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Compare Adobe Illustrator and Sketch

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side-by-side comparison of Adobe Illustrator vs. Sketch
based on preference data from user reviews. Adobe Illustrator rates 4.6/5 stars with 4,456 reviews. By contrast, Sketch rates 4.6/5 stars with 1,061 reviews. Each product's score is calculated with real-time data from verified user reviews, to help you make the best choice between these two options, and decide which one is best for your business needs.
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Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
(4,456)
4.6 out of 5
Adobe Illustrator
Sketch
Sketch
(1,061)
4.6 out of 5
Sketch
Star Rating
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
Market Segments
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
Small-Business (62.7% of reviews)
Sketch
Sketch
Small-Business (52.6% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
No pricing information available
Sketch
Sketch
$99 for 1 year of updates

Adobe Illustrator vs Sketch

When assessing the two solutions, reviewers found Sketch easier to use, set up, and administer. Reviewers also preferred doing business with Sketch overall.

  • Reviewers felt that Adobe Illustrator meets the needs of their business better than Sketch.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that Sketch is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of Sketch over Adobe Illustrator.
Categories
Shared Categories
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
Sketch
Sketch
Adobe Illustrator and Sketch are categorized as Vector Graphics
Unique Categories
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator has no unique categories
Sketch
Sketch is categorized as Diagramming
Pricing
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator Pricing
Free Trial Unavailable
Sketch
Sketch Pricing
Personal License
$99for 1 year of updates
Sketch for Teams
9$Per Contributor/Month
Sketch for Teams
$99Per Contributor/Year
Volume License
$89Starting at
Free Trial
Ratings
Meets Requirements
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
9.4
Responses: 4107
Sketch
Sketch
8.8
Responses: 988
Ease of Use
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
7.9
Responses: 4122
Sketch
Sketch
8.9
Responses: 989
Ease of Setup
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
8.5
Responses: 444
Sketch
Sketch
9.3
Responses: 169
Ease of Admin
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
8.6
Responses: 413
Sketch
Sketch
8.9
Responses: 149
Quality of Support
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
8.2
Responses: 3307
Sketch
Sketch
8.3
Responses: 660
Ease of Doing Business With
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
8.7
Responses: 401
Sketch
Sketch
9.1
Responses: 122
Product Direction (% positive)
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
8.6
Responses: 4101
Sketch
Sketch
8.9
Responses: 981
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of both Adobe Illustrator and Sketch were most often representing companies in the Small-Business segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
62.7%
Sketch
Sketch
52.6%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
23.2%
Sketch
Sketch
28.2%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
14.1%
Sketch
Sketch
19.2%
Reviewers' Industry
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator Industry
Design
14.8%
Graphic Design
11.0%
Marketing and Advertising
10.3%
Higher Education
4.4%
Computer Software
3.3%
Other
56.1%
Sketch
Sketch Industry
Design
17.0%
Computer Software
14.8%
Internet
10.9%
Information Technology and Services
10.3%
Marketing and Advertising
8.8%
Other
38.3%
Reviews
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Adobe Illustrator
Radhika C.
User in Consumer Goods

Some of the format of this tool are very useful for additions and perfections of colors. I can make design much more interesting and beautiful and attractive for my clients. Adobe Illustrator has capacity to work on a large or different files at once...

Sketch
Guy H.
Agency in Graphic Design

I like that the best features of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are featured in Sketch. Illustrator's strength is vector and Photoshop (as far as I am concerned) is image correction. Sketch does a REALLY good job at offloading my Illustrator work, and a...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Adobe Illustrator
G
User in Design

Subscription model of software sucks. I grew tired of the model and instead switched to affinity design. Never looked back

Sketch
Manoj Kumar G.
User in Management Consulting

More easier 3D optionals to be introduced

Discussions
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator Discussions
What are the best resources for learning how to use Adobe Illustrator?
11 comments
Kelsey N.
KN
I got a lot of useful videos off of Lynda.com. You can get a free trial for 30 days. It will also, after the basics, let you detail down to how you want to...Read more
Do you use Adobe Illustrator for web page designs?
7 comments
Kirana K.
KK
Illustrator has, in fact, some tools for web design, you can use them, everyone uses the tool as they see fit.Read more
How to use masks in adobe illustrator ?
5 comments
Paola A.
PA
Clipping mask! Shape over what you want. Read more
Sketch
Sketch Discussions
Is sketch for windows coming soon?
2 comments
JL
Unfortunately no! But there is an app called Lunacy which supports Sketch files: https://icons8.com/lunacyRead more
Can I use this to build simple apps views?
2 comments
Maria Pia L.
ML
Yes! Since Sketch is open source, there are even UI templates available (free and paid) that make designing apps super simple.Read more
How do I install your app?
1 comment
Dante D.
DD
Purchase a Sketch license, then follow the steps to install on your desktop.Read more
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Sketch
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