Raven Alternatives

    Raven is described as 'Use Raven to create fully scalable vector art appropriate for logos or tee shirt designs. You won't find a similar tool on the web' and is an website in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Raven, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux and Windows S. The best alternative is Inkscape, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to Raven are Adobe Illustrator (Paid), Sketch (Paid), Karbon (Free, Open Source) and Adobe Fireworks (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 27, 2021

    1. Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.
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    2. Design quickly and confidently with Adobe Illustrator software. Sophisticated tools for drawing and typography, along with advanced color controls and creative effects, provide a comprehensive vector graphics environment.
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    3. Sketch is a vector-based design tool for Mac with a focus on screen design. It’s used primarily by screen designers who create websites, icons, and user interfaces for desktop and mobile devices.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • KDE Plasma Workspaces
      Karbon, component of Calligra Suite , is the scalable vector drawing application in KDE. It allows artists to create complex drawings without losing image quality when zooming in on, or resizing the drawing.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Adobe Fireworks is a bitmap and vector graphics editor. Rapidly prototype websites and application interfaces with Adobe Fireworks CS4 software. Create and optimize images for the web more quickly and accurately than ever before with an enhanced toolset.

      Discontinued

      As described at http://blogs.adobe.com/fireworks/2013/05/the-future-of-adobe-fireworks.html , development of Fireworks has been stopped, but last version, Adobe Fireworks CS6 (v12), released in 2012, is still available as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      sK1 is a powerful illustration program for the Linux platform that can substitute professional proprietary software like CorelDRAW or Adobe Illustrator.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Pencil is an animation/drawing software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. It lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics.

      Discontinued

      Updated project here: Pencil2D

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      • Mac
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      Graphic is a modern full-featured graphic design and illustration application, created specifically for Mac OS X.
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    4. TVP Animation is the leading paperless drawing and animation tool, able to imitate traditional techniques such as Pen Brush, Gouache, Watercolour, Pencil, Felt-tip and Airbrush, and animate them over frames.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      InsightPoint is a cool multi-scene vector drawing tool for Windows and Linux.
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