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Old 07-16-2018, 09:58 AM   #18
JimCampbell
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Originally Posted by paul brian deberry View Post
Manga Studio is a perfect alternative to Illustrator. It's easy to use.
With the greatest respect, you can't letter worth a damn in Manga/Clip Studio. Its typographic controls aren't fit for purpose. It doesn't support OpenType features like autoligatures; will try to apply faux bold/italics even if you have the correct bold/italic fonts installed; and generally lacks the fine-grained control over tracking, kerning and the like.

Affinity Designer is a pretty credible Illustrator replacement, and you can definitely letter with it — out for Mac, Windows and iOS. It's a one-off purchase (about $50, I think) rather than an ongoing license and there are pros out there right now doing work with it.
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