MAZ Shares Open Source Secrets

We at the MAZ team have been getting a lot of questions about what software MAZ is using lately. This is due to more and more artists wanting to self publish, do their own portfolios, edit their own photos… you get the idea.

So here is the deal. The MAZ

 team is huge fans of open source everything. In other words we support small mod companies that have taken the time to create programs that do not cost big bucks and still get the job done right. Here are some totally free programs that work as alternatives to very expensive programs, have youtube videos for help, and are MAZ tested and approved. They are listed by the program you need / want!

Microsoft word / Excel / Powerpoint

If you need a basic microsoft office without the microsoft price gouge try kingsoft office suite. Does everything the basic microsoft suite does. Here is a safe link where you can download it.


If you need and know photoshop download gimpshop. It is free, looks the most like photoshop, and has countless you tube help tutorials. Even if you have never seen photoshop you should probably use this program so if you ever encounter photoshop you will have some idea of what you are doing.


This is the motherlode! This is the program for creating books, novels, magazines posters, flyers, etc. if you need InDesign functions but do not have a few hundred bucks to toss try Scribus. It is totally free and acts a lot like InDesign. (They moved a few functions around but you can learn FAST!) MAZ ♥ ♥ ♥ scribus!


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