Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Run Your Business with Open Source: Illustration Software
If you are an illustrator with no funds for Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator to further your passion for drawing, here is a GREAT open source vector drawing program.
There are so many free sources online at this time that one could literally run a graphics business on freeware and open source software for business apps and graphics apps.
Scalable vector graphics are those that you can draw in a software program that can be resized without losing quality. Professional illustrators will use the likes of Corel Draw or Adobe Illustrator to draw their images, then save as .jpg (or other) to be used online or in print media. However, the native file in the software retains the ability to resize up or down to create sharp, quality graphics.
inkscape because I have the other two, however, reviews say that it truly rivals the Corel and Adobe Illustrator programs.
Give it a try and have fun! http://www.inkscape.org/