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Mischief... Sketch, Create, Explore

By Made With Mischief, Inc.

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"The technology is impressive, but it's the app's usability that shine." - Mac Format

"While other programs slavishly adhere to the ancient rules of what art should be, Mischief rips it up and starts again" - Imagine FX Magazine

Mischief is an easy-to-use, intuitive freehand drawing app ideal for sketching, brainstorming and ideation.

With unbelievable responsiveness Mischief feels as natural as drawing with pen and paper and creates authentic silky smooth strokes that scale beautifully.

Creative Freedom...
With an infinite canvas, you are not limited by specific image sizes or resolutions. You can create extraordinary levels of detail to explore vast ideas or create stories within stories within stories... The possibilities are endless.

State of the Art...
Mischief uses an advanced stroke representation that gives you the richness of pixel-based brushes and the scalability of vectors. Mischief handles a zoom range of 50 trillion to 1, so your artwork can grow organically without constraints.

Mischief Highlights:
- Infinite drawing canvas
- Export massive, high-quality images
- Full color panel with customizable color swatches
- Preset brushes
- Save 6 brush variants for quick access
- Background papers and colors
- Infinite Undo/Redo
- Export JPEG or PNGs
- Export layered PSD
- Pins for easy navigation

The addition of Pins allows easy navigation, transforming the infinite canvas into a map of ideas. You can drop points of interest on the canvas, indexing your sketches to quickly jump between views, create sequences, or zoom out at any time to see the full picture. You can also reorder Pins and instantly export all of them as thumbnail images.

Mischief is ideal with pen-based interaction. For optimal experience, use in conjunction with a Wacom tablet.

For the best experience, we recommend running Mischief on OS X 10.8 and above.

What's New in Version 2.1.5

Fixed - Mischief overwrites changes brought down from iCloud resulting in data loss.
Fixed - White stripes in full screen mode with window opacity activated.


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Customer Reviews

Best controls for a sketching app!

Mischief's methods for zooming and rotating the canvas are so intuitive that I never want to use anything else for sketching. Positioning the canvas to make smooth curves with the natural motion of the wrist has never been easier. Gosh, though, I wish they would make a raster variant of Mischief! As of right now it's necessary to flatten, export and import your work from time to time—otherwise the overwhelming number of strokes on the screen cause the responsiveness of the app to go way down. Another reason to make a raster variant of Mischief is that a smudge tool could then be added. Still, this is a five star app because its controls are so much better than those of the competition.

No selection tool…the one tool I needed!

It has layers and such but the brushes are so simplistic and not helpful for my shading style. No “magic” selection or lasso tool for fast coloring within lineart and creating blocked shadows. Not worth my $25 :/

Decent software, but worth the price

I’ve been usin' Mischief for a while. It’s great to ink sketches in, but the lack of layer type (multiply, specifically) makes it fall short in comparison to other drawing applications like Paint Tool Sai or Photoshop. The pen pressure is great and lines are typically pretty clean, but the zoom feature is sometimes maddeningly laggy and blending colors is also pretty difficult. Opacity can only do so much! Layer types, @Mischief team! I’m tellin ya! It’ll change the whole game.

Mischief... Sketch, Create, Explore
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  • $24.99
  • Category: Graphics & Design
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.1.5
  • Size: 19.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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