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Not from Adobe package. For creating professional quality stock vector sets.

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Is this a question? –  jtbandes Jul 27 '10 at 5:45
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If you provide more information why you don't want to use Adobe software, that'd help us answer the question... –  jtbandes Jul 27 '10 at 5:46
    
@jtbandes: This is a QA website, so question it is, sorry for brevity. It will be hard to list all I want and don't like in Adobe, at the same time professional vector editing software are limited, so I will just see from recommendations. Essential features I need is creating complex vector objects easily. –  Pablo Jul 27 '10 at 6:16

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Opacity. It can generate image files, or even code to draw the images with Core Graphics.

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Hicks Design has a nice overview of Acorn, Drawit and Opacity. One of those three may fit your needs.

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Have you given Lineform, DrawIt or Inkscape a try?

I don't have any personal experience with them but have seen them recommended many times.

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I personally use Inkscape, but I know it runs in the X11 environment on Mac OS X and some people do not like that it does not conform to the Cocoa look and feel.

What is nice about Inkscape is that it produces standards-compliant SVG as well, which is particularly helpful as more browsers add true SVG support. If you are designing for the web, this can be a very handy substitute for Flash when combined with Javascript.

Don't let the low version number fool you with Inkscape. It is a quite capable application.

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