Topping the announcements for Fall is a beta duo of web-based collaboration facilitators: Creative Cloud Spaces and Creative Cloud Canvas. Think of Spaces as a centralized hub where your team can share work, resources, and assets. Canvas is like a real-time mood board for clients and other stakeholders to explore and evaluate concepts and solutions.
Illustrator on the iPad’s new vectorization capability.
Illustrator on the iPad also got some capability kisses. Now you can trace images using your iPad’s camera as a scanner, then process it with the new Vectorize tool which draws your sketch automatically.
Other goodies for the iPad include much-anticipated artistic and calligraphic brushes—make them, use them, and edit them. The addition of object blending, rulers and guides, version history, and cut-and-paste capabilities, between it and Photoshop and Fresco, truly amp up the creative experience.
Despite some competition in the vector-based graphics space—Affinity Designer, CorelDraw, and Sketch, to name a few—Illustrator remains the market-leading vector drawing software thanks to its unrivaled toolset, sweeping capabilities, and integration with Creative Cloud Apps, the industry standards.
How Much Does Illustrator Cost?
Adobe Illustrator 2021 v22.214.171.1248 Crack is only available via subscription. It costs $20.99 per month with an annual commitment or $31.49 on a month-to-month basis. Adobe does not offer a perpetual license version of Illustrator, so you can’t pay once and own it forever. You can only get it with a subscription.
The full Adobe suite of 20-plus apps costs $52.99 per month. It includes 100GB of cloud storage, Adobe Portfolio, Adobe Fonts, and Adobe Spark. The related Fresco drawing app is free. A free 30-day trial lets you test the software out with no commitment and no credit or debit card information required.
Can I Run Adobe Illustrator 2021 v126.96.36.1998 Crack?
Adobe Illustrator 2021 v188.8.131.528 Crack is compatible with Windows (Windows 11, Windows 10 21H1, 20H2, 1909, and 2004), macOS (10.15 Catalina and later), and iPad (iOS version 14 and later). No matter which platform you use, you need a reliable internet connection to download and register the programs. You can work offline, but you need an internet connection for membership validation and access to some online services. You can find a complete list of the system requirements for Adobe Illustrator on Adobe’s site.
Top New Features in Adobe Illustrator
At its annual Max conference, online-only this year, Adobe announced a raft of new features for its Creative Cloud design software suite, and Illustrator was not to be overlooked. In addition to partaking of new collaboration features like Creative Cloud Canvas and Spaces, the software got some compelling new capabilities all its own. Here are our favorites.
3D Enhancements and Marriage to Substances (3D Creators’ Superpower)
You’ll find new Substance 3D materials accessible from Illustrator’s 3D and Materials panel.
Illustrator’s sleepy 3D-like effects have been resuscitated with a ray-tracing engine and an expanded new interface. Notably, Adobe has integrated materials from its recently acquired company, Substance. On the Adobe Substance 3D assets page, you can see multitudinous photo-realistic materials, then import your favorites. (Full access to the Substance 3D quartet of apps requires an additional subscription.) You can also use the underutilized iOS app, Adobe Capture, to create your own.
Softening the Storied Learning Curve
Learning Illustrator just got easier with the new in-app Discover panel that directs you to helpful resources and information.
Illustrator’s Discover panel compiles resources at a glance.
Alternatively, click on the house icon in Illustrator’s redesigned app header, you’re transported to an interface that feels much like Home on Illustrator on the iPad.
More ways to learn, right inside Illustrator 2022.
Additionally, for quick questions or reminders where certain tools are buried, never underestimate the still-useful Help tab that lives on the main menu bar. Adobe seems to have listened to user feedback about Illustrator’s learning curve. The app’s ever-growing collection of tutorials and quick show-me videos helps users work through and learn Illustrator’s superabundant capabilities.
A Better Way to Collect Feedback
Graphic design differs from fine art in many ways, the most fundamental being that someone is paying you to solve their challenges effectively and elegantly, and it’s critical to know what customers will think of your work. That’s why it’s important to be able to share files for collaboration with your team (if you work with one) and then solicit feedback from your stakeholders, clients, or boss.
Illustrator’s new Share for Commenting feature brings you closer than ever to anyone you choose. Even if they don’t have Illustrator, they can comment on your work as a guest, but not make edits. Simply click on the Share button and up pops the dialog box encouraging you to save your file as a cloud document.
Saving your Adobe Illustrator file as a cloud document lets you then share it via a link.
By clicking Continue, the deed is done, and if you click the share button once again, you have the option to invite teammates to save, comment, and even edit (or not). Your teammates receive an email with a link to the cloud document. If you prefer, you can copy the link and send it however you want. Incidentally, saving your file as cloud documents also affords you instant access to it on other devices, such as the iPad.
What really makes this feature work is that you can see the feedback and comments from within the app. Annotations can be pinned to specific areas, so everything is clear. As you review comments, you can reply, resolve, or delete them.
I can’t wait to try this new capability in real work situations. I do worry that my clients who are used to PDFs and stickies might resist this progress, but I’ll spin it until they are as excited as I am.
Vector vs. Raster
To understand Adobe Illustrator, it helps to know the difference between vector and raster graphics. For the uninitiated, here’s a brief explanation.
Vector graphics are defined by points, lines, and Boolean curves. Their main advantage over raster images is that you can enlarge them infinitely without loss of resolution. For example, if you were designing a huge billboard or other large graphics where scalability is a requisite for success, you would need vector graphics. A second advantage of designing with vectors is that files tend to be much smaller than their raster counterparts.
Vector graphics (left) are defined by lines and curves, while raster graphics (right) are defined by pixels.
Conversely, raster-based artwork like that created in Photoshop is defined by pixels. When you enlarge or zoom in on raster art, the pixels enlarge too, resulting in visible pixelation, or chunkiness with ragged edges. Also, large raster artwork produces enormous files.
When your work includes logo design, typography, or illustration, Adobe Illustrator is a must in your arsenal. It’s the tool for creating simple drawings, maps, complex technical illustrations, iconography, interesting charts and diagrams, information graphics, fine typography, and even business card or invitation layouts and mechanical art. What’s more, you can export your files in a variety of formats intended for use in print, web, video, mobile interfaces, interactive projects, and app designs.
If you’ve worked with InDesign or Photoshop, Illustrator’s environment (robust toolbars and panels, and contextual menus) should be reasonably familiar. You can customize the recently modernized, flattened interface with options from dark to light gray. Palettes and menus snap to any configuration that pleases you. When you have your screen perfectly composed with your favorite preferences, defaults, menu organization, and positions, it’s good to know that you can save your workspace and later clean up palette clutter by returning to that exact configuration whenever you like.
The Illustrator workspace is highly customizable.
I appreciate that the software lets you assign custom key commands, which allows you to further optimize your workflow for any kind of project. In fact, Illustrator ships with customized workspace options specifically suited to disciplines such as layout, printing and proofing, typography and web, and an Essentials space that highlights new enhancements and additions. Fear not, you can still access the previous Essentials setup.
Illustrator supports multiple, repositionable pages, called Artboards. You can size them using Illustrator’s myriad presets, cut them down to size with the Crop tool, or define the width and height values yourself. Artboard control has improved, with enhancements to positioning and arranging, as well as an increase in the maximum number of boards allowed.
Appearance and Properties Panels
Although it’s mixed in with other less powerful tools, the unassuming Appearance panel constitutes the backbone and muscle of your workspace. Appearance is arguably the most underappreciated of Illustrator’s default panels, but I consider this tool my information control tower. With the Appearance panel, you have full command over every aspect of an object’s or group’s attributes including basic fills, stroke color and size, opacity, and blending mode. The panel really impresses when you work with complex operations like creating multiple strokes, adjusting Illustrator Effects (such as glows, feathers, and drop shadows), and reordering or toggling effects layers.
The Properties panel appears in the Essentials workspace and when you choose Properties from the Window menu. Its contextual menu shows frequently needed tools based on the current context, changing what it displays depending on what you select.
In addition to the Appearance panel, Adobe has stocked the tools panel with everything you’d expect in a professional drawing application, plus some unique goodies. If that isn’t enough, there are some extraordinary, high-quality plug-in packages built specifically for Illustrator, and they’re updated regularly. Check out Astute Graphics’ jaw-dropping lineup or C.Valley’s versatile sets FILTERiT 5 and XTream Path 2.
Adobe Illustrator 2021 v184.108.40.2068 Crack is the best vector-graphics editing program around, and it just keeps getting better. New feature arrivals include more collaboration options, integrated tutorials, and support for 3D assets.