Add even more capabilities to your Adobe Illustrator software. Look here to find the latest plug-ins from third-party developers, organized by category.

Plug-ins may also be found by searching our Partner Finder database of developers.

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 6 PerspectiveGrid
Use this plug-in for 3D designs, grids, alignment, and one-point and two-point perspective.

 

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 22 Starburst

Create starbursts, 3D stars, emboss stars, flower designs, and more for Illustrator 10, CS, CS2, CS3, and CS4. The Illustrator CS4 version comes with more layout features plus additional shape designs for stars.

 

Boxshot — Origami

Folds up dielines to 3D objects, then renders or exports them.

 

Comnet — FoldUP! 3D 1.1

Add prototyping features to Illustrator for modeling package designs and other dimensional projects with this third-party plug-in.

 

CValley, Inc. — FILTERiT

This third-party plug-in offers more than 82 stunning vector effects applied in real time at high speeds.

 

ERPA—AiVPack

Create, fold, render, and output for 3D packaging.

 

Esko — Studio

Graphical packaging design and visualization in 3D.

 

Maxon — Cineware for Illustrator

Add and edit 3D objects. Apply your label artwork to 3D packaging or incorporate 3D elements seamlessly into your 2D artwork.

 

Nimbling — SSR30

Deform your straight shapes to the 30° SSR Axonometry.

 

Nimbling — ISO 45

Deform your straight shapes to a 45° Isometry.

Baby Universe —BPT-Pro4

Dimensioning, arc, fillet and title block tools.

 

Baby Universe — EXDXF-Pro

Advanced DXF converting plug-in with various import/export options.

 

Code Zebra, Inc. — Symbols for Illustrator

Code Zebra Symbols for Illustrator provides thousands of technical symbols in architecture, building services, landscaping, electrical, mechanical, fasteners, and general (such as people, vehicles, and network) categories. These meticulously crafted symbols conform to all applicable industry standards, and many libraries contain detailed isometric views of fasteners, mechanical and structural components, electrical connectors, and more.

 

HOT DOOR — CAD Patterns

Add 134 vector-based swatch patterns for design documents. Patterns tile seamlessly and include stipples, crosshatches, bricks, wood grains, stone, tile, building materials, and much more.

 

HOT DOOR — CADtools12

Large collection of CAD precision drawing, dimensioning, and labeling tools.

 

rj-graffix — AxoTools

Project orthographic artwork to an axonometric angle you define.

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 17 PatternPrint
Manipulate pattern swatches and combine them to create graphic styles for use in fashions, tiling, and more.

 

Artlandia Collection

Artlandia Collection is ideal for creating surface patterns, textile designs, endpapers, web page backgrounds, illustrations, and all other projects where repeated patterns are needed.

 

Artlandia — SymmetryWorks

Instantly create live, interactive patterns, designs, and ornaments in seconds. You can create replicas of selected elements. This simple feature is really the workhorse of the new version, and it will change the way you design your patterns.

 

Baby Universe — Grading Tools

Adjust and grade each pattern piece by length, distance, angle, point, and so on. Plus, set formula to grade with your own rules.

 

Baby Universe — Seam Allowance Tools

Create complex seam allowances.

 

Baby Universe — Segment Tools

Measure curves and create notches.

Anastasiy — MagicPicker

Advanced color wheel and color picker.

 

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 2 ColorPath
The ColorPath plug-in set includes grid, spiral, frame/edge, color effects, and line effects plug-ins for Illustrator 10, CS, CS2, CS3, and CS4.

 

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 3 Gradients

Gradients contains two powerful plug-ins for manipulating gradients and creating gradient textures, patterns, designs, and styles. It also includes aspect ratio and transparency with Illustrator CS4.

 

Astute Graphics — Phantasm

Apply standard Photoshop-compatible color adjustments including Hue/Saturation, Brightness/Contrast, Curves, Levels, and so on, as live effects or filters. Plus, create true vector halftone live effect.

 

Pantone Connect

Get any Pantone Color into your artwork, with team-ready features.

 

Worker72a — SepPreview

SepPreview enables users to view and print Illustrator documents as color separations, in color.

Datylon — Graph

Create charts, graphs, and more with dynamic external data.

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 1 Creation

Creation contains duplication, round, and abstract plug-ins for Illustrator 10, CS, CS2, CS3, and CS4.

 

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 7 VectorWand

With VectorWand, you can paint on effects such as scaling, color, rotation, translation, gradients, tints, swatches, opacity, points manipulation, and more via the toolbox; manipulate a single path, multiple paths, symbols, symbols text, or gradients; and more.

 

Astute Graphics - InkFlow

Ideal for vector doodles, flourishes, and lettering. Turn your mouse or stylus (Wacom, XP-Pen, Sidecar, and so on) into a natural and fun sketching tool, while hand lettering just got a whole lot easier in Illustrator.

 

Astute Graphics —MirrorMe

Produce dynamic vector forms from scratch, modify existing shapes, and adjust the level of detail to your work while drawing more naturally in vector.

 

Astute Graphics—SubScribe

Provides simple access to common drawing tasks such as lines to/from curve tangents or perpendiculars and circles and arcs defined by two or three points.

 

Baby Universe — CAD-COMPO

The CAD-COMPO plug-in series supports common drawing tasks, such as adding 2D CAD tools for drawing, saving palettes of the drawings you've created, adjusting and optimizing document passes, and ensuring compatibility of DXF data.

Extensis — Portfolio 8.5 (Stand-alone version)

Want your digital assets at your fingertips, with thousands of graphics, photos, and other digital files efficiently organized? Whip your assets into shape with Portfolio 8.5, an intuitive, powerful, and expandable system.

 

Extensis — Suitcase Fusion

Font management for individuals and teams.

 

Extensis — Suitcase Server X1

A hassle-free solution to managing fonts for your workgroup, Suitcase Server X1 ensures consistent use of fonts, eliminates duplicate font issues, and provides license control.

 

Fontself

Fontself Maker is an extension for Illustrator to quickly turn any lettering into OpenType fonts.

 

Insider Software Inc. — FontAgent 9

FontAgent Pro 4 brings powerful font management to Windows. Many Windows users think they are immune to font problems, but by storing all their fonts in the Fonts Control Panel, they waste system resources, bloat font menus, slow system performance, and risk random crashes.

 

Insider Software Inc. — FontAgent Pro Server 3

FontAgent Pro Server brings scalability, speed, security, stability, and simplicity to the creative community and business world. This third-party plug-in repairs, optimizes, and manages licenses for all your fonts, so you spend less time managing font collections, and your users spend more time getting work done.

 

Insider Software Inc. — Smasher

Smasher, the performance partner to Mac OS X font manager, gives you the power to look deep inside fonts and suitcases to solve problems fast. Fix font display and printing problems, check basic font integrity, clean up font folder and suitcase nightmares, eliminate application crashes and performance problems, find missing fonts, and move fonts between macOS 9 and Mac OS X.

Astute Graphics — MirrorMe

Instant symmetry; apply symmetry to a layer or selection, see the symmetry effect in real time, mirror existing artwork.

 

Astute Graphics — Rasterino

Interactive image cropping, trim blank image areas, relink multiple embedded images, inline editing of embedded images using Photoshop and numerically control resolution.

 

Astute Graphics — Stipplism

Apply live vector stipple effects based on perfect or imperfect dots, or using any artwork symbol.

 

Astute Graphics — Stylism

Advanced multiple offset path (including open paths), block (long) shadows, graphical UI controls for popular native live effects including drop shadow and transform.

 

Astute Graphics — Texturino

Apply repeating and non-repeating textures as live effect, import textures into texture library, brush in/out textures (stylus or mouse) and fade out objects with opacity brush (stylus or mouse).

 

Astute Graphics — WidthScribe

Advanced control of Variable Width Strokes using brushes, "width gradients", multiple width marker selection and numeric control, plus Width Stamp tool for bank note style engraved effects.

 

CValley — FILTERiT

Live Symbol Path, Live 3D Path, Live Tiling, Live Neon/Border, Live Explosion, Live Trail, Live Trail and Fractalize Effect/Filter.

 

CValley — Xtream Path 2

Blowing Effect, Smart Rounding Effect/Filter, Live Wallpaper (Crystalline Pattern), Live Blurred Path and Live Rotate Mirror.

 

MeshTormentor

Creatively and fully control native Gradient Meshes to produce realistic color blends.

 

Wordshape — Kimbo

Tools included: Mirror, Cut, Tile, Rectangle Cut, Polar Mesh, Rosette, Rose (create floral shapes), Wave (create wiggly lines), Grid (create custom grids), Golden Rectangle, Rhombus, Spike (add spikes to selected paths), and Archimedian Spiral.

Avenza — MAPublisher

Seamlessly integrates more than 50 GIS mapping tools to help you create beautiful maps. Import industry-standard GIS data formats and make crisp, clean maps with all attributes and georeferencing intact.

 

Esri — ArcGIS Maps

Data-driven maps; find and add geographic content to your work as editable vector layers and high-resolution images.

 

Kelso Cartography

This cartography-focused site includes links to specialized plug-ins of interest to cartographers.

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Collection
The Plug-ins Collection contains volumes 1 - 23 of Andrew’s Vector Plug-ins for Illustrator. Plug-ins can be used in thousands of ways: creating paths; creating designs; manipulating images and symbols; modifying gradients, patterns, and paths to create stunning paths; and more.

 

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 4 MultiToolbox

More than 13 plug-ins in this toolset enable you to create beautiful illustrations and designs. This set includes interactive and easy-to-use features, including patterns, tile, color, and stroke scaling features.

 

Andrew’s Vector Plug-ins Volume 6 PerspectiveGrid

Use this plug-in for 3D designs, grids, alignment, and one-point and two-point perspective.

 

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 13 Spiral

Create many different spiral designs, backgrounds, sketch effects, and more for Illustrator 10, CS, CS2, CS3, and CS4.

 

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 15 Heart

Use the heart designs in scrapbooking, fashion designs, textiles, patterns, and more. Includes many heart and romantic point manipulation features.

 

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 19 PointEffects

The PointEffects plug-in set combines four plug-ins to manipulate path points, including distortion and warping of paths and points, splitting of paths and sketch, points manipulation, and pie slicing for stunning zoom and manga effects.

 

Custom Flow Solutions — CFS HyperGraph

CFS HyperGraph is a print media graphing automation solution. CFS HyperGraph automatically lays out print-ready graphs for newspapers and magazines. CFS HyperGraph automatically captures current financial market data from sources such as AP, Bloomberg, and others; outputs ready-for-print graphs as EPS, PDF, or Illustrator documents; and places them into Adobe InDesign® or CCI layouts.

 

Eurosystems — CoCut

CoCut offers sign making plug-ins that add powerful vinyl cutting features so you can cut directly out of Illustrator. CoCut plots all your designs with the push of a button. Control your plotter speed, resolution, and knife-pressure on the fly.

 

HOT DOOR — MultiPage

Produce and publish in one environment. Create multiple pages in Adobe Illustrator and export or print multiple pages with ease. Version 4 supports PDF, JPEG, and EPS export of multiple pages for enhanced web and print design.

 

HOT DOOR — Perspective

Work with isometric, oblique, and perspective drawing tools right inside Adobe Illustrator. Draw lines, planes, cubes, and cylinders over an adjustable background grid for high-impact presentations.

 

LiveSurface — Context

Context links with Illustrator to allow you to see your concepts -- from billboards to boxes, stationery to vehicles -- realized side by side, while you work. Create stunning photorealistic onscreen mockups with a click.

 

North Atlantic Publishing Systems — CopyFlow Gold for Adobe Illustrator

Because of its strength in roundtripping text, CopyFlow Gold for Adobe Illustrator is a favorite of translation houses. CopyFlow Gold is most often used to batch export formatted text from Illustrator documents to a computerized translation system, and then batch import the translated text back into its original page location — all while preserving the typographic formatting. CopyFlow Gold works on entire folders of Illustrator documents, cuts production time, and saves time and money.

 

Rorohiko Workflow Resources — Soxy

There’s a common problem when there are multiple versions of applications like Illustrator or InDesign installed on the same computer. Double-clicking a file's icon will often cause the wrong application version to launch. As a result, you might unwittingly resave a document in a more recent file format, which could be a bad thing. Maybe it's a customer file, and the customer won't be able to open the updated file when you email it back. Soxy provides a workaround for this problem on Mac OS X and Windows.

 

Esko — DeskPack

Dynamic Barcodes, Text Recognition (OCR to convert outlined text to editable text), Packaging Preflight, PowerLayout (step and repeat), PowerTrapper (powerful trapping and white underprinting), and Dynamic VDP (create Variable Data Printing jobs on a digital printing press).

 

Esko — Dynamic Content

Dynamically link to external XML data for text, tables, barcodes, and registration marks.

 

FFEI — RealPro Toolkit

Convert Adobe Illustrator into a fully featured, pre-press packaging workstation with RealPro Toolkit - a suite of Adobe Illustrator plug-ins. RealPro Toolkit is compatible with any existing workflows, bringing all the functionality of high end workstations within Adobe® Illustrator®. Features include: file editing and preparation; color management; trapping; and nesting/step & repeat. RealPro Toolkit can also be extended for specialist tasks such as cylinder repeats, patterns, and artwork pre-distortion. Available on Mac and Windows.

 

Ten Agata — EAN13 Barcode Maker

Make EAN(JAN)13 Barcodes directly within Illustrator.

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Collection
The Plug-ins Collection includes all the plug-ins from graphicxtras.com in a single collection for Illustrator 10, CS, CS2, CS3, and CS4, including Zigzag, MultiToolbox, Gradient, Contour, LatticeConnect, VectorWand, and more.

 

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins GradientMesh

Apply basic to extreme warping and color effects to a mesh as well as modify a warp mesh.

 

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 12 ShapeFX1

The ShapeFX1 plug-in set includes a shape creation plug-in for many shape designs plus a warping plug-in for extreme and basic warping of selected paths. Now the shape plug-in comes with additional path creation features in Illustrator CS4 for unusual and extreme path creation and designs.

 

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 18 Contour

Use this contour, zoom, and inset plug-in on selected paths, images, and symbols for Illustrator 10, CS, CS2, CS3, and CS4.

 

Astute Graphics — ColliderScribe

Advanced shape alignment and collision, rotate to/from paths and space fill (automatic shape fitment).

 

Astute Graphics — DynamicSketch

Advanced vector sketching tool using stylus inputs including pressure, or mouse speed, to produce editable variable width stroke drawings. Gesture trim to cut/join paths. Preferences to customize functionality.

 

Astute Graphics — InkScribe

Advanced Pen Tool replacement with comprehensive preferences to define how tool operates, click-drag path reshaping, customizable annotations and panel.

 

Astute Graphics — SubScribe

Arc by points, orient and straighten objects, hover-click lock and unlock objects, create perpendicular and tangent lines along a segment or path and more.

 

Astute Graphics — VectorScribe

Dynamic Shapes tool, Dynamic Corners tool, smart point removal brush, extend or retract paths, reposition points along a path, advanced point and handle editing, and measure any distance on artboard, path/segment length, curvature.

 

CValley, Inc. — Xtream Path

Drag anywhere on a path and edit only the exact location you want with this third-party plug-in.

 

GuideGuide

Create grids and manipulate guides with a consistent UI.

 

Hot Door— Vector Studio

Add stunning creative filters and can't-live-without workflow tools to simple design projects. Eight plug-ins include powerful shape-editing tools, elegant texturing facilities, intuitive and interactive color editing, and workspace management.

 

Nimbling — Clippers

Enhance clipping and arranging objects.

 

rj-graffix — Cleanup Tool

Make path segments straight or gracefully curved, adjust, and align segments to be tangent to their neighbors, move anchor points along the trajectory of their in/out path segment and visually assimilate paths.

 

rj-graffix — Concatenate

Connect two or more selected paths into one continuous path.

 

rj-graffix — Cutting Tools

Adds four tools to cut paths in various ways.

 

rj-graffix — Square Up

Convert a selected path's anchor points to corner points and make segments axis-aligned.

 

rj-graffix — ToolShed

Collection of path drawing and editing tools and functions including Stabilized Pencil tool, Tangent Arc tool, offset open paths, Latitude Lines and more.

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 4 MultiToolbox
The MultiToolbox plug-in lets you manipulate paths, images, and symbols in hundreds of ways. It also includes a points manipulation toolbox plug-in and comes with circular features, paint features, a spiral option, duplication and grids, a drag paths feature, and more.

 

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 5 Zigzag

The Zigzag plug-in for borders and zigzag designs includes hundreds of designs for stunning effects and illustrations.

 

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 9 SymbolTexture

SymbolTexture is a texture-generator and pattern-design plug-in using symbols. Create dramatic and unique texture designs in seconds, and modify the distribution, density, rotation, and scaling of symbols.

 

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 14 StarCauldron

This star creation plug-in can be used to create thousands of different star and shape designs. The Illustrator CS4 version now comes with many different layout features for even more dramatic star effects.

 

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 15 Heart

Create thousands of unique heart designs for Valentine’s Day and romance. The Illustrator CS4 version comes with even more layout features.

 

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 17 PatternPrint

Manipulate pattern swatches and combine them to create graphic styles for use in fashions, tiling, and more.

 

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 20 RandomTouch

The RandomTouch plug-in set for random particle effects in Illustrator combines five plug-ins, including a background plug-in (using selected paths or symbols and more complex designs); a particle plug-in; a plug-in for random clutter of designs such as stars, circles, and ovals; and more.

 

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 24 GXLatticeConnect

GXLatticeConnect is a lattice and grid design plug-in that is packed with many stunning grid designs. Use it on its own or with Illustrator 10, CS, CS2, CS3, or CS4.

 

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 25 GXRain

Create rain, orbit designs, particles, frame designs, and more using selected paths, images or symbols, or prebuilt designs.

 

Artlandia Collection

Artlandia Collection is ideal for creating surface patterns, textile designs, endpapers, web page backgrounds, illustrations, and all other projects where repeated patterns are needed.

 

Artlandia — SymmetryWorks

Making repeat patterns in Adobe Illustrator, ideal for apparel and textile designers.

 

HOT DOOR — CAD Patterns

Add 134 vector-based swatch patterns for design documents. Patterns tile seamlessly and include stipples, crosshatches, bricks, wood grains, stone, tile, building materials, and much more.

Astute Graphics — InkQuest

Swap ink channels, ink channel mapping, ink coverage rendering, quick separations and overprint white warnings.

 

Baby Universe — AIPLOT-Pro

Connect Illustrator directly to a plotter (supports HP-GL).

 

GLUON — Slugger AI CS

Slugger AI CS is a basic automated slug for Illustrator CS that updates important information on printouts.

 

Worker72a — Scoop

Scoop collects copies of fonts and placed image files and extracts embedded raster images, saving them into a new folder.

 

Worker72a — Select Effects

Select art with Transparency, Effects, and Blend modes. Quickly identify objects that may cause problems when printing or flattening.

 

Worker72a — SepPreview

SepPreview enables users to view and print Illustrator documents as color separations in color.

 

Worker72a — WhiteOP2KO

Scan path and text objects in an Illustrator document, including hidden and locked objects and layers, and turn off the overprint setting for white objects.

 

Zevrix  Solutions— ArtOptimizer

Reduce the size of images linked to Illustrator documents by eliminating excessive image data. Automatically reduce image resolution, scale images in Photoshop according to their dimensions in Illustrator and the target resolution specified, and reimport them to Illustrator at 100%.

Scriptographer
Scriptographer is a scripting plug-in for Adobe Illustrator. It enables you to extend Illustrator functionality using JavaScript.

Agfa Graphics — Arziro Design

Complete collection of security design, brand protection, and anti-counterfeiting modules — fully integrated in Illustrator for Mac and Windows— to protect products such as vouchers, tickets, documents, cards, labels, packages, and more.

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 21 Layers
Use layer plug-ins (transformations spread over multiple layers) for animations and more for Illustrator 10, CS, CS2, CS3, and CS4.

 

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 23 Zoomlines

Zoomlines lets you create zoom lines, focus line designs, and dramatic zoom effects in Illustrator — great for manga comics designs, illustrations, and more.

 

Hot Door — Vector Studio

Add stunning creative filters and can't-live-without workflow tools to simple design projects. Eight plug-ins include powerful shape-editing tools, elegant texturing facilities, intuitive and interactive color editing, and workspace management.

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 8 SymbolPaint
SymbolPaint is a painting plug-in toolbox that uses dabs, bristles, and more to paint symbols (such as images, text, pages of text, selected paths, and meshes).

 

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 9 SymbolsTexture

SymbolsTexture is a texture generation and pattern design plug-in using symbols that offers many different options for layers, animations, randomization, and distribution.

 

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 10 SymbolsToolbox

The SymbolsToolbox manipulation plug-in includes spiral, grid, zoom, randomized, and circular designs and more.

 

Andrew's Vector Plug-ins Volume 11 SymbolHeadline

This banner and headline plug-in offers many different options to create stunning designs from symbols in the symbols palette.

rj-graffix — TextSync

Export text objects to a text file where it can be edited outside of Adobe Illustrator, then imported back into the original text objects.

Astute Graphics — Autosaviour

Automatic file save and back-up, plus reminders.

 

Astute Graphics — DirectPrefs

Draw at angles, set keyboard nudge distance, and control guides and grid.

 

Astute Graphics — FindReplace

Locate or select objects based on visual attributes, select objects in complex artwork, replace any artwork with other artwork and create/save searches.

 

Astute Graphics — VectorFirstAid

Clean up vector documents (ideal for PDF and CAD import); convert outline text back to editable text, change text-point alignment without text movement, reduce file size by eliminating redundant information, recover resources from old files.

 

Baby Universe — DB Palette

Database to store any image objects and bring them out easily.

 

HOT DOOR— Control Plug-ins

ArtLabel (display and label object info), NitPicker (find and select artwork using search criteria), FixPix (control points along paths with custom nudging), TimeSheet (log time), ParticuLayer (control layers by defining layer groups), ArtTags (create and attach terms to artwork), and DocLabel (add customized doc labels).

 

rj-graffix — Nudge

Precisely adjust the position of art objects, patterns, and dashes.

 

rj-graffix — ServerLock

Warns a user when opening a file on a shared server that's already being edited by another user.