HOU TO USE FOR IPAD AS Although Adobe has released an official Photoshop app on the iPad-called Adobe Photoshop Touch-that will allow you to do some photo editing and digital manipulation of images, it isn t compatible with the original iPad. Nor is it available on the iPhone. There is another app called ArtStudio that is available for both iPhone users and original iPad users. The version that is compatible with the original iPad (and the focus of in this guide) is called ArtStudio for iPad, while the iPhone version is simply called ArtStudio. As of this writing, you can grab ArtStudio for iPad on the App Store at a price of $2.99. The latest version is 4.1 and requires iOS 4.1 or later. What makes this app stand out from many others on the App Store is its robustness. It isn t just an app that will allow you to draw and paint on a canvas. Nor is it an app just designed for copy and pasting images together with some touchups. You can actually use various layers to combine images, shots and graphics into your own work in addition to creating things from scratch. You can use various strokes-from pencils to brushes, to paint tubes-and choose a thickness for the strokes. You can also use familiar Photoshop tools like Paint Bucket, Magic Wand, and Lasso to select and manipulate images. You can even save images on the clipboard, save them on your Photos app, or send them to friends through email. ArtStudio can be used in both the portrait and landscape orientations. The way you use it should depend on the type of images you want to create at the end. If it is a painting or drawing, hold your iPad horizontally in landscape mode. If it is a portrait or photo you are manipulating, hold your iPad vertically in portrait mode. Although it is already feature-rich from the start, the app comes with various in-app purchases as options for additional editing features. It may be a bit of a daunting app for you when you first access it if you do not have experience with advanced photo editing desktop apps, like Photoshop, or are used to the other light iPad photo apps. Because of its complexity for an iPad app, let s start looking at some of the navigation the app has to offer first.


When you first load ArtStudio, you will want to create a blank canvas to draw on or import images to. The canvas may be smaller or larger than the image you want to create, so you may need to experiment with different sizes. The sizes are divided by pixel height and width in a matter similar to the way display resolutions are mentioned. For instance, a 640 x 480 canvas will display 640 pixels wide and 480 pixels high into a square canvas. What is strange is that, although the app displays the pixels in a width x height fashion, and even shows this division of pixels under the "Image Size" section of the canvas set-up template, it seems to make errors. For me, I have to type in the pixel height I want first and then the width section and do the opposite for the width. Keep in mind that this could be an error on my end or one that may be fixed with updates by the time you read this. You can see an example of what I am talking about in the image below I took of the way a canvas measuring what 768 x 1024 looks like after it was created, but with the width clearly showing as 768 in the "Image Size" field: Many sources online do say that the standard for measuring art is height x width, instead of the other way around, so it is possible the developers meant this even though the "Image Size" field says otherwise. Despite a couple inconsistencies, let s take a look at how to set up a canvas size of your choosing. First, you have to click on the "New Image" icon on the upper left-side of the app s interface. As you can see from the previous image, you can choose from existing and pre-set sizes or create a custom size on the right side of the template interface. Once you choose your size, click "OK" and you will have a blank canvas showing. It should be white by default, or you can make it transparent or even white plus transparent by clicking those icons in the template set-up screen.


Now we will learn about the various options and tools you have at your disposal when using ArtStudio. On the lower area of the screen, you will see a downward arrow that will allow you to close the navigation bars with all the tool icons. This will show you the canvas along with the images you have completed thus far. It is useful to see what a final or finished image looks like without other distractions present. To the left is the "Lesson categories" icon shaped like a graduation hat used at university commencement ceremonies. You will find the "Offset Drawing" icon followed by the "Image Save Image" icon, the "Color Editing" icon, the "Transformation" icon, the "Layers" icon, the "color" icon, and an icon that brings up other tools like pencil and paint brush for you to edit with. We ll call this icon the "Selection" icon since it offers various selection tools within it, on top of many other tools and since it is shaped like a square canvas.   These icons represent a wide range of tools and some have other icons and tools within them. We will not outline all of them because there could be feature articles written about each, but will focus on the important ones you should learn to get started exploring the app in-depth. The "Save Image" icon is such an icon. It has a square image with two arrows (upward and downward) coming from it. It is important because it allows you to create new images with canvas selections like we previously described and is the default icon that loads up along with the app. Other tools within this icon include changing the default canvas size; resizing an image within an already-set canvas size; importing other images to use, for instance with layers, on your canvas; exporting the final image via email or to your "Camera Roll" (Photos app); and both saving and loading images. Other important icons you should learn to use regularly, from the lower navigational bar, include the Layers Tool Set, which we will explore more in-depth below, the Color Tool Set, and the Selections Tool Set. The Color Tool Set will allow you to select a wide range of colors to use with virtual brushes or strokes. There are also two important icons located within this tool on the lower part of its interface. The upper icon represents a Color Dropper with an image of orange paint coming from a dropper. If you select it and hold your thumb on any part of the image, you will match the selected color so you can continue to draw around it. The icon below it, is called SWAP, and will allow you to swap the background and foreground colors that are actually represented by the color tool set The Selection Tool Set is the icon located on the side closest to the left on the lower navigation bar. Most of the icons within it are self explanatory, but some are only apparent when you hold your thumb over them to open their individual menus. The upper-left icon-a white square image or that of a canvas with gray in the middle-is one such icon. Let s call it the "Sub-Selection" icon for now. If you hold your thumb over it, you will see options such as the ability to clear selected sections of images, crop images to make the canvas center around the edges of your work, feather images, sharpen images, fill selections or full images with a color, and more. To get the most out of this "Sub-Selection" icon s tool set, you should learn to navigate its other icons. For instance, there is a square tool that will allow you to make square selections. You can then fill or clear that selection by holding your thumb on the main icon and selecting fill/clear. You can make a circular selection as well as use the lasso and magic wand tools to get specific selections around your images. No matter what selection you choose, there will be further icons located toward the far right side in the upper navigation bar. They will allow you to combine selections in various ways. You can also inverse a selection by holding your thumb on the main upper-left "Sub-Selection" icon. Other icons located within the left navigation bar include Paint Brush, Pencil, Eraser, Paint Bucket and Type. The "Type Tool" is represented by a black uppercase T. It will allow you to add text to your images. There is a Clone tool below it that will let you clone parts of images. Other important tools include the Eraser because it will let you erase sections of your image and the Paint Bucket because it will allow you to color in and fill selections. There are also two arrows located on the upper corners of the screen. The arrow on the upper-left side of the screen indicates going back in your editing or correcting a mistake. The upper-right arrow, on the other hand, indicates going forward to an edit if you pressed the back arrow to go back and edit already. We realize it can be a bit daunting to learn all of the tools just by reading about them. That is why we recommend experimenting with them yourself and learning each individually. We haven t covered all of them extensively, but focused on the important ones you will need to learn first. Now let s look at using layers within this app.


Layers is a tool that should be familiar to you if you ve ever used Adobe s Photoshop app on the Mac or Windows PC. It will allow you to create image sections in front of or behind other sections of the image. You can, for instance, make an image with a blue background and add a layer above it with a mountain coming from this blue background. The icon for Layers includes various sheets of paper stacked with sheets showing, and is located on the lower navigational bar. You should see a default layer used for the canvas when first going to this section. You can create new layers by holding the default layer with your thumb until a new selection interface pops up and selecting "ADD NEW LAYER." Layers is also useful for combining art assets and other images together that are already formed. To do this, hold your thumb over the main "Layers" icon and in the selection interface clicking on "TRANSFORM." With Transform, you can move, rotate, scale images and image sections (if already selected) individually. You can move parts of images between layers by using the Copy and Paste tools from the "Sub-Selection" icon we previously mentioned. First select an image section, then you can paste the image section in any layer that is highlighted. Layers is also great for adding text on top of existing images in the upper-most layer if you want a slug in your image. EXPORTING AND SHARING IMAGES To export, share, or send an image to a friend, you will need to click on the "Save" icon we previously mentioned. It is located on the lower navigation bar and has two vertical arrows: one pointing downwards and the other pointing upwards. We recommend exporting an image to your Photos app or "Camera Roll" and sending it from there. This will add another layer of saving to each image you create rather than having to save them within the app. However, you can also send images directly from the app in PNG format when choosing Export from the menu and "Send PNG by email." What makes Art Studio for iPad a great tool for you digital artists is that it offers a great set of tools for both basic editing and some advanced editing as well. It is also a cheaper option to Adobe Photoshop Touch and compatible with more iDevices. We outlined some things you can do on your iPad when using this app in this guide, but the app offers more tools than this. It is quite robust and gets updated pretty frequently. Do not hesitate to pick it up-instead of other digital art apps for photo editing needs-if you own an iDevice. To order House Removals London it is possible on a site houseremovalslondonuk.com Serviceable vehicles and strong guys are always ready to assist with moving.

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