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Illustrator CS6



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.


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


  • 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.


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


  • It could be confusing for beginners
Ease to access guides and manuals:



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.


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


  • Not suitable for novice users
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For what are you going to use the program?
  • It's really annoying to answer this question: I'll use it for homework, duh. And any job they requiere me, like a briefing (which I'm working with right now)

  • I am going to use it for my own personal training. but after I develop the skill I may have apblication office. I am very much interested especially in the logo design.

  • to draw a map for my report for my final year project that have to be submit tomorrow before 5pm. hopefully ur software can help me doing it

  • I am studying graphic design with the Getsmarter online website of UCT and that is why I need illustrator creative suite 6 to do my designs.

  • learn illustrator for the first time and have some fun making posters and logos and everything in between. then i would buy the licensed software

What similar programs have you used?

  • how to download to from serial number for adobe illustrator? i wanna learn to this programm but its very hard for me also i can do it, thank you

  • I use Inkscape and photoshop, thanks for asking. I don't have anything else to say about any other program. ye syes yes yesy yesysheysnyssnyene

  • i have adobe photo shop used for editing and make differt type of images and many more illistrations with own hand because i want to make a griphic designer

  • I am shahidul i used adobe illastrator 10 but adobe illustrator cs6 is have some additional option in softwer so i like & do this software. thanks.

What do you like most about this program?
  • Creativity and the possibility of creation something new and really different from other pictures. This program will help me to create all me dreams.

  • I actually don't really like this program. It's extremely expensive, has lots of issues and seems incompatible with just about everything else.

  • I love using adobe and editing my graphic on my pc. Its an incredible tool to convert jpgs in to vector images. Thank you for making it accessible i really appreciate it

  • Adobe illustrator have user friendly tools and it have morebdesigning features compared to other softwares.We have to make good quality designs.

  • The thing I like best about Adobe is the power and versatility they offer. I have never used illustrator before but would like to give it a try


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