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Adobe last November introduced Photoshop for the iPad, and now another major Adobe app is making its way to Apple's tablet with the launch of Adobe Illustrator for iPad.

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The launch of Illustrator for iPad follows several months of beta testing, and like Photoshop, Illustrator for iPad brings the core functionality that Illustrator users are familiar with to the tablet form factor. Illustrator for iPad redesigns the Illustrator experience for the touch screen and for the Apple Pencil.

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Adobe aimed to make Illustrator for iPad intuitive and simple to use without sacrificing key Illustrator tools. Adobe says that while the interface seems simple when you first launch the app, additional capabilities become available as you work. Adobe focused on seamless connections across devices and file interoperability, so files created on iPad can be opened on the desktop and vice versa.

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Drawing with Illustrator for iPad is simpler than on the desktop thanks to the Apple Pencil, making it easier than ever to create graphics. Illustrator for iPad adds new features like radial, grid, and mirror repeat for a unique tablet design experience that makes it easy to create patterns, plus it takes unique advantage of the iPad's camera.

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Adobe says that the launch of Illustrator is "just the beginning" of the journey, with plans to add additional features like effects, more brushes, options to turn sketches into vector graphics, and more.

Adobe Illustrator for the iPad is free for Creative Cloud members with current access to Adobe Illustrator for the desktop, and it can be purchased standalone for $9.99 a month. More info is available on Adobe's site.

Article Link: Adobe Brings Illustrator to the iPad
 

hajime

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It's ok, but for vector graphics, there are a half dozen better apps, designed from the ground up as a touch/pencil vector design program. Affinity Designer comes to mind as a leader in iPad vector tools.

Is Affinity Designer better than this iPad version of Illustrator?

For the iPad version of Illustrator, do we have to pay yearly subscription or the license is perpetual?
 

ArPe

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Nice. Illustrator is exactly what the iPad would excel at. Really helps illustrators who would like to work on something while they are being super casual in bed or couch.
 

Digital Skunk

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EXCELLENT!

Given the progress Apple has made with the iPad and the fact that Adobe is finally making solid business decisions, I think I can keep my fingers crossed for a version of Premiere Pro for the iPad.

Not Rush, and certainly not LumaFusion.

Premiere!
 
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terminator-jq

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Seems like a good app for people locked into the Adobe ecosystem or for those required to use Adobe tools. For anyone else I just have two words: Affinity Designer

One time payment, No account required, fantastic UI, great updates and full compatibility with the desktop Mac version so you can easily pass files back and forth...
 

ruka.snow

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Seems like a good app for people locked into the Adobe ecosystem or for those required to use Adobe tools. For anyone else I just have two words: Affinity Designer

One time payment, No account required, fantastic UI, great updates and full compatibility with the desktop Mac version so you can easily pass files back and forth...

Affinity Designer is indeed better. But you can be sure Adobe are going to push past at some point, or at the very least they still own the corporate workflow. A better tool isn't going to be used if you can use the one that fits into the workflow with your entire team.
 

somnolentsurfer

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Is Affinity Designer better than this iPad version of Illustrator?

For the iPad version of Illustrator, do we have to pay yearly subscription or the license is perpetual?
I've not used this (because I'm not going to pay Adobe's subscription fees), but I'm 100% certain that the iPad version of Affinity Designer is better than this. Aside from anything else, Affinity has complete feature parity between iPad and desktop. And, while desktop Affinity might not have complete feature parity with Illustrator yet, it's catching up and already ahead in many areas.

And, for those asking about InDesign, there's an iPad version of Affinity Publisher on the way.
 
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kumar muthaiah

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Adobe still charging heavily for all its tools! There is a gap created by them! Others will use it! It is bad Adobe so long doesn't care about all customers, and is targeting only privileged customer! They have to face it! The competitors tools are great, cheaper and human friendly! Adobe will be soon like Nokia (yes they are hardware, but for example)! Adobe still not learning its lessons, so it will be like Nokia soon! You know Apple supports Vectornator! It is a great tool and is free for now and hope will not be costly like Adobes tools! Adobes monopoly will end soon! Not alone Vectornator but other tools also there! Better is create a single vector graphics tool with cooperation that helps all in the world and at the same time cheaper! Adobe is also not innovating much! Indian rupees 800+ per month! I don't want!
 
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kumar muthaiah

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I've not used this (because I'm not going to pay Adobe's subscription fees), but I'm 100% certain that the iPad version of Affinity Designer is better than this. Aside from anything else, Affinity has complete feature parity between iPad and desktop. And, while desktop Affinity might not have complete feature parity with Illustrator yet, it's catching up and already ahead in many areas.

And, for those asking about InDesign, there's an iPad version of Affinity Publisher on the way.
I suggest don't given up Affinity or Vectornator can catch up with Adobe tools features! One no need lots of feature only need the needed features! Features is not important benefits is important! Adobe tools are costly and they are not innovating! Adobe tools doesn't really benefits user! Yes those privileged rich peoples can use their tools! Those monopoly tools that doesn't give benefits to all peoples can get out!
 

kumar muthaiah

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Oct 30, 2019
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Adobe illustrator is ₹1,675.60 /mo stand alone! Add that every month! Affinity Designer Rupees 3999 one time purchase i get all the benefits a user can get. I don't want adobe what is the benefit of paying that hefty amount per month? If I go with adobe i need to put all my savings to that company! I think company like these are used to make people debt increase and be like a slave for life! If you see some good healthy vegetables are costly same way some good software tools are made costly so that can increase peoples debt and control them! If people eat healthy vegetables they can get healthy and pharmaceutical companies cannot earn for example! We need to avoid companies like Adobe at any cost!
 

cupcakes2000

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EXCELLENT!

Given the progress Apple has made with the iPad and the fact that Adobe is finally making solid business decisions, I think I can keep my fingers crossed for a version of Premiere Pro for the iPad.

Not Rush, and certainly not LumaFusion.

Premiere!
What’s your beef with luma?
 
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kumar muthaiah

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Oct 30, 2019
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Seems like a good app for people locked into the Adobe ecosystem or for those required to use Adobe tools. For anyone else I just have two words: Affinity Designer

One time payment, No account required, fantastic UI, great updates and full compatibility with the desktop Mac version so you can easily pass files back and forth...
Great you support other tools ! Don't get locked in Adobe app ecosystem! You need to put all your savings in their pocket !
 

kumar muthaiah

macrumors newbie
Oct 30, 2019
26
4
Affinity Designer is indeed better. But you can be sure Adobe are going to push past at some point, or at the very least they still own the corporate workflow. A better tool isn't going to be used if you can use the one that fits into the workflow with your entire team.
Wether they own corporate or whatever if people support it any good tool can be promoted to any place! I feel people as to support good tools like Affinity or Vectornator so that monopoly like Adobe gets out!
 

cupcakes2000

macrumors 68020
Apr 13, 2010
2,315
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Adobe still charging heavily for all its tools! There is a gap created by them! Others will use it! It is bad Adobe so long doesn't care about all customers, and is targeting only privileged customer! They have to face it! The competitors tools are great, cheaper and human friendly! Adobe will be soon like Nokia (yes they are hardware, but for example)! Adobe still not learning its lessons, so it will be like Nokia soon! You know Apple supports Vectornator! It is a great tool and is free for now and hope will not be costly like Adobes tools! Adobes monopoly will end soon! Not alone Vectornator but other tools also there! Better is create a single vector graphics tool with cooperation that helps all in the world and at the same time cheaper! Adobe is also not innovating much! Indian rupees 800+ per month! I don't want!
Continue supporting other than Adobe Tools! Adobe monopoly as to end! Their tools are costly and they are not innovating!
I suggest don't given up Affinity or Vectornator can catch up with Adobe tools features! One no need lots of feature only need the needed features! Features is not important benefits is important! Adobe tools are costly and they are not innovating! Adobe tools doesn't really benefits user! Yes those privileged rich peoples can use their tools! Those monopoly tools that doesn't give benefits to all peoples can get out!
Adobe illustrator is ₹1,675.60 /mo stand alone! Add that every month! Affinity Designer Rupees 3999 one time purchase i get all the benefits a user can get. I don't want adobe what is the benefit of paying that hefty amount per month? If I go with adobe i need to put all my savings to that company! I think company like these are used to make people debt increase and be like a slave for life! If you see some good healthy vegetables are costly same way some good software tools are made costly so that can increase peoples debt and control them! If people eat healthy vegetables they can get healthy and pharmaceutical companies cannot earn for example! We need to avoid companies like Adobe at any cost!
Great you support other tools ! Don't get locked in Adobe app ecosystem! You need to put all your savings in their pocket !
Wether they own corporate or whatever if people support it any good tool can be promoted to any place! I feel people as to support good tools like Affinity or Vectornator so that monopoly like Adobe gets out!
Don'g get locked in Adobe ecosystem! Think about other tools too and how they make your life easier and more cheaper! Do you use all features of Adobe tools? Adobe monopoly is getting worst!
This is called spam! One message should be enough to convoy your hatred of Adobe.
 
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