draw program- vector

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bilde70, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. bilde70 macrumors newbie

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    Hello; Got rid of the PC and just got a new iMac.

    Would like some education on a vector draw program.
    Would like something beyond Macdraw and not a sophisticated as Illustrator
    or Corel draw.

    likes;
    1- add text to a constrained shape similar to an oval/ odd closed shape etc.
    2- have text follow a curved path of any shape.
    3- add nodes/points to a curved path in order to change it's shape.
    4- good paper documentation.
    5- save draw in many formats- PDF etc.

    regards,
    Bill
     
  2. Hankster macrumors 68020

    Hankster

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    All the things you listed you could do with PhotoShop if you don't want to deal with learning Illustrator.
     
  3. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

    andiwm2003

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    intaglio

    i like it. a few things missing but the best thing since macdraw pro.

    edit:

    adding nodes to a path seems not to be a feature yet.
     
  4. bilde70 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    draw

    Hankster;
    Thanks for the info. I'm waiting for the
    Photoshop elements 6 and was not aware that
    you are able to use as a draw app.

    Do you need the full version of Photoshop or do
    you think that elements might have the capability?
    I thought photoshop was only for manipulation of photos.

    Bill
     
  5. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    The line between Photoshop and Illustrator gets blurred a bit more with each release. Illustrator isn't too difficult to get the hang of. The basics can be learned in a couple days if you have instruction, a week or so if you just dive in and start clicking.
     
  6. Hankster macrumors 68020

    Hankster

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    I believe Elements would fit your needs fine. If you wish, you can download trial versions of the applications off of Macromedia.com. That would be an excellent way to figure out which application would fit your needs best at the least about of cost.
     

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