Learn what's new in the latest release of Illustrator.

March 2020 release (version 24.1 (macOS) and 24.1.1 (Windows))

Top new features and enhancements

Real-time drawing and editing

Real-time drawing

Now, scaling of objects and application of effects on objects are not displayed as outlines, instead these tasks will fully render as you work.

Cut, copy, paste artboards

Cut and copy artboards

Use Cut, Copy, and Paste options to create multiple copies of artboards across different documents.

Free distort

Enhanced free distort

Free Distort now lets you modify shapes freely through a bounding box, without any resetting.

Preference and document issues

Reduced document corruption issues

Illustrator will now automatically repair and recover the damaged documents, when possible.

Toolbar improvements

Improved toolbar

Dragging and dropping of tools between the toolbar and the drawer is now easy.


Stability and performance

Better stability performance, and smoother workflows.

November 2019 release (version 24.0)

Top new features


Path simplification

Easy and quick editing of complex paths by reducing the number of anchor points.

Auto spell-check

Auto spell-check

All spelling errors highlighted right in the document as soon as you type the text.


Background save and export

Quick save and export of files. Now, you don't need to wait to resume work on other tasks.

Top enhancements


In-app troubleshooting support

Troubleshooting support right when you run into an issue while opening or saving files.


Faster and quicker effects

Faster rendering when applying Drop Shadow, Blur, and Inner and Outer glow effects.

In-app experience

Onboarding resources

New self-serve learning resources, such as guided tutorials available within Illustrator to help you get started.


Other enhancements

Better product stability, application performance, and user experience.

Previous releases of Illustrator