Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW… many Spreadshirt designers (or any designer, for that matter) swear by the “three kings” of image processing software, but there are some challengers to the crown that we’d like to introduce to you. Some lesser-known illustrator tools are moving forward and taking the fight to the established industry leaders. We present you three original creative solutions.
Colors and lines just like on paper: With the Tayasui Sketches app, you can create deceptively-genuine looking watercolor on the display. Color and line thickness are modeled on the real brushwork. Watercolor, acrylic and pen are a few of the 20 different drawing tools you can choose from. Simple and effective.
There’s a world of inspiration in the colors and shapes of nature and everyday life. With Adobe Capture CC you can use your mobile device to take photos of anything that inspires you. Then extract a color, create a pattern or brush, or turn a shape into a vector graphic that you can use in all your favorite desktop and mobile apps. The files are synchronized directly with the Creative Cloud account for fine-tuning with other Adobe applications.
Our handwriting is specific to each and every one of us, and using typography can give your designs a very personal touch. How about digitalizing your own handwriting? MyScriptFont makes it possible. The free web application gives you your script as .ttf or .otf file! You don’t even need a tablet! Hello printer and scanner!
Has one of these or another tool piqued your curiosity? Or do you have other insider tips for illustrator or designer tools? Give one or all of these tools a shot and you may just find a new toy.