ArtStudio for iPad 5.0 – Healing brush, Elastify and more, see the video

[] Lodz, Poland – Lucky Clan today is proud to announce the release of ArtStudio for iPad 5.0, the next update to their versatile drawing/painting/photo editing app. Re-designed from the ground up, ArtStudio now features a beautiful new user interface and a powerful new graphics engine to make creating works of art faster, easier, and more fun. The latest update adds Healing brush, incredible Elastify (Liquify) filter, 22 other filters, Distort feature: skew, perspective, free transform, 11 new blending modes, gestures, Air Print and more.

What’s new:
* added HEAL tool – perfect for removing pimples and wrinkles from faces and other unwanted objects from any photo
* added DISTORT feature: skew, perspective, free transform – available in Edit->Distort…
* added 11 new blending modes: Dissolve, Darken, Burn, Subtract, Lighten, Dodge, Soft light, Hard light, Grain extract, Grain merge, Divide
* filters divided into groups
* added 23 new filters: Edge Detect, Twirl, Pinch, Waves, Circle waves, Polar coordinates, Difference Clouds, Checkerboard, Stripes, Pattern, Emboss, Bumpmap, Diffuse, Wind, Drop Shadow, Heat Map, X-Ray, Lomo, Antique, Hot Autumn, Cheap Camera, Dull, Cross Process
* added incredible ELASTIFY filter
* added Air Print
* added transforming of the selection (move, scale, rotate)
* color displayed also as # value in colors editor
* Added configurable gestures, default:
* 4 fingers tap -> fit canvas on screen
* 3 fingers tap -> display quick menu
* 3 fingers swipe left -> Undo
* 3 fingers swipe right -> Redo
* 3 fingers swipe down -> Drawing mode
* 3 fingers swipe up -> Layers
* added option to configure buttons in Quick Menu
* added displaying of brush tip when moving bottom sliders
* added possibility to show/hide quick brush preview and brush tip when moving bottom sliders
* improved displaying of background check board
* added support of Pogo Connect and Jaja styluses
* add option to remove all guidelines
* added option to auto add guidelines: from selection, from image edges, from image center, from layer content
* improved freehand line smoothing
* improved speed size/opacity
* improved stylus pressure sensitivity
* music from iPod is not stopped after app is launched (but first disable Stylus support in Settings)
* iOS 6 ready
* improved stability
* few bugs fixed

* flexible canvas size, max: 2048×1536(iPad 1), 2592×1936 (iPad 2), 2448×3264 (the new iPad)
* support for any device orientation
* 15 tools: select, pencil, wet paintbrush, dry paintbrush, spray, dots, eraser, smudge, bucket fill, gradient, text, clone, heal, blur/sharpen, dodge/burn, eyedropper
* 450 HIGH QUALITY BRUSHES (150 free, 300 paid) divided into 30 groups
* custom brushes, max size: 500x500px
* select tool: rect/ellipse/lasso/magic wand/by color, add/sub/intersect, contract/expand/round corners/border/…
* text tool: over 150 system fonts, support of external TTF fonts (just upload .ttf file in iTunes using File Sharing), special text layer to easy edit text
* favorites list to quickly access user’s favorite brush settings
* fully customizable stroke settings: blur, flip, size, opacity, spacing, fadeout, squeeze, angle, speed-size, speed-opacity, random flip, scatter, jitter-spacing, jitter-angle, jitter-size, jitter-squeeze, jitter-opacity, jitter-hue, jitter-saturation, jitter-lightness
* simulated brush pressure, support for bluetooth stylus pressure sensitivity (currently only Jot Touch)
* symmetric drawing
* guidelines, grid
* shapes: lines, rectangles, ellipses, polygons (open, closed)
* layer options: add, duplicate, merge down/visible, delete, lock alpha, show/hide, link, name, reorder, opacity, blending modes
* layer masks
* layer/selection transformations: move/scale/rotate with multi-touch, flip, rotate left/right, fill/erase
* distort (skew, perspective etc)
* 21 layer blending modes: normal, multiply, add, difference, screen, overlay, hue, saturation, color, value, …
* import from ‘Photos’, camera, iTunes, clipboard
* export as JPG/PNG/PSD to ‘Photos’, email, clipboard, iTunes
* multi-touch navigation with unlimited zoom
* undo/redo with almost infinite number of steps
* image resize (none, bilinear, bicubic, lanczos interpolations) , change canvas size, crop
* 15 filters: gaussian/motion/radial blur, sharpen, unsharp mask, add noise, render clouds, edge detect, border/vignette and more
* Elastify filter used to make incredible distortions
* adjustments: brightness/contrast/exposure, hue/saturation/lightness, color balance, temperature, shadows/highlights, CURVES, auto contrast/colors/white balance and more

Language Support:
* US English

Device Requirements:
* iPad 1, iPad 2, the new iPad – all versions
* iOS 4.2 or later (iOS 4.3, iOS 5.1, iOS 6.0 tested)
* 20.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
ArtStudio for iPad 5.0 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.Lucky Clan
ArtStudio for iPad 5.0
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Located in Lodz, Poland, the Lucky Clan team is an independent software company founded by Sylwester Los in March of 2010. With a focus on the iOS platform, Lucky’s mission is to provide their customers with the highest quality, reliability and compatibility with every device produced by Apple. Their flagship app, ArtStudio, has become one of the most popular tools for drawing, painting, and photo editing for iPhone and iPad. Copyright (C) 2012 Lucky Clan. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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