Mischief – Review

On January 5, 2015, in Apps, Mac, Review, by Donny Yankellow

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Mischief
Company: Made with Mischief

Price: $25 ($24.99 if bought through Mac App Store instead of website)

There are two types of art programs for the Mac. The first type gives you tons of bells and whistles that include effects, different media to use, color controls, and more. The second type focuses on one thing and tries to do that one thing well. Mischief, an app by the company Made with Mischief, is the second type. It is a bare bones paint program that has two main tools for drawing: paint and an eraser. While it sounds basic at first, it is a lot more.

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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.

Painter Lite – Review

On January 22, 2013, in Review, by Donny Yankellow

Painter Lite
Company: Corel
Price: $69.00

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For many years Corel released a “lite” or consumer version of its professional painting program Painter called Painter Essentials. Well, Painter Essentials is not more and it has been replaced with Painter Lite, and true to its name it is a “lite” version of Painter.

For those unfamiliar with the Painter line of software, Painter is Corel’s fantastic natural media paint programs. Simply put, you paint or draw with a media in the program and it acts and looks like it does in real life.

For those that have used Painter Essentials in the past you will notice two big differences. First, the interface has been changed to match that of the latest version of Painter, Painter 12. Second, the photo painting features and other activity features of Essentials are gone. Painter Lite is all about the painting and that is what it excels at.

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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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