The Adobe Illustrator Story – Then and Now

Back when Adobe Illustrator was born, I was still drawing by hand. My discovery of Illustrator started much later. Drawing has been a big part of my life and I used mostly charcoal and pencil for my drawing. Later on I was introduced to computer programs and that’s when I discovered Adobe Illustrator. This really changed how I wanted to create art.

First is was just an exploration but when I took a computer graphics program, everything fell into place. Adobe Illustrator just opened up all the possibilities for my creative expression.

This video about Adobe Illustrator tells the story how a computer program changes the industry and influenced artist. I really connected with it and admire the artist interviewed in the video. It’s well worth watching.

“When Adobe Illustrator first shipped in 1987, it was the first software application for a young company that had, until then, focused solely on Adobe PostScript. The new product not only altered Adobe’s course, it changed drawing and graphic design forever. Watch the Illustrator story unfold, from its beginning as Adobe’s first software product, to its role in the digital publishing revolution, to becoming an essential tool for designers worldwide. Interviews include cofounder John Warnock, his wife Marva, artists and designers Ron Chan, Bert Monroy, Dylan Roscover and Jessica Hische.”

by Terry Hemphill

What do you think and how do you feel about Adobe Illustrator?

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