MUST HAVE MAC APPS: GRAHPIC DESIGN

1. Pixelmator

Have you ever wanted Photoshop, but been turned off by the price? Then Pixelmator might be for you! Pixelmator is a beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast and powerful image editor for Mac OS X.

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2. Hype 2

Using Tumult Hype, you can create beautiful HTML5 web designs and animations, with no coding experience required. The animations and interactive content made with Tumult Hype are all fully compatible with desktops, tablets and phones.

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3. Autodesk Sketchbook

Autodesk Sketchbook is made for everyone who loves to draw and is an essential tool for digital artists of all skill levels. An easy-to-use and customizable interface makes tools easily accessible, so artists always have convenient access to the power and flexibility of a digital tool while maintaining a natural drawing experience.

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4. Gimp

Yet another image editor, Gimp is just as powerful as the others on the list. The advantage? It's free.

 

While it may not have as sleek of an interface as some of the paid options, Gimp is nothing to laugh at. Give it a shot!

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5. iDraw

iDraw is a vector drawing application with all of the tools you need to create everything from detailed technical illustrations to beautiful works of art. Create intricate designs quickly and easily, and continue working on the go with iDraw for the iPad.

 

iDraw rivals Adobe Illustrator and, for the price, might just be the better value.

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6. Skitch

Skitch allows you to quickly add annotation, shapes and sketches to your images. You'll be able to get your point across faster than ever before. Be sure to try out the Evernote integration. It's available for free, so be sure to try it out.

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7. Cyberduck

Deliver your latest designs to your client with ease. Cyberduck is a great, free FTP client for Mac. While is may not be as beautiful as Transmit (mentioned above), it gets the job done, and it does a great job at it.

 

NOTE: Cyberduck is not free on the App Store, but is free from the developer's website. Just click 'Learn More' below to get the free version.

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8. Acorn

Acorn is another low cost image editor for the Mac. It's powerful and reliable, and an excellent alternative to Photoshop.

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