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iPastels

By Norbyte

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Description

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 aspires 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.

Layers:
The image consists of 2 (3 if you upgrade to Pro) 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.

Color Sets:
Click once on a color to select it. Click a second time to bring up a menu where you can change or adjust the color in a number of ways (this menu also features an Eyedropper tool if you upgrade to Pro).
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.

Popup Help:
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 Pastel Simulation
* Pinch to Zoom
* Full Screen Support
* Multiple Undo/Redo Steps
* Layers
* Customizable Color Sets

-OPTIONAL PRO FEATURES-
* Up to 24 Works in Progress
* Change Paper Color
* Seamless Pattern Editing
* Up to 3 Layers
* Merge, Swap, Flip Layers
* Straight Line Mode
* Eyedropper Tool
* Individual Tool Settings
* Scale and Adjust Size

You can upgrade the free app to Pro through a simple in-app purchase.

What's New in Version 2.5.1

[BUG FIX] The background/paper color was not exported properly.

Previous Update:
[NEW FEATURE] Pattern Edit Mode (horizontally and/or vertically) that displays your painting as tiles next to each other. You're free to paint anywhere on these tiles, so you can easily create seamless patterns for use as website/desktop backgrounds, in print, or for textures in 3d modelling. You can toggle this feature on/off in the Painting menu. If you don't see the tiles, you may need to zoom out! (Pro)
[IMPROVEMENT] Previously a Pro only feature, you can now choose a different image size when clicking 'New'. (Free)
[IMPROVEMENT] Added a new manual chapter describing the Seamless Pattern Editing.
[IMPROVEMENT] Slightly faster painting tools.
[OTHER] Minor improvements and bug fixes.

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iPastels
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  • Free
  • Category: Graphics & Design
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.5.1
  • Size: 3.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8.2 or later, 64-bit processor

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