Best FREE Adobe Illustrator Alternative & InkScape AI Secret

Best FREE Adobe Illustrator Alternative & InkScape AI Secret

Today’s is a quick update to my last video testing various Adobe Illustrator alternatives and selecting the best one for my use.

One of the criteria that I based my decision on was the ability for the Adobe Illustrator alternative to open .ai files.

I end up with Affinity Designer but gave Inkscape the runner up position for its ease of use, simple interface and overall value (FREE) with the only downside being that it would not read Adobe Illustrator .ai files.

Well, even though I’m sticking with Affinity Designer some new information has surfed that places it, IMHO, as the #1 Ranked FREE Adobe Illustrator alternatives on the market.

This new information was sent by a few of our amazing channel subscribers that have provided an easy way to get Inkscape to import .ai file without a hitch.

This method, I’ve tested, works, and now I’m going to share it with you.

I’ve also uncovered a serious problem with Affinity Designer when creating Print Ready Files and provide an easy workaround to correct the issue! I hope this helps you!

All this and more on today’s vlog…

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System Used For This Video:
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CASE ] Corsair – Carbide 400C White ATX Mid Tower Case –

MB ] ASUS – PRIME X370-PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard –

CPU ] AMD – Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor –

COOLER ] AMD – Wraith Spire Air CPU Cooler –

COOLER ] Corsair – Hydro Series H115i Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler –

COOLER ] Corsair – Hydro Series H110i Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler – 2256435

GPU ] MSI – GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card –

PS ] EVGA – SuperNOVA G2 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply –

RAM ] Corsair – Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory –

RAM ] G.Skill FlareX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory –

SSD ] Samsung – 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive –

SSD ] Crucial – MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive –

DISPLAY ] Dell – UltraSharp 34” Curved Monitor – U3415W –

MOUSE ] Logitech – G Pro Gaming Mouse –

KB ] Logitech – Gaming G710+ USB Mechanical Keyboard Cherry MX Brown –

PASTE ] ARCTIC – MX4 4g Thermal Paste –

OS ] Microsoft – Windows 10 Pro Full – USB 32/64-bit –

Equipment Used For This Video: (Thanks for your support)
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VIDEO ] Canon EOS 80D with EF-S 18-55mm –

AUDIO ] Audio-Technica Condenser Lavalier Microphone

LIGHTING ] Video Lighting Kit –

POCKET CAMERA ] Canon PowerShot S120 –