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Free Procreate Alternatives for Mac

Procreate is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best free Mac alternative is Krita, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Procreate and eight of them are free and available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free Mac alternatives to Procreate are MediBang Paint, FireAlpaca, MyPaint and Tayasui Sketches.

Procreate alternatives are mainly Digital Painting Tools but may also be Image Editors or Photo Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Procreate.
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  1. Krita is a professional Free and open source (FOSS) painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone withith concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.

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    Krita vs Procreate opinions
    Most users think Krita is a great alternative to Procreate.
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    it's the best free open source software out there up with blender

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    Based on my experience, I think you get the same features as Procreate (for free!).

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    it's not working on the iPad

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    isnt an alternative for ipad

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    i lie procreate but this can work better!

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    it's one of the best apps! it's similar to procreate but it's free which is a good thing! and it's for all widows! love it 100%

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    Ummm.. First of all, It is for windows!!! It really does have some similarities and outrages features compared with procreate... One of the best open-source software too...

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  2. MediBang Paint is a lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS.

    Great for anime or comics
    MediBang Paint vs Procreate opinions
    Almost everyone thinks MediBang Paint is a great alternative to Procreate.

    You can do almost everything with it that you'd do with Procreate. However shading is a little harder, but you can do it after some practice.

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    For me great set of brushes, easy to use, cool tools like joining layers etc. And also beautiful and very readable design of the whole software makes it really easy to learn.

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    Medibang has very limited brushed and other ways to draw and I find it quite clunky.

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    You get a classic interface with a lot of the painting and editing tools you know from Photoshop. Some limitations, but it's free (with a few ads in the menu). Personally I use Affinity Designer and Photo that are not free, but very powerful!

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    because is not difficult like procreate

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    I've tried Medibang, but it's just not as good because it doesn't have very good brushes.

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  3. FireAlpaca is the image editor that can be used readily and easily. We made it possible to provide the completely free download, in order for our products to be experienced by more users from all over the world. It is available for both Mac and Windows users!

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    FireAlpaca vs Procreate opinions
    Most users think FireAlpaca is a great alternative to Procreate.

    Free, easy to use and can function to edit photos, trace, draw, add backgrounds.

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  4. MyPaint is a fast painting program with an emphasis on full-screen use. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it.

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  5. Sketches is a perfect mix of beauty, simplicity and power, a truly unique combination you won't find anywhere else.

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    Tayasui Sketches vs Procreate opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Tayasui Sketches is a great alternative to Procreate.
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    I find the app to be ideal for working on iphone

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    Great app if you want to draw on your iPad. There are many tools and the interface is really nice. Overall, it's a good alternative to Procreate for iPhone/iPad.

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    Gimp Paint Studio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • GIMP

    GPS (aka Gimp Paint Studio) is a collection of brushes, patterns, color gradients, accompanying tool presets and dynamics. Tool presets are a simply saved tool options, highly useful feature of the GIMP.

    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 2.0, released in August 2013, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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    Gimp Paint Studio vs Procreate opinions
    Most users think Gimp Paint Studio is a great alternative to Procreate.

    I don´t like Gimp beacuse its complicated and not so powerful if you don´t upgrade it yourself

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    DrawPad

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    DrawPad Graphic Design and Drawing software is an easy-to-use image composition and manipulation program, an essential tool for all types of graphic design projects. Easily draw and create graphic images.

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    HEAVYPAINT

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    A simple yet secretly powerful painting app! Focus on pure colors and shapes with a streamlined interface. Ideal for plein air painting, color notes, sketches and studies.

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