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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' and is a digital painting tool. There are nine 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, Polybrush, SpeedyPainter and Torapp guilloche designer.

Alchemy alternatives are mainly Vector Graphic Apps but may also be Image Editors or Digital Painting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Alchemy.
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  1. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite icon

    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online

    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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableCorelDRAW Graphics Suite is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    macOS version
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    Apache OpenOffice Draw

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    For technical drawings with integrated graduation function (not available in PowerPoint)


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    Webchemy

    • 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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    Kleki

    • 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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    Polybrush

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortablePolybrush can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Polybrush.
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  6. "SpeedyPainter" is a simple and lightweight painting software. It is written in C++ and uses the OpenGL graphics library.

    ⚫︎ Pressure SensitivitySpeedyPainter can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    ⚫︎ LightweightSpeedyPainter consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableSpeedyPainter can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Perspective grid overlay
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    Torapp guilloche designer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Windows Mobile
    • Windows S

    Torapp guilloche designer is a full-featured web-based vector graphic editor for security printing.

    ⚫︎ PortableTorapp guilloche designer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

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

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    Artboard

    • Mac

    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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    GLIPS Graffiti Editor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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    Discontinued

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

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