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iDraw is AMAZING! ... But what vector program do you like best?

JakeMorJakeMor Posts: 136Member, PRO
I just downloaded iDraw for my iPad and Mac and let me tell you ..... its great!
Cheap, and easier to use than illustrator. Small learning curve but all the tools are generic. Perfect for @spritattack 's art tutorials lol. I just did a whole animation on my iPad - an elaborate one too!
All of those new to vector art (like me :) ) I highly recommend it!

What are your guys' favorite vector art programs?


  • JakeMorJakeMor Posts: 136Member, PRO
    Haha I can tell by your videos. Keeps crashing and lagging on my computer though I can't stand it. And I have a corei7 imac with 16gb ram!!!
  • calvin9403calvin9403 Posts: 3,190Member
    illustrator for sure

    and the adobe students program is just great
  • MotherHooseMotherHoose Posts: 2,456Member
    edited January 2012
    here is feature/price comparison of imageEditors :

    I do vectors in Gimp; Inkscape … but you use what you have; what you can afford; and what works for you!

    @};- MH
  • imGuaimGua Posts: 1,089Member
    Is the something like iDraw for raster graphics. I mean something like Photoshop for iPad :)
  • Rob2Rob2 Posts: 2,402Member
    @imGua try Sketchbook (express/pro) / Inspire Pro / Artrage
  • imGuaimGua Posts: 1,089Member
  • Rob2Rob2 Posts: 2,402Member
    I have them on my iPad - Sketchbook would be my choice and you can get a good feel for it with the free express version.
  • JakeMorJakeMor Posts: 136Member, PRO
    @RKS I use Art Text 2 - it is VERY good for buttons.

    But I really have tried it all and nothing compares to iDraw. Especially not stupid ol' Illustrator :p
  • JakeMorJakeMor Posts: 136Member, PRO
    @MotherHoose that comparison table is incredible!
  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Posts: 8,977Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick GameSalad Employee
    I am an Illustrator user as well. *I should probably get offline now incase RKS comes after me* :-)
  • PixelgunPixelgun Posts: 111Member
    I had a class or two in Adobe Illustrator in college. It's a tool I have become familiar and comfortable with and it generally does what I need. I mainly use the basic shapes and the blob brush with pathfinder to combine or subtract shapes to get what I want. I use the direct selection, convert/add/delete anchor tools to tweak. I also draw in Photoshop (with a Wacom tablet). Sometimes, when I want vectors, I'll draw it in Photoshop and then convert the raster file to an EPS using Cocoapotrace. It's is similar to the trace features in Flash or Illustrator but does a better job. The result is a black filled vector shape which I can bring into Illustrator and edit if needed.
  • SlickZeroSlickZero Houston, TexasPosts: 2,870Member, Sous Chef
    Hands down, Illustrator. It's what I learned in college 12 years ago, and have kept on using, and is the industry standard. If you're just starting out and try to jump right in to Illustrator, you're going to get frustrated, and would probably be better off with Inkscape, which would be my second personal choice.

    Once you learn it well, there is no more all around powerful tool for vector than Illustrator, but if you're just creating graphics for games, Inkscape would be an easier alternative.

    I have no friends. I'm a loser that makes video games all day. Will you be my friend?

  • imGuaimGua Posts: 1,089Member
    @RKS, I mostly use Photoshop and similar software to make pictures from combination of different pictures + effects. And I'm looking software for iPad for exact same work.
  • thomasrichardgamesthomasrichardgames Posts: 263Member
    i have idraw ..... the only problem i found with it is that there is no fill tool, u have to fill in each shape fully or fill a image in with shapes, but apart from that, its easy to use and brilliant :)
  • App SurgeApp Surge Posts: 651Member
    I prefer to use PhotoShop. I know it is not most people's first choice, but it does what I need it to do and I am very familiar with the software.
  • App SurgeApp Surge Posts: 651Member
    edited January 2012
    Well @RKS I guess that's news to me! I'm not so "out there" anymore, am I?
    Most of the game designers I know use Illustrator though...
  • PixelgunPixelgun Posts: 111Member
    I come from illustration for table top RPGs and comic books where I almost exclusively used Photoshop. But I do most of my video game graphics in Illustrator. It seems to make things easier to animate and it's easier for me to keep elements looking consistent. I still sketch things out in Photoshop beforehand.
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