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Adobe Illustrator CS5

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USER REVIEWS

Giving Your Creation a Superb Outcome and Precise Images Design

By Maria Bernabe

On Friday, May 23, 2014

How you wish you could create a great detailed plan that would not take much of your working time. Thanks to the software Adobe Illustrator CS5, I can now create my own project designs with a professional look. With the innovation added to this software, creating my illustrations is easier and more accurate.

New art board panel provides me an instant access to all the art board I've designed. I can take up to 100, of whatever size, within one document, to remove, add, title, copy or reorder them, exactly as if they were layers. Art brushes allow to stretch and repeat components along the path. The results can look awkward on sharp edges, but I can immediately tweak them.

Moreover, one thing that I want from this software is that its features are unique. One option allows users to color in shapes instead of applying a mask afterwards. The next is the ability to place new objects directly beneath. The only down part of this software is that if you are not familiar on how to use this, you'll have difficulty getting your personal creative design.

Pros

  • Is an upgrade well worth spending
  • Some useful features have been added

Cons

  • Not easy to use for new users
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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.

Pros

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

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  • Requires membership with Creative Cloud
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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

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  • Problem on the representation of color print jobs
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • University uses as i have to prepare for an assignment we are currently undergoing at the American University of Science and Technology - LEBANON

  • For educational use. Designing posters for my exams in urban planning and other. Also, learn more about the program and eventualy buy some newer version

  • personal usage and trial as beginner.need to evaluate the program if it is suitable for my work. doing graphics work for advertising and signage

  • for learning and enhanced my own capabilities to how can use of Adobe Illustrator CS5 work in the routine life and what can i do with this latest technology.

  • For designing purpose and other useful reasons to help my work easy, fast, neat, beautiful, meaningful and also know more of other working tools with Adobe Illustrator

What similar programs have you used?
  • i used the illustrator cs5 program. isud it since 2012. i like this program cause i can draw anything to be free and very good for make cartoon or vector picture

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

  • adobephotoshop csc5 and adobe photoshop 7 and other desing softwares i was used the am happy when i get this free software then after i'll

  • I also use the similar program - InDesign for my school work or perhaps Photoshop too and definitely Adobe Illustrator is included as well ok

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What do you like most about this program?
  • being more easier because i alwayes see some deficult things in it and this make the program so deficulte and i can not work with it perfict

  • 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

  • illustrations are very simple to make, and for creation logotypes is the best one. the 3d option is great because you can open later in photoshop

  • The Graphical Interface of the program, as it is simple but usable. It also has many useful tools and allows vector packages to be opened unlike photoshop

  • i like this program because it's easy to use and we can make all affiche or any support of publicity with it without difficults and with rapiditi

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