By David Barnhardt
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Bezier DrawPRO is a full-featured, professional, vector-based drawing app, using bicubic Bezier Paths. It's also a lot fun and easy to use. There are 43 creation tools, including the powerful Path (Pen) tool, PolyLinePath, and freehand BrushPath tool. The 40 preset graphic tools cover the full range of geometric presets with many subtype variations along with many innovative additional graphics. Paths can be combined, joined, and you can even perform Boolean Ops of 6 types on them. (Union, Subtract, Minus Front, Intersect, XOR, Divide)
Graphics can be center-scale pinched or rotated with finger gestures or more precisely with the Scale and Rotate popovers. You can also do directional scaling in 1 or 2 directions by dragging a knob. To move a graphic just drag it or use the Nudge Bar, which allows you to move all selected graphics in 1 pixel increments (or 1 grid-space if you have Snap to Grid turned on) in 1 or 2 directions simultaneously. For precision alignment and/or distribution of multiple graphics to each other or to the document, use the Align/Distribute popover.
Use the Layer Popover to quickly Show, Hide, Lock, Unlock, Select, Deselect and change the Z-order of graphics.
Cut, Copy, Paste, and Duplicate, and Select All, of course.
The Gradient Maker is best in class. It features unlimited colors, color reversal, auto distribution, drag-positioning, global alpha, and repeat mode up to 20x. The gradient of a graphic can be blended with its underlying fill color, both of which have 28 blending options.
The Color Palette features RGBA and HSB color bars, along with a color ring with automatic complimentary colors, and a color swatch library. Both Fill and Stroke Colors support all 28 blend modes. The document has a Canvas (background) color.
The Arrow Maker is a unique and revolutionary way to create symmetrical arrows that can be standalone or applied to both ends of a shaft that's straight or curved. You really have to just try this one out.
Styles representing a collection of properties can be created and stored in the Style Library for easy access and reuse.
There are Libraries for Documents, Graphics, and Gradients. Documents can be exported as JPEG images to the Photos app or emailed as JPEG, PDF, or as a text string consisting of the iOS or Cocoa code to reproduce the Bezier Paths.
Text can be drawn in a box, inside a Speech Balloon (7 types with lots of options) or around a circle or semi-circle. Text can have transparent shadows with color, be outlined or underlined, and can be converted to paths for direct editing of points. You can horizontally and vertically align the text. Draw it in 1, 2 or 3 columns and adjust all 4 margins individually.
Finally there is a really cool tool for drawing an impossible object called the Penrose Tribar tool. One More Thing… Tesselate a path into a puzzle-piece that's symmetrical on all four sides, so you can create a pattern from it.
43 Creation Tools
6 Path Edit Tools
Export to Photos app
Export by eMail
43 CREATION TOOLS:
Path Edit Tools:
Path Point Edit
Add Path Point
Remove Path Point
Convert Tool (Corner Tool)
Boolean Ops (6 types)
Bisect (Tri and Quad)
Unclose and Close
Send Feedback, Feature Requests and Questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
What's New in Version 2.1
What's New in Version 2.0:
PQoid Tool (Quasi-Spirograph graphics)
- If you remember Spirographs, you will be amazed, because PQoids in DrawPRO takes it to a whole new level (way past eleven). It's an awesome way to create epicycloids, hypocycloids, epitrochoids, and hypotrochoids without the hassle. You can also watch how they are created in the animation viewer. There are virtually endless variations; especially when you stack them with translucent gradients and use the Even-Odd fill rule.
- You can now create a repeating tile pattern from an unlimited number of graphics and add it to the drawing stack of any graphic. The tile even draws the combined shadows of each graphic comprising it.
You can stack a Stroke Gradient on top of the Stroke Color of all graphics.
New Gradient Types:
2. Beveled Pyramid
4. Sweep (Cones)
The Canvas (background) can now draw a gradient fill.
Launch time is 40 times faster.
Memory footprint is 50% smaller at launch.
The Document Library draws much faster now and all Libraries use less memory.
Export popover never dangles now.
What's New in Version 2.1:
The Canvas Gradient and Background Color now draws when exporting to PDF or JPEG.