Hey, hey!! I am a new Glowforge pro owner. I have seen all the things you all do and I have to say, “you are all awesome!” How do you come up with all those amazing things? I can’t even draw a stick figure! Illustrator is super hard to use as well. Just wanted to say that I am super impressed with all of you and thankful for those that share your awesome designs. Thanks a bunch. Hopefully I can make some cool stuff too someday.
And you know what else is awesome and humble? Folks who take the time to spread love and admiration. It’s cool that you’re working on learning Illustrator and making your own stuff, just give it time and you’ll find your own style. There’s a steep learning curve to it, but you’ll get there and we’re here to help when you need a push up the hill. And please share your work along the way and don’t wait until you think you have something “worthy”, because it’s all worthy.
Indeed many are quite amazing but I think you will be amazed at your future self as well I think. I stand in awe of what others here are able to accomplish but have improved a bit over time even if never coming close to the stars.
If you are struggling with Illustrator you might want to try Inkscape and see if that seems easier. I had never touched it before purchasing my pro and am doing reasonably well. I had worked with Gimp as you will want a good raster editor to go with the vector editor and those work well together.
There are more opinions than people about what program works best and each has a slightly different spin on what is basically the same needs, but if you are just starting with ideas I would try as many as you can to see what feels best.
Osaran – I love how well Illustrator works with Glowforge, but I know that the AI workspace can be overwhelming when you’re new. IMO there are only a few tools you really need to use in AI. I made some quick tutorials explaining some basic line drawing tools for a friend in a similar situation – I’m sharing them here, maybe they’ll help you. Good luck!
It’s the people, like you who make this place awesome. I had never been part of a creative community before but knew right away I had found a special place. Thank you for contributing Enjoy your adventure of exploration!
Thank you so much.
Yes that’s true. thanks
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