I was wondering if there is any software that has the SAME vector drawing tools that flash has/had. I tried photoshop and a couple of other programs but the main thing is that you would have to use the pen tool to make the lines into curves.

In flash the workflow was simple you would draw a straight line then click and drag to transform it to a curve. I used this feature alot to trace images to a vector and was able to trace a fairly complex image in minutes .


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    You would need to try them to see what work for you.. there are a slew of vector apps... Photoshop is not one of them. Photoshop is a raster app with a few vector tools. Not the same. Try Illustrator, Inkscape, CorelDraw, Sketch, Xara....
    – Scott
    Commented Feb 19, 2021 at 11:21
  • Thank you Scott , i appreciate your response
    – mxt
    Commented Feb 19, 2021 at 13:07
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    I don't know if you maybe asked this question just to look for alternatives or because you thought the Adobe Flash Pro doesn't exist anymore because flash video format is dead... etc, but you know it does still exist. Adobe Flash Pro was renamed to Adobe Animate. So it does still exist, it just tries to be a more generic animation software that can export to multiple formats. So I'd say try that... assuming you weren't looking for an alternative for other reasons.
    – Joonas
    Commented Feb 22, 2021 at 12:53
  • You can bend straight lines in Inkscape, which is free and open source. Inkscape isn't animation software however.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Feb 22, 2021 at 14:17

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Try Figma, everything you need in vector. Also cross platform and browser ver.

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    Hello Ivan, welcome to GDSE. We typically look for long answers. While short answers are fine when they are to the point, we typically look for longer, substantiated answers. Would you be so kind as to edit your answer and include why you'd recommend Figma? Why is it a good fit to the asker's issue? Are there any downsides to it? You are welcome to take the tour to get to know the site a little better, anything else you can find in the help center.
    – PieBie
    Commented Feb 22, 2021 at 8:21

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