Vector drawing applications are the perfect complement to web design. Unlike bitmap images, vector designs can be manipulated again and again without prejudice.
Adobe’s Fireworks is one of my favorite Mac applications and could be considered the king of vector graphic design for the web.
But Fireworks is overly loaded with features, unduly complex, and rather expensive. VectorDesigner is not.
If money is an object, yet you need a vector drawing application that is relatively easy to master and does what vector apps do best, look closely at VectorDesigner.
If you’ve used Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Fireworks then you’ll be right at home with the much less expensive yet capable VectorDesigner.
What do you need to do? Web graphics? Brochures? Posters? Logos? Anything where vector graphics is the norm is the place to start.
Vector graphic design is all about tools, shapes, and non-destructive changes. VectorDesigner has all the basic tools and shapes; rectangle, ovals, stars, bezier curves. There’s even a one click way to convert a bitmap image to vector.
Shapes and sections can be incorporated into new geometric operations and designs, including intersection, union, and subtraction. VectorDesigner even does text within shapes or along a path, far easier than anything in Fireworks.
OS X has plenty of built in graphic horsepower and VectorDesigner takes advantage of that and provide filters for your layers, shapes, images—all non-destructive, of course.
Also built in is scanner access, iPhoto image browser, a Flickr browser, and the ability to import PDF, EPS, and SVG files, while exporting PDF and EPS files. Standard images can also be imported, including PNG, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, PSD, BMP, and more.
If you’re impressed with what can be done in Fireworks but find yourself intimidated by the price tag and complexity, try VectorDesigner.
If your cut your designer teeth on Adobe Illustrator you may be looking for tools and filters that just don’t exist in lesser apps, though you’re likely to feel right at home with the tool palettes.
Different strokes for different folks, especially those who don’t use graphic design tools everyday but still need that professional look. That’s what you get with VectorDesigner.