Graphics

Vectr plugin adds a full-featured graphics editor to WordPress

Vectr is a free online graphics editing tool. It can be used to edit images or create vector graphics directly inside your web browser. This week, the Vectr team released a WordPress plugin that embeds their editing tool into the edit screen of WordPress pages and posts.

The editor lets you complete many basic image editing tasks from directly within WordPress itself. Because you just need a web browser, Vectr can run on any operating system or device. Read more

Create stunning product images with the Smartmockups app

Smartmockups is a desktop app that makes it incredibly easy to create high quality mockups to showcase design projects. The app allows you to take any image or web page and quickly impose it on one of 300+ ready-made templates, offering everything from mobile phones, desktops, and business cards.

Creating a new mockup is extremely simple. Just select the template you want to use, then add your design to the editable area by either selecting a JPG or PNG fle from your computer, or pasting in the URL of the web page. When you’re happy with how your image look, just click the save button and you’re done!

Smart Mockups is available for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems for $29. The price, while fair, is probably only worthwhile if you expect to use it reasonably often. If you’re lucky, you might be able to save some money by purchasing it through MightyDeals, where it’s quite frequently on sale for $14.

There is also a free trial version available, so you can take it for a test spin before you commit to buying.