Adobe Illustrator

What is Illustrator?

Adobe Illustrator is the industry-standard vector graphics software that’s used by millions of designers and artists to create everything from gorgeous web and mobile graphics to logos, icons, book illustrations, product packaging, and billboards. 

Cost and Eligibility:

Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe illustrator are available at no cost to all DU students, full-time faculty, and benefitted staff.

Adjunct faculty and non-benefitted staff can request Adobe Creative Cloud through a catalog request.

Features and Benefits:

  • Perfectly scale drawings, logos and text 
  • Work on a desktop, laptop, iPad or offline - all your files are synced to the cloud  
  • Create smarter with features powered by Adobe Sensei Al - automatically extract colors from a photo and add them to your design 
  • Auto-trace a hand-drawn sketch and turn it into a vector graphic 

Why should I use Illustrator?

Beautiful visual design takes any project up a notch. Being the one with the graphic design skills can make you an invaluable part of the team, and Adobe Illustrator is the way to go to build your professional experience with graphics and illustrations.

  • Build your resume, bring some creativity to your course materials, or brand your next event like a pro. Here are some ideas for using Illustrator on campus: 
  • Create logos for departments, teams, clubs, organizations and events 
  • Make graphics for marketing swag and giveaways (stickers, water bottles, t-shirts, keychains, etc.) 
  • Bring a visual element to a group of data by creating an infographic 
  • Build your own personal brand