As a professional Photoshop user, it can get tiresome to toy with the mouse and pixels all day. Seriously. Photoshop is a tank, and that tank is powerful, but it’s not always the right solution. Photoshop often times is overkill and difficult to master. I’ve overcome the challenges in Photoshop over the years, but as I find others in the office that are new to Photoshop, it’s very difficult to explain design tool concepts to them if they don’t have an artistic bone in their body.
This is where Pixelmator comes in. It’s one of the most thought-through tools for everyday Mac users. It strips down Photoshop to its simplest essence and potential users-freindliness. Pixelmator is powerful, but in an elegant way that is conducive to creativity 100% of the time.
The first thing you’ll notice as a professional working with Pixelmator is just how many features/tools there are in it today. The app has come a long way from its humble beginnings. If you used the app in the not-so recent past, look at it again. It’s not the same young whipper-snapper it used to be. There are blend modes—every last one you have come to know and love in Photoshop. This is just one example where Pixelmator packs in the necessities; the things designers return to most frequently.