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Illustrator CS3--big improvement on MAC

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by Former member, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. Former member

    Former member Member

    Mar 24, 2006
    Hi Folks, Just upgraded to CS3 this week..... Very much worth the upgrade!
    I run it on an Intel Mac.. and the processing is so much faster than CS2, its ridiculous.
    The Startup screen is still very slow, but besides that its great!!
    You can dock all of the palettes, so theyre not floating everywhere.
    The 3D effects are very quick even if you are previewing them.
    But what I really like is the new Color Guide feature, it generates a "harmonious" color swatches based from any color you choose...really great for print work. The CS3 eps files drop into VersaWorks no problem.
    I didnt upgrade photoshop from CS2 , but it still works seamlessly with the new Ills.
    I'm sure I'll find many new features, but so far its been worth it just for the speed improvement...I'm sure this will hold true for PC's:thumb:
  2. Bobby H

    Bobby H Very Active Member

    Feb 4, 2005
    Lawton, OK
    There's a big difference between Illustrator CS3 being able to run natively on a Intel-based Mac versus OSX having to emulate PowerPC functions to run IllustratorCS2.

    Supposedly Illustrator's code for both platforms has been streamlined a good bit, so the Windows version should run at least as fast as CS2 if not slightly faster.

    I'm looking more forward to some of the additional tools that were added, specifically the tools for manipulating and aligning anchor points. That's been one area where Illustrator had been very deficient when compared to the object editing functions in CorelDRAW. Adobe is finally listening to so many Corel users who also use Illustrator or have migrated completely over to the application.

    It's also very nice that FlashCS3 and IllustratorCS3 are now sharing the same vector engine.
  3. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

    Nov 19, 2006
    Sun City, AZ
    Illy CS3 is faster and the interface is almost identical to Photoshop,

    so for all you Photoshop users who were afraid of Illy . . .

    nows your chance to learn !
  4. Bobby H

    Bobby H Very Active Member

    Feb 4, 2005
    Lawton, OK

    ...so stop designing logos in Photoshop!

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