Acorn 3 Update: New Quick Masks, Layer Styles & More Features

Flying Meat has launched the third iteration of its acclaimed Acorn image editor, introducing several new capabilities such as layer styles, text enhancements, live multistop gradients, the ability to rotate text and shapes, quick mask features, instant alpha channels, additional filters, and enhanced PSD file handling with both improved importing and new exporting options. Detailed release notes are available on the Acorn website.

Acorn 3 is compatible with OS X 10.6 or newer versions and can be accessed for trial or purchase on its official website or via the Mac App Store.

It is priced at $29.99 for the upcoming week, after which it will revert to its regular price of $49.95. Users looking to upgrade from Acorn 2 can avail of the new version for $19.99.

Expect a comprehensive review of Acorn 3 later this week where we will delve into all the new enhancements and features.

Keep an eye out for our detailed analysis!


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