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Adobe Illustrator CS5

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Adobe Illustrator CS5: vector drawing programs and design improvements located but very useful.

By Pablo Conde Ferrer

On Friday, November 27, 2015

Illustrator also has buttons 'workspaces' default of which we spoke yesterday with Photoshop. CS Live options, including CS Review, are also available for review and modifications of the work done collaboratively with Illustrator.

Program performance, at least in Mac OS X, has slightly increased thanks to Illustrator is now able to work in 64-bit environments. The burden of the program remains to be tedious, but we will notice an increase in the lightness of this especially when working with large files and selecting complicated editing tools.

The main and most striking improvement in Illustrator CS5 is the ability to automatically draw in perspective, so that for our part we have to calculate anything. That is, we can create a perspective plane and then, whatever that is what we place in it, stick with the correct proportion according to the axes and the vanishing point of perspective. A success to facilitate the work in three-dimensional vector graphics. In testing this functionality has performed well, and even will surprise performance with large files.

In the context of vector drawing there are several things to note: now we can control much more figures precisely predefined as arrows and brushes, and may even change the thickness of a stroke to our will using several separate points, so that the same line can have a different width. The controls can be a bit confusing at first to see that we can modify several points for drawing, but takes some getting used

Pros

  • We can draw within a predefined shape
  • Good improvement in new features to create objects with pixel precision

Cons

  • Problem on the representation of color print jobs
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Creating Powerful, Attractive and Creative Designs with this Software Application

By Isay Almenanza

On Monday, April 14, 2014

Adobe illustrator is a creative vector that allows accuracy in creating designs that was developed by Adobe Systems. The application helps me in any project that I do. I always use this especially if I want my project to be improved. What I like about this software is that it provides precision and powerful refined drawing tools. It gives me even more control over the type, scale and rotation of individual characters.

I find the application amazing because it provides elements that enables me to create high quality designs and there are lots of useful tools to make my projects look good. It also has remarkable features like Multiple Draw Option, new drawing tools and you can also use this application in creating graphics for your mobile.

Based on what I observed in this application, the visible development in this application are those applied to the painting system. It includes brush corner, arrowheads and enhanced dashed lines and with these improvements, I can use this to make perfect designs. It can be used by professional flash designers and technical designers including newbies like me. This application truly helps me to make my designs powerful and attractive so, even if I am having a hard time to use CS5 I am putting my efforts just to understand this software.

Pros

  • It has attractive new tools
  • It is easy to download
  • Extensive and useful art board enhancements
  • It has a lot of new features

Cons

  • Not every user will benefit from all of the new features
  • It is hard to use
  • It has a cluttered menu
  • This application might be expensive for others
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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.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Might be confusing for beginners
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • Personal designs of cars and brand design for a clothing line I would like to start. Maybe do some typography designs to screen print on shirts or canvas

  • to use it with other adobe application because i want to draw something that cant be done using photoshop, thats why i need this program to u

  • to designing business card, post card,drowing, writting, editing,typing and ather thing i what to do in this program all the time anyday me

  • i like to download this programme for dessignning latest visiting cards, tags, labels, clothes design, and many other things, its a easy way to creat own design.

  • I need some packing box design for my company so that i am downloading adobe illustrator. Also I will use this software for logo designing.

What similar programs have you used?
  • I have used adobe photoshop cs5 before but sadly that was only a free trial so after 7 days i wasn't able to use it again. Hoping to get this illustrator next and doing the designs that i wanted smoothly and beautifully.

  • never use before that's why i want to try this version is it suitable for my works and i hope that this soft ware can let me pass my exam with flying colors

  • I have been using only one similar programm which name is famous world wide and even small children know about it. It is called Corel draw!!

  • not really but i used some other softwere now i want to work with illistrator thats why i m choosing adobe illustrator cs5 master collection

  • adobe illustrator, some bit of photoshop, those are the only graphics designing programes or applications that i have used since i was at uni

What do you like most about this program?
  • because it can create a vector and the size is not too big so it is suitable for laptops that have lower specifications and are also very easy to use

  • i like this program because it is good in text, background, colours, aplication and easy to use especially in making of banner, bunting, backdrop and so on

  • A Good User Interface has high conversion rates and is easy to use. In other words, it's nice to both the business side as well as the people using it

  • This program is likable due to its many features that allow peole to receive high quality images that are professional and sharp. I would recommend it.

  • It's easy to use and helpful. It helps create beautiful illustrations. Perfect designs we get. It's better than hand drawings. Minimum errors.

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