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Illustrator CS6

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USER REVIEWS

A Reliable Software with A Huge Boost in Speed and Performance

By Rose Sincro

On Friday, June 20, 2014

In my opinion, the upgraded Illustrator looks revitalized, with its slick new interface that now offers adjustable brightness slider; you can now adjust the background from dark to lighter gray. The performance and speed also gets a tremendous boost. It also adds full support for 64-bit system thanks to its new Adobe Mercury Performance System.

I like that I can now edit the names of brushes, art boards, layers and swatches directly in their particular panels. Moreover, other panels have gone through some changes too. It now has a Hex code so you can now quickly copy and paste the codes into other applications like Photoshop or Dreamweaver to guarantee steady color over web documents. In addition, you can easily edit the Patterns and make repeating Patterns in an instant. For me, it makes the Textile designers work a lot easier and fast.

Illustrator CS6 is an excellent software with complete tool for professional designers and anyone who like to work with scalable vector graphics.

Pros

  • It now support 64-bit system
  • It has a slick interface

Cons

  • It could be confusing for beginners
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Customizable Design Tools and Improvements in Usability and Operations Included in Revamped Software

By Sam James

On Tuesday, August 11, 2015

I was glad that Illustrator CS6 has been given a revamp. Its modernized look provided a way for its users to produce contemporary designs as well. In its appearance, most noticeable of the modern touches were the new interface with a brightness slider that can be adjusted to suit its user’s needs. On the technical side, Illustrator’s speed and performance were greatly enhanced for better usability. Its new Mercury Performance System, which was developed by Adobe, has provided the technical changes and has enabled Illustrator to support systems in 64-bit. Most interestingly, I noticed how I can now customize names of swatches, layers, brushes, and art boards directly onto their panels, which have gone improvements of their own. Hex codes were implemented to enable users to copy and paste them onto other Adobe software such as Dreamweaver and Photoshop. This ensures that designs are the same across different apps. Truly, Illustrator is the ultimate tool for creating scalable vector graphics.

Pros

  • Operating performance and speed greatly enhanced
  • Can customize names of design tools

Cons

  • Not suitable for novice users
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Popular Workstation Made Better Than Ever with the Release of Updated Version

By Pablo Conde Ferrer

On Monday, November 24, 2014

Workstation is a highly technical topic in the computer world. In the office scenario, it is most commonly referred to as the area where we work or an individual’s work area, thus workstation. For PC enthusiasts however, not to mention network administrators or analysts, a workstation is a host computer, not just a server, which acts as a virtual machine that can control remote computers running on different operating systems. Such power can be found in one of the most popular workstation developed by VMWare. Not focusing on its negative side, VMWare’s initial release of their Workstation has resulted in the discovery of a number of known issues that were thankfully resolved with the release of their Workstation version 10.0.1. It was a phenomenal release do to the fact that it provided fixes to many problems with the software. In the previous versions, Workstation’s interface crashes whenever large virtual machines were cloned. It cannot launch when working in Linux OS. Hot plugged SATA virtual disks do not work as well. These are among the issues that I noticed that were resolved in this release.

Pros

  • User interface is more stable
  • Changes in Tools menu does not cause black screen anymore

Cons

  • Computers with high specifications is required
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • This program would be used for an upcoming school project regarding women rights, patriarchy, misogyny and male chauvinism in Turkey and the rest of the EuroAsia.

  • i think this will be very helpfull to my job. i realized that i must install illustrator becouse i am a graphic designer in my own company . thank you

  • Professional duties and ensuring that my company buys it if fit to use it. this imvolves logo designs, graphics, business cards and placards

  • to design magazines, advertising posters , and other things in the workshop of my technical school . This program would be very useful since it is one of the best system

  • business logos clothes promotion banners shirts socks hats pants printing work at home activities projects shoes stitching stamping and any other thing i can use it for

What similar programs have you used?
  • adobe illustrator cs 2 with an extended version and it was very good i like it so much thank u sucker what else do you have to know let me download

  • i have used photoshop, illustrator, corel and such during a short course at school. what else am I suppposed to write to fill up the characters set out for me?

  • I am a first time user and wish to learn about graphics designing with a view to improve my web site creative skill to offer my services as a freelancer

  • I have used adobe photoshop, illustartor, flash, indesign, etc. I am into =designing therefor i need this vector software to make my designs.

  • adobe photoshop, paint, pixarts and fllash. anyway i am a principiant and do not know well all tese programs, i just need this one tu study please

What do you like most about this program?
  • All the things i like. But specially its different types of curve and vector design. We can easily draw any shape in illustrator. It is very essential.

  • it has many options in graphic designing even if couldnt do 3d work in photoshop mostly can use ai.so thats why most use adobe illustrater to do their daily jobs

  • I have recently completed a website that involved dozens of page templates and hundreds of illustrations and icons. Final PDFs for sing-off were a little over 8Mb. All of them. Combined. I don't think I can overstate how useful small files are, right?

  • it is unique and easy to familiarize, good program for a beginner like me, easy to access, simple application that would help me edit all my

  • Is is a good program to use when dealing with larger vector images so you can enlargen it without pixelating the entire image and skewing the porportions

Review

Adobe Illustrator CS6 is a utility for editing vector graphics. This new version allows users to increase their productivity with new functions and improved tools. The performance is also enhanced, so you won’t have any further problems with your tools due to the drain on your computer’s resources. The interface of Illustrator CS6 has suffered great change in order to make it similar to other utilities of the same Creative Suite. However, once you get used to it, you won’t miss the previous edition.

As mentioned, the general performance of this application has been sharply improved with the number of filters and effects the program can hold. This new update means that Illustrator CS6 can offer better images with superior quality. The workflow and tools elevate this graphic editing software with more advanced features, yet it is now more difficult to use. This new edition includes some patterns that some users would find quite helpful. It also allows you to modify them your way to have access to your favorite functions instantly.

New interface with new options

One of the most remarkable changes of this graphic editing software is the interface. It has been rebuilt and is now easier to use with easy access dialog control. It has kept the panel, the toolbox in the previous spot, so if you are a user of the previous editions you won't be too lost. This new interface introduces some features that will charm all users. For instance, now you have the possibility of changing the layers name in the panel, so you won’t have to double-click to rename it.

With all the new features that have been added to Illustrator CS6, the new Pattern Creation Tools are outstanding. Before this tool, creating a pattern in Illustrator was difficult. Nevertheless, with this program this task has become easier; you just have to open select the object. Then, just click on Object > Pattern > Make and that's it! Now, the object is automatically repeated following the setting that you have made in the Pattern Option Panel. This is just an example of all the functions that the software now has.

Illustrator CS6 Features

Here you will find the unique features that the download of Illustrator CS6 provides:

  • HiDPI support which will provide support for HD resolution
  • Gradient on a Stroke that provides three gradient types which can be applied on a Stroke
  • You can gather all the files you want in just one folder with Package Files that makes easier to manage these files
  • The creation of patterns has become easier thank to Patter Options Panel
  • Illustrator CS6 is faster, more responsive and intuitive, and also it can manage larger files thanks to Adobe Mercury Performance System
  • The interface has been improved to facilitate the workflow
  • Gaussian Blur enhances performance
  • Several improved panels such as Transparency panel, Transform panel, Color panel, etc.

If you want to know more information about Illustrator CS6 before you download it, feel free to visit the developer's website .

System requirements

Below you can see the minimum system requirements needed to download and use Illustrator CS6:

  • Operating System: Windows XP Service Pack 3 or later
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64
  • RAM: 1 GB for 32Bit, 2 GB for 64Bit
  • Hard Drive space: 2 GB free available, additional free space will be necessary during installation
  • Screen: 1024 x 768 with 16Bit graphics adapter (1280 x 800 required)
  • Graphic Card: at least 64 MB compatible with DirectX 9