Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What's our vector, Victor?

my Adobe Illustrator Art

How to Become a Comic Strip, Comic Book and Graphic Novel Artist


DIGITAL TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Software


VECTOR-BASED IMAGE APPLICATIONS

Adobe Illustrator 

  • The industry leader. It is used for drawing, coloring and lettering.
  • Available for Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista/7.
  • Download at http://www.adobe.com/


CorelDraw 



Inkscape

  • An Open Source vector graphics application. Inkscape uses Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), an open XML-based W3C standard, as the native format.
  • Available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista/7.
  • Download for free at http://inkscape.org/


sK1

  • An open-source vector illustration application.
  • Available for Linux.
  • Download for free at http://sk1project.org/


Xara Photo & Graphic Designer and Designer Pro

  • A single application for vector drawings and photo composition. There are 2 versions, Photo & Graphic Designer and Designer Pro, Pro offers advanced print and web design features.
  • Available for Windows XP/Vista/7.
  • Download Photo & Graphic Designer for under $100 at http://www.xara.com/us/


There are some free online browser based applications. These are provided for information purposes only.

Aviary - http://advanced.aviary.com/online/image-editor

Fatpaint - http://www.fatpaint.com/

3D SKETCHING

Google SketchUp is available for free and has a paid pro-version. SketchUp is for 3D sketching and designed to simplify architectural sketching. This can be very useful as reference for objects you have to draw from different angles.
Available for Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista/7.
Download for at http://sketchup.google.com/
My SketchUp Art


Next… the raster programs.


to be continued....

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