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Learn how to create a new document, open or import an existing document, and save or export a document on Illustrator on the iPad.
To get started with Illustrator on the iPad, create a new cloud document or open or export a cloud or a local document. All your documents are automatically saved as cloud documents. You can export or publish your documents in a variety of formats.
To quickly create a new document from the Home screen, choose your frequently used preset in the Start something new section. Go to the Your work tab to name it. Your recently used document presets are also available in the Recent tab on the Home screen.
All the new documents that you create with Illustrator on the iPad are by default saved as cloud documents.
To open a document, do one of the following on the Home screen:
When you tap in the navigation bar, your document is saved as a cloud document and displayed in the Cloud documents section of the Home screen. If you're not connected to the Internet, your updates are saved locally on the device and get auto-synced as soon as you go online.
Go to Home screen > Your work > Cloud documents, tap below your cloud document thumbnail and choose Make available offline.
Watch this 4-minute video to learn what cloud documents are, and how they allow you to move freely between Illustrator on your desktop and iPad to work on the same document wherever convenient.