Graphic Design Studio

Developer: Macware, Inc

Current Version: 2.1.000

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 37.4 MB - Download


Powerfully simple graphic design software.

Quickly turn yourself into an artist as you create professional looking vector art and graphic designs for your business, or simply for fun. Graphic Design Studio packs the power of creating vector graphics into an easy-to-use app, and also gives a creative starting point to your projects by including pre-designed vector artwork, royalty free vector graphics, images and more. Use Graphic Design Studio to design web buttons, drawings, icons, logos, tattoos, banners, email and website graphics, cartoons, text art, posters, t-shirt designs, or anything else your creative mind comes up with.

Supports SVG, PDF, PNG, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, GIFF, EPS and more. Perfect for graphic design professionals or beginners.

Includes tools the pros use:

Powerful Bézier editing tools
Boolean operations to create new shapes
Create text art and add text to any path
Full support for SVG files, including import and export
Knife tool to slice graphics on the canvas
Eraser tool to remove parts of graphics
Blend tool to create 3D tunnel effects and unique shapes
Component Library to save and reuse new graphics you create
Full layer support

Includes easy features for beginners:

100+ pre-designed vector graphics and royalty free images
100+ creative filters and effects
Solid, text and artistic strokes for added style
Automatically smooth choppy freehand drawings
Artistic color palettes and gradients
Easy access to fonts
Instant alignment tools
Detailed help guide


Release Notes:


Save as Template now saves to My Templates folder for easy viewing in Templates browser.

Fixed Component Library bug.

Fixed all reported crash bugs. PLEASE NOTE: report any new bugs to the Macware support center to have them fixed.

NEW FEATURE: Added new Graphics browser.

NEW FEATURE: Adjust or add effects to any included Raster Object in the new Graphics browser and save it as a completely new object to use in your designs.

NEW FEATURE: New Textures category in Raster Objects.

NEW FEATURE: Added new graphic design templates.

NEW FEATURE: Added new graphic design textures.

Add stroke to text: You need to first convert text to Bézier.

Adjust Bézier nodes: You need to use the Edit tool in Drawing inspector.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.1.000
Review by Johns.touch

I gave it a shot... - As a 25 year plus Mac user I have never experienced any app that was above an alpha level app that operates as poorly as this one. My all time fav. vector app was Freehand, I now use Illustrator mainly. I was looking for an app that would be light and easy to use. This app would be just what I was looking for if it worked. The problems with it are overwhelming. I own two different Macs both running 10.8.2. I have 12 gb of ram on one and 8 on the other. This app should run great but it doesn't. It does crazy things when I try and zoom in. The tools don't behave as expected and the undo feature has a mind of it's own. There is nothing I can say good about it. I understand it is only a few bucks. I would have had more enjoyment in lighting the money on fire. A complete waste of time, effort and $3.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.1.000
Review by Listen to the loosers

Dont give your money away, this doesnt work! - I guess I learned my lesson. I needed a graphic program. read the reviews. some good, some bad! updates posted that the program would crash, but now that has been corrected! Well thats what it said. after spending 19.99 ..obviously I was just donating my money, to receive a product that doesnt work. The program, opened, I began to learn how to use the program. Started to design, and the program crashed in the middle of it all. Now it will not open, and continues to inform me GraphicDesignStudio quit unexpectedly. Click reopen to open the application again, Click Report to see more detailed information and send a report to Apple. You have a choice, Ignore, Report,Reopen. Nothing. the program tries to open, and once you click on any thing it closes given you the same error message. Now.. my question is, how do I get my money back.. Do yourself a favor.. dont try it, it doesnt work. save your money. You will be very disappointed if you deside not to listen to what I’m telling you. I would hate to see other reviews like mine out here. Beware!

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.1.000
Review by GMDLE

don - This app is the worst app in the entire app store!!!!!! It crashes every time I try to open it. DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.1.000
Review by Jim Thornburg

Crashes - Dowloaded today from App store. when I open app it crashes when I try to open anything. If I open app and just try to access any of the menu itmes it crashes. Using MAC OS X 10.9.1. Requested refund.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.1.000
Review by NadaGamer

Badly designed program with poor technical support - While I'm not a professional graphic designer, I've been using vector-based design programs to make technical illustrations for twenty years. The developers have disregarded decades of best practices, as if they had never used a graphic design program prior to creating their own. It's very frustrating. The only thing I use it for is for the artistic brush strokes. If I need that effect, I create my illustrations in another program (EazyDraw), pull them into Graphic Design Studio to get the effect I want, then return to EazyDraw. For that functionality, the program is worth $3. More frustratingly, I wrote to the company with an issue about their online forums and got a canned response telling me to re-download the program. How was THAT supposed to address an issue related to their online forums? Who knows. But "James N." checked off my support ticket as "closed." Conclusion: Don't buy this program unless you have very specific needs. Don't pay more than $3. Don't expect useful tech support.

Found helpful by 10 out of 10 people
Version 2.1.000
Review by MaMoron12

Wasted 4 bucks - This is by far the biggest waste of memory and money I have ever purchased. I have had this app installed on my computer Mac retna with Maverick for 2 months now and have never been able to run the app non the less have a chance for it to crash while i was using it. I wish one of my like 12 comments I have sent with the crash log would have been addressed.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people