Here’s a question to all scientists out there: how do you create technical illustrations?
I am a big fan of block diagrams, images and plots. I obviously write my technical documents in TeX, and I love it. However, my documents usually lack the high-quality, sexy images that you see in technical books. I have created diagrams and images using MS Paint, MS PowerPoint, and Adobe Illustrator. However, I am not all that happy with the results. Do you know any graphical editor where one can draw block diagrams and add TeX text to it in a simple, straightforward WYSIWYG manner?
I generate plots using MATLAB. Thankfully MATLAB allows one to export plots and images in EPS format. I am not totally happy with MATLAB’s plotting capabilities, but I suppose that’s not my biggest problem. I should start using Mathematica and Maple too.
Any suggestions / hints will be warmly welcome.