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Been awhile since I tried Pixelmator.

For me the deal breaker was always the lack of a feature similar to the 'select similar' command in PhotoShop. I use this command all the time as skies often require a different treatment than the rest of a photo, and without that feature working around tree branches is a nightmare.
 

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Been awhile since I tried Pixelmator.

For me the deal breaker was always the lack of a feature similar to the 'select similar' command in PhotoShop. I use this command all the time as skies often require a different treatment than the rest of a photo, and without that feature working around tree branches is a nightmare.
Their selection tools have had major upgrades over the past several versions. You can download Pixelmator Pro for free and try it out before you buy....
 

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The software I'm designing is very simple in design, so I often create layers that are simple rectangles (a left column, a header bar, etc.). Often I need to quickly change the colour of a rectangle, or turn it into a gradient, or add a border... all things I can do with layer styles. Are there any Pixelmator experts out there that know how I can do this?
 

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Androscoggin, you certainly could go the layer styles route. There are many tutorials and examples available at the Pixelmator website.

Here's a review from January on Pixelmator as a Photoshop Replacement.

You might also consider using Keynote! It's more powerful, flexible and useful than people realize:

[ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvMFu29n1O4[/ame]
 

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Pixelmator Pro is on sale for another week - half price!

A new release just dropped too - here's a look at some of the changes:

 

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FYI, Pixelmator Pro has been updated with expanded support for Adobe PSD files, among other things.

 
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