Adobe Illustrator Alternatives

    Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor that allows you to increase or reduce the size of images without affecting their quality, contrary to what happens in the case of images created or edited in bitmaps or pixels with software such as Adobe Photoshop or GIMP. This is useful for producing visual content for digital art or as a print template for large formats. However, its high price, restrictive monthly subscription model, and unstable performance often make Illustrator simply not the best option for all. That's why we would like to recommend you a list of alternatives for editing vector graphics that may better fit your needs.

    This page was last updated Oct 11, 2021

    1. Super PhotoCut interactive cutout tool ( isolates and separates a detailed foreground object from photos.
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    2. You can generate a multi-layer stencil, a cut-out template that can be used to paint with color onto a surface, from an uploaded image (JPG/PNG, under 2MB). The stencil acts as a binary mask that decides if the color reaches the surface or not.

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      • Steam
      Shadron is the ultimate graphics editor for programmers. It gives you the ability to modify or generate images, animations, and more using shader code.
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    3. Intaglio is traditional Mac drawing with the power of Mac OS X.
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      Intaglio is just doing vector graphics similar to AI and that is what I am using AI for, no other bells and whistles. Intaglio is doing a good job however its UI could get a fresher look.
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    4. iVinci is a professional vector design app, iVinci Code instantly generate the drawing source code for iOS and OSX developers, what you see in iVinci is what you can draw with code!
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      • iPad
      The program allows you to draw graphic shapes directly on a sheet of paper. The new way to create vector graphics, graphic shapes are drawn with his finger on a piece of paper they do not have to pre-select from a limited list.
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    5. Inspire Pro delivers an incredibly fast and realistic painting, drawing and sketching experience that you can take with you wherever you go and use whenever inspiration strikes.
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    6. Paint +++aims to fill the need for a basic, streamlined, and Mac-native image editor. Whether you need to quickly crop a photo, add some text to an image, or just have fun doodling, scrawl has you covered.
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      • Windows
      *Vector-like Editing
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    7. Super Vectorizer 2 (FREE Download: for Mac is a professional Mac vector tracing software that automatically converts bitmap image like JPEG, GIF and PNG to clean, scalable vector graphic of Ai, SVG, DXF and PDF on Mac.
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