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The pastel medium has been around for several centuries, with roots as old as mankind.
An ever-increasing number of artists have since discovered the rich colors and expressiveness of pastel painting.
This app will let you create beautiful digital works of art, especially if you're a talented artist.
If you're not, iPastels will keep you entertained until you become one through practice and experience!
Simulating soft (chalk) pastels, oil pastels and color blending, the iPastels app tries to be as realistic as possible.
Actual pastelists can use iPastels to try out ideas and compositions before starting on a new painting in real life.
Beginners will be able to practise and refine their skills, without the added cost of pastel sticks and specialty papers.
One of the most widely used techniques in pastel is to use your finger to blend the colors into each other right on the paper, as part of the painting process.
Using iPastels, paint with different colors and then use Smudge (the finger) or the Cotton Swab to blend and smoothen the colors.
This produces amazing results!
Full Screen Painting:
Full Screen mode is fully supported.
In addition, you can press the Tab key to hide the toolbar.
Zooming And Panning:
Pinch (trackpad) or use keyboard shortcuts to zoom in/out.
To pan, drag with two fingers (trackpad), slide with one finger (Magic Mouse) or use arrow keys.
Double tap with two fingers (trackpad) or press Space to reset the zoom/pan.
The image consists of 3 transparent layers on top of each other.
To switch between the different layers, use the button that has what looks like a stack of papers in addition to a small symbol (e.g. a flower) of the currently selected layer.
Click once on a color to select it. Click a second time to adjust it in a number of ways or to pick a new color.
Adjacent to the colors you will find buttons to switch between the different color sets.
Press a second time if you want to replace the color set with one of the default ones.
For information on what a specific button does, just hover the mouse pointer above it for a few seconds and a short explanation will appear.
-SOME OF THE FEATURES-
* Realistic results
* Pinch to zoom
* Supports full screen and windowed mode
* Multiple undo/redo steps
* Layers support
* Customizable color sets/palettes
What's New in Version 2.0.5
New 'Straight Line Mode'.
Some improvements and bug fixes.