Many Mac users are creative types, who often work as graphic or web designers. These people may have worked for a business that can afford premier graphic illustration software, such as Adobe’s Illustrator. If you are one of these people, I envy you.
Many other Mac users are hobbyists, who also love to create, but might be unable to afford the premier tools. This is the category in which I find myself.
Recently, I’ve needed to use .AI template files to create some simple pieces, such as a book cover and business cards. The budget didn’t allow for hiring a designer, much less for buying Adobe Illustrator. I thought of options, and I thought of looking for open source solutions.