+$If you're looking for an alternative to Photoshop, you're in the right place. Photoshop is such a powerful brand that, like Google, it's become a verb: we don't edit images, we Photoshop them. It all adds up to great PR for Adobe, but it might make you believe that no other software could possibly do as good a job as the big PS.

+$In fact, Adobe doesn't necessarily have the market cornered and its move to the Creative Cloud in 2013 actually helped to spur on a wide range of alternatives to Photoshop. These options can be just as powerful, and produce results that are just as professional.

+$So whether you're looking elsewhere because you can't afford the subscription, you want to support smaller development houses, or you just don't need all the millions of features that come with Photoshop CC, there's a selection of照片编辑软件+$open To You.


Photoshop alternatives - Procreate

+$A powerful option for sketching, painting and illustration+$(Image Credit: Procreate)
  • 平台:+$iOS 12.0 Or Better
  • 价钱:9.99
  • +$Buy Here

+$If it’s a painting app for iPad you’re after, you’d be hard pushed to find better performance and value than Procreate. What first started out as a basic drawing app back in 2010, has transformed over the years into a highly professional tool – so much so that it even bagged itself an Apple Design Award back in 2013.

+$With an easy-to-use layout, Procreate is packed with features artists will love, from true-to-life pencils, inks and brushes, to advanced layer compositing and unique digital tools to help realise your creative visions. Added palm support means you no longer have to worry about accidentally drawing over your canvas, and an ever-growing library of Procreate brushes will help you add flair to your artwork.

+$Procreate has full support for both first- and second-generation Apple Pencils (depending on your iPad model). And earlier this year, users welcomed a long-awaited new Text tool with open arms. 2019 also marked the release of a dedicated iPhone version of the painting app too, aptly named Procreate Pocket.

+$There’s a free handbook on the Procreate website, featuring an overview of all the apps features and tools, to help get you started. Lifetime access to this all for under £10 begs the question, “Why wouldn’t you?”

+$02. Rebelle

Photoshop alternative - Rebelle

+$Paint with natural watercolors and acrylics+$(Image credit: Escape Motions)
  • 平台:+$Windows 7, 8 and 10; OS X 10.11 or better
  • 价钱:+$71
  • +$Buy Here

+$If you’re looking for a program that provides a true-to-life painting experience, look no further than Escape Motions’ Rebelle. This excellent, affordable program replicates traditional painting techniques – watercolour in particular – with absolute authenticity.

+$Rebelle mimics the way paint behaves in the real world, enabling the users to simulate a drop of colour being blown and running in different directions. You can specify blow length, drip size and the amount of water you ‘use’ with your paints. Meanwhile, the Tilt option makes it possible to let your colours run in whichever direction you choose.

+$If there’s one slight drawback with Rebelle, it’s the limited number of brush presets you’ll find included. However, the option to create your own is available, with a built-in Brush Creator tool to help making them a cinch.

+$A highly professional painting software package, Escape Motions is keen to keep the focus of Rebelle on traditional media and the best way to present it in the digital realm. And we have to say it’s doing a darn fine job.

+$03. ArtRage

Photoshop alternative - ArtRage

+$Create amazing natural art+$(Image Credit: ArtRage)
  • 平台:+$OS X 10.8 or newer; Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10
  • 价钱:63
  • +$Buy Here 

+$ArtRage is designed to ensure artists can focus on their creativity. It offers realistic oils, pencils, watercolour, canvas textures and other traditional media painting tools, many of which are fully customisable.

+$The program’s minimalistic interface disappears when you start painting near it and returns as soon as you finish. Popular tools are immediately visible, with other less-frequently used features concealed in pods to avoid taking up space. A small workflow issue crops up in the program’s multiple ways to resize a brush, but this is by no means a deal breaker.

+$If you’re new to digital painting and looking for an affordable, intuitive program, ArtRage is an option seriously worth considering. The software is also available for iOS and Android, priced at just £4.

+$04. Affinity Photo

The best alternatives to Photoshop: Affinity Photo

  • 平台:Mac,Windows,iPad
  • 价钱:48.99 / $ 49.99(一次性付款)
  • +$Buy Here 

+$Fully compatible with Photoshop and other file formats, Affinity Photo is aimed squarely at professional photographers and designers, and although it is hugely cheaper than Photoshop (with no subscription), its creators argue it's actually better. We think it's perhaps the most serious Photoshop alternative we've seen to date.

+$It comes with a promise of higher speeds, fewer crashes and unlimited undos but in truth, the amount of improved performance you'll get will probably depend what equipment you're using (it's been specifically designed to take advantage of the latest quad core technology).

+$Available for both Mac and Windows, if you're looking for an alternative to Photoshop, Affinity Photo is definitely worth investigating.

+$05. Photopea

The best alternatives to Photoshop: Photopea

+$Photopea feels as close as you can get to Photoshop in the browser, and it's free+$(Image Credit: Photopea)
  • 平台:+$Web
  • 价钱:+$Free, Premium from $9 per 30 days
  • +$Try It Here

+$Thanks to continual advances in web technology you don't always need a discrete app to do much of what you'd use Photoshop for, and Photopea is the latest browser-based image editor that can handle a decent chunk of your workflow.

+$Designed to be an advanced editor with pro tools, Photopea bears a distinct resemblance to Photoshop and features most of the tools you'll need for everyday image work. It'll open most standard file formats such as JPG, PNG and RAW, and it'll accept Sketch, GIMP and even Photoshop PSD files.

+$Photopea supports layers and layer masks, lets you use blend modes and features a stack of selection tools, from standard marquees through to a magnetic lasso and a quick selection tool. While it doesn't offer the sort of advanced features you'd expect in Photoshop CC such as content-aware fill, it still has a more than enough going on to keep most designers and artists happy, and it's completely free to use.

+$However if you don't like ads, there's also the option to subscribe to a premium version which gets rid of them and also gives you extra levels of undo - 60 rather than 30.

+$06. Sketch

The best alternatives to Photoshop: Sketch


+$Sketch is a professional vector graphics app for creatives that has created enormous buzz within the design community, and web designers in particular.


+$It has a pleasingly simple UI and has many features similar to that of Photoshop and Illustrator, including layers, gradients, colour picker and style presets. Its popularity means there are also plenty of community-created素描插件您可以使用它来扩展其功能。

+$07. GIMP

The best alternatives to Photoshop: GIMP




这里提供全套工具 - 您可以轻松获得的所有工具都可以轻松到达,包括绘画工具,色彩校正,克隆,选择和增强。负责开发的团队也努力确保兼容性,因此您将能够毫无困难地使用所有流行的文件格式。您还可以找到内置的非常强大的文件管理器,与Adobe的Bridge类似。


+$08. Pixelmator Pro

The best alternatives to Photoshop: Pixelmator Pro

Mac工具Pixelmator Pro承诺比使用Photoshop更快的工作流程

Pixelmator已经存在了一段时间,但最近该团队发布了Pixelmator Pro。虽然之前的工具使用浮动窗口,但Pro版本具有更多可用的单窗口UI,并提供非破坏性图像编辑。团队已经削减了界面,这样可以轻松拿起 - 如果您只是想看到您的图像而没有分心,那么您可以激活“隐藏界面”选项。


+$09. Pixlr

The best alternatives to Photoshop: Pixlr




+$10. Corel PHOTO-PAINT

PHOTO-PAINT是CorelDRAW Graphics Suite中的专用照片编辑器。该套件已于2018年更新,提供Corel AfterShot 3 HDR支持,以及用于矫正照片和调整视角的交互式工具。还有改进的触控笔控制,PHOTO-PAINT响应不同的压力,轴承倾斜和旋转。

该套件适用于与Windows 10完美配合,提供多显示器查看和支持4K显示

+$11. Paint.net

The best alternatives to Photoshop: Paint.net





+$12. SumoPaint

The best alternatives to Photoshop: SumoPaint

SumoPaint在浏览器中工作,需要Adobe Flash
  • 平台:浏览器或iPad
  • 价钱:免费(基本),4美元/月(专业版)
  • 在这里下载




+$13. Acorn

The best alternatives to Photoshop: Acorn



+$The most recent edition – Acorn 6 – includes new Scale and Transform options, the ability to use the Clone tool across layers or images, and the ability to use emoji on a path (if you so wish)

+$Some of this article was originally published in issue 176 of ImagineFX, the world's best-selling magazine for digital artists. Buy问题176要么订阅到ImagineFX。