[NPL] Adobe Announces Illustrator 8.0
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

[NPL] Adobe Announces Illustrator 8.0

Press/Analyst Contact:
Jill Nakashima
Adobe Systems Incorporated
408.536.4288
jnakashi@adobe.com
http://www.adobe.com/

For Immediate Release

Adobe Announces Illustrator 8.0
Industry-Standard Illustration Software Redefines Computer Drawing

San Jose, Calif., (August 24, 1998) (Nasdaq: ADBE) - Adobe Systems
Incorporated today announced Adobe Illustrator 8.0, a powerful,
innovative upgrade that spans the creative needs of professional designers
and business users. This exciting upgrade redefines computer drawing by
offering groundbreaking creativity tools which produce effects never before
seen in a computer drawing application. Illustrator 8.0 software
successfully combines the control and precision of computer drawing with
results closer to those achieved using more traditional methods. Version
8.0 also boasts improved productivity and ease-of-use.

Illustrator 8.0, together with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe
ImageReady, and Adobe Premiere software, forms an exceptional, tightly
integrated suite of graphics tools for print, Web and video production.
Illustrator 8.0 will be shown in the Adobe booth at the Seybold San
Francisco show September 1-3 and is expected to begin shipping in September
1998.

Superior Integration with Adobe Products and Other Software Tools More than
80% of Illustrator customers rely on at least one other Adobe tool, such as
Photoshop or PageMaker. To help users learn faster and work more
efficiently, Adobe has designed its professional graphics products to work
smoothly together by offering common tools, menus, palettes, and keyboard
shortcuts. Illustrator 8.0 reinforces this integration by incorporating
"Adobe Original" features - such as the Actions Palette, the Navigator
Palette, Free Transform, and the Links Palette - which are available only
in other Adobe applications. For example, Illustrator 8.0 software can now
preserve layers when exporting to Photoshop allowing users to enhance and
manipulate these layers in Photoshop, ImageReady, or Adobe After Effects.

"All of the gorgeous bells and whistles of Illustrator aside, Illustrator
remains faithful to one basic premise: it's a production tool that
integrates seamlessly with my other core Adobe applications," says Eve
Elberg, a graphic designer & multimedia instructor in New York City.
"Without this, there would be no way I could accomplish what I do."

Productivity Enhancements for Faster, High-Quality Results Everyone - from
graphics professionals to Web designers to corporate users - can appreciate
being able to complete projects more quickly. Illustrator 8.0 delivers an
arsenal of new productivity features that help users meet deadlines without
compromising high-quality results. In addition to implementing more than
100 productivity enhancements in response to customer requests, Illustrator
8.0 has several major new features like the Actions palette, the Text
Eyedropper tool, and Smart Guides that offer tremendous productivity gains
that can save literally hundreds of hours for users.

At MAGELLAN Geographix in Santa Barbara, cartographers rely on Adobe
Illustrator because they can be asked to deliver the world in a week. An
official state map of California recently took a half dozen designers 800
hours. "Without the new features and enhancements in Illustrator 8.0,
creating a map of California could easily have taken us an additional 300
hours," says Rick Woods, vice president of business development.
"Illustrator 8.0 is the ideal software for us; it makes us more productive
and lets us deliver a map to any of our clients under the tightest
deadlines, no matter what platform they work on or what software they use."

Creativity Tools that Help Express Ideas in Ways Never Before Possible The
boldest innovations in Adobe Illustrator 8.0 software are powerful new
creativity tools not available in other illustration programs. Four new
types of live brushes -Art, Scatter, Calligraphic, and Pattern brushes -
stretch and scatter art and calligraphic strokes along easily editable
paths with precision and control. Users can begin working immediately with
approximately 800 professionally designed brushes that will ship with the
product, or they can easily create their own.

The Gradient Mesh tool is another unique feature that lets users blend
multiple colors in multiple directions and achieve painterly shading
effects not previously possible using illustration software.

"The Gradient Mesh tool opens up a whole new world of possibilities for
creating backgrounds and effects," says Steve Larracey, senior art director
at Ropkey Graphics in Indianapolis. "This new feature and many others give
us ways to express our ideas we've never had before in an illustration
program. Tools like Gradient Mesh and Live Brushes are invaluable as our
creative division grows. We want to help our clients stand out in the
crowd. Illustrator 8.0 just made that a lot easier."

Accessible Tools for a More Intuitive Creative Process Illustrator 8.0
software provides innovative new tools that make the application easier to
use for professional designers and business users alike. The unique Pencil
tool lets users draw paths onscreen as simply as with pencil on paper.
Curves are smoother than previously possible, and editing paths is as
effortless as drawing a line. Bounding Box editing and new Smooth and Erase
tools also help users easily edit their work.

"With Illustrator 8.0, a novice can pick up the new Pencil tool or one of
the new brushes and dive right in," says Lyn Bishop, creative director for
Zama Online Design in Sunnyvale, California. "The types of powerful,
intuitive tools offered in Illustrator 8.0 make it much easier for both new
and longtime users to quickly take advantage of innovative new features and
still achieve the same professional-quality results."

Pricing and Availability
Illustrator 8.0 software is expected to ship in North America in September
for an estimated street price of $375 (U.S.) Registered users of any
version of Adobe Illustrator can upgrade for $129 (U.S.) Additionally, in
the U.S. and Canada, all registered users of Photoshop and PageMaker and
users of other illustration software programs such as CorelDRAW, Macromedia
Freehand, can purchase Illustrator 8.0 for only $199 (U.S.) with proof of
purchase. Customers in the U.S. and Canada who purchased Illustrator 7.0
after July 23rd, are eligible to receive a free upgrade to Illustrator 8.0
with proof of purchase. For information, customers can call Adobe at (800)
649-3875.

French and German versions of Adobe Illustrator 8.0 are expected to ship
within 15 days of the initial release. A Japanese version is in development
and is expected to ship in the fourth quarter of 1998. Availability,
pricing, upgrade, and support policies for localized language versions will
be announced separately. For a complete listing of Adobe international
distributors, please see http://www.adobe.com/international/intlsales.html
on the World Wide Web.

Based in San Jose, California, Adobe Systems Incorporated develops and
supports products to help people express and use information in more
imaginative and meaningful ways across print and electronic media.

Adobe Systems Incorporated
345 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA 95118

 

Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

FileZilla 3.24.0 - Fast and reliable FTP...
FileZilla (ported from Windows) is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface. Version 3.24.0: New The context menu for remote file search... Read more
Bookends 12.7.8 - Reference management a...
Bookends is a full-featured bibliography/reference and information-management system for students and professionals. Bookends uses the cloud to sync reference libraries on all the Macs you use.... Read more
Duplicate Annihilator 5.8.3 - Find and d...
Duplicate Annihilator takes on the time-consuming task of comparing the images in your iPhoto library using effective algorithms to make sure that no duplicate escapes. Duplicate Annihilator detects... Read more
BusyContacts 1.1.6 - Fast, efficient con...
BusyContacts is a contact manager for OS X that makes creating, finding, and managing contacts faster and more efficient. It brings to contact management the same power, flexibility, and sharing... Read more
MarsEdit 3.7.10 - Quick and convenient b...
MarsEdit is a blog editor for OS X that makes editing your blog like writing email, with spell-checking, drafts, multiple windows, and even AppleScript support. It works with with most blog services... Read more
BusyCal 3.1.4 - Powerful calendar app wi...
BusyCal is an award-winning desktop calendar that combines personal productivity features for individuals with powerful calendar sharing capabilities for families and workgroups. Its unique features... Read more
VirtualBox 5.1.14 - x86 virtualization s...
VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers... Read more
Bookends 12.7.8 - Reference management a...
Bookends is a full-featured bibliography/reference and information-management system for students and professionals. Bookends uses the cloud to sync reference libraries on all the Macs you use.... Read more
VirtualBox 5.1.14 - x86 virtualization s...
VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers... Read more
FileZilla 3.24.0 - Fast and reliable FTP...
FileZilla (ported from Windows) is a fast and reliable FTP client and server with lots of useful features and an intuitive interface. Version 3.24.0: New The context menu for remote file search... Read more

Super Mario Run dashes onto Android in M...
Super Mario Run was one of the biggest mobile launches in 2016 before it was met with a lukewarm response by many. While the game itself plays a treat, it's pretty hard to swallow the steep price for the full game. With that said, Android users... | Read more »
WarFriends Beginner's Guide: How to...
Chillingo's new game, WarFriends, is finally available world wide, and so far it's a refreshing change from common mobile game trends. The game's a mix of tower defense, third person shooter, and collectible card game. There's a lot to unpack here... | Read more »
Super Gridland (Entertainment)
Super Gridland 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Entertainment Price: $1.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Match. Build. Survive. "exquisitely tuned" - Rock Paper Shotgun No in-app purches, and no ads! | Read more »
Red's Kingdom (Games)
Red's Kingdom 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Mad King Mac has kidnapped your father and stolen your golden nut! Solve puzzles and battle goons as you explore and battle your... | Read more »
Turbo League Guide: How to tame the cont...
| Read more »
Fire Emblem: Heroes coming to Google Pla...
Nintendo gave us our first look at Fire Emblem: Heroes, the upcoming mobile Fire Emblem game the company hinted at last year. Revealed at the Fire Emblem Direct event held today, the game will condense the series' tactical RPG combat into bite-... | Read more »
ReSlice (Music)
ReSlice 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Music Price: $9.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: Audio Slice Machine Slice your audio samples with ReSlice and create flexible musical atoms which can be triggered by MIDI notes or... | Read more »
Stickman Surfer rides in with the tide t...
Stickson is back and this time he's taken up yet another extreme sport - surfing. Stickman Surfer is out this Thursday on both iOS and Android, so if you've been following the other Stickman adventures, you might be interested in picking this one... | Read more »
Z-Exemplar (Games)
Z-Exemplar 1.4 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $3.99, Version: 1.4 (iTunes) Description: | Read more »
5 dastardly difficult roguelikes like th...
Edmund McMillen's popular roguelike creation The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth has finally crawled onto mobile devices. It's a grotesque dual-stick shooter that tosses you into an endless, procedurally generated basement as you, the pitiable Isaac,... | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Twelve South Releases RelaxedLeather Cases fo...
Inspired by the laid-back luxury of burnished leather boots and crafted in rich tones of taupe, herb and marsala, RelaxedLeather cases deliver smart, easy protection for the iPhone 7. Each genuine... Read more
Week’s Best Deal: New 2016 13-inch 2.0GHz Mac...
Amazon has the new 2016 13″ 2.0GHz non-Touch Bar MacBook Pros on sale for a limited time for $225 off MSRP including free shipping: - 13″ 2.0GHz MacBook Pro, Space Gray (MLL42LL/A): $1274.99 $225 off... Read more
Back in stock: Apple refurbished Mac minis fr...
Apple has Certified Refurbished Mac minis available starting at $419. Apple’s one-year warranty is included with each mini, and shipping is free: - 1.4GHz Mac mini: $419 $80 off MSRP - 2.6GHz Mac... Read more
Apple Ranked ‘Most Intimate Brand’
The top ranked ‘”intimate” brands continued to outperform the S&P and Fortune 500 indices in revenue and profit over the past 10 years, according to MBLM’s Brand Intimacy 2017 Report, the largest... Read more
B-Eng introduces SSD Health Check for Mac OS
Fehraltorf, Switzerland based independant Swiss company- B-Eng has announced the release and immediate availability of SSD Health Check 1.0, the company’s new hard drive utility for Mac OS X. As the... Read more
Apple’s Education discount saves up to $300 o...
Purchase a new Mac or iPad using Apple’s Education Store and take up to $300 off MSRP. All teachers, students, and staff of any educational institution qualify for the discount. Shipping is free: -... Read more
4-core 3.7GHz Mac Pro on sale for $2290, save...
Guitar Center has the 3.7GHz 4-core Mac Pro (MD253LL/A) on sale for $2289.97 including free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Their price is a $710 savings over standard MSRP for... Read more
128GB Apple iPad Air 2, refurbished, availabl...
Apple has Certified Refurbished 128GB iPad Air 2s WiFis available for $419 including free shipping. That’s an $80 savings over standard MSRP for this model. A standard Apple one-year warranty is... Read more
13-inch 2.7GHz Retina MacBook Pro on sale for...
B&H Photo has the 2015 13″ 2.7GHz/128GB Retina Apple MacBook Pro on sale for $100 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges NY tax only: - 13″ 2.7GHz/128GB Retina MacBook Pro (MF839LL/A): $... Read more
Laptop Market – Flight To Quality? – The ‘Boo...
Preliminary quarterly PC shipments data released by Gartner Inc. last week reveal an interesting disparity between sales performance of major name PC vendors as opposed to that of less well-known... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* MAC Infrastructure Engineer - InnoCo...
Summary: Responsible for all aspects of Apple Desktop hardware. This includes research, design, test, and deploy technologies being researched by the desktop Read more
*Apple* & PC Desktop Support Technician...
Apple & PC Desktop Support Technician job in Manhattan, NY Introduction: We have immediate job openings for several Desktop Support Technicians with one of our most Read more
Senior Workstation Administrator - *Apple*...
…with extraordinary HR. QualificationsJOB SUMMARY/OVERVIEWThe Senior Workstation Administrator - Apple supports the mission of TriNet by providing advanced level Read more
Intermediate *Apple* macOS Systems Integrat...
**Position Summary:** SC3 is actively seeking an Intermediate Apple macOS systems integration administrator that will be responsible for providing Apple Mac Read more
*Apple* & PC Desktop Support Technician...
Apple & PC Desktop Support Technician job in Los Angeles, CA Introduction: We have immediate job openings for several Desktop Support Technicians with one of our Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.