October 12, 12109

Improved workflow

  • Real time direct editing of objects and styles.
  • Image and vector effects can be manipulated directly on the objects.
  • Improved tools to edit vectors, text and images.
  • Powerful snapping options to align objects and shapes, including collision and formation snapping, guidelines at any angle.
  • Work seamlessly with multiple documents.
  • Multiple views of the same document: edit a symbol content in one, see changes in the other view.
  • Link documents and reuse symbols and styles.
  • Build a hierarchy of multiple canvases and unlimited artboards in a single document.
  • Use the Properties Panel to quickly edit most frequently needed options.

Vector graphics and illustrations

  • Select from a large number of parametric shapes to start drawing.
  • Real vector brushes stretching artwork along shapes.
  • Cubic and quadratic curves with smooth and symmetric corners.
  • Setup corners for any shape, and use arbitrary shapes to create corner types.
  • Powerful nondestructive vector effects to adjust object shapes.
  • Style objects with multiple outlines and fills using arrows, caps, dashes, stripes, variable stroke width, colors, rich gradients, tiling patterns or noise fill styles.
  • Create mesh gradient from any object using the Mesh tool.
  • Setup gradients along or across a shape.

Image effects for vector graphics

  • Select from a large list of image effects.
  • Apply multiple nondestructive image effects on objects or groups, edit and change their attributes interactively.
  • Edit image effects interactively to realize the desired effect, using the Image Effect tools.
  • Apply image effects as adjustment effects: filtering content behind an object.
  • Create adjustment layers using selected image effects.
  • Import and reuse complex SVG image effect hierarchies.

Typography improved

  • Use vector text as shape for objects.
  • Powerful text on path features: interactive positioning of text along a path.
  • Instantly change the vector text baseline to setup a text on path effect.
  • Interactively move and transform individual characters of a text shape.
  • Flow text in multiple frames across multiple artboards and canvases.
  • Embed shapes and styled objects as glyphs into the text.
  • Powerful text styling: outlines, fills, underlines, OpenType typography.
  • Balance multiple columns of text flow.

Powerful preview and display options

  • Preview in vector, pixel or outline modes.
  • Use split view of two preview modes and slide between them quickly.
  • Zoom in over 1.000.000%.
  • Rotate views to arbitrary angles and draw or edit objects at any viewing angle.
  • Edit the extent of sub-pixel division to setup various anti-aliasing modes.
  • Preview colors, gradients and effects in 16-bit or 32-bit precision.

Compatibility and export workflow

  • Import and export popular file formats: PSD, AI, SVG, PDF, Postscript, EPS, JPEG, BMP, GIF, PCX, PNG, TGA, TIFF.
  • AI files are imported in editable form with all brushes, styles and effects available for change.
  • Create slice areas in the document for export.
  • Setup multiple export formats, resolutions and options for each slice.
  • Export all or the selected slices in one step.
  • Save export options with the document and Export Again in a single step.

Editing detail for professionals

  • Unlimited Undo / Redo hierarchy, browsed in the History panel.
  • Alternate histories: select which command to redo.
  • Save undo and redo history with the document, and browse previous history in a newly opened documents.
  • Repeat selected recent actions.
  • Find and replace objects, styles and text.
  • Copy and paste object styles, object shapes, transparency masks, image effects and character styles.
  • Create, edit and use Symbols.
  • Override selected styles locally for a Symbol.

Customizable application details

  • Select Dark or Light interface theme.
  • Customize size and color of indicators used in interactive editing. For example change the size and color of nodes displayed while editing curves and their control points.
  • Set scaling factor of the interface for better accessibility.
  • Setup automatic backup options.
  • Customize colors of guidelines, grids and slices.
  • Customize details of object and curve editing.

Setup custom menu structures

  • Customize the application main menu hierarchy.
  • Customize the context menu shown with quick actions on control-click.
  • Create and share custom menu hierarchies.
  • Instantly swap between previously saved menu structures.

Customize shortcuts

  • Customize application shortcuts.
  • Save, share and reuse shortcut definition files.
  • Instantly swap between previously saved shortcut definition files.
  • Setup shortcuts specific to a context only. For example, a shortcut can have a different meaning when editing text or when editing curves.

Customize and create new toolboxes

  • Customize the main application toolbox.
  • Create, save and reuse custom toolbox files.
  • Create and use multiple custom toolboxes at the same time.
  • Instantly swap between previously saved custom toolboxes or open toolboxes in separate panels.