Version comparison | Adobe Illustrator CS5, CS4, CS3, CS2

Adobe Illustrator CS5, CS4, CS3, CS2 – Version comparison

CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2
CREATIVE TOOLS
Perspective Drawing NEW yes no no no
Bristle Brush NEW yes no no no
Beautiful Strokes NEW yes no no no
Blob Brush tool yes yes no no
Transparency in gradients ENHANCED yes yes no no
Elliptical gradients yes yes no no
Eraser tool yes yes yes no
Live Color yes yes yes no
Live Paint yes yes yes yes
Live Trace yes yes yes yes
Adobe Photoshop® layer comp support yes yes yes yes
Clipping masks ENHANCED yes yes yes yes
Tablet support ENHANCED yes yes yes yes
Graphic styles yes yes yes yes
Adobe Photoshop raster effects ENHANCED yes yes yes yes
PRODUCTIVITY AND WORKSPACE FEATURES
Integration with Adobe CS Review,* part of Adobe CS Live online services NEW yes no no no
Shape Builder tool NEW yes no no no
Drawing enhancements NEW yes no no no
Multiple artboards ENHANCED yes yes no no
Gradients exposed yes yes no no
In-panel appearance editing yes yes no no
Color-blind workspace yes yes no no
New Document Profiles for web, video, and mobile ENHANCED yes yes yes no
Isolation Mode yes yes yes yes
Adobe Bridge ENHANCED yes yes yes yes
Control panel ENHANCED yes yes yes yes
Smart Guides yes yes yes yes
Adobe-standard user interface yes yes yes yes
Selection tools ENHANCED yes yes yes yes
Professionally designed content ENHANCED yes yes yes yes
TYPOGRAPHY
Clean, sharp text for web and mobile devices NEW yes no no no
Text underline and strikethrough yes yes yes yes
Stylesheets yes yes yes yes
OpenType® font support yes yes yes yes
WYSIWYG font menu yes yes yes yes
Alternate Glyphs panel yes yes yes yes
Automatic kerning and optical alignment yes yes yes yes
OUTPUT
Multipage output ENHANCED yes yes no no
Separations Preview yes yes no no
Support for bleeds yes yes no no
DeviceN colorspace support yes yes yes no
Multipage PDF support ENHANCED yes yes yes yes
PDF/X support yes yes yes yes
Resolution-independent effects NEW yes no no no
WEB, VIDEO, AND MOBILE SUPPORT
Clean, sharp graphics for web and mobile NEW yes no no no
Support for roundtrip editing with Adobe Flash® Catalyst™NEW yes no no no
Multiple artboards for web, video, and mobile ENHANCED yes yes no no
Adobe Device Central ENHANCED yes yes yes no
Mobile content creation ENHANCED yes yes yes yes
Integration with Adobe Flash Professional ENHANCED yes yes yes yes
Web and mobile device export ENHANCED yes yes yes yes
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  1. i don’t know with other users but the new version of Adobe illustrator is a bit slower when it loads. “”`

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