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Adobe Illustrator 5.0 for the Macintosh Now Available Disclosure Number: IPCOM000128795D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jul-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Sep-19
Document File: 3 page(s) / 79K

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Adobe Systems Inc.: AUTHOR [+3]


Mountain View, Calif. (July 30, 1993) (NASDAQ:ADBE)

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Copyright ©; 1994 Adobe Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduced with permission. Adobe makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of this material and hereby disclaims any responsibliity therefor.

Adobe Illustrator 5.0 for the Macintosh Now Available

Mountain View, Calif. (July 30, 1993) (NASDAQ:ADBE)

Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced the availability of Adobe Illustrator TM 5.0 for the

Macintosh ® , a major upgrade of its award-winning graphics illustration and design application, in both floppy format and in the Deluxe CD-ROM Edition. Version 5.0 of the Adobe Illustrator program for the Macintosh offers plug-in filters, including Adobe s Pathfinder technology, a powerful set of filters that allows users to modify the intersecting areas of overlapping objects.

The new release offers a host of new features, including layers, multiple levels of undo and redo, edit in preview, custom views, gradient fills with multiple colors, custom page sizes and support for a pressure-sensitive calligraphic pen with variable nib. User interface improvements include floating palettes for paint styles, gradient fills, layers, tools, and character and paragraph styles. Version 5.0 also includes 40 of Adobe s Type 1 typefaces.

With Adobe Illustrator 5.0 for the Macintosh, Adobe is broadening the concept of plug-in filters, which were first popularized in the Adobe PhotoshopTM program, beyond image processing to include artwork or vector objects. In the Adobe Illustrator program, the plug-in filters have access to all objects and text in a document and can be used to modify, select, search and create objects. Adobe Illustrator plug-in filters enable users to search for objects by stroke or fill, adjust colors globally or interactively and perform time-saving shortcuts. The software also allows users to distort paths and objects, perform rounding of corners, or create arrowheads, stars, spirals and polygons, among other capabilities.

Adobe s new Pathfinder technology provides unique capabilities within the program.

With Pathfinder filters, users can create special effects and techniques such as shadowing, transparency and preview overprinting. In addition, Pathfinder filters can Adobe Illustrator 5.0 for the Macintosh Now Available be used to perform shortcuts such as subtract objects from one another or use lines to slice through and divide objects. These effects are difficult and time- consuming to create in other illustration programs.

"Adobe Illustrator 5.0 for the Macintosh is like a whole new program," said computer illustrator Johnee Bee of The Johnee Bee Show, in Costa Mesa, California. "The program has all the greatest features of all the programs on the market wrapped into one, coupled with all the conveniences and familiarity of earlier versions of Adobe Illustrator.

In just a short time using the new program, I d done three new jobs, including a magazin...