Part of the Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator is a vector graphics editor, best used for typesetting and vector graphic design. It is compatible with the other programs within the Adobe Creative Suite family.

If you need more help or have questions, please contact us or check out our HACQ (Helpful Answers to Common Questions) page.

Available on all lab stations (Mac and Windows), as well as laptop carts.

We are currently in the process of updating to Adobe Creative Suite 5.5; all lab stations have 5.5, but laptops may still be running CS3.

Product Site Illustrator

AdobeTV Illustrator Tutorials

Adobe Support Illustrator Help Topics

Often there are other applications that work well with your software or do similar things and might be better suited to your task. Check out these related applications:

Fireworks - vector and bitmap graphics

Adobe's Fireworks is best used bitmap and vector graphic design intended for web. Learn more.

Photoshop - raster graphics and image manipulation

Adobe's Photoshop is best used for creating raster graphics and advanced image manipulation. Learn more.

Flash - interactive multimedia development

Adobe's Flash is best used for developing interactive multimedia vector projects, commonly for web use. Learn more.

Dreamweaver - advanced web development

Adobe's Dreamweaver is best used for developing web environments and templates. Learn more.