Serif's new vector editing tool

Serif's vector editing tool DrawPlus isn't really aimed at professional designers; its natural audience is primarily to be found among design enthusiasts and amateurs. Yet this PC tool is suprisingly capable and definitely worth a look; the free version is an obvious stop-gap for the cash-strapped designer, while the full-priced tool is still a fraction of the cost of Adobe Illustrator.

Designed to be intuitive in use, DrawPlus has a wide range of tools that mirror functionality in Illustrator, but in a more approachable manner. There are also some nice extra features that are actually implemented in a more user-friendly way than Adobe’s software - 3D being a prime example, where you can quickly make an object 3D via extrusion, apply a wide range of 3D styles or draw your own bevel profile that’s instantly applied to your object.

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