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Illustrator CS6

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USER REVIEWS

It Is the Standard Tool Used By Professional Vector Based Images

By Christine Diaz

On Friday, June 20, 2014

Adobe Illustrator is the perfect tool used by some designers, illustration experts and with anyone who wishes to work with infinitely extensible vector graphics. The Interface of Adobe Illustrator is the same with Photoshop by default, which is now color grey. It gives this program more sophisticated, professional feel. But if you don’t appreciate the interface of this application, you can customize the color by setting up some options in the Preferences menu.

Adobe Illustrator is a highly specialized for creating high quality graphic and it has a multi-page functionality that already made some progress lately. Adobe Illustrator seems complicated the first time you use it, but once you get used to it, you will find that this application is remarkably organized and well designed.

Adobe Illustrator remains tremendously powerful, and a tool that is fast, reliable, fast and pretty much dynamic to any creative pro. It also has a lot of new useful features and the speed of this version is exceptionally great that will surely impress all the users of this application.

Pros

  • The interface of this application is customizable
  • It has a better result in Image tracing

Cons

  • Difficult to use for beginners
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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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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?
  • Im an art student working on a project for class. It says i still need more characters I didnt know I would have to write and essay blah blah

  • at school we are required to be using industrial design and such programs like these, like adobe illustrator so i will use for that purpose

  • I am a graphic designer and want this software of my personal draphic design work at home to improve my designing skills for preparing professional use

  • I am going to use this program for personal usage. Mostly for art related things like graphic design and drawing. Maybe even infographics...

  • graphic design class, i want to learn more abour the program to make it easier for me to understand all the stuff we're going to do in school

What similar programs have you used?
  • Paint, Corel Draw, GIMP, Incscape, Photoshop and many other similar graphic design programs. I think it would be really useful to learn to use Illustrator too.

  • 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

  • SIMILAR PROGRAMS I HAVE USED WERE MICROSOFT PAINT. THERES NOTHING ELSE TO SAY. BYE GUYS. AND GOODLUCK. ENJOY THE TIME WE ARE TOGETHER IN THE NEW YEAR

  • adobe illustrator cs2, photoshop, abobe bridge, adobe cc, microsoft word, ms paint, windows photo editor, coral draw x6 inkscape and otherss

  • photoshop studio, paint, after effects, i have used multiple similar programms that have allowed me to progress in my skills now im trying to d

What do you like most about this program?
  • don't know yet have to check it out first and see then I will let you know what I like about this program I hope its easy to use that would be

  • being able to draw flats for fashion school.designing clothing on imported croquis the pen tool and its clean lines the colour pallets and the

  • using it for designing illustrations for different aspects such as dams, houses, logos, letterheads, business cards, brochures, newsletters.

  • I LIKE TO DO TRAINING AND LEARN TO DESIGN , I TRY BEFORE CS5 .BUT MANY USERS TOLED ME THAT ADOBE COMPAMNY IMPROVED THE PROGRAM BY THE VERSION CS6

  • We like everything about it and I need to make a logo from scratch with illustrator. Something I can't do at the moment with photoshop. adfsf

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