History of Adobe Illustrator

adobe illustrator history

In the framework of its 30th anniversary, Adobe Illustrator prides itself on being a tool that revolutionized graphic design when he opened the doors to creating the much-used vector illustrations. The road traveled has been long and undoubtedly arduous, not in vain it is one of the most used and preferred tools by creatives and professionals of illustration and graphic design.

He points to Adobe Illustrator, which currently more than 180 million graphics originate monthly through their useIn fact, the presence of its printing company is indisputable since we see it on packaging, billboards, packages, etc.

Let's review the history of Adobe Illustrator a bit

reviewing the history of Adobe Illustrator

Born in 1987, by then it opened the way to a new era for digital publishing and for the world of graphic design that designers took without hesitation to give free rein to their creative illustrations and giving rise to innumerable works of digital art that have lasted over time and that still continue to emerge thanks to the adaptations and evolution of the tool.

One of the benefits of Adobe Illustrator from the beginning is that allowed the adaptation of any design to different sizesWhether it was for printing or for screens, it allowed adjusting the radius, width or height properties of the object itself, which has been one of the most powerful elements since the creation of the tool.

When Adobe Illustrator originated, It was only available in its version for Apple Macintosh; It is worth saying that Illustrator is a software that was developed by Adobe, after its success as Postcript.

Over time versions adaptable to other companies and devices arrived

Since then, transformations have occurred in the tool always to improve, yes, without losing its essential. One of the important changes has been increased speed, since today it is 10 times faster than years ago.

Another factor that determined the definitive positioning of Adobe Illustrator in the market, was the disappearance of its competitor Freehand, after Adobe acquired the company responsible for its creation Macromedia and promoted its own tool until it took it to what it is today.

To celebrate its 30 years in the hands of illustration professionals, Adobe Illustrator has released an update to its program, where one of the most striking pluses is that the user can crop images from Illustrator itself and this came from the same users, who had been requesting this improvement for some time.

Creative Cloud

With this update, yes you're going to save a lot of time and you will no longer have to go to other programs, in such a way that when you are using an image you will have the option of cropping it and adjusting the controllers to make simple cuts, the remaining parts of said image will be discarded, which translates into making the less heavy file.

Another improvement is that a new color panel is added to the tool with the options to create colors, save them and retrieve them from other applicationsIf the user uses the Adobe program, capture the colors that he stores from there, he can keep it waiting in Adobe Illustrator to use them when he needs them. The creation of the color themes will be supported by intelligent assistance.

This new version is available for installation through the application Creative Cloud or by new updates to the Illustrator tool.

It was to be expected that this update would be accompanied by something else, you cannot expect less from Adobe and that is why Adobe InDesign CC comes with the completely renewed interface to make it much easier to work between the various applications and design programs contained in Adobe.

It also has some of its panels, such as the one for creating a new document, completely redesigned.

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