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Suggestions, Ideas, Bugs / Re: Multiple references needed.
on: August 26, 2021, 01:13:19 PM
Why don’t you create a palette from the image directly in Artstudio pro?

The problem is ASP doesn’t allow manually creating palettes from photos easily. I want to make them manually and ASP doesn’t let you do this. First you have to select the color. Then you have to add that color manually to the toolbar. It’s a two step process! So unless I’m mistaken you can’t simply select the color you want and ASP automatically populates the toolbar with the color swatch. No, you have to manually add that color swatch one by one to the toolbar. That’s ridiculously slow. In Procreate, you simply tap the area and the program automatically populates the toolbar with the color swatch. It also allows you to select the color and drag it to the toolbar and manually place the swatch whereever you want it. You can’t do either method in ASP.

Suggestions, Ideas, Bugs / Multiple references needed.
on: August 26, 2021, 10:59:34 AM
Artstudio Pro has a woefully inadequate color palette selection mechanism…making it impossible to really create seamless color palettes. Hence the need for multiple references instead of just one. Because of ASP’s limits in color palette design I’m forced to depend on Procreate to create the palettes and make screenshots of the palettes for importing into ASP. But unfortunately, if I import a screenshot of the color palette into ASP…I can no longer open a separate image for a reference because ASP only allows one image at a time. That’s why I hope the ASP developers (you are still out there reading any of this?) can lift the one image limit for images for importing into ASP. This would allow me to get around the poor palette creation limits of ASP and still let me import images for references.

Help / Re: How to draw a filled dot?
on: August 26, 2021, 10:26:46 AM
Thanks for the information. I found a 3D brush I created that apparently fills the need. I just tap the area and a dot appears when I need one. No need to “paint” the area for it to appear.

Help / How to draw a filled dot?
on: August 25, 2021, 05:55:52 PM
Here’s something I can’t find information on…how to create a simple filled dot that you can place on the canvas. When you do 2 or three point perspectives…you normally have to put dots that signal the vanishing points on that page and then draw the lines leading to the vanishing points. ASP doesn’t have a way of creating these “dots” that you can place on the page. I have to “draw” the dot on the page which shouldn’t be necessary. You should be able to simply tap the screen with your Apple Pencil to create a simple filled “dot” mark. Is there any way to do this? Thanks.

Help / Re: Toggle grayscale mode
on: August 22, 2021, 03:32:47 PM
They posted an update a few days ago without warning. But the lack of communications with their team is strangely eerie. Why the sudden silence? Are they about to release a big new update and are closing down until the new release is made public? That’s usually the case when it comes to new versions in the pipeline. At least that’s my experience in stuff like this…but the lack of responses from their developers has me wondering what’s going on. The vacation card as an explanation doesn’t wash because they could have posted a response saying don’t mind the lack of communications…”we’re on vacation”. I’m not buying it. Something is going on.

Suggestions, Ideas, Bugs / A resizable color palette
on: August 20, 2021, 06:49:42 AM
The one advantage ASP has over Procreate right now is the luminosity lock feature recently introduced. The ability to always have the correctly adjusted value of a hue whenever you change colors is very much appreciated. However the only issue now is the size of the color picker and let’s be honest…it’s tiny. It’s not even resizable. This is actually a problem if you’re using ASP in full screen mode because it’s harder to pick out the colors manually when the color palette is so small. Procreate has figured out the solution to this issue when they designed their color picker to be a tear off that changes size when you drag it off the toolbar. It becomes small. So you have the benefits of using it really big when you don’t have the space to afford leaving it onscreen and small when you do. ASP has the opportunity to have the benefits of both methods if they allow the color picker to be resizable. In this case you can have the advantages of a large color picker while at the same time keeping the benefit of leaving it onscreen while working. I hope this feature gets introduced in an update soon.

Speaking of which…when are the developers of ASP going to engage in the forums again? We haven’t heard zip from them after the recent spate of issues mentioned on the board here. And as I recall the last thing I heard was “we’ll fix it asap”…and then nothing. Total radio silence. What’s going on?

The new Artrage vitae is not pixelated. I don’t like Artrage on iOS for many reasons, but no, none of the apps you mentioned are better at simulating real paint, unfortunately Artrage is the best app on iOS for real paint currently. I am hoping for rebelle to come on the iPad, but that is not happening anytime soon.

Anyway, this post is not about Artrage, I only mentioned it because that’s where I saw the realistic color mixing feature

When zooming up close when doing painting I can see it. I don’t see this in ASP at all. Why is that? I’m using 2018 iPad Pro 12.9 3rd generation using the latest Apple iPad OS. When I do 3D textures in ASP it’s almost impossible to see the pixelation, because it looks razor sharp even at close range. Not so in Artrage from my experience. But I would love to see Artrage style realistic painting in ASP. I doubt we’ll see this until Apple becomes generous with the iOS operating system memory limitations. So even if you have the latest iPad with 16 gigs of RAM…it’s insane they’re only allowing you to use just 5 gig for apps like Procreate. An A4 sized paoer with 300 dpi gets you 63 layers.

I tried Artrage and had to delete the app because it’s extremely pixelated even at normal ranges. Artrage is not high resolution. Procreate and Artstudio Pro are high resolution apps. Infinite Painter is better than Artrage for that very reason.

The question is are they actually reading these posts? I haven’t seen them say anything on the discussion forum here in quite a while.

Suggestions, Ideas, Bugs / A scratchpad.
on: August 13, 2021, 04:26:47 AM
Paintstorm Studio has this and I hope ASP gets one. It’s a simple scratchpad. You click on a toolbar and a scratchpad which is blank shows up. But you use it to “test” the colors you want to use on there to see if it’s the right tint. Now the benefit becomes obvious because you can use the color picker by selecting any of these colors during the “trial and error” process when choosing values.

You can export brushes from the main brush toolbar. You just can’t do this from the Favorites toolbar. This one is critical because it’s in this toolbar that you gather your favorite brushes for using over and over. If you lose your favorite brushes and settings…it would be a nightmare trying to reset them manually. Ironically, angrymikko on Youtube explained this issue when he described when Adobe installed an update to Photoshop which ruined his neatly arranged set of brushes. This caused him to eventually give up using his brushes in favor of using just one default brush to do all his work. It would be the equivalent of resorting to using the default round brush in ASP for all your work since you can’t find and remember all the settings for the brushes you used before the crash/moving to another iPad model.

Just discovered this bug now. Open a split screen of ASP and do it with any other split screen aware app. Now try selecting a brush in one folder and dragging it to another folder to drop. While in split screen mode ASP doesn’t recognize your wish to drop the brush into another folder. You need to copy the brush and then manually paste it into the new folder instead. But when placing ASP in full screen mode it recognizes your wish to drop the same brush into the new folder.

Help / Re: How to remove background from scanned drawings?
on: August 12, 2021, 10:25:44 AM
I just learned about this trick in Artstudio Pro. If you select the Paint Bucket Fill tool go to Options in the 3 dot ellipsis on the toolbar. In there you change the mode of the bucket fill tool into a lasso. Then in the Blending mode you choose Erase. Now the Bucket Fill tool acts as an eraser…you outline the area you want to erase and that part is deleted. You’ll need to experiment with this undocumented feature because I don’t know if this will mask out the area you don’t want to erase.

Suggestions, Ideas, Bugs / Re: Grid transparency
on: August 11, 2021, 05:50:45 PM
This is a great idea and I hope this is implemented.

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