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Draw with light-inspired tools, for a unique art style!
Create a drawing from scratch, or add effects to your photos.
Let your creativity really run wild with Lux Draw's futuristic tools that include a 'Glow Pen', a 'Hot Pen' and even 'Light Spheres'!
Each stroke interacts with what’s already there, making it feel like drawing with light!
There is also a smudge tool, as well as an ordinary pen and eraser if you prefer that.
PROPRIETARY DRAWING ENGINE
We have put years of research and hard work into making our own drawing engine from scratch, and we continuously work to improve it.
The engine uses 128-bit color and it always utilizes floating-point arithmetic for increased accuracy and a high dynamic color range.
ZOOMING AND PANNING
Pinch (trackpad) or use keyboard shortcuts to zoom in/out.
To pan, drag with two fingers (trackpad) or use arrow keys.
Double tap with two fingers (trackpad) or press Space to reset the zoom/pan.
In addition, you can press the Tab key to hide the toolbar or Shift-Tab to move it to the other side.
If you select a tool or a tool setting (such as size or color) using a right-click or while holding down the Ctrl key, that setting becomes ‘split’.
A split setting has one value for normal drawing and another for 2nd/Ctrl-click drawing.
You can, for example, complement the normal-click drawing by assigning an eraser or a different color and size to 2nd/Ctrl-click strokes.
To unsplit a setting, just select the same value for both clicks.
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.
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.
SEAMLESS PATTERN EDITING (PRO FEATURE)
In addition to creating normal drawings, you can also use this app to make repeating patterns.
Switching on the Pattern Edit Mode (horizontally and/or vertically) will display your drawing as tiles next to each other.
You're free to draw 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.
Toggle this feature on/off in the Drawing menu.
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.
What's New in Version 2.6.0
[IMPROVEMENT] Zooming and panning are now faster and smoother.
[NEW FEATURE] 2nd/Ctrl-click drawing. If you select a tool or a tool setting (such as size or color) using a right-click or while holding down the Ctrl key, that setting becomes 'split'. A split setting has one value for normal drawing and another for 2nd/Ctrl-click drawing. You can, for example, complement the normal-click drawing by assigning an eraser or a different color and size to 2nd/Ctrl-click brush strokes. To unsplit a setting, just select the same value for both clicks.
[IMPROVEMENT] Using the Smudge tool over the paper edges is now handled better.
[IMPROVEMENT] Added one more pressure/weight button.
[IMPROVEMENT] The tool settings (e.g. size or color) are now individual per tool by default (this behaviour is optional, in case you prefer the same settings for all tools).
[IMPROVEMENT] The selected buttons are now more visible.
[IMPROVEMENT] Added 2 additional color sets, and each color set now has more colors.
[IMPROVEMENT] Improved algorithms for the tools.
[BUG FIX] The Smudge tool (and to some extent, a few others) had a bug.
[OTHER] Misc. other improvements and bug fixes.
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