I am looking to see if anyone has good alternatives that they have used to Adobe Illustrator. I learned to use Adobe Illustrator in college for creating designs and i have used the trail but the cost is way too expensive for me to purchase. I also use Photoshop sometimes for editing pictures but I use Illustrator much more. I have tried alternate like Inkscape and GIMP but I found that their user interface was not as useful as Illustrator. I tried another search this morning ofr Illustrator alternatives and I discovered Xara based software. I was interested in Xara Photo & Graphic Designer but I decided that Xara Designer Pro X9 has the best of everything I need for a price that I can handle. Has anyone used Designer Pro and can give me a first-hand account of how it worked.