Alchemy: an original and creative drawing application

Alchemy drawing application

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.

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Turn bitmaps into vector files online

Turn bitmap images into vector files using Vector Magic

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.

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iStockphoto redesigned + great iPhone app

iStockphoto redesigned

iStockphoto have just relaunched with a new design and more features. We’re not talking huge changes but small enhancements which will help you find the photos and illustrations you need faster.

The search function now let’s you turn different file types on and off in the current search which is very useful. Also a list of display settings can be changed showing e.g. number of downloads and author names in the list view.

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16 cool and free handwriting fonts

16 cool and free handwriting fonts

A nice handwriting font often gives good contrast to traditional fonts when used in a proper way. It can spice up any poster or logo and bring life to a stylized design. You can find thousands of script fonts and handwriting fonts on the internet in various qualities – here you’ll find 16 free fonts that I have found very useful. Ready to download and use in your own graphic designs.

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New site with 100s of free textures

texturemate.com free textures

Texturemate is a new site with hundreds of original textures available.  The textures are sorted into categories such as dirt, fabric, metal, sand, grass and so on. The quality is fairly good although some of the texture seems unfocused and blurry at times. It is a nice resource for graphic designers, web designers and 3D artists.

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