Inskape VS Illustrator

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Post » Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:17 am

Which program you see is better for vector graphic editing?
I want your opinion :roll:
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Post » Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:49 am

I'd say inkscape because its free and relatively has the same functions as illustrator.
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Post » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:50 am

Inkscape.. it does crash sometimes, but I like it a lot better than Illustrator. Unless you are a serious art producer, I'd say Inkscape is more than you'll ever need.
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Post » Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:46 pm

IMHO , I think illustrator is more powerful & better. I tried using inskape and its design look very simple & I hate this! It reminds me in the old windows xp paint :o
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Post » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:19 pm

If you use Photoshop and Flash as well, there is no way round Illustrator! Smart-Objects are the best ever in designing things!
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Post » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:07 am

You don't really have a choice, I'd say. The most sophisticated product is of course Illustrator, but if you can't afford to pay 280€ per year, you must use Inkscape.
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Post » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:20 am

if you want something powerful but not as expensive as illustrator, take a look at this http://www.madewithmischief.com/

it's new, and it's going to get a lot of attention.
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Post » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:27 pm

@harrio
Thanks for this link. It looks awesome.

But for the OP yea the GUI-Interface could be updated but I use it. I used it alot for my recent project and learned alot of things it was capable of, things I didn't know it was able to do. So Inkscape is not bad. You can always try out Microsoft Expressions it nice and free (cause they stopped development on it). I use a few times for vector work.
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Post » Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:06 pm

Inkscape. For an indie game dev you can't beat free.
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Post » Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:04 am

Although I own a license of Illustrator CS6, I no longer use it for work. When I do open it, I abuse it mostly as a conversion tool for AI files.

I never liked working in Illustrator: its basic workflow is cumbersome (this coming from an ex Adobe Certified Expert for Illustrator). I work with a Wacom tablet, and Illustrator's tiny handles and anchor points are quite painful to deal with on a 2560x1440 27" screen. Illustrator is also fiendishly slow compared to competing apps (although things have improved in CC 2014).

Also, I will NEVER subscribe to the CC model of Adobe. They lost me as a loyal ~18+ year long customer, and I switched to alternative software about 18 months ago.

So I prefer Xara Designer Pro, InkScape, and Photoline. Lately I tend to work more with Photoline's vector tools which got a boost in the latest beta. It just feels very convenient to be working with both vectors and excellent bitmap tools in the same application, and freely combining both in almost any way.

I worked with large level designs consisting of thousands of vector objects in Photoline, and quite like it. Honestly, the same levels in Illustrator were more difficult to manage.

So: good riddance Illustrator :mrgreen:

PS one of the strengths of Photoline is its external app link: when I am working on a vector element in Photoline, and I need a quick edit in InkScape, Photoline allows me to quickly open that element in Inkscape, and then when I save the object in InkScape the object in Photoline is automatically updated. Very handy.
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