ArtStudio for iPad - it is not just an update, it is a revolution

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[prMac.com] Lodz, Poland - Lucky Clan today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of ArtStudio for iPad 4.0, an update to their versatile drawing/painting/photo editing app. ArtStudio is the most comprehensive, sketching, painting and photo editing tool in the App Store. Completely re-designed from the ground up the new ArtStudio features a beautiful new user interface and a powerful new graphics engine to make creating works of art faster, easier, and more fun! Using advanced drawing algorithms this is the fastest and most precise version of ArtStudio to date.

What's new:
* New UX
* Incredible performance boost
* Bigger max canvas sizes: 2048x1536(iPad 1), 2592x1936 (iPad 2), 2448x3264 (the new iPad)
* Use as many layers as memory allows
* 300 High Quality Brushes (150 free, 150 paid) 20 groups in total
* Improved brush quality
* New text tool with text layers, use external TTF fonts (uploaded in iTunes)
* Many more brush settings: blur, flip, size, opacity, spacing, fadeout, squeeze, wetness, angle, speed-size, speed-opacity, random flip, scatter, jitter-spacing, jitter-angle, jitter-size, jitter-squeeze, jitter-opacity, jitter-hue, jitter-saturation, jitter-lightness
* Curves adjustment
* Layer names
* Auto contrast/colors/white balance
* New filters: radial blur, motion blur, render clouds

Features:
* Flexible canvas size, max: 2048x1536(iPad 1), 2592x1936 (iPad 2), 2448x3264 (the new iPad)
* Support for any device orientation
* 15 tools: select, pencil, wet paintbrush, dry paintbrush, spray, dots, eraser, smudge, bucket fill, gradient, text, clone, blur/sharpen, dodge/burn, eyedropper
* 300 High Quality Brushes (150 free, 150 paid) divided into 20 groups
* Custom brushes, max size: 500x500px
* Select tool: rect/ellipse/lasso/magic wand/by color, add/sub/intersect, contract/expand/round corners/border/...
* Text tool: over 150 system fonts, support of external TTF fonts (just upload .ttf file in iTunes using File Sharing), special text layer to easy edit text
* Favorites list to quickly access user's favorite brush settings
* Fully customizable stroke settings: blur, flip, size, opacity, spacing, fadeout, squeeze, angle, speed-size, speed-opacity, random flip, scatter, jitter-spacing, jitter-angle, jitter-size, jitter-squeeze, jitter-opacity, jitter-hue, jitter-saturation, jitter-lightness
* Simulated brush pressure, support for bluetooth stylus pressure sensitivity (currently only Jot Touch)
* Symmetric drawing
* Shapes: lines, rectangles, ellipses, polygons (open, closed)
* Layer options: add, duplicate, merge down/visible, delete, lock alpha, show/hide, link, name, reorder, opacity, blending modes
* Layer masks
* Layer/selection transformations: move/scale/rotate with multi-touch, flip, rotate left/right, fill/erase
* 10 layer blending modes: normal, multiply, add, difference, screen, overlay, hue, saturation, color, value
* Import from 'Photos', camera, iTunes, clipboard
* Export as JPG/PNG/PSD to 'Photos', email, clipboard, iTunes
* Multi-touch navigation with unlimited zoom
* Undo/redo with almost infinite number of steps
* Image resize (none, bilinear, bicubic, lanczos interpolations) , change canvas size, crop
* 15 filters: gaussian/motion/radial blur, sharpen, unsharp mask, add noise, render clouds, edge detect, border/vignette and more
* Adjustments: brightness/contrast/exposure, hue/saturation/lightness, color balance, temperature, shadows/highlights, CURVES, auto contrast/colors/white balance and more

Language Support:
* US English

Device Requirements:
* iPad 1, iPad 2, the new iPad - all versions
* iOS 4.2 or later (iOS 4.3, iOS 5.1 tested)
* 13.7 MB

Pricing and Availability:
ArtStudio for iPad 4.0 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.

Located in Lodz, Poland, the Lucky Clan team is an independent software company founded by Sylwester Los in March of 2010. With a focus on the iOS platform, Lucky's mission is to provide their customers with the highest quality, reliability and compatibility with every device produced by Apple. Their flagship app, ArtStudio, has become one of the most popular tools for drawing, painting, and photo editing for iPhone and iPad. Copyright (C) 2012 Lucky Clan. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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