Graphic is a powerful full-featured vector drawing and illustration application right in your pocket.
Graphic has all of the tools you need to create everything from detailed technical illustrations to beautiful works of art. Create intricate designs quickly and easily, and continue working on the desktop with Graphic for Mac, or on the go with Graphic for iPad.
Create resolution-independent illustrations that can be pasted into Pages documents, included in Keynote presentations, or exported to other applications.
- Import SVG, PDF, and Photoshop PSD files.
- Export designs as SVG, PDF, PNG, PSD, JPEG, GIF, and TIFF files.
Photoshop PSD Import/Export
- Import layered PSD files with vector paths and effects.
- Shape layers are imported as editable vector paths.
- Layer effects are imported as fully editable drop shadows, inner shadows, glows, etc.
- Export designs as layered PSD files.
Professional Drawing Tools
- Full-featured Bezier Pen tool for creating custom shapes.
- Brush and Pencil tools for fluid drawing and sketching.
- Essential set of shape creation tools.
- Boolean path combinations.
- Path multi-point selection and editing.
- Join, connect, and disconnect paths.
- Rotate, Scale, and Shear transform tools.
- Compound Paths.
- Convert Anchors tool.
- Eraser tool.
- Scissor tool.
- Dimensioning tool.
- Apply multiple strokes, fills, and effects to any object.
- Apply inner shadows, drop shadows, and glow effects to objects.
- Arrange the order of fills, strokes, and effects using drag and drop.
- 24 vibrant blend modes, including Multiply, Overlay, Linear Burn, Vivid Light, etc.
- Set blend modes for layers, shapes, fills, strokes, shadows, and glow effects.
Many other powerful features, including:
- Shape Libraries.
- Appearance Styles.
- Text on Path.
- Multi-style Text.
- Layers and Groups.
- Smart Alignment Guides.
- Labels and Dimensioning.
- Canvas Scale, Rulers, and Units (mm, cm, inches)
- Canvas Styles.
- Snap to Grid / Snap to Point.
- Align and Distribute objects.
- Duplicate and Transform.
- Linear, Radial, and Angle gradients.
- Image masking.
- Convert Text to Paths.
- Inner and Outer Strokes.
- Outline Stroke.
- RGB, HSB, and Hex Color Pickers.
- Import PDF files and annotations.
- Export as vector-based PDF and SVG files.
- Fast rendering of very complex projects.
- Multi-threaded drawing ensures lag-free scrolling and zooming.
I use this app a lot, but there’s an issue with complex drawings causing the app to crash on iPad Pro, and losing any unsaved work. It’s very frustrating, but what’s really infuriating is that the company has known about this for over a year and hasn’t fixed the problem. If you’re not going to fix this, at least make the app auto-save more often. I can’t tell you how many hours of work I’ve lost.Update: years later, and the app still crashes constantly and it’s still incredibly glitchy, with a few new problems. Some examples:If you have grouped objects and you then use the eraser tool to erase part of the group of objects, the app glitches out and changes the canvas size to 0x0 and removes the background color. You cannot resize the canvas unless you close the file and reopen it. Hope you remember what size your canvas was. Undo does not work in this situation. Sometimes undo doesn’t work in general. You tap it and nothing happens. If you import a photo and want to resize it or edit it using points, the behavior can be very weird. If you want to erase the background out of the photo and cut out part of the image by hand by erasing and adjusting points, the app gets extremely quirky. You have to erase a little and move the points around, but make sure that you do not move the four outermost points of the image, or the photo will resize inside your cut-out area. You have to instead remove those outermost points with the eraser tool in such a way that other points you have already set become the new outermost points. This usually works but sometimes the image shifts inside the cut-out area when you do this. Today I have a bunch of files I can’t open because they are “downloading”, but I’m not connected to the internet. I use iCloud with this app, which screws it all up. In the past I could close the app and do a hard restart but now that doesn’t work. I have slow internet, so if I get online they still aren’t going to download. If I want to open my files I will have physically go someplace with better WiFi. If I turn off iCloud all my files disappear, so that’s not an option. Really exciting to have a file almost done and get locked out of it because the app wants to download it from the cloud instead of just using the work I saved locally. Still have no idea how to use tabs. It happens by accident from time to time, but I have no idea how to work in tabs on purpose. There needs to be a dominant behavior between snapping to points and snapping to grid, and I need to be able to choose which one is dominant. These two seem to fight with each other. I’ll be snapping to the grid all day and then suddenly there will be some point that lines up just off the grid and I’m snapping to that for some reason. It’s infuriating. Another annoying glitch — when I’m editing points and I have removed all curvature from the object, if I erase a point, the resulting line between the two points on either side is now curved. If I draw a shape and want to erase a section out of the middle of it, there will be one or two ‘magic’ points in the erased area that, if o erase them, the entire erased area disappears. In fact, if you use the eraser tool to tap a circular erasure into the middle of the object, it will be the same point that causes the unwanted deletion, every time. Sometimes this happens with the outer perimeter of objects as well. When I draw a tiny circle it will have four points. If I draw a slightly larger circle it will have five points, two of which are on top of each other. This makes editing circles into other shapes a real pain. When I erase part of a shape, often a bunch of new points are added to the outline of the shape. When I erase part of the outline of a shape that has no fill color, the remaining outline will be broken into two or three separate paths, depending on how complex the original shape was. If you enlarge the canvas you can not zoom in close on any of the new canvas area you’ve added. You have to close the file and reopen it. If an object bleeds off the side of the canvas you cannot see the portion of the object that’s off-canvas, unless you move the entire object off the canvas. This isn’t necessarily bad, but I’d like to be able to adjust that. There are times when it is preferable to edit an object off the canvas and then drags the completed object back onto the canvas. You can’t zoom in close on objects that aren’t on the canvas, so editing off the canvas is more or less not possible. This app needs better warping and skewing capability. Big time. These issues have been around for so long, I think the company is no longer staffed or they just don’t have anyone there who actually uses the app. It’s frustrating because I have hundreds of files and I go back and edit a lot of them regularly, so switching to a better app would be rough.
Mar 01, 2021
This has been my go to iPhone designing app for years, I would love to be able to keep using it. But now I’m wondering if there is a better more current alternative... Recently with the change to ios14 and how fonts are handled Graphic can’t see any of my installed fonts! This is a huge problem.Searching online for information about this app is really hard with a name like “Graphic”... so if there is a community or discussion on these topics I don’t know!The website doesn't offer much in support, so I’m writing this here... I notice that the last review here is years old, should I just move on to something else? I’m curious if anyone will read this... And if so, hello!
Feb 15, 2021