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#Actualjwezorek

Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:40 PM

To just create vector graphics, you should use Adobe Illustrator if you can afford it and/or get a student discount. Otherwise, the open source equivalent is InkScape.

In terms of what to use, a wacom tablet is never a bad thing to have for doing basically any kind of 2D art -- although they're geared more towards producing raster art rather than vector, you can use tablet input and something like Illustator's pencil tool but it takes getting used to. You can also convert raster line drawings to vector and then clean them up in Illustrator -- don't actually need a tablet for that in that you can scan pen-and-ink drawings.

For doing animations ... I've never done it but Illustrator + Flash is obviously common ... not sure what you can do with Flash files besides play them in a a flash player or as part of a Flash game however.

#3jwezorek

Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:39 PM

To just create vector graphics, you should use Adobe Illustrator if you can afford it and/or get a student discount. Otherwise, the open source equivalent is InkScape.

In terms of what to use, a wacom tablet is never a bad thing to have for doing basically any kind of 2D art -- although they're geared more towards producing raster art rather than vector, you can use tablet input and something like Illustator's pencil tool but it takes getting used to. You can also convert raster line drawings to vector and then clean them up in Illustrator -- don't actually need a tablet for that in that you can scan pen-and-ink drawings.

For doing animations ... I've never done it but Illustrator + Flash is obviously common, not sure what you can do with Flash files besides play them in a a flash player or as part of a Flash game however.

#2jwezorek

Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:38 PM

To just create vector graphics, you should use Adobe Illustrator if you can afford it and/or get a student discount. Otherwise, the open source equivalent is InkScape.

In terms of what to use, a wacom tablet is never a bad thing to have for doing basically any kind of 2D art -- although they're geared more towards producing raster art rather than vector, you can use tablet input and something like Illustator's pencil tool but it takes getting used to. You can also convert raster line drawings to vector and then clean them up in Illustrator -- don't actually need a tablet for that in that you can scan pen-and-ink drawings.

For doing animations ... I've never done it but Illustrator + Flash is obviously common, not sure what you can do with Flash files besides playe them in a a flash player or as part of a Flash gamehowever.

#1jwezorek

Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:38 PM

To just create vector graphics, you should use Adobe Illustrator if you can afford it and/or get a student discount. Otherwise, the open source equivalent is InkScape.

In terms of what to use, a wacom tablet is never a bad thing to have for doing basically any kind of 2D art -- although they're geared more towards producing raster art rather than vector, you can use tablet input and something like Illustator's pencil tool but it takes getting used to. You can also convert raster line drawings to vector and then clean them up in -- don't actually need a tablet for that in that you can scan pen-and-ink drawings.

For doing animations ... I've never done it but Illustrator + Flash is obviously common, not sure what you can do with Flash files besides playe them in a a flash player or as part of a Flash gamehowever.

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