Illustrator plugins
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+$Illustrator plugins can save you time and effort. They add onto Adobe's vector tool and can be an extremely useful extra. In this article, we have collated the best ones around. The plugins we've found are unlikely to cause a revolution in your studio (although they might). However, what they will do is help you to carry out certain tasks quicker, and smooth out your workflow – and we all know how valuable that can be.

+$Lots of these were created for older versions of Ai, adding some of the functionality of new versions like插画家CC+$but without the expense of upgrading. While Adobe Illustrator doesn't have as may plugins as its raster brother+$Photoshop CC,+$the ones that are available introduce new tools, effects and workflow solutions into the program.

+$To up your game even further, take a look at our pick of the best免费的Illustrator画笔+$, or our roundup of topAdobe Illustrator教程

+$01. Astute Graphics Illustrator plugin bundle

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+$This bundle of Illustrator plugins from Astute Graphics is definitely work a look for illustrators. There are 16 included at the moment, all with great names and handy functions. There's DynamicSketch for intuitive vector sketching, Stipplism introduces a live stipple effect, and VectorFirstAid deals with cleaning up vector documents.

+$This bundle will set you back $119 per year, but for that you get every single Illustrator plugin Astute Graphics sells, including any updates or new ones released during that year. These add-ons are well respected within the industry, and you can be sure you're getting a quality product.

+$02. Fontself: Make fonts in Illustrator

+$Fontself Maker does exactly what it says on the tin – it turns your lettering into actual fonts. Fontself explains: 'Just drag & drop any letter, icon or symbol to the Fontself Maker panel, and BOOOM, you've just created a font.'

+$03. Super Magic Eraser

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+$This Illustrator plugin is designed to help you crop your images, by automatically cutting and deleting vector objects and paths outside the artboard. It works without affecting anything on the artboard itself, and your work will remain editable after use. The 2019 update introduces a new Crop by Shape feature, which essentially does what it says on the tin – enables you to crops your image based on a particular shape or even masked object.

+$04. QR code generator for Illustrator

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+$This is a useful tool that enables you to create QR codes in Illustrator. It has the capability to create multiple codes at once, corrects errors automatically and has 40 versions of QR code available.

+$05. Cineware For Illustrator

用这个开始3D工作MAXON的免费插件与TurboSquid合作。这款入门级软件非常适合那些过去曾被3D工具吓倒但仍希望尝试使用该媒体的设计师。 Illustrator插件的工作原理是允许用户导入任何内容Cinema 4D文件并调整视图,光照和纹理,以将3D元素与2D设计集成。

+$With Cineware you don't have to leave Illustrator to start rendering. This streamlines the workflow for product designers, especially seeing as changes can be made at any time and the image will re-render automatically.

+$06. Mandala Creator Pro

+$Created by VectorNomad, Mandala Creator Pro is an Illustrator plugin specifically designed to help you create intricate, mandala-style line drawings easily. The 2018 update includes over 70 new patterns – brining the total up to over 170 – and an improved toolkit. you can also make your own designs or combine existing options for something more unique. There's a narrated video tutorial to help you get started, too.

+$07. Gold Rush

Adobe Illustrator plugins: Gold Rush

使用Gold Rush为您的作品赋予优雅的总统外观,Gold Rush是一款提供您所需的所有金属,闪光和金属箔效果的插件。它包含光栅格式的218个样本和35个拉丝元素,非常适合需要一些金光闪闪的东西。

该套装包括烫金效果,皱折箔,金箔,散景,金属漆等等 - 不仅仅是金色,还有玫瑰金,黑色,银色和铜色。

+$08. Magic Isometry Light

+$This handy Illustrator plugin makes it easy to create+$isometric Drawings+$. It operates as a compact panel in Ai, and you use it to add isometric projections to your flat shapes. Other tools include a symmetry function for speedy symmetrical designs, and a reverse tool to turn your isometric design back into a flat image.

+$09. Neon Realistic

+$Use this Illustrator tutorial to turn any curve, shape or outline into a realistic looking neon tube. The process is simple and just takes a few clicks. Perhaps this kind of thing isn't often required in your workflow... but if it is, this handy plugin will be a great effort-saver. It's the work of Leezarius Design. See it in action in the video above.

+$10. Hot Door Control

Adobe Illustrator plugins: Hot Door Control


每套售价20美元 - 或整套装98美元 - 各种插件可以帮助您选择具有自定义搜索条件的图稿,创建用于组织和打印的图层组,以小于1pt的增量轻推图稿,记录您在文档上花费的时间,呼出艺术品和文档属性,并将标签附加到艺术品上以计算和跟踪材料。

+$11. VectorGlitch

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+$Add a grungy glitch effect to your vector art with this Illustrator plugin from Spinturnix. This add-on includes 60 styles to choose from, which can all be applied with just a single click. If you're using it on text and wondering why you wouldn't just go for a layer font, the advantage here is that this plugin will create different glitch variations on repeated letters. It's not just for text, though – you can use it on symbols, icons, illustrations or anything else.

+$12. CADtools 12

Illustrator plugins: Cad12

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顾名思义,CADtools为Illustrator添加了CAD功能。最有用的功能之一是能够将对象和项目艺术捕捉到等距网格上,这可以节省数小时。 CADtools 11还为Illustrator工具箱添加了92个新工具,分为10组。


+$13. Magic Exporter

Adobe Illustrator plugins: Magic Exporter

Jeremy Marchand的Magic Exporter简化了将对象从Ai文档导出到Web就绪的PNG文件的过程。您无需手动切片或隐藏图层来导出所需的对象,您只需标记所需的对象并使用专用菜单将其导出即可。