Infinite Painter 7 iOS Reference Manual v. 12.121021

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This is the Reference Manual for Infinite Painter. It is not intended to be read from cover to cover, rather for finding detailed information about particular functions of the application. This version covers Painter version 7 for iOS/iPadOS. Note that the application is in constant development so certain features may appear different in your version. The topics are generally grouped to follow the organization of the interface of the application. However there may be exceptions. This is an interactive book. Tap on links within text to find more information.

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Modification tools_ _______ 340 Color Adjustments_ ___________________ 341 Tonal Curve tool_ _____________________ 351 Filters_ ______________________________ 356 Liquify tool___________________________ 365 Pattern tools_____________ 374 Canvas tools_ ____________ 386 OPTIONS MENU__________ 399 Options menu overview_ _______________ 400 New project______________ 402 Project gallery_ __________ 409 Importing images_ _______ 418 Time-lapse recording_ ____ 424 Exporting images_________ 431 Clipboard_ ______________ 435 Settings_ ________________ 438 APPENDICES_____________ 441 Keyboard shortcuts_______ 442 Color blending modes_____ 445 List of built-in brushes_ ___ 477 List of filters_ ____________ 479 Canvas presets_ __________ 529 Using a stylus_ ___________ 531 Legal stuff_ ______________ 534

About...________________________________ 2 INTRODUCTION____________ 5 Welcome to Infinite Painter_______________ 6 Overview _____________________________ 10 Painter projects________________________ 16 Project version history__________________ 23 THE STUDIO_ _____________ 27 Main workspace_ __________ 28 General controls_ ______________________ 29 Screen widgets_ _______________________ 41 Gestures_ ________________ 49 Basic gestures_ ________________________ 50 More gestures_ ________________________ 55 Brushes_ _________________ 62 Basic brush controls_ ___________________ 68 Built-in brushes________________________ 73 Adding brushes________________________ 76 Brush editing__________________________ 85 Brush Editor_ _____________ 89 Color tools_______________ 104 Digital color__________________________ 105 Color panel___________________________ 116 Layers___________________ 137 Using layers_ _________________________ 138 Adjustment Layers_ ___________________ 148 Layer grouping_ ______________________ 152 Layer visibility modes_ ________________ 160 Layer masking________________________ 163

Layer clipping_ _______________________ 169 Color blending modes_ ________________ 173 CREATIVE TOOLS_________ 178 Fill tools_________________ 179 Fill tools overview_____________________ 180 Solid Color Fill_ _______________________ 184 Linear Gradient Fill____________________ 187 Radial Gradient Fill____________________ 192 Sweep Gradient Fill____________________ 197 Pattern Fill_ __________________________ 204 Advanced fill options_ _________________ 211 Cloning_ ________________ 216 Guides and Shapes_ ______ 225 Guides_______________________________ 227 Shapes_ _____________________________ 241 Shape detection_ _____________________ 249 Filled shapes_ ________________________ 252 Symmetry tools_ _________ 254 Perspective grids_ ________ 260 Perspective grids overview_ ____________ 261 Shapes in perspective_ ________________ 270 View tools_ ______________ 280 EDITING TOOLS_ _________ 287 Selection tools_ __________ 288 Using selections ______________________ 289 Mask editing functions _ _______________ 314 Content editing functions ______________ 317 Transformations__________ 320

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Introduction PART ONE

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Welcome to Infinite Painter

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About Infinite Painter application Definitely not only for painting.

Infinite Painter is a sophisticated mobile application for painting, drawing and crafting digital images

Infinite Painter works on any Apple iPad ® or iPhone ®* also on Android devices and Chromebooks.**

Infinite Painter works best with a stylus, especially the Apple Pencil® but you can equally well paint with your finger.

Note that iPhonesmartphone version has certain limitations due to small screen size and lack of Apple Pencil® support.

Infinite Painter is a product developed by Infinite Studio LLC. Contact with the developer via email: support@infinitestudio.art Visit www.infinitestudio.art for more information.

* Infinite Painter 7 requires iOS / iPadOS version 13 or later. Learn more about using Painter on an iPhone on page 9.

**Android version of Infinite Painter is a separate product and must be purchased separately. Project files and other assets like brushes may be exchanged between the two versions.

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Infinite Painter's main features Desktop power in mobile application.

Superior brushes • Nearly 200 beautifully crafted brushes for every artist • Download or create new brushes • Fine-tune brush behavior with almost 100 parameters • Brushes interact realistically with paper textures • Special effects brushes • Designed for the Apple Pencil® with pressure and tilt support

Streamlined interface • It’s simple. It’s organized. It’s out of the way. • Highly customizable interface • Custom toolbar for quick access to favorite tools • Floating and dockable panels • Support for gestures and keyboard shortcuts

Advanced features • Project version history: restore any previously saved version of your work • Crop, resize or resample your artwork at any time • Use multiple reference images • Color selector with RGB, HSL, Lab, CMYK and Hex support • Multiple color palettes • 64-bit color support

Pixel-perfect editing • Photoshop-quality layers: • 30 color blending modes • Layer clipping • Layer masks

• Live filter and adjustment layers • Layer grouping with group nesting • Color curves: master, red, green, blue, and alpha channels • 40+ photographic, artistic, and motion filters • Focus and tilt-shift masking

• Liquify: move, bloat, pinch and swirl • Advanced color adjustment tools

Unparalleled toolset • Four types of symmetry with up to 32 planes • Create clean geometry using guides and editable shapes • Draw precisely with automatic shape detection • Design 3D cityscapes with five different perspective grids or use a standard 2D grid • Create seamless patterns with a set of Pattern tools • Extensive set of Selection tools • Transform tools: move, scale, rotate, flip, distort, warp

Import and export • Import and export PSD multilayer documents • Import images from Photos™, camera, or Pixabay™ • Export images as JPEG, PNG, PSD, or ZIP • Share your artwork to Infinite Painter's ever-growing community and see what others are creating • Drag-and-drop and system clipboard support • Access to thousands of free assets created by other users • Record a timelapse video of your creative process

• Transform multiple layers simultaneously • Sophisticated Gradient and Pattern fills

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iPhone version The same toolset on smaller screen

This manual covers the iPad version of Infinite Painter but the iPhone version works almost exactly the same way. In the iPhone version you have access to all tools and functions of the application with only a few differences.

Main differences between iPad and IPhone versions:

· iPhones do not support Apple Pencil However you can use a third-party stylus, either Bluetooth or capacitive one. And you can paint with your fingers pretty easy too.

· In the iPhone version you cannot have the custom toolbar (Learn more about custom toolbar on page 38) Still you have access to all floating widgets.

· In the iPhone version you cannot dock the brush panel But the functionality of the brush controls remain the same.

· On certain iPhone models, you may have limited canvas sizes and you could create fewer layers in the project, due to lower amount of RAM memory.

And, obviously, the iPhone interface is more compact.

Note that if you have purchased Painter on your iPad, you can use it on your iPhone too, with the same license.

Tip: You can exchange project files (in PNTR format) and brushes between your iPhone and your iPad.

Note that there are no cross-platform licenses: Painter for Android and Painter for iOS are separate products. For example, you cannot use the same license on an Apple iPad and an Android smartphone.

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Overview

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Installation and uninstallation of Painter Get the app and use it well

Infinite Painter can be installed only from the Apple App Store®

Tap the “Get” button Painter will be installed on your device. Enjoy.

Open the App Store® application on your Apple® device and find Infinite Painter app.

If you purchase the full version, you will be entitled to use it on any number of Apple® devices, provided you are using the same Apple ID on each device.

If you one day decide to delete ( uninstall) Painter from your device, make sure to backup all your projects , custom brushes and other assets beforehand. Apple® iOS and iPadOS® systems delete all data connected to an application when you uninstall it. Painter projects (your artworks) will be erased too, without much warning.

Painter in version 7 stores your artwork only locally, on your device and doesn't do any automatic backup to a cloud service or elsewhere. You have to export (share) your projects manually to have them stored outside your device. Learn more about project management on page 412

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Workspaces in Painter Create and organize.

Infinite Painter application consists of two main environments: Home and the Studio

Home screen basically a file manager where you can organize your projects, and start new ones. But not only that.

the Studio in which you create your projects: paint, draw and edit the images More on page 15.

Go to the Studio by opening a project

Return to Home by

button *

using the

Discover tab

New project creator

Project Gallery tab

Main workspace

Special workspaces:

Selections. ...................page 293 Fills. ................................page 182 Transformations. .......page 323 Color Adjustments....page 342 Filters.............................page 359 Liquify. ..........................page 367 Clipboard.....................page 436 Settings.........................page 439 Classroom (help) Community

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More on page 403

More on page 410

More on page 30

* You can actually return to Home environment also via Open command in Options menu. More on page 401.

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Home workspace Organize and discover.

Home workspace consists of three tabs: Home, Discover and Projects

Home tab

Quick access to your recent projects and new project creator

Tap on the Infinite Painter name for version information

New project creator

Start a new project from here

Your recent projects will be displayed here

More on page 403

Discover tab

Projects tab (Project gallery)

Learn about the application and artists who use it.

Organize your projects

swipe right

swipe left

(or tap on or icons)

Open an existing project here

More on page 14

More on page 410

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Discover tab Learn something new.

Discover tab offers you access to up-to-date information about Painter

Discover tab

Return to Home tab or to Project tab Swipe or tap an icon (more on page 13)

Access to manuals (browse them online or download to your device)

Artists' spotlights Read stories about artists using Infinite Painter; learn their tricks.

Information about new features Discover new tools and functions.

More to come

The cards displayed in the Discover tab will be updated periodically so you will be up to date with news.

Note that the cards link to online content; access to Internet is required. Your carrier/Internet service provider may charge you for data transfer.

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The Studio The place where you create.

The Studio is the main working environment in Painter learn about it in the "Studio" section (starting from page 2)

Return to Home screen

Find a huge collection of powerful tools and functions hidden in the menus. More in chapter "Tools menus", page 35 and in "Options menu", page 5

The tools available in the Studio are described in detail in the "Main Workspace" chapter; see page 30.

In the Studio you always see your canvas : the working area on which you paint, draw and edit your artwork. Learn more about defining the size and shape of the canvas on page 406.

Learn about how to navigate around your canvas with gestures on page 52.

Experiment freely. Your project is being saved automatically each time you leave the Studio so you are not going to lose your work in case you forget to save it. However don't be afraid that the automatic saving is going to overwrite your previous versions: Infinite Painter remembers all your creative process. Learn more about the project version history feature on page 24

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Painter projects

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Painter Project Much more than an image.

A project in Painter is a single document containing multilayer artwork but it contains much more data

Project

All layers

Timelapse recording of your creative process (this is optional).

Project-123 May, 04 2020 4:18 PM

Learn more about timelapse recording on page 425

Learn more on page 137

Metadata

Reference images

All previous saved versions of your work

Print size and resolution

In version 7 the reference images are stored within the project. More on page 43

Statistics: time spent editing, number of brush strokes etc. Recently used: brushes, tools, colors, patterns, settings and more.

version 1 May, 01 2020 12:12 AM

version 2 May, 02 2020 4:06 PM

current version May, 04 2020 4:18 PM

Learn more about project version history on page 24

A project in Painter contains a canvas of certain size on which you create your artwork Learn more on page 22 You can access and organize your saved projects in Project Gallery More about Project Gallery on page 410

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Project types Image and pattern.

In Painter 7 you can create regular projects (single still images) and Pattern projects (seamless pattern tiles)

Regular project

Pattern project

The result is a single digital picture You can use the artwork in digital form or print it out.

The result is a seamless pattern tile You can use the pattern tile for pattern fills in Painter or in any third party application (including 3D)

Learn more about Pattern projects on page 20

Both types of projects may be saved and transfered in the same PNTR file format. Note that Pattern projects cannot be exported to PSD format. Also there is no way to change the type of the project after its creation.

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Project workflow Learn the difference between saving and exporting.

New project creation

Project open in Studio paint and edit

Output

Project saved in internal storage. You can re-open it at any time and work on.

Save

New blank canvas

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or

New

Project may be exported to various standard formats

An imported image

• PNG • JPG • PSD • PNTR

Export

Learn more about importing images on page 419

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Exported images can be shared to any appropriate third party application or printed . Learn more about exporting on page 432.

Painter saves all the editing history of your project in the local storage, so you can restore any previous version. Learn more about the version history on page 24. If you want to transfer your project to another device for further editing in Painter, you have to export the project in PNTR format and transfer this file to the other device. If you plan to edit your projects in another application, export it in PSD (Photoshop) file format. PNG and JPG formats do not preserve layers. Learn more about export formats on page 434.

You may share your artwork directly to the Painter User Community too.

Record

You can record your creative process and export it to a timelapse video file.

Learn more on page 425

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Pattern project workflow The result is a universal pattern tile

Project saved in internal storage, like a regular project.

Save

Project-456 May, 04 2020 4:18 PM

New

Pattern Project may be exported only as a single pattern tile

• PNG • JPG The PNG format is recommended. Note that it is still possible to export the pattern project in PNTR format for data transfer.

Export

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Pattern Fill page 205

Paper texture page 147

Brush texture page 80

Use the resulting pattern within Painter

Use the pattern in third-party applications

In 2D graphics

In 3D graphics

Patterns created with the Pattern projects are perfectly seamless.

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Working with pattern projects Plan ahead for best results

Pattern projects allows you to create professional-grade seamless patterns but they require some planning

Project canvas size vs. pattern tile size

Remember that the dimensons of the exported pattern tile will be 1/2 of the dimensions of the canvas. So if you need a 1024 ×1024 px pattern tile, you shoud set your Pattern project canvas size to 2048 × 2048 px. Learn how to set the canvas dimensions on page 405.

(The area around the outer frame is not the part of the canvas).

Exported pattern tile

Note that the canvas in Pattern project doesn't have to be square. However most of the third party applications expect square pattern tiles.

Canvas size

Tile size

= 1/2 of canvas size

You can use most of the powerful editing tools in the Pattern projects. Use layers, symmetries, even Pattern tools within the Pattern project. Import photos, create precise shapes, draw, paint, edit. No limits to your creativity and fun.

Note that some tools may not work as expected in the Pattern projects. These are: Canvas tools: Rotate Canvas, Crop, Resize; Gradient and Pattern fills, Liquify, Smart cloning. Also Transformations may give unintuitive results.

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Canvas pixel size vs. print size Plan ahead.

The same digital image can be printed at any size however the larger the printed image, the lower its resolution (hence lower visual quality)

Print size shown against an A4 size paper sheet (~8” × 12”)

600 dpi very high resolution

3.5 ” × 3.5 ” ~9 × 9 cm

Very good quality suitable for high quality illustrations and edited photos.

Canvas size 2100 × 2100 pixels (example)

300 dpi standard resolution

7 ” × 7 ” ~18 × 18 cm

Good quality standard for medium size printouts.

2100 px

72 dpi very low resolution

29 ” × 29 ” ~74 × 74 cm

Usually unacceptable quality for printing. May be enough for low-quality posters.

Resolutions below 100 dpi and above 600 dpi are rarely used in printing.

72 dpi resolution remains the default "screen" resolution for jpg and png images even if today's computer screens usually have much higher resolutions. If you don't intend to print your artwork, you may leave 72 dpi value (or whatever other resolution in fact).

"dpi" is a standard unit of image resolution. DPI stands for "dots per inch". More precise unit name would be "ppi" ("pixels per inch") but "dpi" is widely used. 100 dpi ≈ 39 pixels per centimeter.

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Project version history

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Project version history — overview A time machine.

Painter 7 stores every version of your project ever saved

Creation of a new project

Session 1 finished by exiting the Studio.

Project opened again

Session 2 finished by exiting the Studio.

Session 1

Session 2

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

New blank canvas

Manual save

Manual save

Autosave*

Manual save

Manual save

Version 1

Version 2

Version 3

Version 4

Version 5

(*Project is being automatically saved each time you exit the Studio)

All versions are stored in the same project. You can restore each version as a new project or delete versions no longer necessary.

Version restore interface Scroll vertically to browse available versions.

Version 1

Version 2

Version 3

Version 4

Version 5

(Actually the project versions are not named only marked with the time stamp)

(Current version)

More on page 19

You can limit the number of history states to be saved in Settings. See page 439.

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Selecting previous history states Enjoy the time travel.

Long press on the project thumbnail

With Restore function you can return to an earlier version in the project history and restore this version as a new project. The original project will be left intact. You can also erase early versions of the project history to save storage space. This however deletes the data permanently.

to access the project options list. Learn more on page 412

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Scroll vertically to browse available versions. Versions show their time stamp

Pick the version you want to edit

Version Restore interface showing current (the latest) version

Learn more about the options on page 26

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Editing history states You can change the history.

Original version history

Version 1

Version 2

Version 3

Version 4

Version 5 (current)

Version 3 picked

Restore version 3: A new project is created with versions 1, 2, 3 only.

Version 4

Version 5

Version 1

Version 2

Version 3

(All versions will be kept in the original project)

Delete version 3: Versions 1, 2, 3 are deleted from the original project.

Version 5

Version 1

Version 2

Version 3

Version 4

Delete button permanently erases the selected version and all previous versions. Be cautious.

Versions 1, 2, 3 are deleted from the history. Warning: this is irreversible. History data is going to be permanently erased.

(Only versions 4 and 5 will be left in the original project)

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the Studio PART TWO the place where you create

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STUDIO:

MAINWORKSPACE

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General controls

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Main workspace in Painter (basics) It seems pretty minimalistic when you see it first time...

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Painter shows only the controls that are necessary at the moment

Tools menus All tools neatly sorted. (see page 35)

Layer panel toggle You can work on separate layers. (see page 139 ) Options menu Here you will find all file operations, settings and help. (see page 401)

Return to Home Closes and saves current project, opens the Home workspace (see page 13)

Canvas The place where you paint and draw.

Main toolbar — controls how your digital brushes work. (see page 33)

Undo button Correct mistakes easily (see page 45)

Redo button (see page 45)

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Optional controls Everything under control. When necessary.

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More controls show up when you need them...

Reference menu Place reference photos on your screen. (see page 43)

Tool settings menu (see page 47)

Selection controls (see page 292)

Active tool mini panels

Top bar (learn more on page 34)

Layer panel (see page 140)

Control panels open when you need to adjust a parameter (here brush opacity pop-up) (see page 72)

You can rotate your canvas, zoom and pan with two fingers

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Customize your workspace Place your favorite tools on top.

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...and you can easily build your custom workspace tailored to your needs

Custom toolbar (see page 38)

Reference menu Place reference photos on screen. (see page 43)

Navigator widget (Here used in monochrome mode for value checking) (see page 285)

Interface in light theme (see page 439)

Layer panel (here in collapsed view) Use as many layers as you need. (see page 140)

Color wheel widget Pick and adjust colors. (see page 125)

Main toolbar as a floating widget Move it where you like. (see page 33)

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Main toolbar Much more than it seems.

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Brush modes:

Eyedropper tool (color sampler) More on page 134

Paint

Brush Size button / indicator Tap to open dialog. Drag up/down to adjust brush size. See page 71

Tap to change mode. Tap again to select brush. Learn more about Paint, Blend and Erase brush modes on page 64

Blend

Erase

Color button / indicator Drag up/down to adjust Brightness See page 136

Brush Opacity button / indicator Tap to open dialog. Drag up/down to adjust brush opacity. See page 72

Note that the color indicator is replaced by settings icon in Blend and Clone modes or with effect strength adjustment if the current brush has special effect applied.

Color panel More on page 117

More about brush modes on page 64

More about brush selector on page 69

You can place the toolbar (almost) anywhere on the screen. Long press on it and drag where you want it.

The toolbar snaps to the edges of the screen but may be positioned anywhere.

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Top bar Always there.

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The top bar in Painter contains all menu icons and even more

Top bar — default look

Layer panel toggle See page 140

Options menu See page 401

Home button Tap to return to Home screen See page 13

Creative Tools See page 36

Editing Tools See page 37

Tools menus

Top bar with all controls

Tool settings menu (Shows up only for certain tools) See page 47

Selection menu See page 292

Active selection toggle See page 294

Reference menu Shows up only when you import a reference image See page 43

Custom toolbar area Here you can dock your favorite tools See page 38

Selection controls show up only when a selection is defined; more in "Selections" chapter, page 288

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Tools menus overview The hidden power of Infinite Painter.

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Top bar

Creative Tools detailed description on page 36

Editing Tools detailed description on page 37

Both Tools menus are connected to each other

You can swipe left-right to switch between the two menus

Tip: You can even combine both Tools menus into a single menu with two tabs (like it was in earlier versions of the app): In Settings uncheck the "Split Tools menu option" More about settings on page 439

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Creative Tools menu Tools to create content.

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Creative Tools

Fill tools See chapter "Fill tools", page 179

Guides See page 227

Shapes See page 241

Symmetry tools See page 254

Perspective various grids See page 260

Camera tools Navigate the canvas See page 281

The chevron icon indicates that this row of icons may be scrolled sideways to show more icons

If you are using a physical keyboard, press T key to open this menu. For list of all keyboard shortcuts see page 444

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Editing Tools menu Tools to alter content.

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Editing Tools

Selection tools See chapter "Selections", page 288

Transformations See page 320

Modification tools See page 340

Pattern tools See page 375

Canvas tools See page 387

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Custom toolbar Create your own toolset.

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Drag* any tool icon onto the top bar The icon will remain docked

* Long-press and drag

An example of a custom toolbar; create a better one

Drag more icons to create a custom toolbar

Long-press and drag outside of the toolbar to remove an icon

Long-press and drag to reposition icons

The available number of slots depends on your screen size

You can dock any icon from the Tools menus, Options menu and from Layer options also a number of other tools. Try yourself which ones.

This functionality is available on iPads only Sorry, iPhone users.

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Immersive mode Hide all interface; work on.

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You can temporarily hide all interface elements (icons and panels) and continue working with current tool

Tap with four fingers to hide interface See also page 61

To return to regular interface tap again with four fingers

or tap the

icon in the upper-right corner.

In the immersive mode you can still use all gesture controls and keyboard shortcuts (if you use a physical keyboard) See chapter "Gestures" (page 49) to learn more about gestures; page 443 for keyboard shortcuts

Hide interface function does not hide widgets (reference images, color wheel widget and the Navigator window) see page 42 for details

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Docked panels Have them always on.

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You can have two panels permanently docked on the left and right side of your screen:

Brush panel combines brush selector and brush options see page 69

Layer panel see page 140

Layer panel hide/show button

Undock the panel

Layer panel can be collapsed to save screen space. See page 141

Close the panel (it will open next time in docked position)

Brush selector panel More on page 69

Main toolbar gets docked as well when you dock the brush panel

To temporary hide the panels (along with the rest of controls) use four-finger-tap gesture. More about immersive mode on page 39 More about gestures in chapter "Gestures" (page 49)

Brush options panel (brush editor) Learn how to use it on page 90

Learn more about the brush panel in chapter "Brushes" on page 62

Learn more about the Layer panel in chapter "Layers" on page 137

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Screen widgets the floating panels

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Screen widgets Have them where you want them.

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You can have a number of floating widgets on your screen place them where convenient; scale them with two-finger pinch gestures

Reference images Import photos or your own sketches for reference See page 43

Navigator Keep track of your position on canvas while working on details See page 285

Color wheel pick colors without opening the color panel see page 125

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Reference images Get inspired, not limited.

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Use photos for reference and inspiration Place them anywhere on your screen Lean how to import them on page 44

Move, scale and rotate the floating images with two-finger pinch gestures Learn more about gestures on page 52

Reference menu Manage your reference images See page 44 for details

The reference images may be partially hidden behind the screen edge.

Move them away to make more room.

Tip: You can sample colors from reference images by simply tapping with your stylus (or finger in Normal mode) or using the Eyedropper tool See page 134

When reference images overlap tap that one you want on top

You can have as many reference images as you wish in single project Note that in Painter 7 the reference images are stored within your project. Adding multiple reference images may increase the size of your project. If you delete the reference, it will disappear from the project, but the original file will not be affected.

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Using reference images Import them, use them, forget them.

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To place an image as reference use Import command from the Options menu with "Import As Reference" option See page 401

Options menu See page 401

Imported photo appears on the screen. Use two fingers to place where you want it.

Learn more about importing images on page 420

Use Reference menu to hide and show your reference images and remove them when no longer necessary

To flip a reference image double-tap on it

Reference image thumbnail

Toggle image visibility (hide/show)

Remove image from the project (this doesn't delete the original image file)

Tip: To quickly hide a reference image drag it with your stylus over the ✖ icon in the middle of the screen. Tip: You can quickly import a photo as a reference image using drag-and-drop technique.

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Undo system You can always backtrack.

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Painter allows you to undo any mistake usually more than one mistake as well

Redo button Appears only when undo has been used Tap to undo the undo

Undo button Tap to undo last action Learn how to undo multiple steps on next page.

Long-press on the Undo button to quickly clear content of current layer Note that clearing the layer permanently deletes your painting on this layer.

You can use two-finger-tap gesture to quickly undo mistakes (and three-finger-tap for redo) See page 54

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Undo history Correct huge mistakes. Or just experiment safely.

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Painter allows you to undo multiple steps tap undo button once and the history button appears

History button Tap to open the undo history slider

Redo button appears after the first undo

Close the slider Tap to hide the undo history slider

Undo history slider Drag left to quickly undo multiple steps; drag to the right to redo

Note that the number of available undos is limited in version 7 it is 64 steps. Single undo step may be a short brush stroke or a complex operation like merging multiple layers

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Tool settings menu All options in one place.

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Tool settings menu groups controls for all currently open tools if they have controls

Tool settings menu

Top bar; see page 34

Tool settings menu may be simple for just a single tool... (here shown Fill tolerance slider)

...or may be very complex if multiple tools are used simultaneously.

Here shown (for example):

Lazy guide options

Fill options

Perspective grid options

Symmetry options

Navigator options

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On-screen feedback system Your head-up display

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Painter displays vital information in the upper part of your screen

Numerical readout here: brush size

Visual readout here: brush size

Outer ring shows max size

Inner ring shows current size

Brush settings like size, opacity, flow have real-time on-screen numerical readouts Several other functions like undo system report on screen as well

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STUDIO:

GESTURES and gesture-based controls

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Basic gestures for painting and navigation

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Tap and draw Use your finger or a stylus.

If you have a stylus like the Apple Pencil® you gain a lot more precision Note that once you use the stylus, certain functions in Painter may be used with the stylus only. (Learn more about using a stylus on page 531)

You may paint, blend, erase and use any of other tools with your finger alone Select tools by tapping them.

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Navigate around the canvas With two fingers.

Pinch with two fingers to zoom in and out

Rotate canvas with two fingers You can simultaneously zoom and rotate.

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Got lost? It is easy to return to full canvas view

Quickly pinch with your fingers and lift them up To see the entire canvas.

...or double tap with one finger Note that you may assign this gesture to other functions if you wish to. See page 439 for details how to do this.

...or just use a menu command Creative Tools menu

, Fit command

See page 282 for details.

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Undo and redo with gestures So easy.

Tap with two fingers to undo last action Up to 32 steps back.

Tap with three fingers to redo if you changed your mind.

...or use the Undo button in the lower left corner of the screen See page 45 to learn more about undoing things in Painter.

...or use the Redo button in the lower right corner of the screen

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More gestures for convenience and speed

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Long-press Touch-and-hold.

Long press gesture (on canvas) can be bound to any of several actions Default action is the Eyedropper (color picker)

Settings panel

Learn more about Settings on page 439

Long-press on an item in a list gives access to its options *

Brush options (see page 86)

Brush folder options (see page 83)

* Long-press works also with project thumbnails, swatch palettes, color swatches, image thumbnails (in Texture and Pattern selectors and in Clipboard) etc.

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Long-press-and-drag Move things around.

Long-press-and-drag gesture on an item usually allows you to move it

Reorganizing layers

Reorganizing brushes

Reorganizing brush folders

Learn more on page 144

Learn more on page 83

Learn more on page 83

Drag-and-drop images from other applications

Reorganizing projects

Docking tool icons on the top bar

Learn more on page 411

Learn more on page 38

Learn more on page 420

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Brush size with a gesture Don’t bother using sliders anymore.

Drag with three fingers up and down to adjust the size of current brush This works for other tools too.

Max size

Current size

Min size

You may change the brush size in other ways too See how on page 71.

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Brush opacity with a gesture And not only opacity.

Zero opacity

Full opacity

Drag with three fingers left and right to adjust opacity of current brush This works for other tools too.

You may change the brush opacity in other ways too See how on page 72.

Pro tip: you may assign this gesture to changing Flow or Softness of current brush if you wish to. Learn on page 87 how to do that.

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Modify the stylus function with a touch of your finger

Depending on the tool used, the Touch-Alt function yields different results:

While using your stylus, you may quickly change its function by touching the screen with a finger You can touch the screen in any place. The resulting action depends on settings for the Finger function. Default is the Eyedropper (color picker) (See page 439 on details)

For brushes (in Paint, Blend, Erase and Clone modes) — switches stylus to Eyedropper

or to the function set for Finger (Blend, Erase or canvas move)

For Shapes: Rectangle: constrains to square Line: snaps to 15° direction Ellipse: snaps ellipse axis to 15° direction For Transformations: Move: constrains to 45° direction Resize: constrains to 100% size increments

For Gradient and Pattern fills: constrains the fill axis to 45°

For Crop/Resize: keeps original canvas ratio.

Change the finger function here (More about settings on page 439)

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Hide interface with a gesture For full immersion work

Tap with four fingers to hide all interface elements This however does not hide floating reference images and floating color picker so you can still use them in immersion mode.

Tap again with four fingers to return to regular interface

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STUDIO:

BRUSHES and how to use them

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Brushes in Painter There are more of them than you expect.

Painter comes with a large collection of built-in (default) brushes Learn more about finding brushes on page 70 You can create new brushes yourself Learn how to use Brush Creator on page 78 You can edit properties of any brush Learn how to use the Brush Editor on page 90 You can download new brushes from the Community For free. See page 81. You can download brush sets from the web There are third-party vendors who offer pro quality brushes. More on page 82.

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Brush modes You can use any brush for any task

Painter provides three basic brush modes for you creative process:

Paint mode — the brush adds color to current layer

Blend mode — the brush blends or smears existing colors

Erase mode — the brush removes unwanted colors from the layer

See page 65

See page 66

See page 67

You switch the modes on the main toolbar (page 33)

If you are using a physical keyboard, press B key for Paint mode, K for Blend mode, E for Erase mode For list of all keyboard shortcuts see page 444

You can also use other ways to quickly switch between the modes. See page 443 You can assign one mode to your finger while using the stylus for another. More about that on page 439.

In each mode you have access to every brush from your collection Note that there are a few specialized brushes that may not work well in certain mode.

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Paint mode Paint; sketch; draw. Apply effects too.

Paint mode is the basic way of using brushes: to apply color

You can use (almost) any brush from your collection in Paint mode. There are however brushes that are designed for blending only like Colorless Blender or Palette Knife; these will not add color. Special effects in brushes work only in this mode. Learn more about adding filters and adjustments to brushes on page 99

Main toolbar (see page 33)

The Paint mode indicator tap again to select another brush (more on selecting brushes on page 69)

Learn more about adjusting current brush size, opacity and other attributes on page 87

In general, the brush in Paint mode applies current color to the active layer However special effects added to the brush may change its behavior. Learn more about special effects brushes on page 99.

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Blend mode Mix colors on your canvas.

In Blend mode the brush blends or smears existing colors on active layer* The effect highly depends on the brush used

You can use (almost) any brush from your collection in Blend mode. Certain special effect brushes may yield unexpected results when used for blending. Note that special effects in brushes are ignored in this mode. Learn more about adding filters and adjustments to brushes on page 99

Main toolbar (see page 33)

The Blend mode indicator tap again to select another brush (more on selecting brushes on page 69)

Note that the color indicator turns into a cogwheel icon.

Blend mode settings

Blur Blurs the pixels and creates softer blending. At 0, this transfers the individual pixels (like a paintbrush would).

Note that Blur, Pull and Flow parameters in the Blend mode settings panel are the same as can be found in the Paint tab of the Brush Editor (see page 98) These settings apply to current brush only and are saved to the brush definition.

Pull Defines the rate at which the underlying color transfers to the brush head. Smaller values create a shorter smudge while higher values hold the smudge longer. Flow Multiplies with the Flow in the head setting specifically when blending. This can create softer blends. Do not confuse it with the main Flow parameter. Sample lower layers *If turned on, the brush "catches" the colors not only from the active layer but also from all layers below it. Even if the lower layers are sampled for color, the blending is applied only to the active layer. Pro tip: This allows you to keep the results of the blending on a separate layer, leaving your original artwork intact.

Note that these settings apply to the current brush only and they are saved to the brush definition automatically.

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