I am always looking for great art/design tools to use on my Mac (no pun intended). If I can find free tools, even better. Here are three free art/design tools that you might find useful in one way or another. I know I have.

COLOR SCHEMES by Custom Solutions of Maryland

Simply put, Color Schemes lets you make a color scheme for a project and see how three colors work together. It also gives you more information about the colors to get the exact color in the program you are using. For example you can use the RGB color values and transfer those values to a swatch in Photoshop or Illustrator.

IMAGEWELL by xtralean software
ImageWell is a simple image editor. You can scale, crop, change quality, and more in this little program. You can even upload the image to

iDisk or an FTP client.

MacOSaiX by Frank M. Midgley


If you have ever wanted to make your own photomosaic (a picture made up of hundreds of other pictures) than MacOSaix is worth a try. You can use your own photos from iPhoto or you can set the application to grab images off of Google. I haven’t been very successful in making a great photomosaic yet, but the samples on the website are fantastic. If you give it a try and are successful send me an email.


About Donny Yankellow

In addition to writing for MyMac.com since the Fall of 2005 he is an art teacher, freelance artist/illustrator, and is a father of one son. Donny is also the author/illustrator of several children's ebooks. Donny's degree is in Visual Communications and he hold certification in K-12 Art Education. His hobbies (besides Mac and Apple stuff) include soccer, animation, and reading anything written by Stephen King.

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