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Adobe Illustrator CS6 for Windows

B&H # ADICS6WW Mfr # 65165575
You Pay: $629.00
Product Highlights
  • Professional Vector Graphics Software
  • Mercury Performance System
  • Image Trace for Vector Creation
  • Create Tiled Vector Patterns
  • Shape-Building Tools
  • Painterly Brushes
  • Streamlined User Interface

Adobe Illustrator CS6 for Windows is a professional vector graphics creation program. Draw graphics that scale perfectly from a business card to a billboard – graphics that look great on the web, in print, in video, and on mobile devices. The CS6 version features plenty of new tools, including one that traces raster images to convert them to editable vector images.

Illustrator now features the Mercury Performance System, which provides native 64-bit support to enable you to work on complex files quickly, precisely, and with dependably rock-solid stability. Illustrator CS6 allows digital artists to work with almost any type of graphics file, including PDF, EPS, TIFF, JPEG, SWF, and more. Experienced Illustrator users will enjoy the revamped interface of CS6, which streamlines housekeeping tasks and offers a true white workspace canvas for direct color sampling.

Illustrator CS6 also adds the ability to create seamless, repeating vector patterns that can be edited. You can also add gradients to an expanded set of elements, including meshes and strokes. Of course Illustrator maintains all the functions that made it the industry-standard vector-drawing tool: versatile brushes, shape-building tools, transparency controls, and so much more.

New for CS6

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
Pattern Creation
Easily create seamlessly tiled vector patterns. Experiment freely with different types of repeating patterns that can be edited at any time for maximum design flexibility
Image Trace
Convert raster images to editable vectors with a completely new tracing engine. Get clean lines, accurate fitting, and reliable color results without using complex controls
Efficient, Flexible Interface
Take fewer steps to accomplish daily tasks in a new, streamlined interface. Enjoy inline editing of layer names, precise color sampling, and user interface brightness that's smoothly adjustable to match other Adobe tools
Gradients on Strokes
Apply gradients to your strokes – along the length, across the width, or within the stroke itself – all with complete control over gradient placement and opacity
Inline Editing in Panels
Efficiently edit names in layers, swatches, brushes, artboards, and other panels directly in the panels themselves without using intermediate dialog boxes
Gaussian Blur Enhancement
See that Gaussian Blur and effects such as Drop Shadows and Glows are applied significantly faster than before. To improve accuracy, preview directly on the artboard rather than in a dialog box
Color Panel Enhancements
Sample colors faster and more precisely using an expandable color spectrum in the Color panel. And now, copy and paste hex values into other applications more quickly
Transform Panel Enhancements
Quickly access the popular Scale Strokes and Effects option, thanks to its new availability in the Transform panel
Type Panel Improvements
Use arrow keys to change fonts in context for selected text. Glyphs for caps, superscripts, and more can now be accessed in one place – from the Character panel
Dockable Hidden Tools
Tear off and dock previously hidden tools, such as the Shape and Pen tools. Dock tools horizontally or vertically for a more efficient workspace
Workspaces with Rooms
Move fluidly from workspace to workspace with support for rooms. Achieve consistency across your work areas and maintain layout changes until you actively reset them
Control Panel Enhancements
Quickly find what you need in a more efficient Control panel, now with consistency across options, anchor point controls, clipping masks, envelope distortions, and more
Transparency Panel Improvements
Create and work with opacity masks more easily, thanks to the new Make Mask/Release button that now displays the masking functionality in the Transparency panel
True White Canvas Color
Set your Illustrator CS6 workspace canvas to white for fast color sampling when you need to quickly grab a pure white

Other Features

Sophisticated Vector Drawing Tools
Create distinctive designs with precise shape-building tools, fluid and painterly brushes, and advanced path controls
Integration with Other Adobe Solutions
Move projects smoothly from design to print or digital output, thanks to tight integration with industry-leading Adobe software, such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects, Acrobat, and more
Multiple Artboards
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
Crisp Graphics & 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
Perspective Drawing
Use perspective grids to draw shapes and scenes in accurate 1-, 2-, or 3-point linear perspective, creating the look of realistic depth and distance
In-Panel Appearance Editing
Edit object characteristics directly in the Appearance panel, eliminating the need to open fill, stroke, or effects panels
Industry-Standard Graphic File Formats
Work with almost any type of graphic file – including PDF, EPS, FXG, Photoshop (PSD), TIFF, GIF, JPEG, SWF, SVG, DWG, DXF, and more
Adobe PDF File Creation Tools
Create secure, multi-page, graphic-rich PDF files with Illustrator layers retained. Share files confidently with service providers knowing that Illustrator supports PDF/X standards
Minimum System Requirements Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 processor
Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 3 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1
1 GB of RAM (3 GB recommended) for 32 bit; 2 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended) for 64 bit
2 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
DVD-ROM drive
Some features in Adobe Bridge rely on a DirectX 9-capable graphics card with at least 64 MB of VRAM
This software will not operate without activation. Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services. Phone activation is not available.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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AdobeIllustrator CS6 for Windows
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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      5.0

      Glad I Upgraded!

      By IllustratorFan

      from MS

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            Comments about Adobe Illustrator CS6 for Windows:

            Upgraded from CS5 and glad I did! Really loving the New, Faster Illustrator. The Pattern Maker tool is Amazing! And Really Pleased with the Helpful Service of B&H!

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Happy Customer

            By miiraclle

            from NJ

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            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Multimedia

              Comments about Adobe Illustrator CS6 for Windows:

              Purchase price, shipping time and product were exactly as described and expected. Thank you!

              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              Just what you would expect

              By buying-time1

              from Cleveland Ohio

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              Pros

              • Accurate Colors and Controls
              • Easy To Navigate

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Presentations
                • Professional Quality

                Comments about Adobe Illustrator CS6 for Windows:

                I went from version 3 to 6 with this purchase and although they are very simular 6 did add a lot of features speeding up the use of it.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                GREAT PRODUCT

                By KANO

                from HATILLO, PUERTO RICO

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                Pros

                • Accurate Colors and Controls
                • Versatile

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                  Best Uses

                  • Professional Quality

                  Comments about Adobe Illustrator CS6 for Windows:

                  THE CS6 IS AN INCREDIBLE WORKING TOOL FOR SERIOUS ILLUSTRATORS. I AM VERY PLEASE WITH THE PURCHASE. I WILL RECOMMEND IT YO MY PEERS.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
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                  • PC

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                  4.0

                  I was lost without it!

                  By Dakota Indian

                  from Chamberlain, South Dakota

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                  • Easy To Customize
                  • Easy to install
                  • Easy to manipulate data
                  • Fonts are awesome

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                    Best Uses

                    • Business Forms
                    • Presentations
                    • Professional Quality

                    Comments about Adobe Illustrator CS6 for Windows:

                    Broke in the software with some newsletter creation, a few office forms, business cards and stationary.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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