• Doug OrchardDoug Orchard, almost 4 years ago

    Not really. This stuff is great for creating content but not UI. Illustrator by name is that, to create illustrations ( though it can do more, but these just are half baked features added on top ).

    2 points
    • Nicholas van der WalleNicholas van der Walle, almost 4 years ago

      Thank you Doug. Out of interest, do you think another app can - or should - attempt to compete with Ai as an illustration tool? Or are you purely working in UI/UX?

      I picked on a few recently emerged and popular vector-based solutions for the headline. But CorelDraw, XARA, etc. all retain avid followings and can be considered too.

      Then there’s always the possibility of Autodesk making something magical with this tech.

      Naturally, I am punting the availability of the tech. However, I am very aware that Illustrator remains the king of vector apps due to its immense power, flexibility and user base. We currently make a living off Ai, so are not trying to destroy it. One aspect to my question is whether this tech in other areas could also have a negative affect for our current business.

      1 point
      • Doug OrchardDoug Orchard, almost 4 years ago

        Affinity Designer is a direct competition to illustrator in my opinion. I have completely removed Adobe from my work as it tends to less reliable lately then in good ol' days.

        Competition is always good. The bar is set high with the tools that are out there. Typically I'd say use what feels good for you. Don't concern about who uses what. As long the final image can be exported cleanly a tool is that, a tool.

        3 points