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How useful is Inkscape if my ultimate goal is to learn adobe illustrator?

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:49 am
by harveywilham
Hello Guys,

I am new here.
I want to become a designer in Adobe Illustrator. But its paid and pro.
I want to start with something free and powerful like Inkscape.

How useful is Inkscape if my ultimate goal is to learn adobe illustrator?

Thanks in advance.

Re: How useful is Inkscape if my ultimate goal is to learn adobe illustrator?

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:43 am
by Lazur
Hi.

Not much.

If you learn inkscape you'll find illustrator an overpriced piece of software.
Admittedly if you want to produce one-step print ready materials illustrator has an advantage. But as far as basic drawing/B├ęzier path editing goes, inkscape is more user friendly. Hence you may not want to switch after learning.

Re: How useful is Inkscape if my ultimate goal is to learn adobe illustrator?

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:03 am
by druban
The principles of vector drawing are the same so you can learn that in Inkscape. But if you apply for a job that requires 'Illustrator skills' your Inkscape experience will not substitute for that.