VectorScribe comments & reviews
We are rightly proud of our software which we continuously improve by listening to users and reviewers. And to back our claims up, here are snippets of reviews and feedback to date.
Click on the publication's title to view their website or read the full online review (where available).
Issue 25 (October 2010)
“Logo artists, designers and digital illustrators will love it!”
“Combining [VectorScribe's tools] all in one creative workflow, however, makes this comprehensive plug-in a superbly industrious tool, acting twice as quickly and even more steadfastly than the standalone Pen options.”
“This plug-in ensures that your will half your illustration creation time.”
"The Wonderful Tools of Astute Graphics"
“I was working on a branding project at the same time, and the time I saved in shape construction is hard to believe.”
“I saved so much time when building rather complex shapes for a logo thanks to VectorScribe.”
Vol 27 No 15 (22 July 2011)
“Rather than adding special effects, it turns complex actions into one-click processes”
“VectorScribe is a hugely useful and powerful set of plug-ins.”
“It’s a must-have add-on for the serious Illustrator user.”
“Pros: Powerful manipulation tools, simpler path and curve editing, dynamic shape creation
Mouse rating: 5/5
The publishers of this German-language Illustrator resource and the review's author Monika Gause have very kindly provided an English translation of the original review. You may read it in full by clicking here...
“All of the plugin’s functions provide fundamental improvements for Illustrator which benefit any user.”
“With Phantasm CS Astute Graphics has already shown that they are able to add an innovative plugin to mature software like Illustrator. In this regard VectorScribe is a masterpiece.”
10 May 2011
“Their new plug-in VectorScribe amazes from start to finish. It not only simplifies and speeds up design but makes executing creative ideas a lot more fun too.”
“PathScribe lets you manipulate paths in ways you couldn’t imagine Illustrator to support.”
“I could go on and on about VectorScribe, because it almost covers as much ground as Illustrator by itself does.”
“After spending only a few hours with VectorScribe, you’ll find it irresistible, Illustrator as it’s supposed to be, and one of those rare, real must-haves.”
10 May 2011
“Now I can add (at any point of the process) rounding to the corners - creating some truly beautiful curved forms in second. The corners can be added and modified at any point - stunning.”
“I found most of the tools very useful and will use in many different projects such as creating custom shapes, brush designs, patterns etc.”
“Totally recommended, another hit from a very good plug-in developer.”
New: Case study
“I can now do things that I previously had to do manually. Overall when creating a font, it’s probably saved me between 6 and 8 hours.”
Learn how one of the world's most respected designers and font creator has enhanced his Illustrator creative workflow.
It's always great to hear feedback from users. And as you can see from these below, they are very positive!
“...the dynamic corners features alone will be a godsend.”
Principal Product Manager at Adobe
You can read more of Jack's feedback on his Adobe blog...
“VectorScribe is a game changer! It makes vector building far easier and more intuitive than Adobe's own tools. And the Dynamic Corners tool is just frosting on the vector cake.”
Autor of Vector Basic Training, and much more
“For years I've been dealing with the less than ideal vector tools in Illustrator. VectorScribe's new tools fix many of Illustrator’s inherent problems and greatly enhance and extend its usability. I'm currently involved in creating a new font, and have been using these new tools consistently every day. If you're a serious Illustrator user, you've got to try these tools. I can't imagine being without them now!”
“VectorScribe is already an essential part of my workflow, giving me greater control over my paths than ever before in Illustrator with its simple, intuitive interface. This is how Illustrator should have worked all along.”
“VectorScribe fills the gaps in Illustrator's toolbox. These tools give you intuitive yet precise control over your points, paths and shapes—without creating Effects or file incompatibilities. VectorScribe lets you work with your vectors instead of around them.”
“I love your product. I teach a seminar a few times a year on creating vector graphics for output to a plotter and applied to vehicles for custom painting. The design process and image setup is a big part of my class. I will recommend this plugin very highly to my students at these workshops since I teach these techniques mainly in Illustrator and I've always felt there was lacking control in the Illustrator interface.”
“"I started my career working with Illustrator 4.0 (not CS4) - so 15 years ago. I want to say that I've seen so many features come and go inside Illustrator, also many plugins disappear... but so far your products are the best thing I've seen inside Illustrator. They make me want to get up early to draw more stuff.
So keep up your good work! This is awesome!"”
“I'm not usually one to email people with praise but after downloading the trials of your software, I have to say this... You guys have created something truly amazing. Your software will change the way I work, saving me so much time and preventing huge frustration that Illustrator can give at times. I just wanted to say thank you and your tools are truly an asset. I will be buying the full versions and I am looking forward to trying out SubScribe. Keep up the good work — I cannot imagine having to go back to Illustrator without these tools. Thank you!”
“VectorScribe has completely changed the way I work in Illustrator. Time consuming/complex tasks are now a breeze with features like Dynamic Shapes and Dynamic Corners. Phantasm CS blew my mind and Astute Graphics have done it again with VectorScribe - the ultimate Illustrator upgrade.”
“VectorScribe has proven to be a huge asset for me. Its toolset often assists in the creation of complex vector files in a fraction of the time. The ease of use and excellent user interface combined with clear, well defined, object highlighting go above and beyond what's is expected in traditional Adobe Illustrator features. Its seamless integration with the standard Adobe Illustrator tools make VectorScribe an asset for new users as well as experienced professionals. These are tools which have been missing since Adobe Illustrator was created.”
Adobe Certified Expert, Illustrator
“I've just purchased both VectorScribe and Phantasm CS and wanted to say fantastic job on some great products. Don't know how I ever got along without them.”
“VectorScribe is the best - it lets me do my work so much faster. Thank you for developing it, and keep up the good work.”
“Wonderful products! VectorScribe is just absolutely amazing, I don't know how I've been living without it all this time.”
“You must get this all the time, but I have to say, VectorScribe is AWESOME!!
I can't thank you guys enough. I bought it 15 minutes into my trial period haha. I can't imagine doing vector work without it now. VectorScribe has literally shaved hours off of the time it takes for me trace out my illustrations. I have battled the pen tool in illustrator since Illustrator 8 (when I first started using Illustrator), and I am so stoked that I found vectorScribe. What would have taken an hour or more with the pen tool, I can crank out in like 20 min with VectorScribe.
All in all, It is incredibly intuitive, and the results are amazing. This is the way vector drawing should be.”
“VectorScribe is a great tool that improve dramatically Illustrator and take it to the next level.”
“VectorScribe is making my life right now!!! It saved me hours on a logo I was working on, so I'm very happy.”
“VectorScribe WILL change the way you use the pen tool forever! It adds functionality that has been missing from Adobe Illustrator since the beginning!”
Comments via Twitter
Twitter has witnessed a wealth of enthusing VectorScribe comments since the product's launch. We've recorded a few for posperity via our blog: