Alchemy Alternatives

    Alchemy is described as 'open drawing project aimed at exploring how we can sketch, draw, and create on computers in new ways. Alchemy isn’t software for creating finished artwork, but rather a sketching environment that focuses on the absolute initial stage of the creation process'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Alchemy for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, Linux and Windows Mobile. The best alternative is CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Apache OpenOffice Draw or Webchemy. Other great apps like Alchemy are Kleki (Free), Polybrush (Freemium), SpeedyPainter (Free) and Torapp guilloche designer (Free).

    This page was last updated Apr 8, 2021

    1. With vector illustration, page layout, photo-editing and tracing software, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 is ideal for professional and occasional designers tackling any type of graphics project.
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    2. Draw, part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, is a graphics editor that gives you the tools to communicate with visuals and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is powerful tool for posters, graphs, charts, and more.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      Webchemy is an open-source cross-platform web-app for creating idea sparking sketches. Based on the desktop application Alchemy, Webchemy takes some of its drawing tools and brings them to the web.
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      tuva-hayabi Alchemy does not work any longer on my system (Java errors). Webchemy as a web app is a good alternative with similar features.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      Kleki is a multi-platform web app for painting and editing. It features: 4 different brushes; pressure sensitivity for Wacom tablets; up to 8 layers; numerous filters with real-time preview; import to PSD, PNG, JPEG; export to JPEG and PNG; upload to imgur.com; local storage.
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      tuva-hayabi You can paint like with a pencil, soft or hard strokes are possible. There are layers, too. And your work can be saved/exported. All of this gives you the possibility to draw beautiful sketches or even great artworks, if you are skilled enough.
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    3. Polybrush is a new 3D editor created specifically for artists. It very useful for 3D concept art, fast modeling and sculpting. The main difference in approach to the creation of 3D models as a drawing. It was created by artist for artists.
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    4. "SpeedyPainter" is a simple and lightweight painting software. It is written in C++ and uses the OpenGL graphics library. Among its features: . reference view that follows canvas movements. Available using the F3 key . multiple layers
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      • FreeProprietary
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      Torapp guilloche designer is a full-featured web-based vector graphic editor for security printing.

      Discontinued

      The software is not working.
      Last Activity 2013/02/25. See http://www.torapp.info/en/s/changelog.html

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    5. Artboard vector drawing software for everyone. Simple. Powerful. Fun. Artboard is simple to use to get you going fast, yet powerful enough to meet your everyday drawing needs.
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      • FreeProprietary
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      The GLIPS Graffiti editor is a cross-platform SVG graphics editor. It enables to create regular SVG files and SCADA HMI applications that can connect to any data provider.

      Discontinued

      Last Update: 2013-04-17: https://sourceforge.net/projects/glipssvgeditor/

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