Adobe® Illustrator® CS6 software is powered by the new Adobe Mercury Performance System so you can work with speed and stability on large, complex files. A modern, updated user interface streamlines daily tasks. Advanced creative tools enable you to capture your vision better than ever.
Join Adobe Creative Cloud™ and start handing off your Illustrator files faster than ever with the new Package Files feature. Creative Cloud members can access the Illustrator update now and start using its new must-have features immediately.
See the top new features in Illustrator CS6
Work with precision, speed, and stability on large, complex files with the Adobe Mercury Performance System. Enjoy a new tracing engine, quickly design seamless patterns, and apply gradients to strokes.
Work fast and with rock-solid stability
Take advantage of a new performance system with native 64-bit support for Mac OS and Windows® to power tasks that were often impossible, such as opening, saving, and exporting large files and previewing elaborate designs.
Easily gather and hand off Illustrator files
Use the new Package Files feature to easily hand off Illustrator files to production, by automatically collecting the necessary fonts, linked graphics, and a package report in a single folder.