The Pixelmator Pro team''s latest release is version 3.0, which includes a whole new way to create reusable templates for Pixelmator projects. The update also includes 200 premium design templates and mockups, and the added placeholder capabilities allow users to create their own.
The templating capabilities allow for a specific layer content to be marked replaceable, which adds a little plus button for one-click swapping of one image for another. Pixelmator also allows the user to select from the following options.
The coloration in a Pixelmator document is now centrally located under a new Document Colors button in the toolbar. You may just modify a shared color in the panel to modify all references to that color in one go.
The app now has 200 templates added to the new project browser, allowing for poster designs, shared social media square and portrait formats, and screenshot mockups with Apple device frames for Mac, iPad Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro. The bundled templates are of great quality, according to brand, and each template is divided according to a common design language and theme.
Although I encountered some layout flaws in my testing, replacing an image larger than the canvas size would make it automatically center itself and therefore misaligned in the template, I couldn''t find a way to add a custom template to the in-app template gallery for easy retrieval later.
The new Pixelmator Pro templates are available as part of a free download in the Mac App Store today. Pixelmator Pro is priced at $39.99. Find out more on the developer website.