(Closed) Alternative for Adobe Illustrator on PC?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Believe it or not you can do a lot in Microsoft PowerPoint.  I personally still prefer Adobe tools for any kind of involved layout, but PPT is pretty flexible (I do often layout poster presentations in it).  You can definitely change the page/document size, to fit your needs.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Publisher?  Usually comes automatically with the Office Suite.

 

And they do make Illustrator for PC’s.   

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

As a replacement to Adobe Photoshop I use GIMP (which is free).  http://www.gimp.org/

I used MS Publisher for invites and programs, etc.

Good Luck!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think that Inkscape could be a good alternative for you.  It is a free vector editor.  I used it to lay out our save the dates and invitations.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think they have free 30-day trials for almost all of the adobe programs.  And, if you want it for more than just the wedding stuff, you can always ask a student you know if you can use their info to buy it for MUCH less!  

Post # 9
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Newbee

I second Inkscape. It’s completely free and very intuitive. It’s a vector-based program just like Illustrator, and there are a ton of online tutorials to get you started. I’ve used it for monograms and image editing with a lot of success.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Download the 30 day trial from Adobe’s web site and have fun!

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I use GIMP too 🙂

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I second the nomination for Powerpoint.  I use a PC and have both Adobe and Powerpoint, and you get nice quality layouts with both. Powerpoint may even be slightly more user friendly than Adobe, for first time users.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Are you planning to use the pen tool at all?  You can try QuarkXpress, the page layout program, for 60 days for free. Good luck!

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