Monday, February 28, 2011

Draw Plus X4

While I'm still waiting for Voc. Rehab. to get my new computer with Adobe Creative Suite 5, I thought it would be a good idea to get as much practice as I can in the meantime. I recently purchased Draw Plus X4, at a discounted rate, and am very impressed with it. It does vector drawings and a full range of more creative brushes and effects. In fact, I was surprised to learn that Illustrator only has a pen and pencil. It really is geared more toward hard edge (node) type drawing. When I do get illustrator I will use it for the .AI format that is the industry standard but I will use Draw Plus and Corel Painter to get the wide range of drawing tools I like. Call me old fashioned but I just don't like the tedious aspect of drawing lines and geometric shapes and bending them to get what I want, except in the case of doing technical drawings. When straight edges and precision are required then working with lines, curves, and the node tool are the best way to go.