How to Download and Install Illustrator 2022

How to Download and Install Illustrator 2022
It's been a while since I've been able to work in Illustrator. In fact, the last version of Illustrator that I used was Illustrator CS6. So I decided to share with you the process when starting from scratch with a new creative app.

As you would expect, the first step is to download and install Illustrator. Before we can do that, we need to open an account at and purchased a subscription to Illustrator. Next, sign in to your account and click on your profile picture. In the pop-up box, click on View Account.

On the Welcome page, you will see some links. Find and click on the link for Access Your Apps and Services. Find Illustrator and click the Download button. Once the .dmg file is downloaded, click on the file to open it. Follow the instructions and the Creative Cloud desktop app and Illustrator will be installed. You will notice that a Creative Cloud icon has been added to the Mac Menu bar.

If you are eager to get started or just want to take a look around, you'll see that both Illustrator and Creative Cloud apps are now open. In both apps, there are a lot of options to learn more about Illustrator. Just click on one of the many thumbnail images to read an article or watch a video.

Before we do that, let's take a look around the Home screen. On the left, we have two basic links that you find in every application. You can start a New File or Open a file. Under the Home button, is the Learn button, which will open a screen packed full of in-app tutorials.

Now that using the cloud is so popular, Adobe has included cloud storage in all of their subscriptions. So, of course you need a way to work with these in-the-cloud files. In the left menu, we have a link to your files in the cloud. You can view a list of your own files or files that others have shared with you.

There are a few links in the upper right corner of the workspace. As you would expect, clicking the Creative Cloud icon will give you information about your cloud storage. There is also a What's New icon which will open a pop-up window with animated demos of the newest features.

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