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Indeeo
Aug 9, 2010, 01:58 PM
http://www.indeeo.com/idraw/images/screen106a.jpg - - http://www.indeeo.com/idraw/images/screen106b.jpg

iDraw 1.0.8 Preview video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snYU1eT8COM&hd=1

Features:
- Layers
- Shape Groups
- Images / image annotation
- Bezier Pen tool
- Freehand pencil tool (with curve smoothing)
- Calligraphic brush
- Shape tools
- Text with styling options
- Canvas styles and presets (Graph Paper, Notebook, etc.)
- Snap to grid
- Shadows
- Optimized for performance with CoreAnimation
- ...and more!

Sharing:
- Export drawings as vector-based PDF files
- Export transparent PNG or JPEG images
- Save designs to your Photos Library
- Send designs via email
- Copy and paste into other iPad applications

iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/idraw/id363317633?mt=8

More updates are on the way, feel free to send us your feedback!



Saladinos
Aug 26, 2010, 01:08 PM
Just bought touchdraw because I wanted groups. My advice is don't buy it, and buy this app (iDraw) instead.

My only complaint is that it doesn't have groups, so you have to select shapes individually to move them. That's the only thing iDraw lacks.

Indeeo
Aug 26, 2010, 02:13 PM
Saladinos, thanks for the comments :) Good news, support for shape groups is (almost) here!

Earlier this week we submitted a significant update to iDraw that should be available in the next few days. This update adds shape groups and several other new features:

- Layer merging ('Merge Down' )
- Ability to lock shapes
- Ability to lock aspect ratio when resizing
- Pen tool snap to grid
- and more...

iDraw 1.0.7 also has a sleek new look! The tools toolbar has been redesigned with new icons and buttons, interface refinements were made across the entire app - and of course a shiny new app icon :)

http://www.indeeo.com/idraw/images/screen107.png

david77
Aug 28, 2010, 12:54 PM
Nice app. Any chance for transparency for text? I know this could be asking a lot, but what about masking and the ability to repeat an action?

Indeeo
Aug 28, 2010, 08:27 PM
Nice app. Any chance for transparency for text? I know this could be asking a lot, but what about masking and the ability to repeat an action?

You can indeed make text transparent by simply changing the text's fill color to a non-opaque color:

http://www.indeeo.com/idraw/images/screen107a.jpg

You can also outline text, fill text with gradients, or mask images to shapes and text.

Replicating actions and shapes is a great idea, and it's something we're planning for a future update. Thanks for the feedback!

david77
Aug 28, 2010, 09:50 PM
You can indeed make text transparent by simply changing the text's fill color to a color which is transparent:

http://www.indeeo.com/idraw/images/screen107a.jpg

You can also outline text, fill text with gradients, or mask images to shapes and text.

Replicating actions and shapes is a great idea, and it's something we're planning for a future update. Thanks for the feedback!

Thanks for the reply.

How do you mask? I'm not seeing it.

Indeeo
Aug 28, 2010, 11:01 PM
Thanks for the reply.

How do you mask? I'm not seeing it.

You can set the image to be masked in the Text/Shape's Style settings:

http://www.indeeo.com/idraw/images/screen_textmask.jpg

david77
Aug 28, 2010, 11:30 PM
You can set the image to be masked in the Text/Shape's Style settings:

http://www.indeeo.com/idraw/images/screen_textmask.jpg

How do you move/position the image?

Indeeo
Aug 29, 2010, 12:35 AM
How do you move/position the image?

In the current version, images can be either scaled or stretched to fit inside the bounds of the masking shape. In a future update we intend to add the ability crop, rotate, and position the image fills.

Indeeo
Sep 25, 2010, 03:58 PM
An new update for iDraw is on the way and we've created a fun video showing off some of the new features:

YouTube link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snYU1eT8COM&hd=1

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