Vector graphic programs for mac

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by guest8t88, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. guest8t88 macrumors member

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    Greetings all

    In a few months or I am planing on running away from PC and buying myself a MBP. As a start of to my lowered gaming life, I am planing on taking up my drawing again, and hopefully I still got some of it in me, thou it is over 15 years since I left it.

    Now I am looking for a graphic program which has vector graphic option.
    Many years ago I tried Adobe Illustrator, which worked great, since you can import scanned images as background the easily redraw them on the computer. Adobe is very expensive for hobby use only, else I would have gone with Photoshop and Illustrator, since I am used to work with Photoshop.

    Anyone know any good simple vector graphic programs, they can recommend?
     
  2. guest8t88 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks I looked at it.
    No way I will get anthing of MS, and It seems Macromedia is now Adobes.
    Perhaps I can get Illustrator from a friend instead, atleast an older version.
     
  3. nsbio macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.purgatorydesign.com/Intaglio/index.html

    been using that for 3 years and been happy as a clam.
     
  4. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    I can't exactly recommend it, since I haven't used it enough yet to decide how well it works, but you might also want to check out VectorDesigner.
     
  5. guest8t88 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks so far.
    I'll check out the programs once I have bought a mac.
     
  6. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    CorelDRAW X4
    im using it right now :p
    its great, but for pros
     
  7. JasonElise1983 macrumors 6502a

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    you could try inkscape: http://www.inkscape.org/

    i've given it a shot before...it's pretty good. It's no illustrator, but it's not bad once you get used to it.

    -je
     
  8. guest8t88 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Jason, it works good, takes alittle getting used to after so long not working with vectors. I will defently keep this one i mind once I get started.
     

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