Conclusion: Illustrator remains hugely powerful, and a tool that is reliable, fast (as long as you have a good amount of RAM), and pretty much vital to any creative pro. The new pattern creation features are a joy to use, and the speed of this version alone will impress any daily user of the app.
Pros: Slick new interface. Fast! Powerful pattern creation tools. Better bitmap tracking tools. Gradients on strokes.
Illustrator CS6 highlights interface overhaul and new capabilities
27 June 2012
Excerpt: (1 items) Adobe Illustrator celebrates its silver anniversary this year, and it’s remarkable to consider that this vector illustration application has been with us for a full quarter-century. Illustrator CS6—the 16th release—cements the app’s longevity with an interface overhaul, engine tune-up, and three major new creative features: Gradient Strokes, Pattern Creation, and Image Trace. Illustrator CS6’s most obvious revision is its refined interface.
Pros: Gorgeous, low-contrast greyscale interface, Image Trace feature is usable and efficient, Pattern creation tools are excellent and intuitive, Gradient Strokes is a phenomenal feature, 64-bit coding delivers performance gains, New panel options help curb unnecessary clicking
Cons: Some basic tools remain too rudimentary, Image Trace can't ignore specific colors, Glitches affect Patterns and Gradient Strokes, Interface is bigger, squeezing the canvas size, Outline mode still not anti-aliased
Conclusion: In short, this is a very good release. However, it's a very important release. It's important because Adobe took the time to update and revise some code that had gotten very old and very stale. It's a new engine under the hood and that lets Adobe do a number of things that have been sitting on the "to do" lists for way too long. People often compare Illustrator and InDesign and say "hey, why can ID to such-and-such but AI can't???
Conclusion: Muster liefert Illustrator schon seit Dekaden, nur ist dieser Vorgang bisher ziemlich umständlich und wenig intuitiv. Die Musterfunktion reduziert die Erstellung eines Musters auf zwei Schritte. Erst definiert der Designer ein begrenztes Grundmuster und speichert es als Musterelement in der Farbpalette. Danach weist er das Muster einem Objekt als Füllung zu. Erst dann ist das unendliche Muster sichtbar.