Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator (Ai) is a software application for creating drawings, illustrations, and artwork using a Windows or MacOS computer. Illustrator was initially released in 1987 and it continues to be updated at regular intervals, and is now included as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud. Illustrator is widely used by graphic designers, web designers, visual artists, and professional illustrators throughout the world to create high quality artwork. Illustrator includes many sophisticated drawing tools that can reduce the time need to create illustrations.

Where to get Ai?

Adobe offers handsome discounts to students. More information available here:

Is Adobe Creative Cloud free for college students?

No, Adobe Creative Cloud is not free for college students — but we do offer a seven-day free trial. It provides free access to over 20 apps, including Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, Lightroom, and Premiere Pro, plus 100GB of cloud storage. After the free trial expires, the student membership price is US$19.99/mo for the first year, and US$29.99/mo after that.

How do I get a student discount on Adobe Creative Cloud?

The easiest way to get a student discount of over 60% on Adobe Creative Cloud is to visit the Creative Cloud Plans and Pricing page. Provide a school-issued email address during purchase so you can be instantly verified.

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How to get started?

The following is a lesson plan I used. You notice the user interface is overwhelming, lots of buttons, options, drop-downs etc… Please go through it step-by-step, you will be able to master the most important tools.

  1. Getting started with Ai – the absolute basics