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Old 07-05-03, 01:22 PM
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Easier/Better alternatives to Illustrator?

Although my artistic talent is average at best, I always end up as the guiding force when it comes to developing logos and the like.

And frankly, I suck at illustrator. I just cannot control the curves well enough for anything to take shape.

Are there any better alternatives?
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I work with somebody who likes/uses Freehand, but I find that even more confusing.

You might check out Real World Illustrator. I haven't looked at that book specfically, but all of the Real World series books is aimed towards production--not a rewrite of the manual or a book showing how to do all kinds of neat tricks you'll never use.
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I was a Freehander for 6 years before getting serious with Illustrator a few years ago. There's not a really big difference between the two, but its enough to make Freehand better for some things (power duplication, selections, colors, perspective grids) and Illustrator for others (gradient mesh, outputting to Flash, the Pathfinder).

I'm helping one of old professors write a book about basic design, and I'm writing all the Illustrator/Photoshop tutorials for it, and the reviewers are finding it really helpful.

E-mail me and I'll send you the details.

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