50+ Must-have Illustrator Add-ons For Designer

Adobe Illustrator is one of the most popular vector-graphics editors in the world. It is used by professionals and amateurs alike. As a creative professional, you’re always looking for new ways to bring your designs to life. Add-ons offer more tools, effects, and workflows to help you do more with your Adobe Creative Cloud apps. You can enhance your designs and work faster through the usage of plug-ins. Knowing which add-ons to choose can be hard but here are 25 must-have Illustrator add-ons that will save you time and effort on your designs — and add some cool new visual styles to your arsenal.

Ink Sketch Lines

These brushes are perfect for giving your vector lines an imperfect “inked by hand” look. The brushes are essential for cartoonist and comic artists working in Adobe Illustrator.

Ink Sketch Lines - 32 Illustrator Brushes

3D City and Map Generator

About Generate your very own 3d world, with just a click! Design your own Maps, Cities, Countries, and Continents with realistic effects and professional outcome. Effectively usable in different mediums, either for Print, Web, Info graphic,Gaming or Presentation purpose etc.

3D City and Map Generator

Diamonds & Gold Graphic Style Plus Diamond Pattern

This is an Illustrator Diamonds & Gold Graphic Style with random sparkles with a gold outline border plus, a Diamond Pattern Swatch. The Diamond Pattern has a Transparent Background so you can add any color behind the diamonds. It is vector based so it can be sized as needed without losing any detail.

Diamonds & Gold Graphic Style Plus Diamond Pattern

Rope Pattern Brush and Ready-Made Rope Elements

The highly detailed natural rope pattern brush is complete with inside/outside corners and ends.

Rope Pattern Brush and Ready-Made Rope Elements

QR Code Generator

Generate QR codes in a few seconds directly in Adobe Illustrator.

QR Code Generator for Illustrator

Sketch Your Logo

Sketch Your Logo is template and action for Adobe Illustrator. It will help you to present your work as hand drawing sketch.

Sketch Your Logo

Easy Hair Brushes for Adobe Illustrator

Create quick hair styles with the use of a collection of Scatter and Art Brushes. They can be used to create silhouetted hair, black and white, grey scale, monochrome, colored and even realistic styled vector hair!

Easy Hair Brushes for Adobe Illustrator

Letter Press Illustrator Graphic Style

This Graphic Style is a Letter Press Graphic Style with 3 versions. One version is a solid color the second version has a gradient fill and the third has a gradient fill with horizontal lines. You can change the colors to match the background if you like. Just select the fill color in the “Appearance” tool bar and select the color of your liking.

Letter Press Illustrator Graphic Style

Stitch Brushes

Vector Illustrator stitch brushes to easily spice up your technical apparel designs and drawings. The brushes are easy to colour and It included an Ai file and eps file with the original vectors for the brushes for easy modification and step by step photo instructions to create your own stitch brushes.

Stitch Brushes - Illustrator Brushes

Zipper Brushes and Sliders

Designer tool pack for zippers and zipper sliders. This file has fifty different zipper sliders and eight zipper brushes. Including Coil Zippers, Vislon Zippers, Metal Zippers. Easily make your technical designs seem real.

Zipper Brushes and Sliders - Illustrator

Glitter

This Graphic Style is a Glitter Graphic Style that the color is editable. It is vector based so it can be sized as needed without losing detail. This could also be used for objects/shapes. I created this in Illustrator CS4 so I’m not sure if the effects created will work with earlier versions of illustrator.

Glitter Illustrator Graphic Style

Make Me Pattern Action Set for Illustrator

This is an action set for Illustrator which automatically creates seamless patterns from any sample of your art. Fully automatic process. Fast and easy to use. Just run Make Me Pattern action and get perfect result. There are ten different types of patterns inside.

Make Me Pattern Action Set for Illustrator

Metal & Chrome

This is a set of 16 great vectorial style for Adobe Illustrator CS4 minimun. Theses are applyable on any compound path with just one click. It’s the perfect collection for create beautiful icons, logos, titles, illustrations or decorations.

AI Styles Collection : Metal & Chrome #01

Gold Chain Jewelry

Quickly and easily add chain jewelry to your characters or accessories. Included are ten styles of gold chain jewelry. A multitude of different metals can easily be achieved by desaturating and tinting.

Gold Chain Jewelry

Flat Color Swatches & Gradients

This is a collection of color swatches and gradients for Illustrator inspired by iOS7. Included is an EPS-file, an AI-file and an ASE-file.

Flat Color Swatches & Gradients

Neon Glow

You can apply the same styles to any of you own fonts or objects.

Illustrator Graphic Styles. Neon Glow

Vector Art Brush Kit

This set of brushes, for Adobe Illustrator, includes 8 different media libraries with 98 unique art brushes. Add a hand drawn feel to your clean vector lines.

Vector Art Brush Kit

Magic Eraser

Quickly and easily delete paths and shapes outside Artboard, while not affecting your artwork inside artboard. Keeps illustrations editable after usage with accurate and clean results. Perfect for cropping seamless patterns and vector illustrations for microstocks.

Magic Eraser Illustrator Script

Blue Print Illustrator Graphic Style plus AI Brush

This is an Illustrator Blue Print Graphic Style plus an Illustrator Drafting Style Brush. It is vector based so it can be sized as needed without losing any detail.

Blue Print Illustrator Graphic Style plus AI Brush

Vector Brush Set

This brush set includes: 64 hand drawn art brushes from longest to shortest; 40 scatter brushes for Adobe Illustrator including airbrushes, sponge brushes, chalks and other; help file.

Vector Brush Set

Set of Rope Brushes

They all have a clean graphic style that’s perfect for screen printing and graphic design of western, nautical, rodeo, and other rope associated themes. The brushes can be applied to any vector path in illustrator such as borders, knots and text.

Set of Rope Brushes for Illustrator

Metallic Styles

13 high quality metallic styles for Adobe Illustrator. Easy to apply, just type your text and click on the style. Styles are fully vector so you can resize them to any size you want without losing quality.

Metallic Styles for Illustrator V5

15 Warning Tape Pattern Swatches

This is a set of 15 Warning Tape Pattern Swatches for Illustrator : a checkered block pattern in 5 color variations, a diagonal line pattern in 5 color variations and 5 text patterns.

15 Warning Tape Pattern Swatches

Diamond Plate

This Graphic Style is a Diamond Plate Metal Graphic Style plus bonus pattern with transparent background. It is vector based so it can be sized as needed without losing detail. This could also be used for objects/shapes.

Diamond Plate Illustrator Graphic Style & Pattern

Logo Text Effect

It is very easy to edit with bonus backgrounds and other all elements are included. These Styles are 100% vector and therefore 100% editable and scalable without losing detail. This could also be used for Text, objects and other shapes.

Logo Text Effect

Stitch Effect Alphabet Vintage Style

This is an illustrator ‘Graphic Style’. If using illustrator you can open up my template file and see the graphic styles. Type your text or create an object then click on one of the styles. Colours are easily customized via the appearance panel. The style was originally created with text of 120pt size, so to achieve the effect in the preview use 120pt.

Stitch Effect Alphabet Vintage Style

Stick-it

Sticker Illustrator Actions is a great collection of 12 Illustrator actions for create sticker effects from almost every kind of content (simple shape, groups of objects, symbols, editable texts, etc…). Theses actions have 2 stops for configure the size of the border and the percent of the curving and use includes styles that can be modificate for personalize your sticker (color of paper, of kraft, etc…).

Stick-it ! Illustrator Sticker Actions

Knitted Graphic Style

Give text and vector shapes a knitted woolen finish with this set of graphic styles. Graphic styles allow you to quickly change the look of an object.

Knitted Graphic Style

44 Illustrator styles

The Vegas Games Styles is the perfect styles collection for create logos, titles, illustrations or decoration about games of chance or about all themes that you can imagine. Visualy similare to the slots machine decoration, these styles are very eficient for express chance, luck, winner, casino or games.

VEGAS GAMES STYLES: 44 Illustrator styles

Neon Brushes

Draw with neon tubes as if they were pens! Use the brushes to illuminate your designs and illustrations. They’re ideal for headlines, drawings and much more.

Neon Brushes

Grunge Distressed

This Illustrator Graphic Style is a Grunge Distressed Graphic Style. It is vector based so it can be sized as needed without losing detail. This could also be used for objects/shapes.

Grunge Distressed Illustrator Graphic Style

Grunge Layer Styles

Aging effects that work with just one click! These styles are perfect for use in retro designs and illustrations.

Grunge Layer Styles

Pressed & Button Illustrator Styles

Each of the styles contains 5 different color variations for a total of 10 styles. Also included are 5 pattern swatches! These styles are extremely easy to customize in Illustrator’s Appearance Palette!

Pressed & Button Illustrator Styles

Comic Book Text Styles

Instantly give your headlines the look of cartoon text with my Comic Book Text Styles! Graphic styles allow you to quickly change the look of an object.

Comic Book Text Styles

Barbed Wire Pattern Brushes

This set of Highly detailed Barbed Wire pattern brushes (silver and rusted) is complete with ends and two styles of inside/outside corners.

Barbed Wire Pattern Brushes With Ready-Made Assets

105 Borders Cycle Patterns Brushes

105 Patterns made with 100% Patterns Brushes for Illustrator that the elements are great for cycle, rounded, badge, ellipses, label, frames, borders, underline deco , separators elements and any design project, on the wab also in print etc.

105 Borders Cycle Patterns Brushes for Illustrator

Acrylic

Each was generated from a real hand painted stroke resulting in a realistic, detailed finish. Use these to give your work a hand-painted finish!

Acrylic Illustrator Brushes

Classic

To scale style you should check/uncheck “Scale Strokes & Effects” in the “Preferences > General”.

Illustrator Graphic Styles - Classic

Sticker Maker

With the help of graphic styles, you can easily convert your text or any other vector objects to a sticker. In fact, you only need to write a short text or draw a shape and click on the style in a palette of styles.

Sticker Maker. Adobe Illustrator Graphic Styles

10 Gold Foil and Sparkle Pattern Swatches

This is a set of 10 Gold Foil and Sparkle Pattern Swatches for Illustrator. Use it to fill any shape with a gold pattern.

10 Gold Foil and Sparkle Pattern Swatches

45 Halftones Pattern

This is a pack of 45 different halftones graphic style for Adobe Illustrator. You can use it for texture your font, background, print designs, web or artwork. All patterns are 100% vector you can edit, recolor, resize or combine several styles.

45 Halftones Pattern

Vector Pencil Sketch Brushes

This set includes 50 hand drawn pencil sketch lines created using various pencil techniques. These brushes are perfect for giving your vector lines an imperfect hand drawn look. The brushes are essential for cartoonist and comic artists working in Adobe Illustrator.

Vector Pencil Sketch Brushes

10 Frosted Glass

They can be applied to shapes and text to create a frosted glass effect, similar to the glass you find washed up on the beach or even cloudy ice.

10 Frosted Glass Graphic Styles for Illustrator

Circus Text Styles

They’re great for use on flyers, greetings cards, invites, event programs, magazines and books. And for advertising circuses, festivals, theaters, club nights, vintage fairs, craft events and much more.

Circus Text Styles

Chain Brush with Ready Made Assets

These metal chain brushes for Adobe Illustrator come in three pre-colored variations: Silver, Copper and Gold. The brush file is easy to install into your brushes folder or used from the brush window in the file. Corners and end-caps are included in the brush.

Chain Brush with Ready Made Assets

Sticker & Sketchy Illustrator Styles

Two unique Illustrator styles. Both are 100% vector so they can be scaled to any size without loss of quality. Graphic styles are extremely easy to implement.

Sticker & Sketchy Illustrator Styles

Watercolor Vector Art Brushes

This is a set of 94 watercolor vector art brushes. These brushes are great for abstract design, illustrations, background textures, watercolor patterns. All files are in vector format AI CS3.

Watercolor Vector Art Brushes

Antique Print Effect Brushes

Give vector illustrations a vintage print effect with this set of 32 brushes. Both the hand and the bowler hat from the preview were drawn using these brushes.

Antique Print Effect Brushes

Premium Chalk Text Styles

Give your headlines the look of detailed chalkboard style text with this set of styles! Graphic styles allow you to quickly change the look of an object. All the changes are applied with just one click!

Premium Chalk Text Styles

Vintage Black and White Styles

Give headlines an old-fashioned, classic look with these retro styles! Graphic styles allow you to quickly change the look of an object. All the changes are applied with just one click!

Vintage Black and White Styles

Chalk Board Graphic Style

This is a vector based file so it can be sized as needed without losing detail and can be used also for objects/shapes. The file was created with CS5 but it was saved also for earlier versions.

Chalk Board Graphic Style Illustrator

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