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Adobe Illustrator Alternatives for iPad

There are many alternatives to Adobe Illustrator for iPad if you are looking for a replacement. The best iPad alternative is Affinity Designer. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Vectornator or Adobe Illustrator Draw. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Adobe Illustrator and 16 are available for iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPad alternatives to Adobe Illustrator are Clip Studio Paint, Graphic, Adobe Spark Post and Bez.

Adobe Illustrator alternatives are mainly Vector Graphic Apps but may also be Digital Painting Tools or Image Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Adobe Illustrator.
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  1. Affinity Designer is fairly new when compared to the more popular vector editing apps, however it has gradually grown in popularity and influence, and for very good reasons. Its one time purchase (perpetual license) turns out to be a good argument for those who do not want to to pay a monthly subscription fee like Adobe's. In addition, it's available on iPad with an app that has ALL the features from the desktop version, which makes it probably the most complete vector editing mobile app on the market. It also has some unique features that Illustrator doesn't, like the ability to switch between raster and vector workspaces within the same tool, one million+ percent zoom, and unlimited redo.

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    Really easy to use, one-time payment, a bunch of tools and especially how fast it is.

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    It has all the tools I need, minus the junk I never use, and it's a one-time price that is very reasonable; no subscription model!

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    I especially enjoy auto export feature, when changes in artboards are immediately exported to a custom set of formats. Just change the design, and your jpegs, pngs and pdfs of your preferred resolutions are already there, ready to use. A treat for web design, but also very useful for 3d modelling textures and decals.

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    LeopardBunny

    For the one-time price, it's a solid alternative. However, I will admit finding out it didn't have an Object Blend was a bit of a dealbreaker for me personally. Still, the UI is very clean and user-friendly, so if Object Blend isn't important to you, it's definitely worth your time.

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    danielcastelli

    Most affordable paid alternative. One of the best in class.

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    RogerHsu

    Interested tool and easy to use. I'll share this tool with my team.

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    It's fast, more intuitive and far cheaper to run - after 20 years of using illustrator Affinity Designer has been a revelation for me. I've also been working with it's sister apps Publisher & Photo which all integrate in your work flow - an absolute joy.

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  2. Vectonator is a very complete free vector editing app, known mainly for its iPad apps, focusing on simplicity and ease of use. You can export to JPG, PNG, SVG and PDF. Also, unlike Illustrator, you can render a time-lapse video of your project to share on social media (with some limitations). Cloud syncing allows you to continue work started on iPad and finish it directly on macOS.

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  3. It's a great alternative to Illustrator if you are looking to illustrate comics or manga, since in addition to the most common features for digital illustration, it also includes extensive editorial compilation tools and specific comic features such as screentones, saturated lines, batch management of pages, ?smart fill tools, AI colorization, text balloons, 3D figures for pose references, and even some animation features! It's available on Windows, macOS, and mobile devices.

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    It has the best and most intuitive vector tools for the purposes of drawing that I've experienced. It may lack features that are useful for a fully vector workflow geared towards graphic design, but for illustration and comics the vector tools are great.

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    It's a bitmap editor - used mainly for painting and creating comics

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    Graphic

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    Graphic is a modern full-featured graphic design and illustration application, created specifically for Mac OS X.

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    Almost everyone thinks Graphic is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
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    Adobe Illustrator Draw

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Create elaborate, finished illustrations with easy and intuitive touch controls. Send your artwork as layered files to Adobe Illustrator or as flat images to Adobe Photoshop .

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    No bezier curve creation tool.

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    Adobe Spark Post

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Part of the Adobe Creative Cloud Express suite, Spark Post is the fun and fast way to create stunning graphics for all occasions. Get started in seconds with professionally designed, eye-catching templates you can tweak in simple steps.

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    Bez

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • iPad

    A vector graphics editor that makes it easy to create vector images on your iPad or iPad Pro. It has full support for Slide Over, Split View, Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil.

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    Most users think Bez is a great alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
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    Amadine

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    • iPad

    Amadine is the perfect solution for vector graphics design professionals as well as amateurs with creative minds. Developed with precision and attention to what users need, this graphic design app offers every tool and function to bring the craziest ideas to life.

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    Omber

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad

    Omber is a new type of vector design program that lets you use color in new ways in your vector drawings. With Omber's advanced soft shading tools, you can easily make dramatic color blends or subtle color gradients in your art.

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    Inkpad

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • iPad

    Create beautiful vector artwork on your iPad with Inkpad.

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