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This is the free alternative to Adobe Illustrator! The software uses Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) as its native format to work in, perfect for logo creation and illustration graphics that you may want to scale into different size without losing the quality.
The interface is a bit cluttered because of the vast number of tools it includes. Nearly all the tools are along both sides of Inkscape for easy access.
You can import into Inkscape a lot of file formats such as SVG, PDF, JPEG, and PNG. However, the file formats Inkscape can export the work into is slightly more limited.
Vectr is another software that enables you to make vector images, quickly, and at no cost. It is not as complicated as Inkscape, but it has a lower learning curve. So, if you don’t have time to invest in more intense vector programs, this is a great place to get started.
Vectr has made finding tutorials using their software extremely easy, posting almost 30 of them on their site.
The software can be used online or through download. Work is also auto-saved and synced.
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