Professional painting app, based on Unlimited Layers with Blend Modes and Masks
Any brush can be used with 3 professional-level realtime technologies of calligraphy: Line Delay, Rope Stabilization and Correction, combine it for best results. With 100% calligraphy the line will be very smooth even if you are drawing with your finger
Brushes can be Dry, Glossy and Wet. There are 3 types of Wet brushes: Without Pull, With Pull and Super-Precise. Any brush can instantly became Smudge-brush with Finger instrument. Textured brushes are also supported
If you like to draw with simple round brush, there are quick settings for Hardness, Ovality & Rotation of your brush shape. Or, if you prefer realistic brushes, large Pro-Library of shapes (>1000 textures) can be used to create new brushes of any type
Apple Pencil is fully supported, including Touch Force, Tilt, Azimuth and Predicted Points. There are settings for each Pencil ability. You also can disable finger-painting, if you never use it
Gestures: 2-fingers tap for Undo and 3-fingers tap for Redo any action
For color choosing there are 2 different Color Pickers and Palettes with Gradient Mixer. Use long-pressure gesture for quick color choosing
Time-Lapse video recording is enabled by default
* Unlimited frames of animation
* Multiple animation layers
* Export to mp4, hevc, gif, apng
Learn How to Draw by copying Professional Art:
* Use any Painting or Sketch as a Lesson
* Tap left side of screen to switch between your painting and the lesson
* 4 lesson types: "Equal size", "First Layer", "Horizontal split", "Vertical split"
* Preinstalled professional brushes
* Glossy brushes
* 50+ brush settings
* Shapes library
* Apple Pencil support
* Smudge brushes with 3 different smudge technologies
* Export-import of brushes
* Dynamic shape
* Realistic brushes
* Any brush can became a smudge brush with Smudge tool
* 2 Color Pickers
* Color mixer
* Import/Export of palettes
* Right and left handed interface
* Light or dark interface
* Custom interface color
* Unlimited layers
* Dynamic ssd/operative memory using for layers
* Clear / Fill / Select / Sort / Duplicate
* Blend modes
* Opacity and visibility
* Import any image as a layer
* Transform without loosing image quality
* 2-Fingers tap for Undo
* 3-Fingers tap for Redo
* Long pressure for quick color choosing
* Bucket Tool: Drag the Color circle onto the canvas
* Only-gestures control with Swipes
* Flip canvas horizontally
* Time-Lapse video recording
* Transform instrument
* Selection tool
* PNG with transparency creation
New improved Smudge Tool
Added new "Multiple Draw" brush setting to smudge brushes
Added support for smudge brushes with long redrawing
Reduced RAM memory usage
Ratings and Reviews
Everything in the app is great and I even purchased the pro version to save my work files. I only have one problem that I don’t know the root of; the “Video Recording” option stopped working entirely for some reason. It was just fine and I didn’t even use it until later on when I found it through all the settings. I recorded my first sketches with it and had no problems but after one of the updates it stopped working.
Now there are red letters that tell me to close the app and refresh in order to use the option or change it, but I already tried that so many times and it doesn’t do anything. It got mildly frustrating because I didn’t have any other problems within the app previously and was loving it so far, so I can’t figure out why it’s just that option that seems to not want to work. Since I bought the Pro version, I was hoping that the recording option was like a week trial thing and that I would be able to use it again with no problems after purchasing the Pro version but nothing changed.
I’ll be saving all my files on the app and delete and reinstall to see if that will fix the problem. I didn’t want to try that before buying the Pro version because I wasn’t sure if it would save my works like some other apps would and didn’t want to risk losing all my stuff because of it, at least now I can save and transfer my files in case that happens and continue where I left off.
Developer Response ,
Tap “Menu” - “Save “- “Time Lapse video”
Could be better
I'm surprised that this is actually pretty decent! There's a bug(?) I've run into that I think may just be due to how old my ipad is, but masking layers on animations cause this weird glitchy thing to happen to the bottom layer that makes it look like someone scribbled on top of it with an eraser tool??? It's pixelated and it changes when I make changes to the masking layer and it will render like that too. I tried it on my phone and it doesn't happen there so I think it's just an iPad thing.
I don't get why the weird calligraphy stabilizer is on by default? Most drawing software don't and it took me a while just to figure out how to turn it off.
Some of the tools are named weird too, the "tracing frames" in the animation should be onion skinning and "design settings" should probably be just settings or ui settings. Also one of the brush's name is in Russian..? I get that the app is still newish and the dev may to be fluent in English and that's fine
A few suggestions: Merging "frame" layers, make the inside of the circle color wheel into a triangle (the circle is hard to use), tinted tracing frames/onion skinning, importing audio for the animation .D.
Better for me than procreate
In my baby artist days, I wish I had come across this app. I was broke (still am) and my parents had recently gotten me an iPad and Apple Pencil. I couldn’t afford any high quality apps such as Procreate and I didn’t want to get an app that gave me a free trial, or a free edition. Those limitations weren’t the best. So I settled with Autodesk Sketchbook. A very good free app, but it didn’t really suit my needs. Before I go further, I’d just like to say that just because you get a professional drawing setup or a high quality app, doesn’t mean your drawings and animations will automatically improve. I expected a lot from an iPad and an Apple Pencil, but my art looked the same. It’s not about the quality of the medium, it’s the way you can improve upon your art and look at it with a critical eye. (Not too critical!) Anyway, Autodesk sketchbook didn’t have the kind of brushes I liked, and it wasn’t very sensitive to pressure. Then I got procreate. Don’t get me wrong, Procreate is AWESOME. It’s a huge step up. But this app? iArtbook? It’s a game changer. Similar controls to procreate, but free. Of course, there are ads. How else could you support an app like this? It’s awesome for beginners and professionals alike! (I’m not professional, I’m somewhere in the middle.) Again, though, everyone has different preferences. I love this app, but it may not be for you! Just please try it out. :)
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- Alexander Kondrashov
- 172.1 MB
- Graphics & Design
- Requires iOS 12.3 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.3 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.3 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, French, German, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Turkish
- Age Rating
- © Alexander Kondrashov
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