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natallica
Dec 14, 2006, 04:54 PM
Hello everyone!

I'm looking for a cheaper alternative to Illustrator to do some basic graphics work with logos, business cards, and web graphics.

I was very happy to find Rapidweaver for web stuff as Dreamweaver was too much app for me both feature-wise and price-wise.

I was wondering if there's some Mac app that is a good analog to Rapidweaver for basic graphics work?!?

I've tried Gimp on the PC before and I'd prefer to try something different.

Thanks!

-- N



bousozoku
Dec 14, 2006, 05:16 PM
Intaglio and Eazy Draw are available and run natively and they're fairly inexpensive.

Inkscape is an open source application that requires XWindows. It works better on Linux than Mac OS X but it's buggy anywhere.

CanadaRAM
Dec 14, 2006, 05:21 PM
Dreamweaver is to Rapidweaver as Illustrator is to

Rapidtrator?

:p

natallica
Dec 14, 2006, 05:52 PM
Intaglio and Eazy Draw are available and run natively and they're fairly inexpensive.

Inkscape is an open source application that requires XWindows. It works better on Linux than Mac OS X but it's buggy anywhere.

Thanks! I'll try those out. I think I may skip Inkscape as it seems to suffer from XWindows fugliness!

:p

-- N

natallica
Dec 14, 2006, 05:53 PM
Rapidtrator?

:p

Not finding that on Google! ;)

-- N

elppa
Dec 14, 2006, 06:40 PM
Lineform (http://www.freeverse.com/lineform/)

natallica
Dec 14, 2006, 07:00 PM
Lineform (http://www.freeverse.com/lineform/)

Nice! Definitely checking this one out!

Thanks so much for everyone's suggestions...

-- N

POHeerwig
Dec 14, 2006, 07:41 PM
Sketsa might be worth a shot. It seems to have a bit of an illustrator feel to it and it's based on svg (scalable vector graphics), free to try and $49 to buy.

http://www.kiyut.com/products/sketsa/index.html

ChicoWeb
Dec 14, 2006, 07:47 PM
I downloaded lineform. I love it so far.

bousozoku
Dec 14, 2006, 08:10 PM
Sketsa might be worth a shot. It seems to have a bit of an illustrator feel to it and it's based on svg (scalable vector graphics), free to try and $49 to buy.


Is there a secret to making it work?

tominated
Dec 14, 2006, 09:44 PM
Not finding that on Google! ;)

-- N

couldn't you tell it was sarcasm?

natallica
Dec 15, 2006, 12:26 AM
couldn't you tell it was sarcasm?

Couldn't you or was the winky-smiley emoticon not clear? ;)

-- N

AmbitiousLemon
Dec 15, 2006, 03:20 PM
This is probably more a Photoshop substitute, but SeaShore (seashore.sourceforge.net) isn't bad.

JasonElise1983
Dec 15, 2006, 11:24 PM
nevermind...should read all replies before posting. :/