A new version of the open source 3d software Blender has just been released. Version 2.57 might not sound like much but it is in fact a milestone. This version is the result of several years of development of the 2.5 series including completely rewritten source code, redesigned user interface and bunches of new features.
Most designers and artists know the need for new inspiration. Recently I stumbled upon a drawing program called Alchemy; a small open source application offering genuine alternative painting. With an original set of drawing tools and two colors – black and white – you can create shapes and drawings like never before.
Alchemy seems extremely simple but it is totally intentional. You can’t undo or select or do any fancy editing as you know it from the big image editing applications. But these original drawing tools helps you create surprising results in no time.
Ever struggled with the tedious task of tracing client logos or illustrations by hand because you needed a vector version? You don’t have to – an amazing online tool will do the work for you.
Vector Magic has been around for some time but is still the number one tool when it comes to tracing bitmap images and turn them into smooth and editable vector files. You can choose between a limited online version and a desktop version with a complete set of features.