Year/Date of Issue: 2005
Developer: Adobe Systems
Developer site: https://www.adobe.com/en/#
Bit depth: 32bit
Interface language: English
System Requirements: Processor: Intel Pentium III, or 4
OS: Windows 2000 with Service Pack 3 or 4; Windows XP with Service Pack 1 or 2
RAM: At least 256 MB to run Illustrator only, 384 MB to run Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Bridge. For optimal performance, 512MB or more is recommended.
Storage space: At least 820 MB free space
Monitor resolution 1024×768 or more.
Video card with a bus width of 16 bits or more
Description: The program provides powerful creative features: easy access to a huge number of functions and tools, the use of which will help you create great vector graphics for print, video, WEB and mobile devices.
The product is aimed at users who are looking for a powerful functionally comprehensive vector editor and at the same time simple and intuitive – not distracting from the work with the complexity and intricacies of the interface.
Keeping all the advantages of Illustrator CS, version CS2 has received new features. The main ones are:
- Live Trace – “live” trace. A set of functions for quickly and accurately converting photographs, scanned images and other raster illustrations into editable vector paths.
- Live Paint – “live” filling. A new tool that allows you to fill intersecting areas of closed and open paths, as well as correct gaps in vector paths obtained as a result of tracing.
- Control palette – control palette. Illustrator, until its current version, was the only design program that didn’t have it. A long, full-width, context-sensitive toolbar that changes its fields and buttons depending on the active tool or object.
- Custom workspace – customizable workspace. The innovation relates to palettes: you can save and then load modes of their specific state, appearance and location on the screen.
- Adobe Photoshop layer comp support – support for Photoshop layers; the ability to manage visible layers in open, linked, and embedded Adobe Photoshop documents in Adobe Illustrator.
- Adobe Bridge – a new software product for organizing and viewing created works.
- Expanded stroke options – advanced stroke options. Controlling the position of the stroke relative to the path The ability to select a central, inner or outer stroke.
- Mobile content creation – creation of mobile content. Further optimization of the SVG format, which may become the standard for transferring vector images to mobile phones.
- Colorized grayscale – colorization of images in shades of gray.
In addition to the ability to colorize black-and-white one-bit bitmaps, the ability to colorize (with one color, of course) halftone bitmaps has been added.
- PDF / X support – support for the new PDF standard. Creation of reliable, reliable layouts using the new standard.