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Artweaver, a Photoshop Alternative?

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Today I was doing my every-once-in-a-while search for Photoshop alternatives just to see if there was anything out there nower-days. I got the usual results; Gimp, Paint.NET, and some new web-based editors (not what I was looking for). But, I ran across a product that I ended up downloading and giving a shot, it’s called Artweaver. Upon seeing some of the screenshots, I thought it looked surprisingly like Photoshop. So, I gave it a try- and to my amazement (yes, I was actually expecting things to not work right) it is a good canidate for a Photoshop replacement.

I know a few tools that make Photoshop awesome are missing, but I did download the free version (maybe the full version has those tools), and those tools aren’t absolutely imperative to have; many of the things those tools (blending options, drop shadows, etc) can still be done (I show how you can do a drop shadow in the screencast). I was just amazed at hope familiar it felt and how well it worked. I am going to play around with this one a little bit, and hopefully post a follow-up.

2 thoughts on “Artweaver, a Photoshop Alternative?

  • cbeck 

    I’m personally fond of Serrif Photoplus. They used to give away their older versions for free – though they did not make it easy to figure out how to do that. I see on their site now they have a free “starter’ version, so maybe they have changed business plans. Their prices for the new version also appear to have trippled in the last four years… but maybe the old deal was get the free version, then pay a reduced rate for the newer one… I don’t exactly remember.

  • Aubrey 

    Wow, it does look pretty similar- thanks. I may have to check it out and post something about it. Still have been using Photoshop though…

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