Art of Weird

Art of Weird

Mac OS Graphics & Design

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An art app with everything from standard painting tools to the truly weird and bizarre, such as Worm Pen, Candy Brush, 3D-Shaded Brush, Ball Brush, and Pods.
You will explore a different side of your artistic creativity, and have fun doing it!

• Change and Adjust Size, Force, Color while Painting
• Seamless Pattern Editing Mode
• Layers
• Dark Mode Support
• Touch Bar Support
• Wide Color Support
• Engine Based on Metal₁ (with 128-bit color and floating-point arithmetic)
• Developed with Swift₁

₁ Since version 3 (the code was completely rewritten).

ADJUST WHILE PAINTING
All the control knobs in the toolbar can be changed and adjusted while you paint, by using the number keys (1, 2, 3...) on your keyboard.

FULL SCREEN PAINTING
The Mac’s full screen mode is supported.
You can remove the toolbar if you place the pointer on it and scroll toward the screen/window edge, or if you press the Tab key on your keyboard.
To get it back, scroll inward from near the edge.
You can also move the toolbar to the other side by scrolling it in that direction, or by pressing Shift-Tab.

SEAMLESS PATTERN EDITING MODE
The unique Seamless Pattern Editing mode lets you display the picture as tiles next to each other.
You’re free to paint anywhere on these tiles, so you can easily create seamless patterns for use as website or desktop backgrounds, in print, or for textures in 3d modelling.
Toggle this feature on/off in “Work in Progress”, in the menu that comes up when you click the “…” button.

ZOOMING, PANNING, ROTATING
On a trackpad, you can pinch to zoom, and use the rotation gesture to rotate the picture.
Scroll over the picture to pan.
On the keyboard, use the Arrow keys (pan) and - + buttons (zoom).
Use the Space key or the smart zoom gesture to reset zoom, pan, and rotation. Again to go back.

LAYERS
Everything from selecting a layer to adding new ones can be done in the Layer Control.
To open the Layer Control, click the button that has a mountain/house/flower (symbolizing the selected layer).
Flower = topmost layer
House = any layer in-between
Mountain = bottom-most layer

Please note that the number of layers is restricted to two unless you upgrade to Pro.
If you upgrade to Pro, you will also be able to change the color of the paper beneath the layer(s), by pressing “Paper Color”.

COLORS
There’s a scrollable palette, where you can pick colors, as well as store new ones.
To edit any palette section, right-click on a color in it, and a menu will appear.

Adjacent to the palette are three control knobs that adjust the hue, saturation, and brightness of the current color.
Note that you can adjust the color while you paint!

The Current Color button is the large colored rectangle next to the knobs.
Clicking this button brings up a menu with some options, including “Eyedropper” (Pro feature).

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What's New

[NEW] Seamless Pattern Editing mode that lets you display the picture as tiles next to each other. You’re free to paint anywhere on these tiles, so you can easily create seamless patterns for use as website or desktop backgrounds, in print, or for textures in 3d modelling. Toggle this feature on/off in “Work in Progress”, in the menu that comes up when you click the “…” button.
[NEW] You can now choose which painting tool you want a tool button to have by clicking the selected tool. You are allowed to have multiple instances of the same tool, which can be very useful since they have different settings and color. For example, you could assign your favorite painting tool to three buttons, one with a small size suitable for sketching, one suitable for normal painting, and one large-sized with a dark color and low force value suitable for painting shadows.
[NEW] (Pro) Added some extra painting tools to choose from (Smear, Lighten, Darken).
[FIXED] Zooming the picture would sometimes cause some minor issues.
[IMPROVED] You can now choose to have the tools share the same color, size, force etc. (Click the selected tool, then “Settings for All Tools”).
[FIXED] Turning a layer upside down now works as expected.
[IMPROVED] Some updates to the manual.
[FIXED] Some stability issues.
[IMPROVED] Some optimizations.
[IMPROVED] Misc. improvements.
[FIXED] A couple of minor bugs.

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