Blast from the past: Adobe Illustrator 1.1

Illustrator turned 25 last month, and to celebrate Adobe has released the original video used to demonstrate version 1.1 of the software.

Illustrator turned 25 last month, and to celebrate Adobe has released the original video used to demonstrate version 1.1 of the software.

The video was captured from VHS, complete with hokey '80s music. While Illustrator was certainly a lot simpler back then, those familiar with the program will marvel at just how sophisticated it was for a monochrome Mac program.


We expect the significantly more complex Illustrator CS6 to be out shortly — want a preview of one of the new features? Check out the video below.


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