Opcoders has introduced GraphicDesignerToolbox version 1.0 -- a Mac OS X-based graphics editor for generating textures, composing logos, photo manipulation, text effects and web graphics, targeted at professional web designers and artists.

Instead of virtual drawing tools and layers, GraphicDesignerToolbox provides adjustable building blocks which allows for extensive tweaking and re-use, much like a modular sound synthesizer.

"Because you can work with bitmaps and vectors," said creator Simon Strandgaard, "it's possible to make a wide range of graphics spanning from seamless tiling textures to vector logos."

After more than four years of development, the Opcoders team has now released version 1.0. Radical improvements have been made since the first public alpha in early 2008. GraphicDesignerToolbox is now complete.

GraphicDesignerToolbox requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later. It costs €29.95 (around £28) or US$39.95.