Free-to-try AI vector illustration generator
Illustroke is a free-to-try website that allows the user to create vector illustrations from text prompts, using AI. Unlike other competitors, this app is designed to offer SVG images that can later be used in graphic design software such as Adobe Illustrator. The resulting vectorised images come in different styles and colours.
The images that Illustroke generates are free to use for both commercial and non-commercial purposes. In addition, the company vouches for the uniqueness of your generated media, preventing other users from accessing your illustrations. There’s also an API section if you’re a developer and want your app to interact with Illustroke.
Vector graphics in simple steps
Illustroke differentiates itself from other apps by offering a special take on image generation. This is not only true because it exclusively offers vector images but also in the steps required to generate vectors, which is a straightforward experience.
All you need to do is type what you need, choose a style among dozens of options, and decide how many colour layers you need. After this, you simply confirm the image generation, which will begin immediately afterwards.
Not much control
The AI has its say in what it does, too. For example, prompting it to deliver “two men looking at each other” will be interpreted very differently when asking for a Pop Art style or a Matisse. What happens if you like the Matisse idea but with a Pop Art style? Unfortunately, there’s nothing you can do about it.
Intriguing proposal for vector artwork
Illustroke does everything correctly. If you need a Rick-and-Morty-styled parachute, you can feel confident that the app will deliver, which is quite incredible. In this sense, it’s an invaluable tool for graphic designers and anyone needing high-quality SVG graphics created directly in their browser.
It doesn’t come without issues, though. First, even though the app allows you to create a small number of illustrations for free, this feature is often unavailable. You’ll need to lay out some money to try it. Another issue is the lack of control over the AI’s creative process. Even then, it’s well worth a try.