Used by many professional graphic designers and artists, Adobe Illustrator is among the best graphic design software on the market. It can be used to create all sorts of vector graphics, including logos, packaging, billboards, and magazine illustrations.

Illustrator is part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite of software, and Adobe offers several ways to access and pay for it. It’s not always clear, however, which is the most cost-effective route. So, in this article, we explain how to download Illustrator on a trial basis, then we look at the subscriptions and discounts available and any alternatives you might want to consider.

Can I download Illustrator for free?