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Illustrator CS6 highlights interface overhaul and new capabilities

At a Glance
  • Adobe Illustrator CS6

    Macworld Rating

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    MSRP: 599

    Pros

    • Gorgeous, low-contrast greyscale interface
    • New panel options help curb unnecessary clicking
    • 64-bit coding delivers performance gains
    • Gradient Strokes is a phenomenal feature
    • Pattern creation tools are excellent and intuitive
    • Image Trace feature is usable and efficient

    Cons

    • Interface is bigger, squeezing the canvas size
    • Glitches affect Patterns and Gradient Strokes
    • Image Trace can't ignore specific colors
    • Some basic tools remain too rudimentary
    • Outline mode still not anti-aliased

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