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!

(Please note that since version 3.0, this app requires a Metal-compatible computer, which means most Macs 2012 and later.)

• Change and Adjust Size, Force, Color while Painting
• 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).

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.

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.

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.

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

You can also change the color of the paper beneath the layer(s), by clicking “Paper Color”.

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”.

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What's New

[NEW] You can now press the key “T” to toggle between current and last selected tool.
[NEW] You can now press the key “E” to toggle between current tool and eraser.
[IMPROVED] Layer thumbnails now have checkered backgrounds.
[FIXED] Layer thumbnails are now displaying hdr colors correctly.
[FIXED] Some buttons in Work in Progress could be displayed with the wrong color in certain situations.
[FIXED] A few of the buttons sometimes failed to immediately update their enabled/disabled state.
[FIXED] When changing between dark and light appearance, the background panel behind the picture did not update immediately.
[FIXED] A bug that could potentially crash the app in Work in Progress or while using the Layer Control.
[NEW] A couple of helpful messages are now shown when you enter the app the first time.
[FIXED] Closing the window now quits the app as intended.
[IMPROVED] Some minor optimizations.
[IMPROVED] Some minor improvements.

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