Is a Mac Mini a viable illustration tool?
December 4, 2011 3:53 PM Subscribe
I'm a commercial artist wanna-be. I've tried to go my own way, but I'm tired of being on the outside, looking in. Would getting a Mac Mini help me in my quest to break into illustration?
posted by KHAAAN! to media & arts (18 answers total)
I asked my wife for an Ipad for Xmas. I thought was the cheapest way to get into the Apple ecosystem, but she said she thought that a legit, brand new, full-fledged Mac would be better for what I want to do, and she’s willing to pony up for a Mac Mini. ( Obviously, my wife is awesome, and this unemployed wanna-be is super-grateful. )
I want to get an Apple something, because it’s my strong impression that their machines are the de facto standard in the illustration and graphic design fields. I think getting up to speed on the Apple way of doing things can only help my chances for getting work in the field I so desperately want to be in.
Is this a good idea? Are they really the de facto standard?
Is a Mac Mini a viable illustration tool? Can it handle Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Painter?
I’ve been thinking for a long time about making the switch to Apple for doing art, and I’d like to hear what the hive mind has to say on this.
There's plenty of other things I need to do to break into illustration, I know, but I figure having the right tool(s) would be a good place to start.