I've heard a lot of moaning and groaning that there are no decent AutoCAD-compatible programs for the Macintosh. But now Ashlar-Vellum is showing a pretty good release of Graphite version 9, their 2D/3D wireframe drafting program on both Mac and Windows. Graphite v9 precision CAD software includes a number of enhancements and new features. February 24, 2014
Many, many times we get email or forum postings lamenting about the high cost of the Adobe Illustrator and other Adobe products... and now you can't even buy them, you "rent" them from the 'cloud' . . . so we've done a little digging and testing and you can try these for highly functional surrogates for Illustrator :
* iDraw: powerful feature-packed vector drawing and illustration app
* If you're not a design pro, you may need Logo Design Studio
* Animate : Bring your imagination to life!
* TouchDraw : structured 2D vector graphics
* Clipart Collection by UAB Macmanus
* VectorPro Color
. . . and more September 19, 2013
Use your device's camera to snap a picture, then the snapshot becomes your subject. Magically "sketch" the photo's subject using one of handPaint's many tools (magic brush, neon marker, sketch pen, or magic pencil) to create hand drawn effects with photo quality precision. August 21, 2013
iDraw is a powerful Mac graphic design and illustration application that features the unique ability to import layered Adobe Photoshop PSD files, preserving vector paths and layer style effects as editable objects. This light weight, heavy duty app is really worth a look August 20, 2013
We're really digging Procreate. This app for iPad is widely recognised by illustrators and artists as the most advanced creative app available -- now they've won acoveted Apple Design Award at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
June 12, 2013
Going mobile -- designers need to be able to "see" mobile design and interfaces! Photoshop designers now have an accurate way to preview designs on the iPhone while designing apps, mobile websites, and social media graphics on the Photoshop canvas in real-time. April 28, 2013
Pen & Ink: A Watercolor Notebook 2.3 has just gotten a major update -- making this probably one of the best painting and drawing apps for your iPad. They've included layers and transparency! Enter the Pen-&-Ink art show and win an iPad or $500! Keep reading April 24, 2013
I cannot count the times we've been asked for this technique -- Photoshop 911 has several tutorials on this, but people are lazy and don't want to learn anything new! Well here's the app -- for iPhone/iPad anyway -- that does it all for you... November 22, 2012