SubScribe Designer — our new plugin for Adobe Illustrator CS3-CS5.1 (Mac and Windows) — has finally been made available!
It was previewed a couple of weeks ago and will prove to be another significant boost to your vector design workflow productivity.
But the best bit? It’s free to Astute Graphics’ customers since March 2011. It’s our way of saying a huge "thank you!” for all your support and helping Astute Graphics grow from strength to strength.
Creating end editing artwork in vector is typically all about precision and control. This is where SubScribe Designer will become your new best buddy with list of important tools that integrate fully into your workflow. Here’s a preview…
The full list of what’s available is as follows:
Circle by 2 or 3 points
Arc by three point
Line tangent to two paths
Line tangent to path
Line tangent from path
Line perpendicular to two paths
Line perpendicular to path
Line perpendicular from path
To learn more about SubScribe Designer, we have published a range of movies covering each tool.
Not already benefiting from the wonderful vector workflow enhancements offered by Astute Graphics? If you buy today, you can request your SubScribe license key right away!
It’s in beta. Is it unstable?
Astute Graphics has an aversion to releasing unstable or flakey software. As SubScribe is a "special case” being made available to all applicable customers freely, we decided to take a Google-esque approach and release it initially as "beta”.
What does this mean in reality? Well, we think it’s perfectly stable but it has not undergone the wider beta testing phase which our commercial products DrawScribe, VectorScribe and Phantasm CS go through (typically a 3+ month process!).
The result is that customers get the software in their hands much quicker with minimal risk.
However, if you operate in a mission-critical creative workflow environment, please bear in mind that some (hopefully only minor) issues may still arise. We leave the decision to deploy SubScribe to you…
How do I report any issues?
As we don’t anticipate many issues arising, at present we ask that you simply use the Contact form. Please supply as much information as possible, especially operating system, version of Adobe Illustrator, what other plugins you have installed, what happened before the issue and what was the result?
I wanted to buy PathToolkit
Since Astute Graphics purchased PointExp’s IP (developers of PathToolkit and Rasterino), PointExp’s products have been withdrawn. SubScribe Designer is a development based on PathToolkit, whilst Rasterino’s functionality will appear in other Astute Graphics products in the future.
If you are already an applicable Astute Graphics customer, SubScribe Designer is freely available, so you’re in luck!
If you are not currently an Astute Graphics customer, you will find our current range of Illustrator products to be extremely attractive. They’re already very widely used the world-over! Once you buy as product, you can request your SubScribe license key.
Is there a Trial version?
Sorry – no, due to the nature of the product. You can get a comprehensive impression of the tool’s functionality by viewing the product movies.
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what happened to trim? the most important tool for me in the Path toolkit repertoire. thanks for perpetuating the same truthful myth: one corp buys another then crushes what was important from the latter eg. adobe buying freehand