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Touch Type tool
Design with type in a powerful new way. Characters can now be manipulated like individual objects. Experiment with moving, scaling, and rotating, knowing you can change the font or edit at any time. And you can now use multitouch devices as well as a mouse or stylus.
Images in brushes
Paint with a brush made from a photo. Art, Pattern, and Scatter brushes can contain raster images, so you can create complex organic designs quickly — with simple brush strokes. As with all Illustrator brushes, your strokes can be reshaped and modified at will.
Find the perfect font — fast. In the Character panel, type a style such as "bold" or "italic," a font family, or any other part of a font name. You'll get a filtered view that lets you see just the fonts that match your criteria.
Sync Fonts — part of Creative Cloud — will change the way you work with type. Quickly find the perfect font from the growing library of Adobe® Typekit® fonts, sync it to your system, and have it immediately available for use.
Import multiple files into your Illustrator layout at the same time and with new control. Now you can define the location and scale of your files — images, graphics, and text — and use new thumbnail views to see where each file will go and how big it will be.
Work faster with access to all your controls in one place. The new and intelligent Properties panel shows you only the controls you need, when you need them.
Transform your vector graphics while maintaining a natural look. Puppet Warp lets you quickly create or modify a graphic without having to adjust individual paths or anchor points.
Now Illustrator lets you create up to 1,000 artboards on a single canvas so you can work with more content in each document.
Apply predefined glyph alternates to an entire block of text without having to individually select and change each glyph.
Easier artboard organization
Select multiple artboards at one time, and align and organize them automatically on your canvas in just a click. Objects locked to an artboard now move with it.
SVG Color Fonts
Design with fonts that include multiple colors, gradients, and transparencies thanks to support for SVG OpenType fonts.
Illustrator supports OpenType variable fonts, so you can modify a font's weight, width, and other attributes to create your own style — while still maintaining fidelity to the original design.
MacBook Pro Touch Bar support
Get instant access to core tools right when you need them on the contextual MacBook Pro Touch Bar.
Manage text in Creative Cloud Libraries
Libraries in Illustrator now support text, so you can store and access the passages you use most — like taglines, brand marketing descriptions, and other placeholder copy. Plus, share text between Illustrator and InDesign libraries.
And so much more
Also includes: Faster launch times and greater stability.