ArtStudio for iPad now with guidelines, grid, 450 brushes, see the video

[] Lodz, Poland – Lucky Clan today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of ArtStudio for iPad 4.2, an update to their versatile drawing/painting/photo editing app. ArtStudio is the most comprehensive, sketching, painting and photo editing tool in the App Store. Completely re-designed from the ground up the new ArtStudio 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 guidelines, grid, 150 new brushes and a lot of other corrections and bugs fixing.

What’s new:
* Added GUIDELINES feature (available from top menu: View->Guidelines…)
* Added Grid feature (View->Grid…)
* Added 160 new brushes – included in brush pack 1, so they are free if you already bought Brush Pack 1
* Added opacity and spacing sliders to Smudge tool
* Added FAQ (ArtStudio->FAQ) – please read it asap
* Number of color swatches increased from 24 to 36
* Added option to disable tap-and-hold color picker
* Added option to disable aim when using “drawing offset”
* Added possibility to swap undo/redo icons with favorites/layers icons in bottom toolbar
* Added loading of colors when opening project from old ArtStudio
* Added link to forum, manual, twitter in top menu
* Eyedropper sample mode is stored in saved file
* Improved quality of brushes preview in tool options
* “buy brushes” option has been removed from “tool settings”, so it is available now only in ArtStudio->Store
* If color is close to white, brush preview background is dark
* Fixed few small bugs in symmetry drawing
* Fixed clone tools when source layer is different than current layer
* Fixed crashing when fill start point is outside the canvas
* Fixed problem with resize when “keep ratio” is disabled
* Fixed crashes in saving when active tool was Eyedropper
* Fixed undo/redo when adding new text
* Fixed importing of grayscale images
* Few other small 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, blur/sharpen, dodge/burn, eyedropper
* 300 High Quality Brushes (150 free, 150 paid) divided into 20 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
* 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
* 10 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
* 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 tested)
* 18.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
ArtStudio for iPad 4.0 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 4.2
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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.

###Sylwester Los
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