Skribl - Vector Drawing Reimagined
By Richard Shulman
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Skribl is a powerful vector drawing application. It was designed not only to be useful to artists and designers, but to anyone who might want to create graphics, logos and diagrams that can easily be transferred to and from other art applications, word processing programs such as Pages, or presentation applications such as Keynote. In fact, Skribl integrates with any program that accepts images by cut and paste through the system clipboard. You can also email images created in the application or transfer items back and forth using Dropbox. Files can be transferred in a variety of formats in SVG, PNG, JPG or Skribl's own lean format for re-editing.
While Skribl is a great stand alone tool, Skribl also aims be a central gathering place for assembling photos, word processing, or any other graphics images created in other creative applications as well.
One main component of Skribl is an area called Skribltips, which is designed to be your personal assistant in understanding and learning how to create with vector graphics. Skribltips will be developed to engage the user with useful tips or ideas, and will aim to be your forum for sharing ideas with other Skribl users.
Here are just a few of Skribl's highlights:
-easy intuitive user interface;
-quick delete key;
-skrib brush for unique and quick shape-building;
-modify fills, lines and shadows separately;
-object blend modes;
-integrates well with other graphics, word processing; and presentation programs;
-adjustable canvas sizes up to 4K;
-objects are sizable in various units of measurement: inches, millimeters, centimeters, pixels, picas and points
-import photos, or add image using camera;
-Skribltips, for easy explanations and ideas;
-export as .png, jpeg, sag, pdf or skribl format for later editing and easy transfer and archiving
-import your own fonts or use the system provided fonts.
Skribl was developed upon the original source of Inkpad by developer Steve Sprang, which source can be found here: www.github.com/sprang/inkpad
The developer encourages others who wish learn more about coding, or those with knowledge of coding to contribute to the Inkpad open source project.
What's New in Version 1.3
Even though Skribl 1.2 was a widely popular and well reviewed app, we still felt we could do better. So Skribl underwent major a major overhaul. The painting engine was redesigned from it's roots. Allowing for a more tactile and intuitive experience.
Tool behaviors have also been redesigned to feel more intuitive.
We are convinced that Skribl not only the most powerful vector app around, but also the most versatile and painterly vector experience available on the iPad.
We have also developed some unique vector tools that we believe do not exist anywhere else at this time.
We can't wait to hear what you think.
New features include
-real-time paths. No more thin lines as you draw!
-random generated paths, 6 to begin with, but more to come.
-gradient fill brushes
-round eraser, square eraser, and pattern eraser
-a sortable gallery
-overhauled user interface.
- a shift and shift lock key to allow for selection of paths and objects.
-a useful swatch panel for quick color selection.
-see through panels designed so that you can see changes to the paths obscured by windows.
Amazing drawing app with hidden potential.
At first when I purchased Skribl I had been using everything that came out to compensate for the fact that I'm not that good with my finger or any other stylus outside bluetooth and a pencil. So I bought this app an immediately after seeing the demo pics that this probably wouldn't do animation styles like The Simpsons, Family Guy, and etc. I took a break for awhile and came back realizing I was the wrong one in this. The copy and paste feature,duplication, instant lines,squares,circles with the ability to manipulate anyone of them any way possible has helped beyond any thing I could imagine. Your best bet with this app is to get to know every button on screen and every option within certain buttons. This app has so much potential and will give you the ability to create things you haven't been able to with crystal clear quality.
Excellent Vector App for iPad
This app is based on an app that I love (Inkpad, which was made open source) and it has expanded many features! I'm using it on an iPad pro and so far, no crashes. It has the ability to edit paths very intuitively (like Inkpad) and it can also modify the overall color with a 'color balance' tool (maybe the only vector app that can do that?) If you know Inkpad, then getting familiar with this app will only take about 20 minutes to feel comfortable, with more features to explore later.
Nice update, but it keeps crashing particularly when I use the bottom brush!
It will be fun when that is fixed!
Also Skribl tips don't seem to be updated for the new version yet! I hope that update also arrives soon!