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Inspire Free — Create Art, Paint, Draw, Sketch

Inspire Free — Create Art, Paint, Draw, Sketch
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Available exclusively on the App Store, meticulously designed to be beautifully powerful and painstakingly engineered for the 64-bit CPU and multi-core GPU of iPhone — Inspire delivers an incredibly fast and realistic painting, drawing and sketching experience that you can take with you wherever you go and use whenever inspiration strikes.

Our proprietary painting engine Sorcery™, based on OpenGL, takes full advantage of the GPU to render brush strokes with brilliant 64-bit color, laser-sharp sub-pixel precision and insanely fast speed. While the strokes of a wet oil paint brush look beautiful on their own, the breathtaking blending effects of a dry brush will absolutely stun you. Graze the canvas with just a bit of pressure to add a subtle blur to your artwork or use stronger pressure to actually mix existing colors on the canvas together to create new ones.

With no instruction manual or handbook required, whether you are a beginner, expert or somewhere in-between, you will enjoy the simplicity and power of the most intuitive and compelling illustration app for iPhone, Inspire.

• 20 high quality brushes to choose from, divided into 5 sets: Oil Paint, Airbrushes, Basic Shapes, Graphite Pencils and Wax Crayons
• All brushes can be used as a Wet Brush, Dry Brush (Blending) or Eraser
• Over 20 different settings are available to customize brush strokes with powerful versatility and variation

• Sorcery™, the fastest 64-bit painting engine on the App Store
• Full-fledged pressure sensitive painting with 3D Touch
• 64-bit color
• All device orientations are supported all the time — switch from portrait to landscape painting with ease
• 10 levels of undo and redo are available
• 3 finger pan gestures can be used to quickly change brush size, opacity and pressure without opening a menu
• The eyedropper tool can be used with a touch and hold gesture to select paint colors from the canvas
• The canvas can be moved around, rotated and zoomed in and out up to 6400%
• The UI is customizable to fit your painting style and workflow
• Use your Apple Watch as a companion to perform actions, select colors and quickly glance at how long you've spent on a painting
• Create a painting right within the Messages app

Color Picker
• Choose any paint color you can dream of with the intuitive color picker
• Saturation, brightness and RGB sliders accompany a large color circle, color square and opacity slider

Saving and Exporting
• Paintings are automatically saved in your gallery and easily exported to your Photos
• Inspire files include your artwork's image and all associated metadata for the ultimate back-up and easy transfer if you upgrade to the full version
• Paintings can be sent via email from within the app
• Paintings can be uploaded directly to Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr
• Paintings can be printed from within the app (AirPrint printer required) or ordered online through CanvasPop

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What's New in Version 4.3

iPhone 7 and iOS 10
• Fully tested and optimized for the new iPhone 7, 7 Plus and iOS 10
• Improved 3D Touch support so that changes in pressure affect brush stroke size and opacity smoother and faster than ever before
• Haptics now provide tactile feedback throughout various aspects of the UI to let you feel widgets like switches and sliders and notifications of success like saving a painting to your Photos
• Improved overall brush stroke rendering performance by up to 1.3x on new devices

Apple Watch Series 2 and watchOS 3
• Fully tested and optimized for the new Apple Watch Series 2 and watchOS 3
• Greatly improved performance while performing actions, selecting colors from a palette and generally keeping in sync with the iPhone app
• Updates now refresh in the background when the app is in the new Dock and at other opportune times
• Complications are now updated more frequently and reliably while painting
• The new extra-large complication is now supported

Messages Integration
• You can now create a painting or drawing with Inspire right within the Messages app
• The painting UI has been streamlined for Messages to fit the smaller space and makes creating a quick sketch faster and easier than ever before

Adjusting Brush Size and Opacity
• The hotspot to reset the zoom level at the top of the screen has been replaced with 2 new hotspots that can be used to quickly change the brush size or opacity / dry brush pressure
• You can now touch and slide to the left or right, starting on one of these new hotspots, to invoke the Quick Change mode, instead of having to use a 3-finger pan gesture like before
• These new hotspots give you one touch access to changing the brush size or opacity of the current brush, without having any sliders always taking up space on the screen and covering your artwork while you paint
• Don’t worry, you can still reset the zoom level using a quick pinch gesture (more below)

Quick Pinch Zoom
• You can now use quick pinch gestures to reset the zoom level or zoom to the previous level
• Pinching your fingers together quickly and then releasing them off the screen, as if you're zooming out, will reset the zoom level of the canvas back to the default — this has the same effect as tapping on the old hotspot at the top of the screen
• Spreading your fingers apart quickly and then releasing them off the screen, as if you're zooming in, will automatically zoom the canvas back to the previous level, centered at the starting location of your pinch — this is the same as what the “Double Tap Zoom” option used to do, it has now been removed since it could not be used at the same time as the “Paint with Taps” option anyway, which is far more useful

• Improved the performance of brushes in the Oil Paint set by 20%
• Hotspots have a new look with some improved icon designs and more translucent backgrounds behind fully opaque outlines and icons
• Twitter doesn’t count characters for uploading an image anymore, so you now have 23 more characters to use when writing a tweet for uploading your artwork
• Several bug fixes throughout the app improving reliability and general goodness :)


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