds of design. Whether you’re a professional web designer or you just want to create a poster and some invites for a friend’s party

  • Adobe Illustrator is a program for all types of people. Even if you are not good in drawing you can still create artistic image. That's why I really like to learn more about it.

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.


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


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.

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