Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

Design Illustrator Foundations Creating an Icon Document Setup & Understanding the Interface

Sachin Jayaram
Sachin Jayaram
5,461 Points

Is it possible to use an opensource software like inkscape when you are initially trying to learn instead?

Is it possible to use an opensource software like inkscape when you are initially trying to learn instead when you are a beginner?

1 Answer

Max Senden
Max Senden
23,141 Points

Hi Sachin, it's a bit of a late response but perhaps you're still interested to hear my p.o.v.

Open source software is good, but only when you really stick to working with it for the coming months/years. Its functionalities are quite a bit different from the licensed products out there. Depending on your needs and ambitions do a bit of reading. There are good licensed alternatives to Adobe available. They'll still cost you a bit of money, but by far not as much as Adobe would. Some products such as Sketch (bohemian) for Mac even outperform the Adobe software.