Adobe Illustrator vs Adobe XD

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Adobe Illustrator vs Adobe XD: What are the differences?

Adobe Illustrator: Create logos, icons, sketches, typography and complex illustrations. The industry-standard vector graphics app lets you create logos, icons, sketches, typography, and complex illustrations for print, web, interactive, video, and mobile; Adobe XD: UX/UI design and collaboration tool. A vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps.

Adobe Illustrator and Adobe XD can be categorized as "Graphic Design" tools.

According to the StackShare community, Adobe Illustrator has a broader approval, being mentioned in 84 company stacks & 61 developers stacks; compared to Adobe XD, which is listed in 38 company stacks and 44 developer stacks.

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Pros of Adobe Illustrator
Pros of Adobe XD
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    Vector Creation
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    Free
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    Reusable elements/components
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    Vector
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    Interactive Prototypes
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    Clean Design
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    Imports Sketch files

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Cons of Adobe Illustrator
Cons of Adobe XD
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    Adobe Updater to slow you down even more
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    Massive disk space usage
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    Expensive
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    No dark theme

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What is Adobe Illustrator?

The industry-standard vector graphics app lets you create logos, icons, sketches, typography, and complex illustrations for print, web, interactive, video, and mobile.

What is Adobe XD?

A vector-based tool developed and published by Adobe Inc for designing and prototyping user experience for web and mobile apps.

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What are some alternatives to Adobe Illustrator and Adobe XD?
Adobe InDesign
The industry's leading page layout and design software enables you to create, proof and publish documents for print and digital media. Ir has everything to create posters, books, digital magazines, eBooks, interactive PDFs and more.
Adobe Photoshop
It is the best in the world of graphic design and image processing software that will realize any of your ideas. Create and enhance photos, illustrations and 3D graphic objects.
Inkscape
It is professional quality vector graphics software which runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. This software can be used to create or edit vector graphics such as illustrations, diagrams, line arts, charts, logos and complex paintings.
Sketch
Easily create complex shapes with our state-of-the-art vector boolean operations and take advantage of our extensive layer styles.
Affinity Designer
No bloat, no gimmicks, just all the tools you need, implemented how you always dreamed. It is a stripped back, pro-end workhorse that will always get your job done. It was created to thrive on the electric pace of the latest computing hardware. Live, responsive and incredibly fluid, it’s simply a joy to use.
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