June 7, 2012 in Entertainment (E)
[prMac.com] Paris, France - Independent development team Hu Yong Jie and Etienne Nguyen Tan Hon are proud to announce, Drawing Box 2.5 for iPad, an update to their highly successful art application, appropriate for drawing and painting at school or home. Especially designed for kids, the app creates a realistic, artistic experience, with tools that feature advanced algorithms that provide smoothness, responsiveness, and sensitivity. The update to this app has new drawing pens with speed sensitivity, a Chinese calligraphy thin brush, square chalk for color grading, an improved smudge tool, additional brushes, and much more. Drawing Box was awarded "App of the Week" by Apple in France, China, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
* 10 pencil modes
* 6 art brushes in 6 sizes
* 4 paint rollers in 6 sizes
* 3 eraser sizes
* 156 colors in 2 palettes
* 21 creative pen effects
* Unique light effect for drawing tools
* Enter and edit text with virtual keyboard
* 187 stickers in 3 sizes
* Import photo or take a photo (for iPad2) as sticker (move, scale and rotate photo, mirror)
* 104 decorative art patterns (move, scale and rotate)
* Pinch to zoom from 80% to 2000%
* Quick full screen view (100%)
* Video replay of your paintings
* MP4 video conversion, directly exportable
* Vertical and horizontal symmetrical drawing
* Application paintings gallery
* Edit, export and share paintings by email, Facebook, Twitpic
* Import photos or take a photo (for iPad2) as background
* Select different backgrounds
* Unlimited undo, redo, clear drawing page
* Step-by-step drawing lessons: free and in-app purchase sets of lessons
* Color wheel and eyedropper
Drawing Box is an excellent art application for school use, as it reproduces children's painting environment. Featuring advanced technology, it maintains a familiar look that makes it intuitive and easy to use. The design focuses on familiar objects used at home and school. Text is minimized as much as possible, and tools and objects are painted in cartoon style, with bright colors and clear lines, making this an inviting art creation application for users of any age. The development team has taken great care to make Drawing Box user*friendly. The interface brings the user to the right tool with as few clicks and steps as possible. The user interface seems simple by its design, and familiar by its buttons and toolbars. But, the features behind the "cartoony" interface are powerful, offering a wide and deep range of creative tools.
While other drawing tools only provide a few drawing options, Drawing Box is different. This app features a large number of artistic tools that allow the user to be as creative as they wish. Inside Drawing Box, users will find many helpful features and tools: symmetrical drawing, realistic pencils, harmony pens, 3D and cloud rollers, splash painting, Jackson Pollock style, multicolored brush, objects and animals, stickers, design patterns, decorative text fonts, and painting on photos. In order to preserve the best balance between simplicity and creativity, Drawing Box has eliminated the complicated factors of layers and cursor space, size, opacity, jitter, or brush rotation adjustments. This app lets users have more time creating and less time making technical adjustments of layers, brushes, or colors.
Drawing Box is suitable for all people of all artistic abilities. Beginning artists will enjoy the ease of use and the ability to experiment with many different drawing and painting tools, using the default tool settings. The app features a "baby mode" which offers the very basic drawing tools for the youngest of artists. Advanced artists will appreciate the sophisticated algorithms that make this app so much real painting and drawing, allowing the fine adjustment of tool features, thus creating a customized artistic experience.
Drawing Box users may pick colors from one of two large color palettes. Or, they may use a color wheel for advanced, fine color and hue adjustments. Along with the ability to customize colors, this app features many advanced creative tools. The Magic Stick features falling objects (leaves, paint splashes, bubbles, diamonds, candies, numbers, etc.), animals, footprints, and 3D clay. Different painting styles are also possible with the "harmony" pens, or "Jackson Pollock" splashes and strings.
Users may play a "video replay" of their painting creation in three different speeds. Users may also share their artwork movie with friends or family directly in movie format via email, Facebook, and Twitter.
"There is great power in simplicity," stated Hu Yong Jie. "Drawing Box is the fun, powerful, intuitive, digital art creator that you've been waiting for!"
* U.S. English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 72.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Drawing Box 2.5 is $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. A variety of optional upgrades and lessons are available as in-app purchases. Review copies are available on request.
Based in Paris, France, Indie developers Nguyen Tan Hon and Hu Yong Jie began collaborating in 2009. Nguyen is the mobile app designer and Hu is the senior engineer. Copyright (C) 2009-2012 Nguyen Tan Hon and Hu Yong Jie. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.