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Inkist lets you paint on your iPad with highly customizable brushes and tools you expect from advanced painting software. Inkist eschews the trend of hiding interface elements from you, and presents you with everything you need up front. This minimizes the number of taps needed to switch between tools and provides you with a faster, more streamlined drawing experience.

• Stylus pressure sensitivity with Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus, Adonit Jot Touch, Pogo Connect, and Hex3 JaJa.
• Ability to screen out non-stylus touches with Adonit Jot Touch (Requires Jot Touch 4), Pogo Connect, and Intuos Creative Stylus.
• Share layered files with Inkist/Inkist Lite Mac
• Three layers with blend modes, opacity, and opacity locking settings
• Import/export PNG, PSD (Photoshop), and proprietary ISImage file formats (PSD compatibility limitations listed below)

• Custom shape/pattern
• Radius
• Minimum radius (light stylus pressure, or beginning and end of stroke)
• Radius jitter
• Softness
• Opacity
• Minimum opacity
• Opacity jitter
• Flow
• Scatter
• Color jitter
• Hue
• Brightness
• Saturation
• Angle
• Angle jitter
• Make angle follow brush
• Brush files compatible with Inkist on Mac

• Blending tool
• Dodge/Burn blending with customizable strength for highlights, mid tones, and temperature adjustment
• Line tool
• Selection tools
• Hue saturation lightness controls
• Luminance curves
• Text tool
• Image sizes up to 2048x2048
• Option to move toolbar for a left-handed interface
• Brush stroke mirroring
• Guidelines

PSD Limitations
• Layers are supported, but layer settings (blend modes, transparency settings) are not
• Layers above the bottom three layers will be flattened into the top Inkist layer
• Inkist may have trouble opening images significantly larger than Inkist's maximum canvas size

Screenshot artwork generously provided by:
1st: Ray Dillon:
2nd: iPad Creator:

*Inkist is free while addressing some of the concerns of users, most notably the lag that may be present depending on device and brush used.

What's New in Version 1.1.1

• Fixes issues with Adonit Jot Touch BT4
• Updates support for Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus

iPad Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

Overall pretty great but...

There could definitely be improvements. The option to add more layers would be great, maybe even the ability to name them. Some of the brushes could use some tweaking as well. They don't exactly follow the stylus or tend to squiggle at certain parts, usually the end of the stroke. And the color picker is in a somewhat awkward position. Being able to select part of the drawing (which you can do) and then move around just that part would be Fantasia as well. Other than that, I have no other suggestions/complaints.

I bought a Bluetooth enabled stylus (Walcom Intuits Creative one to be exact) and it crashed the moment I connected it and proceeds to crash every time I (try to) open the app. Please fix!!!

Couple bugs

This app is great, the lines are HD and lovely but... I wish it was easier to put a picture on a layer, zoom in and zoom out without creating random lines and a more traditional fill tool... However, its the bugs I have a problem with. Sometimes when I try to open certain pictures the app just closes, does the same thing when I try and save said picture. Sometimes it just deletes my bottom layer and I cant recover it. Other than that, for a free art app, its great.

it's just ok, but there's better

- brushes are unconvincing and feel more digital than natural
- cluttered interface. 90% of the time you're drawing, not switching between tools, so it's ok if the majority of the tools are hidden until you need them. Seeing all the tools in Inkist just covers up valuable screen real-estate
- not iPad Pro optimized, which would be forgivable if there weren't already other free apps that do much better job that are already optimized
- buggy. try pinching in the layer area
- only 3 layers?

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  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.1
  • Size: 7.1 MB
  • Languages: English, German, Italian, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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