Learn about new features and enhancements in the October 2020 release of Illustrator on the desktop (version 25.0).
Recolor artwork

Recolor artwork 

Auto-extract color palettes from vector or raster objects and easily apply them to your designs.

Cloud docs

Enhanced cloud documents

Embed Photoshop cloud documents into Illustrator cloud documents. View, mark, and revert to older versions as needed. 

Snap to glyph

Smart glyph snapping

Easily position text and other objects precisely around the boundary of live text using smart glyph guides.

Text alignment

Enhanced Type

Set font size based on height references, align objects with visual glyph bounds, and align text vertically in a text frame.

Recolor artwork

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We've improved the recoloring feature to help you explore different color variations for your artwork. You can now pick a color palette from any artwork or images using Color Theme Picker and apply them in your designs. You can also use color variations instantly using predefined colors from color library or create your own colors using the color wheel. 

Recolor artwork

For more details, see Recolor your artwork.

Enhanced cloud documents

The following enhancements are made to Illustrator cloud documents:

  • You can now embed your Adobe Photoshop cloud documents into Illustrator documents.
  • You can easily access previously saved versions of cloud documents, preview, mark, and revert to earlier versions as needed.
  • You can make your cloud documents available offline.
Cloud docs

Smart glyph snapping

You can now use the Snap to Glyph feature to snap your artwork components precisely with the text or glyph bounds. Simply choose a snapping line option and you'll see the guides when you move objects around the text. Follow these guides to snap your objects. You can also drag and snap a shape precisely with the anchor points on the text.

Snap to glyph

Type enhancements

The following enhancements are made to the text alignment in Illustrator:

Align text vertically

Align text vertically to the top, middle, or bottom of a text frame. For more details, see Smart ways to align your text.

Align text vertically

Font height variations

The Character panel in Illustrator now lets you set the actual font height reference. It is useful when you want to align your objects precisely with the text. For more details, see Vary your font height.

Font height variation

Align to glyph bounds

You can now align objects precisely with the visual glyph bounds. For more details, see Align to glyph bounds.

Align to glyphbounds