The best vector editors in 2024

Best vector editors
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Finding one of the best vector editors is vital for any designer. While Photoshop and other image editors tend to get all the attention, if you're creating logos or any other work that has to look good at all sizes then you can't be working with bitmaps; instead you need to make your imagery using scalable vectors that'll look just as good on a billboard as they do on the printed page.

Working with vectors isn't as intuitive as with bitmaps; you need to think in terms of paths, Bézier curves, fills and gradients, and your first attempts at using vector editors are likely to be a lot more frustrating than getting to grips with the best digital art software. However some vector editors are more user-friendly than others and can guide you over the initial humps with helpful tutorials.

Buy Illustrator CC from $20.99 per month

Buy Illustrator CC from $20.99 per month
Adobe’s industry-leading vector graphics editor allows you to create scalable graphics and illustrations for print and digital. A Creative Cloud subscription to use Illustrator on your PC or Mac starts from $20.99 / £19.97 per month.

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Jim McCauley

Jim McCauley is a writer, performer and cat-wrangler who started writing professionally way back in 1995 on PC Format magazine, and has been covering technology-related subjects ever since, whether it's hardware, software or videogames. A chance call in 2005 led to Jim taking charge of Computer Arts' website and developing an interest in the world of graphic design, and eventually led to a move over to the freshly-launched Creative Bloq in 2012. Jim now works as a freelance writer for sites including Creative Bloq, T3 and PetsRadar, specialising in design, technology, wellness and cats, while doing the occasional pantomime and street performance in Bath and designing posters for a local drama group on the side.