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Adobe Illustrator CS3 Upgrade from Freehand [Old Version]

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Mac OS X Intel, Mac OS X

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If you own a copy of Adobe CS3 - CS5.5, then you qualify for a discounted subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. Simply provide your serial key for your previous CS3 - CS5.5 product to Adobe, and receive access to your subscription. Adobe Creative Cloud Membership give you access to all the Adobe design products, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and more. Learn more here.
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Product Features

  • Efficiently create sophisticated vector artwork for virtually any medium
  • Explore and apply color variations using dynamic new color controls
  • Be more productive with new and enhanced features to get your artwork going
  • Streamline your design workflows by moving easily between Illustrator CS3 and other Adobe applications
  • Enhance your artwork with professional typography and transparent effects

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Mac OS X Intel, Mac OS X
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • UPGRADE INFORMATION: You can upgrade to this version of Adobe Illustrator CS3 from FreeHand.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: 16001709
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 27, 2007
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,822 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description


Note: This is the upgrade from Freehand version of Adobe Illustrator CS3.

Adobe Illustrator CS3 Upgrade software allows you to efficiently create sophisticated vector artwork for virtually any medium. Access tools quickly and easily, explore color variations, and share files seamlessly between Illustrator and other Adobe professional applications as you prepare content for print, web and interactive, and mobile and motion designs.

Efficiently create sophisticated vector artwork for virtually any medium.

Explore New Paths With the Essential Vector Tool
Produce vector artwork for all types of media using Adobe Illustrator CS3. Discover dynamic new ways to explore, apply, and control color variations; work faster with new drawing tools and controls; and increase your efficiency using new document profiles and the Crop Area tool. Take your graphics to the printed page, websites, video, mobile devices, and virtually everywhere you want to go. See for yourself how Illustrator CS3 lets you explore new paths.

Use powerful, precise creative tools
Quickly explore multiple design options with the powerful, precise creative features in Illustrator CS3. Industry-standard drawing tools, new color controls, and a wealth of powerful effects enable greater creative productivity and the ability to easily experiment. Use new Live Color to explore color harmonies and interactively apply color to any selection of objects. Work faster by controlling path editing and point alignment in the Control panel. And enhance your artwork with professional typography and transparent effects.

Work quickly and intuitively
Efficiently execute your ideas in Illustrator CS3. With easier access to tools and options, flexible and customizable workspaces, and a wealth of timesaving features and shortcuts, you can speed through design and production tasks. The enhanced Control panel frees up screen space and puts more options at your fingertips, while New Document Profiles provide a launch pad for video and other designs. Whatever your final output destination, you can create your artwork quickly and easily in Illustrator CS3.

Enjoy tight integration
Streamline your design workflows by moving easily between Illustrator CS3 and other Adobe applications. Leverage robust integration with Adobe Flash software for your web animations, and preview mobile artwork in Adobe Device Central CS3. Use your vector designs as the basis of DVD menus, titles, and visual effects by moving them easily between Illustrator and Adobe motion and effects applications. And create reliable Adobe PDF files, with multiple pages and layers intact, for high-quality printed output.

Audience benefit

Graphic designers--Adobe Illustrator CS3 software lets you create compelling vector graphics that remain sharp as you scale, edit, and output them to virtually any medium. Instantly convert bitmaps to vector artwork, paint intuitively, explore color variations, design with advanced typographic control, and easily find the tools you need. Rely on industry-standard drawing tools and tight integration with Adobe Photoshop CS3, Adobe Flash CS3 Professional, Adobe InDesign CS3, and other favorite applications to quickly realize your ideas.

Web and interactive designers--Adobe Illustrator CS3 software gives you the power to create compelling interactive vector graphics for rich online experiences. Tight integration with Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Adobe Flash CS3 Professional software enables you to easily design layouts and comps using industry-standard creative tools, and then smoothly move files between applications for efficient authoring workflows to produce vector graphics that look sharp, remain editable, and go virtually anywhere.

Motion graphics and visual effects designers--Adobe Illustrator CS3 software delivers the tools you need to produce innovative motion graphics and visual effects. Integration with Adobe After Effects CS3 Professional, Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, and Adobe Encore CS3 software means you can use small, efficient vector files as the foundation for your designs, and a wealth of industry-standard drawing tools let you explore creative possibilities with ease. Whether you create DVD menus or music videos, station identities or special effects, Illustrator CS3 is an affordable, efficient, and powerful post-production tool.

New in Adobe Illustrator CS3

Live Color
Explore, apply, and control color variations using Live Color, which lets you select any artwork and interactively edit the colors to see results immediately. Use the Color Guide panel to quickly choose tints, shades, or harmonious color combinations.

Adobe Flash integration
Import native Adobe Illustrator files into Flash CS3 Professional, or copy and paste artwork from Illustrator to Flash with paths, anchor points, gradients, clipping masks, and symbols intact. Layers, groups, and object names are also preserved.

Drawing tools and controls
Draw in Illustrator more quickly and fluidly than ever. Easier and more flexible anchor point selection, improved operating performance, and a new Eraser tool help you create artwork efficiently and intuitively.

Improved operating performance
Enjoy more responsive drawing and editing with improved performance in key operations, including faster screen redraw, object moving, panning, scaling, and transformations.

Control panel
Discover more options faster and free up screen space by accessing anchor point controls, clipping masks, envelope distortions, and more from the context-sensitive Control panel.

Eraser tool
Quickly remove areas of artwork with the Eraser tool as easily as you erase pixels in Photoshop, and enjoy complete control over the width, shape, and smoothness of the erasure.

New Document Profiles
Create artwork easily by selecting prebuilt profiles for various types of media, and save custom profiles that specify such setup parameters as artboard dimensions, styles, and color spaces.

Crop Area tool
Define crop areas interactively for print or export. Choose preset web ratios or video formats with safe areas, and set crop marks intuitively. Define multiple crop areas and easily move between them as needed.

Isolation mode
Edit objects in a group without disturbing other parts of your artwork. Easily select hard-to-find objects without having to restack, lock, or hide layers.

Symbols for Flash
Use Symbols to animate repeated objects while keeping file sizes small. Define and name symbol object attributes, and preserve these properties when you take the artwork to Flash CS3 Professional for further editing.

Additional Features

Live Trace
Quickly and accurately convert photos, scans, or other bitmap images to editable and scalable vector paths using Live Trace.

Integration with Adobe design applications
Speed your way through graphic designs and print production thanks to tight integration with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Acrobat software.

Live Paint
Easily paint any closed or partially closed area of your artwork with the Live Paint Bucket, which automatically detects and corrects gaps and lets you interactively select colors from a Swatch palette for faster work.

Advanced typography
Easily create and control type with over 100 OpenType fonts, paragraph and character styles, paragraph composition, underline and strikethrough, transparent effects, and more.

Custom workspaces
Work more efficiently using custom workspaces that display only the panels you need for a specific task. Save, share, or access any workspace at any time, or use workspace presets.

Adobe PDF file creation tools
Create native Adobe PDF files, including multipage PDF files, so clients and others can easily review your artwork using Adobe Acrobat or free Adobe Reader software.

Web and interactive tools
Easily create for the web and mobile devices using vector-based slicing tools, robust integration with Flash, New Document Profiles for web and mobile designs, the capability to preview mobile content in Adobe Device Central, and more.

New Document Profiles for web and mobile devices
Select profiles for web or mobile devices that include prebuilt proportional crops, symbols, and more. Save custom profiles for your projects and clients.

Save For Web/Mobile
Easily export using the Save For Web/Mobile dialog box, which lets you choose from HTML, SWF, GIF, and JPEG formats, along with color count, compression, file size, mobile output, and more.

Adobe Device Central CS3
Create rich graphic content for mobile devices by using Adobe Device Central CS3 to open a specific New Document Profile, and then preview output using the Save for Web/Mobile dialog box.

Integration with Adobe motion and effects tools
Use your Adobe Illustrator artwork in Adobe After Effects projects, Adobe Premiere Pro video productions, and Adobe Encore projects to create DVD titles, animations, effects, and more.

Live Color for motion and effects
Use Live Color to explore, apply, and control color variations for effects. Quickly change colors in your artwork and automatically see the update in Adobe After Effects or Adobe Premiere Pro software.

New Document Profiles for motion and effects
Select prebuilt profiles that include video color profiles, pixel aspect ratios, transparency grids, and aperture settings. Save profiles with custom parameters.

Crop Area tool for motion and effects
Use the Crop Area tool to define working areas on your artboard that are specific to your video aperture, complete with safe-area guides.

Product Description

Adobe Illustrator CS3 Mac Upgrade from Freehand

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