Hi girlscancode. Long time no speak.
Definitely agree with you there. You should always use the right tool for the job and it seems once you’re used to photoshop it can be difficult to switch.
At the moment a combination of illustrator and the gimp serves me well so that’s all I need. The only issue is obviously the price. But I have two old laptops at the minute so I tend to just reformat each one alternately when the demo license expires.
I’m real tempted to use photoshop but the bloat of having both that and illustrator open side by side is too much. Overall, I weighed up the pros and cons and illustrator is the much better of the two for my needs.
Holly crap that is some beast of a machine…. 16gb of ram… Yeah the bottleneck seems to be the nvidia cuda enabled graphics card. Most nvidia support gpu rendering so you should be good to go.
Best to check with AE site for peace of mind though before you go spending.
^^You’ve got quite some way before you get to that level.
The crazy thing as well, is that movie was made using just blender internal and the node compositor – pretty convincing IMO , but now with cycles render an even more convincing, unbiased render is now possible. Just need the computing power to push it out.
Like I said before if you need any help just give me a shout.
I use a combination of the gimp and illustrator.
Illustrator happens to have some good blending modules. Illustrator also happens to be great if you’re creating social icons which need to be resized and not loose accuracy.
Eventually, I want to move to just opensource… So gimp + inkscape. But for the time being I prefer using illustrator, as the fonts render much better.
Yes it is likely once they get the item they won’t pay you. So it is better to it that way.
I think they’re great. Did you make this in inkscape?