Graphic Designers–rejoice (especially if you cannot afford Adobe products)!
CloudCanvas has launched a free HTML5 image editing suite to the public.
It blends capabilities of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop into a single, easy-to-use browser-based cloud app.
The suite supports both vector and bitmap images and includes a standard roster of simple image tools similar to offline image editing suites (i.e. Photoshop), including polygons, circles, painting, layers, brushes and others.
And the suite includes more advanced editing tools such as bezier curves, blurring, drop shadow and bevel filters.
What’s more, CloudCanvas is integrated with Google Images search and DeviantArt libraries to import images into the suite.
It includes over 30,000 clipart and templates within the suite, as well as 500 fonts ready to use on the web and support saving in PNG and SVG formats.
CloudCanvas doers not run off Flash; it supports HTML5.
Want more iPad owners? CloudCanvas has an iPad optimized version for touch drawing and illustrating, allowing you to take images right from the desktop to your handheld and back seamlessly.
While CloudCanvas is free, the site will eventually include premium features and media sales, such as fonts and stock photography, in the future.