from the Publisher:
Illustrator 11 CS software is an essential tool for
anyone who needs to express ideas visually in print,
on the Web, and in any other medium. With powerful
new 3D features, advanced typographical controls,
smooth Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) integration,
enhanced printing options, and faster performance,
this indispensable design tool helps you explore your
creative vision and efficiently publish your artwork
Explore your creative vision
Turn 2D shapes into fully editable 3D objects by
extruding portions of your artwork or revolving
it around an axis.
Add bevels to 3D shapes to create chiseled effects.
- Image and
Wrap raster images or vector artwork around 3D shapes
to easily create packaging mock-ups.
- 3D lighting
Add realism to your 3D objects by interactively
positioning multiple light sources and controlling
Add motion and depth to Web sites by blending 3D
objects and then exporting as an animated Macromedia®
Flash™ (SWF) file.
and live distortion
Easily warp, liquify, and distort artwork any way
imaginable with envelopes and live distortion tools.
- Live effects
Apply live effects without affecting the underlying
artwork, so you can edit at any time without starting
- SVG effects
Instantly add drop shadows, Gaussian blurs, and
other effects to vector artwork that remains crisp
at any size and editable at any time.
Achieve a wide variety of effects by applying Photoshop
filters as nondestructive live effects.
- Blend Morph
one shape into another to create animations, smooth
shading, and complex contours.
Quickly create animated graphics by blending two
objects, using the Release to Layers command, and
then exporting the graphic as a SWF file.
Get projects off to a quick start with more than
200 professionally designed templates and over 100
essential design tools
Expand your typographic options using ghosted text,
transparent drop shadows with soft edges, and other
effects for transparent text.
Simplify cross-platform font management and take
advantage of alternate glyphs and extended character
sets with more than 100 OpenType fonts.
- Text on
Create an infinite variety of typographic designs
with dramatically enhanced options for flowing text
on a path.
- Custom tab
Customize the appearance of tab leaders with bullets,
dashes, periods, or any other character.
Design with expert precision using Smart Guides,
the Align and Transform palettes, and more.
undos and redos
Easily retrace your steps as you work by using the
undo and redo commands.
Communicate data clearly using powerful graphing
tools that make it easy to produce visually compelling
charts and graphs.
paths and opacity masks
Crop portions of a design using clipping paths or
- Magic Wand
Instantly select objects that share similar attributes,
such as color, stroke width, or opacity.
Copy color, text formatting, and other attributes
from one object to another using the Eyedropper
tool, which works just like the Eyedropper in Photoshop.
- Save As
Reuse designs by saving files as templates that
include artboard dimensions, styles, symbols, layers,
- Vector and
Create graphics for any use with full support for
vector-based artwork and pixel-based images.
Move easily between Illustrator® and other Adobe
products using the familiar Adobe user interface.
- Video tour
of new features
Learn how to use the new features in Illustrator
11 CS with the special quick-start training video,
- Text outlines
Turn text into individual vector objects so your
artwork can be viewed or printed by others who don't
have the fonts installed.
- New library
Enjoy easier access to Style, Swatch, Brush, and
- Layers palette
Organize complex artwork with support for unlimited
numbers of layers, nested layers, and layer masks.
Adobe PDF file creation
- Adobe PDF
Choose from three included presets for more consistent
creation of Adobe PDF files, or define your own
Ensure the best results when printing or creating
Adobe PDF files with artwork that contains transparent
elements using Transparency Flattener presets.
- Adobe PDF
Create separate layers in Adobe PDF files that can
be displayed or hidden within Adobe Acrobat® 6.0
software to organize your work or to show different
Apply the same file compression options offered
by Acrobat Distiller®, including the new JPEG 2000
- Adobe PDF-based
Include printer's marks and bleeds in your Adobe
PDF files and share files confidently with service
providers, thanks to more consistent Adobe PDF file
- File security
Save Illustrator files in current or previous versions
of Adobe PDF in combination with a range of security
options, including 128-bit encryption.
with your favorite applications
- Adobe Photoshop
Preserve layers, transparency, editable text, slices,
and more when moving files between Photoshop and
- Adobe Acrobat
Use the Acrobat 6.0 Layers palette to view layers
in your Illustrator file, and create Adobe PDF files
right from Illustrator 8 using options consistent
with Acrobat Distiller.
- Adobe digital
video product integration
Use your Illustrator artwork in Adobe Premiere®
video productions and Adobe Encore™ DVD and
After Effects projects to create title sequences,
animations, and more.
Microsoft Office integration
Export Illustrator graphics in a format optimized
to print and display in Microsoft Office products.
- Adobe InDesign
Bring Illustrator artwork into InDesign layouts
and edit objects directly with the Pen tool in InDesign.
Transparent Illustrator artwork remains preserved
and interacts with elements in your InDesign layout.
- Adobe GoLive
Drop native Illustrator files into your Web layouts
using the Smart Object technology in GoLive, which
includes support for Illustrator variables and optimized
- XMP support
Make your graphics more intelligent by embedding
customized metadata, including IPTC properties,
so that they are easier to track in asset-management
applications and other network publishing-savvy
Intel® Pentium® III or 4 processor
Microsoft® Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 3 or
192MB of RAM (256MB recommended)
470MB of available hard-disk space
For Adobe® PostScript® printers: Adobe PostScript
Level 2 or PostScript 3™