11 Best Adobe Illustrator Plugins for Designers

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Adobe Illustrator is a powerful vector based program that lets you create and customize vector-based shapes, text, and artwork. Even though it comes with many built-in features there are areas where it falls short. It doesn’t necessarily work with all programs and sometimes lacks the shapes and elements that designers often need. Plugins and add-ons can help add in the functionalities that may be lacking in illustrator. By installing these third-party programs you are able to customize the tool to fit your needs. They not only provide necessary elements but also enables you to work quickly and improve your overall workflow. We have gathered a list of incredibly useful plugins to help customize your illustrator experience. In this article, we will talk about plugins that you can either download or purchase from the third party websites.

1. Patharea

This plugin is compatible with different models of Adobe Illustrator. With this plugin, you are able to measure the interlocking area or a singular path using a built-in feature that is embedded in the software. This way you are able to calculate the surface area of the printed graphic. In order to do this, you have to search for relevant content in the grey dialog box and scan for the right information. This is a free plugin that can be downloaded on their site.

2. Select Menu

This plugin lets users access closed paths, open paths, filled paths, stroked paths, unstroked paths, compound paths, groups, dashed paths and undashed paths on an object. It can also be used for flattening images and keeping transparencies. It is compatible with almost all models of Illustrator and is available for download for free.

3. Vectorscribe

With vectorscribe you are able to control shapes, points and handles more easily. The reposition point tool lets users maintain the shape of the original path, the extend path tool

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