So I can’t afford the Adobe CS5 suite without being a student.
I’m pretty sure I won’t be a student again anytime soon. I have vowed to teach myself how to create professional graphic art. Have you attempted this?
I already have been using GIMP for a few years and I liked it for the most part, except that it gets a bit fuzzy and isn’t very smooth.
I began searching for an Adobe Illustrator alternative and came across inkscape which is open source – which means you pay absolutely nothing to download it to your computer! I absolutely love that.
I’ve never used Adobe Illustrator, so I can not really compare the ease of use or any of their different features. I am hoping that what people can achieve on illustrator will be achievable on inkscape.
I found some great tutorials that are really useful for getting a sense of how inkscape works. Here’s a video demonstrating how to make a pixelated image into a vector (smooth image).
I also found these tutorials for beginners:
My favorite — 2D Game Art for Programmers – Part 1
Basic Controls — Basic Tutorial
A compilation of tutorials — 35 Tutorials to create amazing Vector Graphics…
Please share any tutorials that you know of.
Here’s what I’ve been working on…
I am hoping to use this image in an eBook I am going to write about natural hair styling.
Here’s another fun drawing. I think I’d like to use something like this in a children’s book. What do you think?