Huge List of Adobe Illustrator Plugins & Filters & Tools

Huge Mega List of Adobe Illustrator Plugins, Filters, and Tools

List of Adobe Illustrator Plugins and Filters and Tools

If you are an Adobe Illustrator user, then this mega-list of Adobe Illustrator Plug-ins is just what you are looking for. Enjoy! Also visit our Mega List of Free Adobe Photoshop Filters and Plug-ins.

3D Invigorator Plugins for Macs (Zaxwerks) - The Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator is a revolutionary new Xtra (Plug-in) for artists and designers wishing to incorporate 3D elements into web sites, print illustration and graphic design work. 3D Invigorator allows the user to take any Freehand, Illustrator or Vector clip art or Type 1 font, turn it into an ornamental 3D model, light it, cast reflections upon it, and render it complete with soft shadows, at any dpi.

3D Tiger Plugin for Illustrator (Japanese Site with English Version) (Mac and Windows) - 3D-Tiger is an Adobe Illustrator plug-in software that can be used to create high-quality illustrations easily and efficiently. 3D-TIGER can import many kinds of 3D model data formats such as - DXF, DWG, OBJ, VRML, IGES, STL and XVL into an Adobe Illustrator work session.

Vertigo 3D Words - Vertigo 3D Words is the first tool that lets Adobe Illustrator users add real 3D text to their designs. With an interface that looks and feels just like Illustrator, Words allows you to create text, choose your font, color your text and move it along a true 3D path. Currently only compatible with Illustrator 7 through 9 - update for Illustrator 10 coming soon…

3D PopArt 2.0 - Vertigo’s 3D PopArt 2.0 is a great tool. From simple, extruded logos and text, to impossibly complex, delicately shaded objects, PopArt 2.0 gives you the power to create never before seen Illustrator graphics! Version 2.0 now features 360 degree light control, the ability to save and restore settings, z-axis rotation and the very powerful perspective control.

AI to XAML - A freely available plug-in that enables Adobe® Illustrator® to export WPF and WPF/E compatible XAML.

Agamik Barcode Plugins for Adobe Illustrator (Windows and Mac) - Add a Barcode Plug-In to your Illustrator Filters Menu.

Alien Palette Plugin (Windows and PC) - Alien Palette is a plugin filter for Adobe Illustrator that serves no practical purpose whatsoever. The floating palette displays a picture, allegedly a photograph of an actual alien captured in a crash at Roswell, New Mexico–the same picture used on about a hundred UFO Internet sites. It can be docked with other palettes. Great company when working on all-nighters. This version is not animated, so if you see it move you need to take a break. Soon.

Al-Rassam Al-Arabi Illustrator Plugins - Type and edit Arabic text and export it to non-Arabic applications, such as Adobe Illustrator

Andrew’s Vector Plugins Collection (PC Version), for Illustrator CS3 CS2 CS1 10 - Plugins include contour plugins, star plugins, mesh plugins, gradients plugins, toolkits to manipulate paths, zigzag tool, paint effect plugin, symbol painter plugin, heart design plugin, shapes plugin, pattern manipulation plugin … $90 Or buy them individually -
25] GXRain plug-in : Rain, line, abstract, orbital and frames plug-in
24] GXLatticeConnect plug-in : Lattice, grid and abstract designs plug-in
23] Zoomlines plug-in : Zoom lines plug-in for stunning focus line effects for manga comics
22] Starburst plug-in : Starburst plug-in for stunning star, starburst, flower and 3D designs
21] Layers plug-ins : Layers plug-ins for layers, animations and transforms
20] RandomTouch plug-ins : 4 Random effects plug-ins including sprays + backgrounds
19] PointsEffect plug-ins : 4 Plug-ins for distortion, point manipulation, slicing and path sketches
18] Contour plug-in : Contour effects plug-in for zoom effects, blur, insets & dynamic designs
17] PatternPrint plug-in : Manipulate patterns swatches plug-in + bonus pattern swatches
16] GradientMesh plug-in : Color and warp mesh plug-in tool.
15] Heart plug-in : Heart Design plug-in for 100s of heart designs, valentines and romance
14] StarCauldron plug-in : Create 1000s of star and star burst designs
13] Spiral plug-in : Spiral plug-in for stunning spiral path designs
12] ShapeFX1 plug-ins : ShapeFX1 plug-in + extreme warping plug-in
11] Headline plug-in : Symbol Banners plug-in to create designs from symbols
10] Toolbox plug-ins : Toolbox plug-in to manipulate symbols
9] SymbolTexture plug-in : Plug-in set for abstract art designs, animations, backgrounds…
8] SymbolPaint plug-in : Painting toolbox plug-in for painting with symbols (images etc)
7] VectorWand plug-ins : Paint on effects toolbox plug-in such as scaling, rotation, color, tints..
6] PerspectiveGrid plug-in : PerspectiveGrid 3D / grid design plug-in for 1 point and 2 point perspective
5] Zigzag tool plug-in : Toolbox plugin for 1000s of zigzag designs and borders
4] MultiToolbox plug-ins : 13 Power toolkit for paint, spirals, duplications + others + points plug-in
3] Gradients plug-ins : 2 Gradient plug-ins to manipulate gradients + create colorful graphic styles
2] ColorPath plug-ins : Spiral plug-in, grid plug-in, lines plug-in, frame plug-in & color plug-ins
1] Creation plug-ins : 5 plug-ins for duplications, linear and circular + abstract line plug-in
Art Files Illustrator Plugins - Art Files currently supports scanning and collecting Illustrator (.ai) documents (versions 8, 9, 10, CS and CS2).

Arrowheads (Mac and PC) - Arrowheads creates arrowheads on the end of an open path, sized for 7 point type. Will optionally create a white halo behind it so it stands out from the background. Update to the plugin in the Freebie Filter

The Artlandia Collection - The Artlandia Collection is ideal for creating surface patterns, textile designs, endpapers, web page backgrounds, illustrations, and all other projects where repeated patterns are needed. Compatible with Illustrator 10 and CS.

Artlandia SymmetryWorks - Artlandia SymmetryWorks is an Adobe Illustrator plug-in that lets you make repeat patterns in seconds. SymmetryWorks takes the selected part of your artwork and automatically applies all the necessary rotations, reflections, and other transformations to create a pattern. Then, the plug-in keeps all elements of the pattern hot-linked to your original artwork. As soon as you modify the original, the plug-in immediately updates the pattern. It’s like you magically edit dozens of elements at once.

Art Files - Art Files is a stand-alone application that takes the tedious task of collecting Illustrator documents, linked images and fonts for graphics files and turns it into a simple point & click operation. Rather than focus on the in-depth “preflight” nitty-gritty that other applications have done in the past, Art Files focuses on gathering just the information you need to get your files packaged up for your service provider.

Art Library Adobe Illustrator Plugin (Mac and Windows) - The ArtLibrary module lets you produce an unlimited number of drawings and artwork libraries in Adobe Illustrator. All that you need to do is drop a drawing, or part of a sketch, into Illustrator to start creating new styles from existing base forms.

Applicraft CADgate Plugin for Illustrator - AppliCraft CADgate offers additional import/export control CADgate, developed by AppliCraft, adds specific CAD import and export options into Adobe Illustrator 8, 9, 10 and CS.

AvecFlash Plugin Tools for Illustrator (French Site in English) - Many Plugins - too many to point out.

Baby Universe Plugins for Illustrator - This site includes the following Illustrator plugins: DB Palette, BPT-Pro2, and EXDXF-Pro2. DB Palette is a very convenient tool for all Illustrator users. It is not just an image registration palette - it can bundle all images together (including linked files such as EPS) and export them into one folder for when you take to the printing company. DB Palette is also an advanced Plug-In software program that people working with Illustrator can use to share image files created in DB Palette within the network. BPT-Pro2 2D CAD Plugin for Adobe Illustrator equipped with 8 kinds and 17 pieces of highly functional tools, and including a BPT (Blueprint) information palette that integrates with Illustrator information palette. BPT-Pro2 enables you to measure the dimension of all or parts of the segment, free curves and lines in a second. (Macintosh / Windows). EXDXF-Pro2 DXF file converter Plugin for Adobe Illustrator, which can convert files and make them compatible with Adobe Illustrator and CAD (DXF). EXDXF-Pro2 supports industry standard formats including JW-CAD, R12, R

Better Handles - Better Handles is an Adobe Illustrator tool for creating and editing bezier curve handles. Can be used for Adobe Illustrator 10, CS, CS2, and CS3. Also available for both Macs and PCs.

BPT-Pro2 - BPT-Pro2 makes Adobe Illustrator a highly functional 2D-CAD program, equipped with eight types and 17 different tools, all accessed through the Illustrator toolbox with a convenient information palette. Easily display the dimensions of objects with free curved lines, and measure everything from the segment of an object, to the object itself, and even groups of objects.

CADgate 2 - CADgate 2, developed by AppliCraft, improves CAD import and export for Adobe Illustrator CS2. Internal tests showed preservation of spline and dashed line data unique with CADgate 2. CADgate includes support for IGES, DXF, and DWG files (R12, R13, R14, and AutoCAD 2000), popular formats in the CAD industry.

CADpatterns for Adobe Illustrator 10, CS, CS2 and CS3 - Hot Door CADpatterns add 134 vector-based swatch patterns for design documents. All CADpatterns are in Illustrator format for easy editing and colorizing inside Adobe Illustrator for Mac or Windows.

CAD Tools 5- Hot Door CADtools 5 allows llustrator users to draw in any scale, dimension artwork with a mouse click, and numerically control size and location of objects or points. Just click-drag with CADtools 5 to make design work easy and elegant - right inside Adobe Illustrator. Illustrator CS3 has increased performance and DXF/DWG compatibility to make CADtools 5 a perfect solution for design professionals.
ClassicFrames Framing Illustrator Plug-Ins - With ClassicFrames Photoshop filter plugin you frame around your photos up to 60 beautiful traditional picture frames or more per volume, these frames can be combined across multiple layers, to create infinite variations.

Code Zebra Symbols - Why spend hours creating common symbols or drawings when you can drop them into your drawing in seconds from one of our libraries? Thousands of symbols available in over 80 different libraries. Every symbol is vector artwork that can be easily edited, filled, colored and scaled. Drag symbols into your drawing using Illustrator’s built-in symbol library feature.

Color Tool Plugin for Adobe Illustrator - With this amazing Adobe Illustrator plug-in, designers can now easily create and manage color story boards. And best of all, when you make changes to a sketch, all color combinations will be updated automatically!

Code Zebra Symbols - Technical symbols for design in Adobe IllustratorCode Zebra symbol libraries make your work easy and look professional.

Concatenate by Graffix (Mac CS/CS2/CS3) - Concatenate is a plugin filter for Adobe Illustrator that connects two or more paths into one continuous path. You tell it how close the endpoints should be to combine the paths, how close to tangent the endpoints must be, and whether to average the endpoints and control handles together. It’s especially useful for cleaning up CAD drawings and EPS files that have been converted to Adobe Illustrator or, for example, connecting and filling state/country borders in vector map files.

Comnet Illustrator Plugins - Comnet has 3 Illustrator plug-ins, including Foldup 3D, LogoSpruce, and NiceCut. FoldUP! 3D for Illustrator 8/9/10/CS brings packaging and dimesional design to Illustrator. Preview your folded package or print design in 3D! LogoSpruce Plug-in for Adobe Illustrator 8/9/10 is a set of Hyper drawing tools for Illustrator; re-illustrate poor logos in hallf the time. Better than auto-tracing, re-illustrate! NiceCut/NiceCut Pro Plug-in for Adobe Illustrator 7/8/9/10 is for making sign language easy: Introducing the first professional vinyl cutting sign making system for Adobe Illustrator.

Curvius Illustrator Plugins Filters - Curvius adds 7 new filters to Illustrator’s filter menu.

Cutting Tools Plugin by Graffix (Mac and PC) - This plugin adds three tools in the tool palette in Adobe Illustrator 7.0 and above.

DieLine - DieLine is an MS-DOS Graphic Translator that reads DDES2/IT8.6 files and converts them into editable Adobe Illustrator EPS files that can be used with versions of Adobe Illustrator both on the PC and Macintosh platforms.
Dizzy 3D Models Illustrator Plug-Ins - Import detailed 3D models, move them into any position, create lighting effects, control your camera view and choose from a number of rendering effects - without leaving Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator.

DMT Digital Merchandising Tool / Plugin for Adobe Illustrator - With DMT, you can have your designers, product managers, sales peoples, suppliers or customers in the same room discussing your product line at anytime of the day. And DMT works within the industry-standard sketching application, Adobe Illustrator. An entire line collection or range may be sent directly from Illustrator over a secure web server using the DMT plug-in.

DWG Export for Adobe Illustrator 8, 9 (Mac and PC) - This DWG Export Plug-In enhances your copy of Adobe Illustrator Version 8 or 9 by adding the ability to export your artwork directly into an AutoCAD R 9 through 2000 DWG file.

DFX Export for Adobe Illustrator 8 (Mac and PC) - This DWG Export Plug-In enhances your copy of Adobe Illustrator Version 8 or 9 by adding the ability to export your artwork directly into an AutoCAD R 9 through 2000 DWG file.

EskoArtwork Illustrator Plugins - Esko DeskPack is a modular suite of professional packaging design, layout, and preproduction tools that run as plug-ins for Illustrator CS, CS2, and CS3. With DeskPack, Illustrator users have simple, affordable, and controllable access to dedicated packaging design and visualization tools, sophisticated printability verification, and professional prepress tools. DeskPack contains everything you need to transform concept designs in Illustrator into print-ready production files. Also offers:

3dx Illustrator plugin - 3-dX takes away mind-boggling 2D to 3D translations and lets the creative professional work in a 3D environment as if one is holding the package in one’s own hand. The design comes alive!

checkX Illustrator plugin - Preflighting files to prepare them for printing is a complex chore. Even if a designer has extensive printing knowledge, it is difficult to know the printer’s job requirements. With Esko’s checkX, the creative professional can preflight Adobe® Illustrator® CS design files before they are sent to the prepress house or printer - automatically and interactively.

trapX Illustrator plugin - With DeskPack trapX, trapping is done without ever leaving Adobe® Illustrator® CS. And, while trapX is trapping a design in the background with blazing speed, Adobe® Illustrator® CS is immediately available to start preparing the next job.

SeamlessX Illustrator Plugin - SeamlessX creates seamless, continuous output by calculating the correct spacing and repeating numbers to properly wrap the pattern around the particular cylinder.

StepX Illustrator Plugin - stepX is a powerful tool for the creation of print-ready layouts. stepX provides a robust set of automatic and interactive tools to create step & repeat arrangements for single jobs or multiple jobs.

Outright Illustrator Plugin - OutRight is the unique guarantee for a match between every proof, film or plate, no matter what PDF level or PostScript RIP or imaging device is used.

BarX Illustrator Plugin - Exceptional barcodes for Adobe® Illustrator® CS users.

ArtiosCAD Export Illustrator Plugin - Esko’s ArtiosCAD is the industry’s most popular computer aided packaging design (CAD) software. ArtiosCAD provides structural designers with a tool for conceptual design, product development, and ‘live’ prototypes.

ArtiosCAD Import Illustrator Plugin - Open native ArtiosCAD files in Adobe® Illustrator® CS.

ImageX Illustrator Plugin - Embedded images in Adobe® Illustrator® files cannot be edited. This makes last minute revisions impossible.

ViewX Illustrator Plugin - Preview your packaging design in Adobe® Illustrator® CS. viewX adds amazing features to Adobe® Illustrator® to visually inspect your packaging design.

BoostX Illustrator Plugin - Improved editing tools on the desktop. Esko’s boostX is a collection of plug-ins for Adobe® Illustrator® CS to improve packaging design productivit.

ScreenX Illustrator Plugin - screenX is a plug-in that allows you to create Adobe Illustrator files with multiple rulings, angles and screening in a single separation.

Extensis Suitcase Fusion Auto-Activation Plug-in for Adobe Illustrator 8, 9, 10, CS, CS 2, CS3 - This plug-in update provides auto-activation support for Adobe Illustrator 8, 9, 10, CS, CS2, CS3 for Suitcase Fusion.Please check the Suitcase Fusion instruction manual for installation instructions.

EZ Constrain Illustrator Plug-in - EZ Constrain is a free Adobe Illustrator plugin / tool for viewing, changing, and resetting the constrain angle. There is a Mac version for both Illustrator CS2 and CS3.

FastDraw - FastDraw puts the power in the tools of Illustrator, not in the auto-tracing feature. Never before seen, FastDraw makes Adobe Illustrator even easier to use with 12 intuitive drawing, trimming, and guide tools for both expert and novice users. With FastDraw, difficult guides and shapes can now be created in seconds.

FILTERiT4.2 (Mac and Windows) - FILTERiT is a plug-in suite for Adobe Illustrator which features various exciting and unique effects. Whether you are in print, multimedia, web designing or even video, FILTERiT can stimulate your creative imagination. This versatile tool lets you create simple to complex images in a matter of seconds, which would otherwise take a long time with Illustrator alone. Some effects are simply impossible to make without FILTERiT. Your artistic talent combined with Illustrator and FILTERiT can create images you never thought possible! With its easy-to-use features, creating astounding images ranging from simple to complex is at your fingertips. Play around with FILTERiT for a while to discover for yourself the variety of features it has to offer.

FlexoCase Illustrator Plug-Ins - Allows you to create cases based on a library. All case styles come in the form of Adobe Illustrator Plug-ins. With each style you have the opportunity to enter case dimensions and case configuration.

FlexoStepX Illustrator Plugins (Windows and Mac) - An affordable solution to the time-consuming, tedious, and mistake-prone act of stepping, repeating, and distorting label and packaging artwork.

FM Tile Tools - FM Tile Tools is a set of 21 Photoshop® compatible plugin graphic filters that can be used to create amazing tileable images and textures.

FoldUP! 3D for Adobe Illustrator 8, 9, 10 or CS - FoldUP! 3D, developed by Comnet, adds prototyping features to Adobe Illustrator for modeling package designs and other dimensional projects. Now you can rapidly test how your 2D designs will fold without messy glue and paper mockups. Easily import or create the designs in Illustrator, preview with FoldUp! 3D, and adjust the artwork as needed - all within Illustrator.

GenoPal 2.1 - GenoPal is an easy-to-use color combination and matching tool. It lets users pick a color from an existing palette or any window or picture on their computer. GenoPal will move around in over 16 million different colors to find the ones that match yours. It generates exciting palettes that you can save for later use, read in HEX, or export directly to Adobe Photoshop® or Illustrator.

Graffix Free Adobe Illustrator Plugins Pack - Many Adobe Illustrator Plugins and Utilities for download including line weight plugin, filter plugin, isometric plugin, rotate text, select open / closed paths utility, select dashed / undashed utility, arrowheads plugin, crop and trim marks plugin, and Square-Up plugin.

Graffix Alien Palette Illustrator Plugin - A plugin filter for Adobe Illustrator that serves no practical purpose whatsoever.

Graffix Arrowheads Illustrator Plugin (free utility ) - Creates arrowheads on the end of an open path, sized for 7 point type

Graffix Concatenate Illustrator Plugin - A plugin filter for Adobe Illustrator that connects two or more paths into one continuous path.

Graffix Cutting Tools Illustrator Plugin - This plugin adds three tools in the tool palette in Adobe Illustrator 7.0 and above.

Graffix Isometric Tools Illustrator Plugin (free utility) - An Illustrator Plugin for drawing straight lines constrained to isometric angles.

Graffix Nudge Palette Illustrator Plugin - A plugin filter for Adobe Illustrator that allows you to adjust the position of a patterned fill within an object or dash pattern along a path.

Graffix Proof Block Illustrator Plugin - A plugin filter for Adobe Illustrator that creates a proof block for routing illustrations to editors and art directors prior to publication.

Graffix Rotate Text Illustrator Plugin (free utility) - Rotates point text to 90, 60, 45, 30, 0, -30, -45, -60 or -90 degrees.

Graffix Square-Up Illustrator Plugin - This plugin will convert a selected path’s anchor points to corner points, and adjust the path segments so that lines within 20 degrees of vertical and horizontal will be made square.

Graffix Trackplan Tools Illustrator Plugins - A plugin filter for Adobe Illustrator to quickly draw model railroad trackplans.

HotDoor CAD Pattern for Illustrator - Hot Door CADpatterns add 134 vector-based swatch patterns for design documents. All CADpatterns are in Illustrator format for easy editing and colorizing inside Adobe Illustrator for Mac or Windows.

HotDoor FoldUp 3D for Illustrator Plugin - FoldUP! 3D adds packaging previews to Adobe Illustrator FoldUP! 3D, developed by Comnet, adds prototyping features to Adobe Illustrator 8, 9, 10 or CS for modeling package designs and other dimensional projects.

HotDoor Harmony Plugin for Illustrator - Adds a smart color picker to Adobe Photoshop 4/5/6 on Mac
Access thousands of color combinations with Harmony’s interactive RYB color wheel. Adjust the wheel’s tints, shades, or tones and edit the color swatches before copying, saving or exporting to Photoshop, Illustrator, or PageMaker.

HotDoor Illustrator Plugins - Plugins specifically made for Adobe Illustrator

HotDoor Perspective Plugin - Perspective adds realistic drawing and projection tools to Illustrator 8, 9 or 10 Hot Door Perspective is a complete dimensional drawing environment for Adobe Illustrator.

InPreflight Illustrator Plug-in (Mac CS/CS2/CS3) - InPreflight is a comprehensive quality control and file packaging solution for Adobe InDesign. It quickly gathers extensive information about document fonts, colors and links and lets you instantly locate potential problems according to user-defined settings. InPreflight saves you hours of checking your documents manually and dealing with consequences of costly mistakes.

Kimbo Illustrator Plug-Ins - Kimbo adds 11 new tools in 2 tool groups to Illustrator’s tool pallette. These tools permit the creation of artwork that would otherwise be difficult or time-consuming to create. The main tools are Mirror, Cut, Rectangle Cut, Tile and Rosette

KPT Vector Effects for Illustrator - Available for long on the Mac platform, these plugins were known to be to Illustrator what the KPT were to Photoshop, this is the first version for Windows.

Letraset Envelopes Plug-Ins for Illustrator - Envelopes is a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator. Do amazing things to type and graphics. Flip, swirl, twist, make type weave and whirl.Even add Bezier curves.

LogoSpruce Adobe Illustrator 8.0, 9.0, 10.0, & CS Plugins - LogoSpruce lets you tidy logos and other scanned artwork quickly within Adobe Illustrator, using intuitive drawing and trimming tools. To help you work faster, turn on the Auto-Guides and LogoSpruce automatically identifies endpoints, midpoints, and tangent lines. Using LogoSpruce and its hyper-drawing tools, you’ll soon be tracing faster than ever.

Macromedia Flash Writer Plug-In - Macromedia brings the ability to export Flash Web Content to Adobe Illustrator Users.

MagiSign Utility for Adobe Illustrator - A plug-in created to drive cutting plotters directly from Adobe Illustrator

MaP|Zone Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop plug-in (free)- MaPZone is ProFX engine’s authoring tool and the most advanced texture creation program ever. MaPZone 2.5 is released, and it’s FREE!

Map Publisher - Powerful cartographic software tools for working with GIS data in Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia FreeHand.

Map Studio Adobe Illustrator Plugins (Windows & Mac) - MapStudio is a set of orienteering symbols for Adobe Illustrator (on Mac OS and Windows) and helps you to draw high-quality orienteering maps in shorter time than ever before.

Map Publisher Illustrator Plugins - MAPublisher Lt lets you import vector data (shapes, boundaries, routes, elevations, etc.) from MapInfo, ARC/INFO, ArcView, AutoCAD, MicroStation (with optional add-on) and others with all of the drawings data attributes intact.

MultiPage 4 - Produce and publish in one environment! Create multiple pages in Adobe Illustrator and export or print multiple pages with ease. Version 4 supports PDF, JPEG and EPS export of multiple pages for enhanced web and print design. Use MultiPage to export or simply navigate between pages for essential organization and ease.

Nice Cut Pro Adobe Illustrator Plugins - Create images in award winning Adobe Illustrator - then export them to your cutting plotter quickly and easily with NiceCut or NiceCut Pro. Whether you design signs or receive Illustrator data, you can eliminate converting data forever.

Nudge Palette by Graffix (Mac and PC) - Nudge Palette is a plugin filter for Adobe Illustrator that allows you to adjust the position of a patterned fill within an object or dash pattern along a path. Clicking the arrow buttons will move the dash or pattern by one point. Holding down combinations of modifier keys will make the distance moved longer or shorter, as described in the “Read me” file. Click the “Untransform” button to reset a dash or pattern to its default setting, also removing any transformations such as scaling, rotating, etc., that may have been done earlier.

Opular Charts Plug-Ins for Adobe Illustrator (Mac) - Opular Charts is a powerful and flexible way to convert information into graphics.

Panopticum Adobe Illustrator Array Plugins Utility - With the help of our software you can create very complicated geometrical patterns which can be used later for decoration of your composition, or as masks for complex cuttings of objects and inscriptions.

Panopticum Illustrator Vectorizer Plugins - A new handy tool for vectorizing color raster images.

Path Styler Pro Plugin for Illustrator - A plug-in for Photoshop and Illustrator that uses paths to create images with super sharp bevels. Powerful new features like procedural maps, metallic materials, textures, and reflections allow you to instantly create high-quality graphics for Web pages, logos, cover illustrations, and more.

Perspective 2 - Now you can work with isometric, oblique, and perspective drawing tools right inside Adobe Illustrator. Draw lines, planes, cubes and cylinders over an adjustable background grid for high impact presentations. Flat artwork can project instantly to front, side or top faces. Work with displays, objects or interior spaces for dramatic dimensional results.

Phantasm CS2 - Adjust artwork with brightness, contrast, curves, levels, hue, saturation, lightness, and more.

Points Tweaker Illustrator Plug-Ins - This plugin allows you to view and finely adjust the coordinates of path points. Path data is also shown. Find this at the bottom of the front page.

PopArt 3D Illustrator Plug-Ins - Your Adobe Illustrator designs will never be the same with Vertigo 3D PopArt 2.0. The newest upgrade gives Illustrator users the power to instantly create 3D objects from any selected outline.

Power Retouche Plugins Anti-Aliasing Filters - Power Retouche anti-aliasing filter removes edge line roughness and jagged edges in graphics and also removes pixelations in entire photos.

Power Retouche Plugins Black Definition Filters - Now you can edit the black content of colors (black saturation). Add or remove black as a way to control clarity and the plastic modeling of objects in the photo (black definition). Unique control of color-saturation and brightness.

Power Retouche Plugins Brightness Filters (free) - Get your free plugin to edit brightness without losing color

Power Retouch Plugins Color Correction Filters - A plug-in for doing seamless Color Correction

Power Retouch Plugins for Contrast Corretion - Contrast Editor gives you full control over all aspects of contrast. The separate black & white contrast lets you preserve those precious mid tones.

Power Retouch Radial Exposure Plugins - Get even exposure from center to corner through out the photo. At last a tool to give you even radial exposure and brightness (density) in your digital photography.

Power Retouch - Many More Plugins - Brightness Editor, Transparency Editor, Posterizer, Edgeline drawing, Edgeline drawing, Saturation Editor, White-balance Corrector, and more.

Proof Block (MAC) - Proof Block is a plugin filter for Adobe Illustrator that creates a proof block for routing illustrations to editors and art directors prior to publication. It creates it on its own layer that prints from Illustrator, when you print your proof, but not from page layout applications when placed as EPS (note: automatically hiding of the proof block layer is disabled in Illustrator CS due to a bug in that version of Illustrator).

QwikMarx Illustrator Utility Plugin - is the fastest and most accurate Plug-In & XTension to create dimensions in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress.

Qolmamit JoinPaths Plugin for Illustrator (Translated by Google) - It binds layouts whose extreme points are touched or are close, to a skeletal distance. This functionality applies to the selected layouts, whatever the tool for selection used, i.e. that so only one point of a layout is selected, this layout is considered as a whole selected.

Rotates Text (Mac and PC) - Rotate Text Plug-in rotates point text to 90, 60, 45, 30, 0, -30, -45, -60 or -90 degrees.

Scriptographer - Scriptographer is a scripting plugin for Adobe Illustrator┞¢. It gives the user the possibility to extend Illustrator’s functionality by the use of the JavaScript language. The user is no longer limited to the same tools that are used by most graphic designers around the globe. Scriptographer allows the creation of mouse controlled drawing-tools, effects that modify existing graphics and scripts that create new ones.

Select Menu by Graffix (Mac and PC) - Version 10 of this plugin adds 18 additional object types under Illustrator 10’s Select menu.

Silhouette Vectorization Plugin for Adobe Illustrator (for both Windows and Mac) - Silhouette graphics art software for Macintosh and Windows instantly converts black and white or color bitmap images into vector designs ready for use. Graphic artists are faced everyday with the problem of having to redesign logos or illustrations because the files they have to use are less than perfect (faxes, visiting cards, low definition files) or the original fonts have gone missing.
Slim Points Adobe Illustrator Plugins (Windows & Mac) - Eliminate unnecessary anchor points, making files smaller - Great for CAD or Technical Illustration.

Snap Measure (Windows & Mac) - A better measuring tool for Adobe Illustrator. Compatible with Mac / PC for Adobe Illustrator 10, CS, CS2, and CS3.

SymmetryWorks Illustrator Plugsin (Windows & Mac) - SymmetryWorks takes the selected part of your artwork and automatically applies all the necessary rotations, reflections, and other transformations to create a pattern. Then, the plug-in keeps all elements of the pattern hot-linked to your original artwork. As soon as you modify the original, the plug-in immediately updates the pattern. It’s like you magically edit dozens of elements at once.

Square-Up Plugin by Graffix (Mac and PC) - This plugin will convert a selected path’s anchor points to corner points, and adjust the path segments so that lines within 20 degrees of vertical and horizontal will be made square.

ST Thumbnails Explorer for Adobe Illustrator - Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW best quality thumbnails and full-screen previews!

Technical symbols for Adobe Illustrator 10, CS, CS2, CS3 - Code Zebra symbol libraries make your work easy and look professional. The symbol artwork is just like other Illustrator artwork, organized into libraries for instant access within Illustrator in Windows or Mac OS9/OSX. Installation of Symbols for CS2 will work in CS3.

Telegraphics Free Illustrator Plug-Ins (free utilities)- These are Photoshop Plugins at the top, but go down further on this page and you will find Free Illustrator Plugins as well.

Telegraphics Cylinder Illustrator PlugIn ($9)- Cylinder Distort Filter (Illustrator) Wrap artwork around a cylinder or bottle.

Telegraphics Pathlength Filters (free utility) - Pathlength Filter Computes the length & perimeter of Illustrator paths

Telegraphics Patharea Illustrator Filters (free utility) - Exports a text file (tab delimited) of selected path coordinates.

Telegraphics Radial Illustrator Plugins (free utility)- Radial Distort Filter
A filter which performs a particular kind of artwork distortion.

Tessella Illustrator Patterns Plug-Ins - Tessella allows you to create not only rectangular patterns but also rhombic, hexagonal, triangular ones as well. Furthermore the edges of these tiles may be curved in arbitrary ways using Escher Edit mode and then any Illustrator artwork can be associated with the tool to create beautiful designs.

Text Background plug-in for Illustrator (Free Utility for Windows and Mac) - Text Background is a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator 8-10. It makes rectangular backgrounds under the point text objects, including those rotated to any angle and multi-line ones, in an Adobe Illustrator document according to user’s settings.

Trackplan Tools (Mac and PC) - Trackplan Tools is a plugin filter for Adobe Illustrator to quickly draw model railroad trackplans. Use the dockable Trackplan palette to select your turnout size, the scale of your drawing, your curve radius, whether you’re using easements, and your track centers (e.g., 2″ for HO scale). Trackwork is automatically joined and held tangent to the connecting track–no kinks!

Underline Text Plugin for Illustrator (Free Utility for Windows and Mac) - Underline Text is a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator 8-10. It underlines point text objects, including those rotated to any angle and multi-line ones, in an Adobe Illustrator document according to user’s settings.

Vector Studio for Adobe Illustrator 9, 10, CS, or CS2 - Vector Studio 2, developed by Virtual Mirror, adds stunning creative filters and tools to simplify design projects. For the jobs you do everyday, and drawings you have never been able to make before: Powerful shape editing tools. Zoom lenses, gradient and texture effects. Intuitive and interactive color editing tools with Sampler Tools and Retouch Brushes

Vertigo 3D Words Plug-Ins - Vertigo 3D Words is the first tool that lets Adobe Illustrator users add real 3D text to their designs. With an interface that looks and feels just like Illustrator, Words allows you to create text, choose your font, color your text and move it along a true 3D path.

Virtual Mirror - suite of Adobe® Illustrator® plug-ins brings designers a balance of stunning creative filters and everyday tools to make artwork creation simpler and more enjoyable

VTexture Adobe Illustrator Utility - This plugin creates natural-looking textures as Live Effects from gradient-filled art. The textures are created as paths ( no pixels allowed! ).

Worker Illustrator CS3 Plugins - Worker offers quite a few Illustrator Plugins, including the following.

Scoop_CS3 - Scoop_CS3 is an Adobe Illustrator CS3 plug-in for Mac OS X. It will collect copies of font and placed image files and extract embedded raster images, saving them into a new folder.

SepPreview
- SepPreview enables users to view and print Illustrator documents as color separations, in color.

White OP Detector - White OP Detector_CS3 will automatically scan documents when they are opened, for the presence of paths and text that have been filled or stroked with white overprints.

QuickCarton
- Build a complete corrugated carton layout in less than a minute.

Point Control - Point Control provides many user requested path and point editing functions in one easy to use floating palette.

Zoom to Selection - Adds three new commands to the view menu. Zoom To, Zoom From and Fit Selected.

Select Effects - Quickly identify objects that may cause problems when printing or flattening.

WhiteOP2KO - Scan all path and text objects in an Illustrator document, including hidden and locked objects and layers, and turn off the overprint setting for white objects.

Productivity Pack - Get more done faster and save 33 percent off individual purchase price.

Xtream Path Plugins for Adobe Illustrator (for both Mac and Windows) - Drag, stretch, push and pull…….you can do a lot with paths using Xtream Path! You no longer have to be constrained to control points when editing paths. It allows you to drag anywhere on a path and edit only the exact location you want. Editing paths in Illustrator is much more flexible than ever before. There is no doubt you will have fun editing with Xtream Path.

Yin4Yang Barcode Toolbox 4 Illustrator - A collection of plug-ins to generate and check barcodes directly inside Adobe Illustrator.

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7 Comments

  1. Posted March 6, 2009 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    very good, thanks

  2. Posted March 10, 2009 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    WOW, I couldn’t even scroll through all that, saved for later perusal!

  3. Posted August 7, 2009 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    i’m want all colors ‘all,shaps and all felters

  4. Posted August 13, 2009 at 5:08 am | Permalink

    very good, thank you

  5. mike
    Posted September 23, 2009 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    When I drop a plugin in the “plugins” folder in the program folder where does it go? When I open Illustrator again I can’t find it to use it. I’m either dumb or something isn’t working properly. I have the same problem with dropping ai files into the symbol library. They are there but the folders are empty.

  6. admin
    Posted September 24, 2009 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    Hi Mike,

    To install a plugin for Illustrator, try these instructions:
    1) Unstuff or unzip the plugin if it has been compressed. If the file isn’t decompressed, it won’t show up.
    2) Go to the plugin folded by following this path: c:\program files\adobe\illustrator [version number]\plug-ins
    3) Drop the plugin into the folder. Shut down Illustrator, and when you restart it, the plugin should be in the drop down menu.

    If this doesn’t work, it could be due to a few things…the plugins may be corrupted and do not work, or you may need an update for Illustrator for it to work.

    Keep in touch and let us know the steps work or not.

    Thanks for dropping by :D

  7. FrorEragerb
    Posted August 17, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    Hello
    I’m a computer engineer, 33, and fan of 3d technology, nothing more to say, just thanks for this website !

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