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Fine Artist Tools. 

 

  • Acrylics feel thick with color.
  • Airbrushes feather their spray the further they are from the page.
  • A variety of blenders range from dry dust to wet to semi dry smudging.
  • Chalk and charcoal are...well...chalky
  • Oil pastels mix and smear
  • Soft pastels cover the page with texture and feel nice and dusty.
  • Oils paints with individual brush hairs that blend into the wet paint on the canvas.
  • The list goes on with, pencils, pens, crayons, felt markers and a collection of unusual tools.

Easy to use

 

  • Your work is saved automatically when you turn the page or change books.
  • User interface designed with natural usage progression.
  • Preset system makes working on a piece streamlined.

Creative

 

  • Sketching should be a fun and creative activity. TwistedBrush puts the fun back in using electronic art programs.

System Requirements

 

  • Windows 95/98/me/2000/NT/XP
  • 10mb disk space
  • 256mb ram
  • 16, 24, or 32 display mode.  Will not run in 256 color modes

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Revision History

5.5

Additional image formats, more brushes

  • Added - Essentials ArtSet.  A set of 60 basic drawing tools in one art set.
  • Added - Read additional file types - EMF, GIF, PCX, PCD,  PSD, WBMP and WMF
  • Added - Write additional file types - EMF, GIF, PCX, PSD, TGA, TIF and WMF
  • Added - Icons for artset brushes for scripts, cloners, blenders, erasers and stampers.
  • Added - Two new types for the gradient tools to allow gradients of transparency.
  • Enhanced - Dynamically adjust color for artset brush icons that don't store their own color but use the current color
  • Enhanced - Added brush effects reference section to help documentation.
  • Improved - Preserve artset brush name and settings when creating a new brush preset.

5.4

Layer Drawing Error

  • Fixed - Drawing on layers was too faint - not picking up enough of the painting color.

5.3

Layer additions and fixes

  • Added - Move tool (assignable to the right mouse button) to freely move layers around
  • Added - Tool bar for tools that are assignable to the right mouse button.  (replaces the tool combo box)
  • Added - Alpha Invert command (under layer menu)
  • Added - Layer blending mode - Texturize
  • Added - Layer blending mode - Alpha Filter
  • Added - Layer blending mode - Alpha Black Outline
  • Added - Layer blending mode - Alpha Overlay Outline
  • Added - Layer blending mode - Alpha Highlight
  • Fixed - Blending transparent areas of a layer was incorrectly handled
  • Fixed - Filters with previews were not working properly on layers if the layer was not yet edited.
  • Fixed - Layers not removed with resetting page to default size.  Could crash if unremoved layer is selected.
  • Fixed - If "Cancel" is select in response to the Create Layer prompt the layer options dialog still appeared.
  • Fixed - Clear Page command was not making layers transparent - it should.
  • Fixed - Changes in the Layer Options dialog were not being saved if exiting without any other edits.
  • Fixed - Layer menu to moving layer up and down in the stack was incorrectly assigned.
  • Fixed - Flatten layers should make the background visible after the operation
  • Fixed - Ellipse tool had red and blue colors switched.

5.2

Layers

  • Added - Layers!!! 
  • Added - Internal program logging
  • Added - Menu item File | New to create to reset the current page to a new image.  Previously relied on clearing the paper to do this.
  • Added - Paste Into functionality.  To paste into an existing layer rather than replace the entire image.
  • Added - Brush effect - Erase Mode.  Allow for proper erasing on layers
  • Added - Create mask from alpha.  In the mask menu.
  • Improved - Performance of some image filters by eliminating an extra image copy.
  • Improved - Rate of update to the canvas when drawing to give more feedback.
  • Changed - Allow for auto-preview on the offset filter.
  • Changed - Graphite, Color pencil and pastel art sets changed to have "real" erasers.
  • Fixed - If exiting the application when minimized, when restarting it would appear to not start properly.
  • Fixed - Some Filters were mapped to page menus.

5.1

Art Cloner Brushes

  • Added - Brush effect - Once.  Run the next brush effect once. 
  • Added - Art Cloner Brushes 1 artset.  60 cloner brushes.

5.0

Important fix for a crash case

  • Added - Brush effect - Skip.  Skip the next brush effect on an interval.
  • Fixed - Crash after 50000 dabs applied with pressure.  Pressure stack was not being reset.
  • Fixed - Don't allow Scripts or Scripts (User) brush category for random brushes.

4.9

New brush set

  • Added - Complex Brush Set 1 - 60 new brushes!

4.8

Performance Improvements.

  • Added - Brush effect - Lineto (draws a line from dab to dab)
  • Improved - Drawn line smoothness.
  • Improved - Drawing performance. 
  • Fixed - Brush effects Scatter2, Jitter2, Dropout, Dropout2, Dropout3 and Scrumble not working correctly when used in combination with the filter brush effect.

4.7

Important fixes, new ArtSet and beginning stages of help

  • Added - Two Tone Sketching ArtSet.
  • Added - Start of the electronic help.
  • Fixed - The Distort Filters were broken in release 4.6 and accidentally assigned to the Page series of menu commands.
  • Fixed - Popup text "toogle" should be "Toggle".
  • Fixed - Crash case with mouse/stylus input buffer becoming empty.
  • Fixed - When updating a preset (right click on present while holding shift) preserve the color only and brush only flags.

4.6

Copy and paste for grid cells and some fixes.

  • Added - Copy Grid Cell tool to copy to clipboard a part of the image.
  • Added - Paste Grid Cell tool to paste from clipboard into a part of the image.
  • Added - Link to the ArtSet brush catalog online.  A swatch for each brush included with TwistedBrush.
  • Added - Menu Page | Resize to Previous Page Size.  Sets current page to that of the previous page size in the book.
  • Improved - Some areas for robustness to recover more gracefully from errors.
  • Fixed - Crash on script playback if paper is smaller than size used when recorded and flood fill or mask wand is used.
  • Fixed - Page was been flagged as changed when a Copy was done.  This is unneeded.
  • Fixed - Rare memory leak on the clipboard copy function.

4.5

Mask improvements and other minor fixes.

  • Added - Save program environment when autosaving.
  • Added - Preferences option (found under Edit menu)
  • Added - Preference for auto save frequency
  • Added - Unmask Grid Cell tool.  Assignable to the right mouse button.
  • Enhanced - The Clear brush effect now honors the mask.
  • Changed - The default autosave frequency to once every 120 seconds.
  • Fixed - Masks were not properly masking out all drawing and masking out some when they shouldn't (very small amounts).
  • Fixed - Mask tools - mask ellispe, mask rectangle and mask wand were saving undo info. they should not.
  • Fixed - Script recording of the Control Points tools was broken

4.4

Custom Palettes

  • Added - Custom color palette support.  When adding a preset uncheck the "Save Brush Information" check box.
  • Added - Added to the Auto ArtSet feature the ability to save only the new color (used for creating color palettes)
  • Added - Allow use of mouse wheel to zoom in and zoom out.
  • Added - A Script (User) brush category for user created script brushes.
  • Fixed - Color picker tool selecting wrong color when in 16 bits per pixel (bpp) mode.
  • Fixed - Handful of fixes to the SpaceScape ArtSet.

4.3

Script Brush Presets, SpaceScape ArtSet and numerous fixes.

  • Added - SpaceScape ArtSet - 60 brushes for building space scenes.
  • Added - Tight integration of script brushes with the standard brush selection and preset system. (Very Cool!)
  • Added - Brush Effect - Mask Paint. Allows creating a mask and painting at the same time.
  • Added - Brush Effect - Size Abs, Density Abs and Opacity Abs (set absolute values for these)
  • Added - Brush Effect - Gate and Draw gate.  These limit the maximum number of dabs drawn in a stroke.
  • Added - Effect Swapping menus and hot keys, Under the Effect menu.  An aid for building custom preset brushes.
  • Added - Brush Effect - Adv stroke - Advance the stroke dab count so that filter envelopes that use that can change within a dab.
  • Added - Brush Effect - Multi 1000 - For other effect "Multipler" has a range or 1 - 10 this have a range of 1 - 1000.
  • Improved - The Masking artset has been improved with new masking brushes.
  • Fixed - The "i" prefixed brush effect filters (iwave, isav, isprd, etc) were not working with mask brushes.
  • Fixed - All Size, Density and Opacity brush effects were not restoring the previous values after they completed.
  • Fixed - Incorrect text in a menu and alert prompt.
  • Fixed - When drawing the control points the guide lines did not have the correct colors to allow viewing in all cases.
  • Fixed - Made the Spike brush effect properly round rather than square.
  • Fixed - Script playback was broken in release 4.2 and would playback at the incorrect canvas location.
  • Fixed - Script playback of single dab stroke did not work.

4.2

Script Brush and Inverted feathered brushes.

  • Added - Script Brush - powerful new feature to repeat a script relative to mouse click. Assignable to right mouse button.
  • Added - Base brushes - Cover : Coverage Feather 10 - 100 Invert  
  • Added - Brush Effect - Color Surface (gets color from current drawing surface)
  • Added - Brush Effect - Color UnderLayer (gets color from current screen but not from the current stroke
  • Added - Brush Effect - Color History (gets color from previous screen, like if you hit undo)
  • Added - Brush Effect - Color Trace (pulls color from previous page.  Trace mode must be on for this effect to work)

4.1

More brush effects and some bug fixes

  • Added - Brush Effect - Blend UnderLayer (pulls color from current screen but not from the current stroke)
  • Added - Brush Effect - Blend History (pulls color from previous screen, like if you hit undo)
  • Added - Brush Effect - Blend Trace (pulls color from previous page.  Trace mode must be on for this effect to work)
  • Added - Tool for setting control points - Assignable to right mouse button.  Used for some brush effects and brush filters
  • Added - Brush Effect Filter - cspdx and cspdy.  Spreads the amount based on the x and y position respective in ralationship to the current control points
  • Fixed - Undo not enabled after a page is saved, included auto-saving!
  • Fixed - Line spacing on newly added effects incorrect. Effects Spikes, Tangle and Symbols, X, Crosshair, box, triangle and diamond

4.0

120 New Brushes, New Effects and Brush Selection improvements

  • Added - Brush Werks Art Set - A collection of 60 cool natural brushes
  • Added - Cover Collection Art Set - 60 brushes many geared towards creating background covers
  • Added - Select preset dialog.  
  • Added - Brush Effect - Color1to4 and Color1to1 (for doing color ranges)
  • Added - Brush Effect - Scatter Page
  • Added - Brush Effect Filter - isprd2 - Interdab spread 2 (reverse from larger to smaller)
  • Added - Brush Effect - Spike (draws lines from dab center)
  • Added - Brush Effect - Tangle (draws random lines near dab center creating a tangled mess)
  • Added - Brush Effect - Symbols, X, Crosshair, box, triangle and diamond.
  • Improved - Brush Effect system performance further improved
  • Improved - General improvements to the infrastructure of the blend mode brush effects.
  • Fixed - Improper handling of interdab adjustments to density, alpha and size.
  • Fixed - Dynamic sized brushes not properly centered and could be cropped incorrectly.

3.9

Mask Improvements, Magic Wand

  • Added - Mask Ellipse (selectable to the right mouse button)
  • Added - Mask Wand (Magic Wand) (selectable to the right mouse button)
  • Improved - Automatically enable the mask when the Mask Rectangle or Mask Ellipse tools are used
  • Fixed - Slow memory deallocation problem.
  • Fixed - A number of small rounding errors that effected maximum values on a number of filters.
  • Fixed - When selecting an ArtSet brush and moving the cursor with the button down control updates didn't occur.
  • Fixed - When selecting an ArtSet brush without color information at the the color banks would also get changed.

3.8

Minor additions and important bug fix

  • Added - Mask Rectangle (selectable to the right mouse button)
  • Added - Brush Effect Envelope - d-rnd (dab random) a single random value for the duration of a dab
  • Added - Brush Effect Envelope - s-rnd (stroke random) a single random value for the duration of the stroke (pen down to pen up)
  • Fixed - Brush Effects - All the "Bld x" effects were inadvertently broken in release 3.6.

3.7

Bug Fixes plus a Few Additions

  • Added - Cool and Crazy Art Set
  • Added - Brush Effect Envelope - B-ang (Brush Angle).  Works well with the Spin brush effect for a raking effect.
  • Added - Menu shortcuts for the Mask menu
  • Improved - When pasting resize the page to match that of the image being pasted.
  • Changed - Removed status bar at bottom of main window.  It is not used.
  • Fixed - Crash case on start up if splash logo can't be loaded.
  • Fixed - Crash case is image for tool bar can't be loaded.
  • Fixed - The hold brush menu text showed the wrong short key as C is should be H
  • Fixed - ipulse effect envelope was not calculated properly
  • Fixed - Copy, Cut and Paste not working properly on older Windows OSes
  • Fixed - Conflict of Page menu shortcut for the Next Page and Previous Page menus
  • Fixed - Brush Effect -  Filter - resulting in incorrect behavior in other effects that could the number of dabs in a stroke. 

3.6

Various Enhancements

  • Added - Crop feature (selectable to the right mouse button)
  • Added - Added "Insert Random Line" script command.  Records a random line using the current brush.
  • Added - Base brush types Sketched Small and Sketched Medium - under the Artists brush category
  • Added - Brush Effect Envelopes - Page spread X (pspdx) and Page spread Y (pspdy)
  • Added - Brush Effect - Blend Capture
  • Added - Brush Effects - Burst 25, Burst 50, and Burst 100. (combination of spray and radial)
  • Added - Script menu command "Insert Random Dabs".  
  • Added - Kaleidoscope Script - Just for fun!
  • Added - Starfield Script - A randomly generate starfield.
  • Improved - Performance improvement for brushes with complex effects - large number of dabs and effects.
  • Improved - Record the current random brush generation locks when recording a random brush into a script.
  • Improved - Automatic selection of randomly generated brushes.
  • Fixed - Two different cases where dynamics sized brushes could result in a crash.
  • Fixed - Brush effects Jitter2 and Scatter2 were not randomizing properly and start of the stroke.

3.5

A Lot of New Brushes

  • Added - Auto save feature at 5 minute intervals.
  • Added - Descriptions to ArtSets.  
  • Added - Brush Effects - Scrumble 1, Scrumble 2 and Scrumble 3
  • Added - Brush Effect Envelope - isprd (inner dab spread).  Spread the envelope over each effect dab.
  • Added - ArtSet optimizer.  From the ArtSet menu.  Shifts all brush effects to the top for better performance.
  • Added - Pastel Art Set
  • Added - Jan Kirklands Landscape ArtSet
  • Added - Tubey Twisty Color Brushes ArtSet
  • Fixed - Terminate script play back if end of file encountered sooner than expected.
  • Fixed - Prevent a case where a crash could occur when drawing off the page with some brush effects.
  •  Fixed - Error exit case when loading an artset after importing an image from a different directory.
  • Fixed - DropOut effect envelopes, where behavior was different after first stroke
  • Fixed - Brushes with dynammic sizes were drawn incorrect at the top and left edges of the page.

3.4

New Name TwistedBrush!

  • Added - Gradient Tool both linear and radial (selectable to the right mouse button)
  • Added - Rectangle Tool (selectable to the right mouse button)
  • Added - Ellipse Tool (selectable to the right mouse button)
  • Added - Remember previous position and size of the main application window when starting.
  • Added - Quick system to load ArtSets, using the "Load" button on the ArtSet panel
  • Added - Random Brush Explorer.  Allows locking various attributes from change. Under the Countrol menu.
  • Added - ArtSet presets now have the option for not saving color information
  • Added - Brush Effect - Spin (advanced feature but nice addition)
  • Added - Brush Effects - Matrix6, Matrix7, Matrix8, Matrix9 and Matrix10
  • Added - Brush Effects - Row10, Row15, Row20 and Row30
  • Added - Brush Effects - Column10, Column15, Column20 and Column30
  • Added - Brush Effects - Density Adj and Opacity Adj
  • Added - Brush Effects - Hue Rnd, Saturation Rnd and Value Rnd
  • Added - Brush Effects - Dropout and Dropout2
  • Added - Brush Effects - Jitter2 and Scatter2 (these do not use intrisic randomizer, but relies on the effect envelope)
  • Added - Brush Effects Envelopes - Fade in (f-in) and Fade out (f-out)
  • Added - Brush Effects Envelope - Seed (random for the length of the stroke)
  • Added - Brush Effects Envelope - Combo (Similar to flat but treats freq as tens and amount as ones)
  • Added - Brush Effects Envelopes - dab x and dab y.  
  • Added - Wild Brush Sampler 8 (60 more selected random brushes)
  • Improved - Eliminate draw-in on start-up
  • Improved - Performance for small brushes that have brush effects duplicators (matrix, row, etc.)
  • Improved - Tapping the mouse button or pen now results in drawing on the page. (previous required mouse/pen movement)
  • Changed - Name to TwistedBrush from Pixarra Sketchbook
  • Changed - Handling of dynamic colors in brush effects (may result in a small number of presets acting differently)
  • Fixed - The "Exit" menu was not properly saving images and presets.
  • Fixed - Don't allow the Mask effect on randomly generated brushes.
  • Fixed - Rare case where brushes would stop applying the required bristle randomness

3.3

Continued Improvements

  • Added - Luminance color selector integrated into the main color selection tools
  • Added - ArtSet row span generation.  
  • Added - Stylize filter "Frosted Glass"
  • Added - A Tool bar for accessing tools assigned to the right mouse button.
  • Added - Flood Fill tool
  • Improved - Added numeric values labels representing the sliders in all filter dialogs
  • Changed - Moved the Tools menu to the new Tools Bar
  • Fixed - Wave and Zig Zag Filter have reversed left to right and top to bottom labels
  • Fixed - The Watercolor filter fixed and renamed to Watercolor Tint, move the the Color category.
  • Fixed - The range of values in filters (sliders) was 10 percent too narrow.
  • Fixed - Zoom error when only one axis has a scroll bar image could be shifted off the paper.

3.2

Tutorials!

  • Added - Link to the Pixarra Sketchbook Online Tutorials in the Help menu
  • Added - Link to the Pixarra Sketchbook Online Forum in the Help menu
  • Added - Blur filter "Motion Blur" (linear)
  • Added - Blur filter "Radial Blur"
  • Added - Blur filter "Zoom Blur"
  • Improved - Significantly increased the maximum radius for the gaussian blur filter
  • Fixed - Undo not working with straight line tool
  • Fixed - The direct zoom commands under the View menu were not working properly  

3.1

Filters

  • Added - Artistic filter "Oil Paint"
  • Added - Artistic filter "Stipple"
  • Added - Artistic filter "Watercolor"
  • Added - Blur filter "Blur"
  • Added - Blur filter "Blur More"
  • Added - Blur filter "Gaussian Blur"
  • Added - Brightness and Contrast filter "Brightness and Contrast"
  • Added - Brightness and Contrast filter "Brightness Histogram Equalize"
  • Added - Brightness and Contrast filter "Brightness Histogram Stretch"
  • Added - Brightness and Contrast filter "Brightness Histogram Stretch HSL"
  • Added - Brightness and Contrast filter "Gamma"
  • Added - Brightness and Contrast filter "Histogram Equalize"
  • Added - Brightness and Contrast filter "Histogram Stretch"
  • Added - Color filter "Duotone"
  • Added - Color filter "Grayscale"
  • Added - Color filter "Negative"
  • Added - Color filter "Posterize"
  • Added - Color filter "Solarize"
  • Added - Color filter "Threshold"
  • Added - Color filter "Tint"
  • Added - Distort filter "Elliptical"
  • Added - Distort filter "Lens"
  • Added - Distort filter "Marble"
  • Added - Distort filter "Offset"
  • Added - Distort filter "Pinch"
  • Added - Distort filter "Ripple"
  • Added - Distort filter "Spin"
  • Added - Distort filter "Spin Wave"
  • Added - Distort filter "Wave"
  • Added - Distort filter "Wow"
  • Added - Distort filter "Zig Zag"
  • Added - Noise filter "Despeckle"
  • Added - Noise filter "Dust and Scratches"
  • Added - Noise filter "Add Gaussian Noise"
  • Added - Noise filter "Add Negative Exponential Noise"
  • Added - Noise filter "Add Rayleigh Noise"
  • Added - Noise filter "Add Uniform Noise"
  • Added - Pixelate filter "Halftone"
  • Added - Pixelate filter "Mosaic"
  • Added - Render filter "Color Noise"
  • Added - Render filter "Hugo Noise"
  • Added - Render filter "Perlin Noise"
  • Added - Sharpen filter "Sharpen"
  • Added - Sharpen filter "Sharpen More"
  • Added - Sharpen filter "Unsharp Mask"
  • Added - Stylize filter "Bevel"
  • Added - Stylize filter "Crackle"
  • Added - Stylize filter "Emboss"
  • Added - Stylize filter "Fingerprint"
  • Added - Stylize filter "Gausy"
  • Added - Stylize filter "Scribble"

3.0

Tracing feature, imaging resize and zooming refinements

  • Added - Image resizing, with bilinear, bicubic, lanczos3 and B-Spline choices
  • Added - Image horizontal flip
  • Added - Image vertical flip
  • Added - Image rotate right
  • Added - Image rotate left
  • Added - Tracing feature.  Found under the "Page" menu.
  • Added - Additional blenders added.  "Basic blend soft", "Water blend" and "Water blend soft"
  • Improved - When zooming in and out preserve the scroll location.
  • Improved - When changing pages preserve the scroll location if the page size didn't change.
  • Improved - Minor performance enhancements in the brush engine.
  • Improved - The "Blend cloth" and "Blend Water" presets of the Graphite Art Set.

2.9

Stroke smoothing and important fix related to art sets and stylus support

  • Added - Stroking smoothing support.  Found under the "Control" menu.  
  • Improved - Do not show the "stylus" check boxes when there is no tablet present.
  • Improved - Automatically enable Mask mode when drawing with a masking tool.
  • Fixed - Checking the "stylus" check box when a tablet isn't present can result in strokes not being visible.
  • Fixed - At scale factor of 600 percent cursor could leave behind some artifacts.
  • Fixed - Selecting an Art Set entry at times was inaccurate due to mouse moving after clicking.   

2.8

Masks, color pencil art set and performance

  • Added - Mask support (phase one, selection functionality will come later).
  • Added - Update preset with current settings.  Avoids preset label dialog - keeps the same name.  Hold "Shift" key and click on preset dot.
  • Added - Increased number of simultaneously loaded art sets from 6 to 8.
  • Added - A number of "Covers" brush base types.
  • Added - Colored Pencil art set.
  • Added - Mask Kit art set.
  • Added - Masking presets to the Graphite Art Set.
  • Improved - Performance enhanced by fixing a brush dab double strike error.  Fix can have the side effect of some scripts or presets drawing lighter.
  • Improved - Performance enhanced by fixing a bug where the art set name was being reprinted frequently.
  • Improved - Performance enhanced by changing when rendering to the screen takes place to a more controled system.
  • Improved - Set Graphite Art Set alternate colors.
  • Changed - Only clear brush effects when a brush category or variation is selected if the brush effects panel is hidden.
  • Fixed - Case where UnDo was not working properly.
  • Fixed - Crash when resizing the main application window too small.

2.7

Paper texture and Graphite Art Set

  • Added - Paper and canvas texture feature added.
  • Added - Graphite Drawing Set (ArtSet, previously known as presets)
  • Added - "Exit" script button on message dialogs the appear during script playback.
  • Added - Script pause and resume menu items available during script playback.
  • Added - Blending modes brush effects.  For example multiply, dodge, burn, additive, etc.
  • Added - Ability name an ArtSet (previously called preset)
  • Added - Color selection dialog - allows fine control color selection using standard dialog - right click on any of the 4 color boxes shows the dialog.
  • Added - Soft graphite pencil tool.
  • Added - Opacity and density - mul and div brush effects.
  • Added - Blend strength and blend color strength brush effects.
  • Added - Include all available artsets in primary download.
  • Improved - Keep the default 6 artsets hidden when selecting an artset to import.
  • Changed - Changed text of Preset buttons from "Bank" to "Set".
  • Changed - Preset terminology changed to ArtSet.
  • Changed - Clear brush effects when a brush category or brush variation is selected.
  • Changed - File names of Brush samplers from Preset_sample_?? to WildBrushSampler?.
  • Fixed - Another edge of page color problem.  Blended paint not applying properly in top or left edges. Introduced in 2.50.
  • Fixed - At 500 percent scaled view a single pixel cursor was leaving behind artifacts.

2.60

Script recording and playback

  • Added - Record and playback functionality.
  • Added - Color picker - select color from canvas with right mouse button.
  • Added - Tool menu for assigning actions to the right mouse button.
  • Added - Line tool to the tool menu. Now can draw straight lines with right click or shift click.
  • Improved - Significant improvements for very small brushes (1 - 4 pixels) not drawing.
  • Improved - Show the brush cursor slightly larger than actual brush size (1 pixel).
  • Improved - Prevent the brush cursor from becoming too small.
  • Improved - Support the close dialog "X" for page resize and preset label dialogs.
  • Fixed - The first brush stroke could not be undone when the canvas size was changed.
  • Fixed - If brush stroke still drawing and another is started or tool area is clicked an extra line would be drawn.
  • Fixed - Edge of paper could result in wrong color with brushes that blend or copy.

2.50

Performance improvements and dynamic brush size

  • Added - Dynamic brush sizing, with pen pressure and brush effects.
  • Added - Intra-effect envelopes for fan, wave, pulse, saw1, saw2, stp u, stp d, and peak.
  • Added - Radial brush effect.
  • Added - Checker, horizontal slat, and vertical slat brush effect envelopes.
  • Improved - Performance of dynamic alpha blending. Improved performance anytime opacity isn't at 100%.
  • Fixed - An in-frequent crash case has been fixed, related to some brush effects.
  • Fixed - A case where all drawing was disabled until the program was restarted.
  • Fixed - A minor fix to the airbrush tools.

2.40

Bug fixes, UI improvements and minor additions

  • Added - Menu bar for frequently used commands.
  • Added - Textual labels for presets.
  • Added - Distance, distance X and distance Y brush effect envolope.
  • Added - Angle brush effect envolope.
  • Added - Support straight line drawing (hold shift key and click to draw straight line for last position).
  • Added - Command line option to start program without tablet support (-NoTablet).
  • Added - A series of spray brush effects.
  • Improved - Speed of random brush generation
  • Inproved - The selection of random brush to avoid brushes that are too slow.
  • Changed - Move the page and book navigation to the menu and menu bar.
  • Changed - Hide the effects panel by default.
  • Fixed - Cut (Cut/Copy/Paste) functionality was broken.
  • Fixed - Issues related to starting directory being changed. Impacted, about screen, paste and presets.
  • Fixed - Glow brush effect was not working correctly with stamper type brushes.
  • Fixed - When zoomed in extra placement of stroke could occur if moving the cursor slowly.
  • Fixed - Auto-presets wasn't detecting changes in effects or the main brush selection.

2.30

Drawing Effects!!!

  • Added - Complete drawing effects system!!!
  • Added - Full copy stamper tool
  • Added - The drawing tool category "Basic"
  • Added - Hold current brush - don't clear/clean brush at the start of new stroke
  • Added - Four selectable colors, used primarily with effects
  • Changed - Made acrylic paint bristles less messy
  • Changed - Moved the quick color chooser above the color sliders
  • Changed - Reduced the number of presets per bank from 132 to 60.
  • Changed - Resized and changed splash screen.
  • Changed - Renamed the tutorial to Quick Start and updated to reflect new features.
  • Fixed - A case where the tablet pressure could start a stroke at full when it shouldn't
  • Fixed - A case of an exception error on exit

2.20

Important new features, enhancements and fixes

  • Added - Support for varible size images.
  • Added - Zoom-in and zoom-out features.
  • Added - Scrollable canvas.
  • Added - Basic printing support.  
  • Added - Multiple levels of undo
  • Added - Redo functionality
  • Added - Menu and hot key control for Opacity.
  • Added - Small adjustment (shift) for size, density and opacity hot keys.
  • Added - Small adjustment (shift - click) for tools bars (size, density, opacity and color)
  • Added = Gel Pen tool (soft edge pen)
  • Improved - Some reduction in memory usage (for existing features, multiple undos use more memory).
  • Improved - Further clean-up to dialog box drawing - less draw-in.
  • Improved - Allow density and opacity hot keys while drawing a stroke
  • Changed - Moved the "Clear Page" and "Clear Page to Current Color" to the Page menu
  • Changed - Hot keys for density and size
  • Fixed - Watercolor - wet on wet tool not properly being activated.
  • Fixed - The keyboard shortcut to adjust size could result in garbled drawing of tools.

2.10

Minor bug fix release

  • Added - New tool, Artist | Sketched.
  • Added - New variation on the impressionist and seurat tools.
  • Fixed - Crash with an unable to intialize audio driver message.
  • Fixed - Situation where the stroke path would jump at a right angle rather than smoothly curved.
  • Fixed - Do not attempt to load pre 2.0 Sketchbook environment files.
  • Fixed - Do not attempt to load pre 2.0 Sketchbook preset files.
  • Fixed - Do not import an image if cancel is selected on the file select dialog box.
  • Fixed - Removed incorrect text "LOCKED" on some acrylic tools.

2.00

Major Release

  • Added - Full 64 bit color precison for smooth blends
  • Added - Drawing tablet support - stylus pressure
  • Added - Opacity control (transparency)
  • Added - Watercolor tools
  • Added - Watercolor crayon tool
  • Added - Dynamic density and alpha control
  • Added - Stampler category of tools
  • Added - A number of oil paint tools
  • Enhanced - Complete rewrite of drawing engine
  • Enhanced - Much faster performance
  • Enhanced - Much smoother airbrush tools
  • Enhanced - Fine tuned almost all existing drawing tools
  • Changed - Pressure control now called density
  • Changed - User interface changed to represent current Windows color scheme
  • Fixed - Line artifact appearing on some drawing tools if size is reduced.
  • Fixed - Some drawing tools could draw outside of their selected size.

1.20

Enhancements and minor fixes

  • Added - Support for exporting and importing presets.
  • Added - 6 banks of presets selectable.  Previously only 1 bank exsisted.
  • Fixed - Drawing cursor not updating with keyboard shortcuts used to adjust size.
  • Fixed - Incorred text in menu for Clear Favorites, should be Clear Presets   

1.10

Bug fixes and enhancements

  • Added - JPEG and PNG export functionality added (previously supported only BMP)
  • Added - Import images - supported formats BMP, JPEG, PNG, TIF and TGA
  • Added - Cut, copy and paste functionality (at the page level)
  • Enhanced - Clean-up to dialog box drawing - less draw-in.
  • Fixed - Selecting undo when page first loaded results in blacked out image.
  • Fixed - A crash could occur with an invalid timer message when running the tutorial.
  • Fixed - Oil pencil was not laying down color, only copying color from the canvas.

1.00

First release

 

 

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