Adobe Illustrator is 30 years old

My favorite application is Adobe Illustrator, which turned 30 this week. I have used it for decades and still learn new things about it almost evert week. Here's a great video series about the beginnings of Adobe Illustrator. In the first episode, graphic designers talk about Rapid-O-Graph pens, rub-on letters, French curves, and how Adobe worked to digitize those tools. My only complaint is that the series wasn't longer.

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  1. I got sick of paying for CS cloud, and recently transitioned to using a g4 tower with illustrator 10 and photoshop 7. If you need every last cutting edge feature then maybe the old stuff is not for you, but scanning, painting, drawing curves, and laying text is surprisingly efficient for a setup that cost me $50 with a craigslist mac and a scanner 15 years old.

    I'm not in major industries, but for a while now I felt adobe have already created most of what the illustration/photo world need and recent of the advancements have been about survival over function.

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