Adobe® Illustrator® CS6 software is powered by the new Adobe Mercury Performance System so you can work with speed and stability on large, complex files. A modern, updated interface streamlines daily tasks. Advanced creative tools enable you to capture your vision better than ever.
SOPHISTICATED VECTOR DRAWING TOOLS
Design with speed and precision. Create compelling vector graphics for virtually any medium. With precise shape-building tools, fluid and painterly brushes, and advanced path controls, you can experiment freely and capture your vision with intricate shapes, color, complex effects, and rich typography — all driven by a powerful performance system.
INTEGRATION WITH OTHER ADOBE SOLUTIONS
Move projects smoothly from design to print or digital output, thanks to tight integration with industry-leading Adobe Photoshop®, InDesign®, After Effects®, Acrobat®, and more.
ADOBE MERCURY PERFORMANCE SYSTEM
Work with precision, speed, and rock-solid stability on large, complex files due to native 64-bit support on Mac OS and Windows®, with RAM and overall performance optimization.
Organize and view up to 100 artboards of varying sizes overlapping or on a grid. Quickly add, delete, reorder, and name. Save, export, and print independently or together.
GRADIENTS AND TRANSPARENCY
Interact with gradients directly on your object — defining the dimension of elliptical gradients, editing colors, and adjusting opacity. Even create gradients on strokes and meshes.
CRISP GRAPHICS AND TEXT FOR WEB AND MOBILE
Create and align vector objects precisely on the file's pixel grid for clean, sharp raster graphics. Use text anti-aliasing options for individual text frames.