$19.99 Offer! NEW: Get Illustrator CC part of Creative Cloud starting at $19.99.
If you don’t want to pay upfront for a copy of Illustrator only to have the next version come out and leave you stuck on the older one a few months later? Then you now have the option to pay-as-you-go for a low as $19.99 per month. Even better, if you use Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, Acrobat or any of the other products found in Creative Suite line of products (like all those found in Master Collection), then you can get it monthly for only ten bucks more at $29.99 per month. Follow the above link to learn about the different plan options and new subscription choices now available. Note: The CC updates will be available on June 17, 2013.
Save up to $40! Amazon now has select versions of Illustrator on sale.
The best deal this week on Illustrator CS6 this week is at Amazon.com. Not only can you save up to $40.00 on the full version (which is about 7% off the list price), but you’ll also get free shipping in the United States. If you’re lucky, you benefit by skipping sales tax is you lie in a State where Amazon does not collect. Prices and offers may vary but we expect these sale prices to last through April 30, 2016.
Student Discount Students get Illustrator CC part of Creative Cloud for 40% off.
Are you a student? Have a school ID? Then don’t pay full price with the Adobe Student Discounts. Adobe offers 40% off for students in K-12, college or university the full Creative Cloud suite (which includes Illustrator). If you’re a part-time student then you can qualify. For verification, they will require you to send a photocopy of your ID card, a copy of your transcript or copy of current enrollment. Even if you have a kid in school or are home-schooled, then you can take advantage of this promotion as well! Once you’re verified and you receive your license, you can install the student version on any computer. So what are the savings? Annually, it’s about $440 cheaper than without the discount. Plus, you can cancel your membership subscription at any time. Note: The CC updates will be available this June.
Free Trial Try Illustrator free for 30 days.
If you’re new to Illustrator or if you haven’t the newest version yet, then head over to the free trial downloads page on Adobe.com. There you can try Illustrator or any of the other Creative Suite software versions for free on Mac or PC for up to 30 days. Just before you download, make sure you are on a high-speed connection as the files are large. We just downloaded Master Collection from our cable connection and it took about 20 minutes to install. After 30 days when the trial period is over, the software will automatically lock you out unless you purchase a license key to activate it once again.
When will Adobe release Illustrator CS7?
Updated May 6, 2013: Rumors had it correct, Adobe has confirmed at their MAX conference this morning that they will no longer be updating their traditional, perpetual licensed products. This means that there will not be a CS7 release that you can upgrade to, but rather, all updates, and now the latest features are ONLY available in the Creative Cloud subscription offering (which costs from $19.99 to $74.99 per month). With Creative Cloud, you always have the latest version and never need to pay for upgrades. However, you need to pay monthly to keep your plan up to date and if you decide to stop paying you will lose all access to your Adobe software. Illustrator CS6 and the rest of the Creative Suite line will only be supported with bug fixes. They are still on sale at resellers until supplies last – Purchasing or upgrading to CS6 your last chance to stay off the subscription plan. Learn more about the news at The Next Web.