macOS 10.13 High Sierra is publicly available for all Mac users to install. Adobe has discovered some compatibility issues listed below. For more information, see System requirements.

If you do encounter issues not already documented, feel free to report them on our feedback website.

Known issues

Versions affected 2017 releases of Illustrator CC (and earlier versions)
Operating system macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)

Adobe has discovered the compatibility issues listed below when running Illustrator CC 2017.1 and earlier on macOS 10.13 (High Sierra).

Rendering issues while using brushes and widgets, zooming, and panning your artwork

Due to compatibility issues with some GPU cards, you may face rendering errors while zooming and panning your artwork, drawing with Brushes, and working with on-screen widgets such as the Live Corners widget and the Perspective Grid.

Workaround: Disable GPU Preview; follow these steps:

  1. In the application bar, click the GPU Performance icon  to display the GPU Performance settings in the Preferences dialog box.
  2. Clear the GPU Performance check box and click OK.

Our engineering team is working with Apple to correct the root issue.

Unexpected behavior while using the Color Settings dialog box on APFS (case-insensitive)

When you open your document in Illustrator CC installed on macOS 10.13 (High Sierra), Illustrator applies Emulate Adobe Illustrator 6.0 as the default color setting for your documents. This issue may lead to your new files not being color managed. Also, you may see profile conflict errors while opening color managed files.

Solution: This issue has been fixed in the October 2017 release of Illustrator CC (version 22). Upgrade to the latest release of Illustrator to resolve it.

If you want to continue using an earlier release of Illustrator CC, try the following workaround steps:

  1. Launch Illustrator.
  2. Go to Edit > Color Settings.
  3. Choose the desired color settings for your document.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 on every launch.

EPS files saved on network drives become corrupted


The October 2017 release of Illustrator CC (version 22) as well as the 10.13.1 update to macOS High Sierra resolve this issue. The information below applies only to earlier versions of Illustrator CC and macOS High Sierra.

On rare occasions, EPS files saved on a network or removable drive get corrupted.

Solution: This issue has been fixed in the October 2017 release of Illustrator CC (version 22). Upgrade to the latest release of Illustrator to resolve it.

However, please note that Illustrator doesn't support network or removable drives as scratch disks, or folders of file sync services such as Dropbox and Google Drive. For more information, see Illustrator support for networks and removable media.


Adobe Creative Cloud applications, including Adobe Illustrator, are not supported on Apple File System (case-sensitive).

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