June 29, 2012 in Illustration (E)
[prMac.com] Essenheim, Germany - AvisNocturna Software today is proud to announce Logoist 1.0 for Macintosh. Logos, Title Art, Icons, Banners, Web Site Elements, Greeting Cards, Buttons ... you name it! Create stunning imagery with Logoist for Mac. Logoist allows you to design images using layers, sophisticated effects and eye-catching shaders. Logoist comes with a large collection of effect presets, clipart and patterns to use in your projects.
Layers are the centerpiece of Logoist. Insert rectangles, ellipses, text, clipart and paths to create the basic shape of your image. Layers can even be combined by boolean operations like substract or add.
Logoist offers sophisticated shader algorithms that allow you to create metal, glass, plastic and several other materials for your work ranging from a subtile embossed look to a glossy and reflective metal or glass appearance. Over 100 preset shaders are included to make your first steps as simple as possible.
Assign as many effects as you like, for example inner and outer shadow, glow, blur or borders to layers. Create presets from your effect configuration to easily apply them to other layers. Combined effects with shaders in any way you like.
Every layer in Logoist can be bordered with either a flat color, a pattern, a gradient or even using a shader for awesome results. Add multiple borders combined with other effects to any layer if required.
Logoist includes over 3.000 clipart images for designing your logo, heading or icon. Of course, effects and shaders can be applied to all clipart images you've added to your Logoist project.
A huge collection of patterns is also included in Logoist. Every layer can be filled with a pattern. Additionaly apply effects or shaders like bevel, inner and outer shadow or glow. Patterns can also be used as borders on all layers.
Text and clipart can be transformed using several built-in methods like trapezoid, pinch, ripple, wave or sheer transformations. This way, you can bend text around shapes to create impressive results.
Editing paths has never been easier: Logoist comes with a sophisticated tool to edit paths including Bezier paths and straight shapes which can even be combined with other paths, clipart and text using boolean operations.
Easy to use
Logoist features a well thought-out user interface which makes it easy to understand and use. Several tutorials are available from the startup window guiding you through your first steps. Built exclusively for Mac, Logoist nicely integrates all features OS X Lion offers like Versions, Autosave, Resume and Fullscreen Mode.
Ready for OS X Mountain Lion:
Logoist already supports OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion offering iCloud Document Storage for automatically saving your Logoist documents in the cloud and syncing them to all your Macs. Furthermore, Logoist uses the Share Sheets feature from Mountain Lion allowing you to mail your work to your colleagues or post them on Twitter, Flickr or Facebook directly from Logoist.
Logoist features a handy font selector that previews all fonts installed on your Mac as well as a live preview of the text including all shaders and effects applied to it. This way, you can easily choose the best fitting font for your composition.
Logoist comes with over 100 samples you can use as templates for your own logos, headlines or banners. Furthermore, several tutorials are included teaching you how to get the most out of Logoist.
Logoist works completely resolution independent. Export your artwork either in screen resolution or print-ready resolutions of up to 600dpi in several file formats. You can use the results in Pages, Keynote, iWeb, Microsoft Office and almost all other apps on Mac or PC.
Native Photoshop PSD export:
Use Photoshop, Pixelmator or any other graphics app supporting the Photoshop file format to refine your logo or include it in an existing project. Logoist exports Photoshop PSD files including layer information and blending modes in up to 600 DPI.
Logoist fully supports multitouch gestures on newer models of MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro and with the Apple Magic Trackpad. Rotate objects simply by using two finger gestures or precisely scale the canvas.
Logoist requires Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.6 or later. Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is fully supported. It fully makes use of 64 bit capable processors found in all recent Macs but also runs on older 32 bit based Macs.
Pricing and Availabilty:
Logoist is available at the Mac App Store for $39.99 / 31,99 Euro. Until August 15th 2012, Logoist can be purchased with a 50% discount for $19.99 / 15,99 Euro.
AvisNocturna Software has been founded in 2001 and has been a developer of Mac and iOS Software ever since. The flagship product TerraRay has garnered a large following with a dedicated Flickr group and has received numerous favorable reviews. Copyright (C) 2012 AvisNocturna Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.