Beautiful Strokes - NEW Fully control variable-width strokes, arrowheads, dashes, and art brush scaling along a path.
Shape Builder tool - NEW Intuitively combine, edit, and fill shapes directly on your artboard without accessing multiple tools and panels
Apply raster effects, such as drop shadows, blurs, and textures, that maintain a consistent appearance across media.
Easily move your vector designs to Adobe Photoshop® to combine intricate paths and imagery, and still retain the editing capabilities of Illustrator. Use slices to define and name graphics in Illustrator, and then automatically rasterize, optimize, and save to a site in Adobe Dreamweaver®. Create complex design elements and motion paths in Illustrator for use in Adobe After Effects®. After Effects retains Illustrator layers, masks, gradients, and effects.