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    Strange nobody mentions Fireworks (now Adobe too). It handles both vector and bitmap images and is the best choice for web graphics. While it has almost as many features as Photoshop and Illustrator, its user interface is far more intuitive, it is a lot easier to find your way in and thus a lot easier to learn.

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    I don't think Fireworks is a good tool for creating real vector designs.
    Just like with Photoshop you can create vector shapes in it, but for creating the industry standard AI/EPS/PDF vector files its vector companion (Illustrator) would be more appropriate.
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    Inkscape -

    1) It's free.
    2) It's extremely easy to use
    3) Gives professional looking results (if used skillfully)

    For vectorising images I use VectorMagic

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    Topmonkey - VectorMagic online or desktop version?
    Are you happy with the results?
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    a vector programsis Illustrator , CorelDraw and freehand

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefdu View Post
    I've always used PS to do my vector work, but I stumbled across a great tutorial which is just about idiot proof to learn with. I run CS2 now and can't handle anything newer on my comp although I've played with CS3 Illustrator I still rather like PS for vectors until I can really delve into it better.
    You do realize that PhotoShop is a Raster / Paint based image manipulation software & Not a vector software right? It has the very basic Vector Pen tool, yes, but PS does NOT output into any vector formats, thus rendering it useless in the vector world.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikke View Post
    Strange nobody mentions Fireworks (now Adobe too). It handles both vector and bitmap images and is the best choice for web graphics. While it has almost as many features as Photoshop and Illustrator, its user interface is far more intuitive, it is a lot easier to find your way in and thus a lot easier to learn.

    Nikke
    While Fireworks is definitely flexible, I have to agree with Varelse that it's not very practical for professional vector design. I only open up my fireworks when I need to cross platform & convert a fully layered vector file into a fully layered Raster .psd file. Other than that, i don't use it at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by hello21 View Post
    a vector programsis Illustrator , CorelDraw and freehand
    Interesting choice of softwares. My Primary Vector software (Used Daily) is Serif DrawPlus x2, my secondary Vector software is Adobe Illustrator Cs3 (Used 2-3 times weekly), My third Vector software is Corel CorelDraw x3 (Used once per week).

    I actually own 15 commercial software's & use them as needed, the majority of the time everything is being used for cross-platforming. Because of the techniques I use, I'm able to provide clients with over 78+ file extensions (Upon request). You would be surprised at how many clients use off brand software's for minor editing that are not compatible with the industry standard softwares, so rather than tell them to buy another software, I cater to the one they already have.

    To each there own I suppose!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scorpionagency View Post
    You would be surprised at how many clients use off brand software's for minor editing that are not compatible with the industry standard softwares, so rather than tell them to buy another software, I cater to the one they already have.
    Good approach
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