Alternatives to Illustrator

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Post » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:02 pm

Can anyone suggest any alternatives to Adobe Illustrator for creating vector artwork?

I'm thinking something as easy to use as Balsamiq Mockups , for drawing characters and other objects in my simple games for kids.

I want to create prototype games with artwork that is 'sketchy' -- the way I would draw it on pen and paper.

I'm not a graphic designer but I can sketch like most people. If one of the prototypes has potential, I can always request 'real' artwork from a professional.

I can use Photoshop but I don't think it's a drawing tool and I've just never found Illustrator intuitive.

Any suggestions?
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Post » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:40 pm

'Can anyone suggest any alternatives to Adobe Illustrator for creating vector artwork?'

You could try SVG-Editor....its ok for basic vector work and it's free.

Heres a link to website-

website


I created a C2 project that includes a version you can test here-
C2 Test

good look
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Post » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:51 pm

InkScape (tutorials available on the excellent 2D game art for programmers)

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Post » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:21 am

Thanks for the tips guys!

@chrisbrobs - SVGedit looks most like what I'm looking for, but actually I found your C2 version way more intituive to use than the original.

I'm really confused though -- is your C2 version a duplicate of SVG done using C2? Please forgive the dumb question, I'm a relative newbie and definitely not a developer...NewSkool2013-01-25 10:21:47
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Post » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:18 am

I used Podes-Iframe plugin to embed the SVG application into my C2 aplication.

Here's a link to the tutorial I used-

Tutorial

You can find the plugin in the plugin section on these forums.

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Post » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:40 pm

Are you on mac or pc? Theres quite a few for mac.
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Post » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:43 pm

Another vote for Inkscape. Also, maybe Creative Docs http://www.creativedocs.net/jugwhisky2013-01-25 22:44:35
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Post » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:32 am

Heres an interesting one that someone linked a while back Picroma Plasmadanny2013-01-26 00:32:53
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Post » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:08 pm

Hey thanks for all the good suggestions guys.

I'm a PC user (someone has to be!) so that limits me unfortunately :(

Out of all of these, I'm still leaning towards SVGedit because it seems to have the lowest learning curve. That is what I want!
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Post » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:50 am

I second Picroma Plasma. That's way more intuitive than SVGEdit IMO.
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