I almost found a way to justify Adobe Cloud.

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  1. nycphotography

    nycphotography No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I almost found a way to justify Adobe Cloud.

    So far I've resisted. Kindof morally opposed, just on general principles. So my new Win10 box has only Gimp. And I'm slowly (re)learning the basics.

    But I'm working on a project that has me split across several machines. Work desktop. Home desktop. macbook. Win10 VM on macbook. Remote office desktop. HEY! Creative cloud is licensed to the USER not the machine, so yea, it's like $25 a month (PS + AI), but I can actually justify that for this project.

    So I went online to set it up....

    Turns out you can only use it on two machines. They can't even get per user licensing right. wtf.

    I'm honestly thinking I've bought my last Adobe product, and there will be no more. Ever.


     
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    jsecordphoto Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'm sure they'll be sorry to hear that. Good luck with Gimp :allteeth:
     
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  3. john.margetts

    john.margetts No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Unless you are a professional graphic artist, Gimp will serve you every bit as well as Photoshop. People are too ready to think something must be better because they pay through the nose for it.

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    I think that's a bit of an overstatement. Gimp is good; very good. And for the price? It's fantastic, but it is not Photoshop.
     
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    john.margetts No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    No, it is not Photoshop nor did I suggest it is. But for those photographers who knows how to use his camera it is all you need. For those who are graphic artists rather than photographers, you need Photoshop.

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  6. nycphotography

    nycphotography No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    In this project, I am compositing to build up mock UI Elements. I need PS and Illustrator.
    So far, been using Sketch on the mac. Eventually I need to either pay for it, or find something else.

    About once a week I think, hey, I'm just going to use Illustrator. And then I... remember.

    Oh yeah.

    So what's the Gimpish alternative to Illustrator?
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Have you looked into Pixelmator for Macintosh? Might be worth your time to investigate!

    Pixelmator for Mac
     
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    nycphotography No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    $29. It's priced right.

    But I'm really looking PC first. The Mac is a complete annoyance, I mean after thought, for me.

    I'm dealing with it because my arm is being twisted. But I'd prefer to just work in Windows, or at least with one cross platform product.
     
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    Ysarex Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Home | Inkscape

    Joe
     
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  10. nycphotography

    nycphotography No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thank you so much. I am definitely going to be giving it a go.

    Do you happen to know if it has UX widget kits? (ie collections of common UX elements than can be copied and pasted)?

    Or if it reads and write AI files (or reads at least)? As then I can use AI UX toolkits.

    Either way I'll be checking it out on the next UI design phase.
     
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    Ysarex Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Sorry I can't help with more detail. I'm strictly a photographer, but I hang around in college art departments with the illustrators and painters and so I hear stuff. Inkscape is often mentioned.

    Joe
     
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    I'm still using an old Photoshop CS5
     

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