Illustrator Get Started
Follow the steps below to get up and running with your Adobe Illustrator software.

How to download & install Illustrator


Installing for the first time or on a new device?
Select Get Illustrator on the desktop below to begin downloading on your desktop. Follow the onscreen instructions to sign in and install. If this is your first time installing a Creative Cloud app, the Creative Cloud desktop app is also installed.


Create beautiful vector art and illustrations in Illustrator on the web (beta), now available as part of your Illustrator subscription for testing and feedback. Select Try Illustrator on the web (beta) to begin creating.

You already have access to Illustrator on the iPad if you're a Creative Cloud subscriber. Just download the app and take your creativity to new places. Select Get Illustrator on the iPad to download and follow the onscreen instructions to sign in and install. 

Need help with your plan?

I purchased the wrong plan. How do I switch plans?

Learn how to change to a different Adobe plan or modify the storage or billing frequency of your current subscription.

Why do I have to sign in to use Illustrator?

You need to sign in periodically for licensing validation -- every 30 days for monthly and annual members. Sign-in is also required when you download or update Illustrator. For more information, see Sign in to activate your Adobe apps.

Forgot your Adobe ID or password?

Your Adobe ID is the email address you used when you first started a trial or purchased an Adobe app or membership. Find solutions to common Adobe ID and sign-in issues

How can I get my invoice?

You can print an invoice from your account on For details, see Find and print your Adobe invoice.