Well, the version of Adobe Illustrator I was using stopped working. I can't say it was a legitimate version of the program, but there is no way I can pay like $50 a month to use it.
So, I decided to give Inkscape a try. I've known about this program for a while but never really messed around with it before.
For those of you who don't know, Inkscape is a free, open source, vector graphic program for Windows, Mac, and Linux. And after playing around with it for an evening, I think it's very comparable to Illustrator.
I messed around for a little while drawings a bunch of shapes and changing the fill and stroke settings to get the hang of where everything is located but then I thought I'd try something a little more complicated but nothing too time-consuming.
I did a quick search to see if the new Steemit logo showed up on Google and there was only 1.
So I decided to draw the new Steemit logo.
All in all, the program works much better than I thought it would. It will be a much better alternative than paying Adobe every month to use Illustrator. There is still going to be a bit of figuring things out for sure. Things just aren't the same as Illustrator, but I've also noticed that there are a number of things that are better. Once I get used to the different process, it's going to be a great program; especially for free!
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