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Last updated 26 October 2022

Recent releases and updates

Recently completed major releases and updates:

  • Updates for Adobe Illustrator 2023, including Astute Manager v3.5 and all-updated plugins

  • Game-changing Reprofile tool (part of the Reform plugin)

  • Randomino - randomize artwork in Adobe Illustrator with our 21st plugin

For details of all major and minor plugin updates, please visit our Technical Updates page.

Future plans

Below is our intended* roadmap. Note that regular (typically monthly) additional minor updates are not detailed below.

Adobe Illustrator tools

  • Live Effect building blocks (Q4 2022)

  • Powerful and extensive control of native gradients (Q1 2023)

  • The ultimate text shaping tool (Q1/Q2 2023)

Training material

Please read our Learning to Learn blog post for insights into the major changes we have planned for our training and learning material. Work in this is expected to continue throughout 2022 and the majority of 2023, being our current focus on service improvement.

Astute Manager and user account

Astute Manager v3.5 is now available, with many benefits, including:

  • Reduced power consumption

  • Revised, clearer UI/UX

  • Light and dark UI modes

  • Apple M1 hardware native

  • Handling of "orphaned" plugins

Based on the significantly enhanced Astute Manager, we are now at the stage of evolving the software to become a "service hub" for designers, connecting Astute Graphics and external resources.

Do you have a suggestion?

Astute Graphics have been listening to suggestions from customers and users since our first plugin (Phantasm) in 2006. If you have a tool or enhancement that you think would be useful to your vector workflow and other Adobe Illustrator users, please get in contact.

We also actively seek feedback from customers via regular surveys. Our latest one has ensured many improvements are underway. Read about what actions we plan to take »

Intent

*We can't provide specific dates or fully predict external factors such as updates by Adobe, Apple and Microsoft. All information provided here is purely an indication and may be subject to change without notice.