Hello,

when I used windows I often used Adobe Fireworks for web design. (Mostly creating text logos and background patterns)
i really enjoyed the effects you could use on texts in fireworks, with them I was able to create pretty cool text art, even though I am not really good at it.

Until now i only found pencil and gimp, but they do not have an features for effects on text neither do they have background patterns.

Any recommendations?