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The fastest, smoothest, most precise vector graphic design software available for Mac, Windows and iPad.

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### Real-time performance

• Panning and zooming is always live at 120fps • Live gradients, transforms, effects and adjustments • Optimised for documents of any complexity, zoom to over 1,000,000% for absolute precision • Live pixel and retina view of vector artwork, wireframe view, split screen mode • Seamless switching between tools and editing modes for frustration-free design

### Precise vector tools

• Rock solid vector tools that work just the way you want them to • The best pen tool, node tool, curve editing and smart shape tools available • Pencil and brush stabilisation for drawing super-smooth curves freehand • Non-destructive Boolean operations • Live effects, blend modes and image adjustments • Incredibly smooth gradient and transparency controls

### Raster or vector, you decide

• With a single tap switch between vector and raster workspaces • Use the strengths of vector and raster behaviours for the best of both worlds • High quality raster tools for texturing, masking and finishing artwork. Create your own brushes too • True creative freedom not found in other apps

### Sophisticated typography

• Flexible text handling including comprehensive support for OpenType • Artistic text and text frames • Full control over character and paragraph styles • Flow text along any drawn path


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