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#1 DAGO7


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Posted 16 November 2007 - 08:17 AM

I come from a software dev background but getting in to web dev.

And i dont have much experience with graphics. I hear Vector drawing is an important skill.

Any ideas where to start with this ? I mean i have had limited art classes in the past. But im fairly good at sketching.

which software do you recommend me starting on ? Illustrator, Freehand, fireworks ?
and where can i get tutorials ? thanks
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 11:47 AM

Hey DAG07!

I'd recommend Illustrator. It's what people in the field are using. I've heard that Illustrator and Freehand are very close, although I've heard Freehand has had it's quirks and bugs. Like extra stuff will be placed in random spots rather than just all together. Also, Freehand has been able to integrate better with Flash, and I think that had a lot to do with the fact that Freehand and Flash were both done by Macromedia.

Now that Adobe bought out Macromedia, the Adobe CS3 should be better integrated with each other. So if you were to buy a CS3 version of Illustrator, it would probably be easier to integrate with Flash. Though when I took a Multimedia class in college, I don't remember having or hearing any problems with Illustrator and Flash.

You can also buy a tablet and actually draw into Illustrator. Usually the Wacom are the best: Wacom Products

For tutorials, I was going to list a bunch, but if you type in Illustrator tutorials into google, you'll get a huge list. I figured I could just let you pick and choose.

Good luck! :thumbsup:
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Posted 22 November 2007 - 08:06 AM

Yup illustrator is a great mainstream package to use, but costs the earth! Try looking and playing around with InkScape more info here. Inkscape is avaialble under the GPL (GNU General Public License).!!
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Posted 29 November 2007 - 04:01 PM

Thnx 4 the post! :thumbsup:
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