Quick guide to using Paintology
The Paintology app is a fairly simple but a powerful app to use with your Android smartphone or tablets. It will allow you to create numerous drawings with the powerful tools available and extend your creativity skills. It has a very intuitive interface that takes less than minutes to get going and we have prepared a quick guide here for reference.
The Paintology Android App can be downloaded from the Google Play Market located at the link below or you can go to the Google play market directly and search for Paintology…
Once on the page fig 1, simply click on the INSTALL button and your phone should do the automatic installation of the app.
When the app first installs it may take a few seconds for the splash screen to first appear.
From the home page you have access to the important buttons for starting a new drawing, drawing over a photo (overlay), doing a trace tutorial.
When you click on the symbol for new drawing, you will be presented with the screen shown in fig. 4. Here you have direct access to all the tools for creating your masterpiece which includes the color palette on your left and to the right the brush tools and other essential tools. The app has been designed to operate in the landscape mode shown but you can very easily use the phone or tablet in the portrait mode if you wish.
To select a new canvas, simply click on the new canvas button and this will open up a window box shown in fig. 6.
The color selector shown in fig 4 to the left is very easy to use and is one of the strong features of Paintology. No longer do you have to go through many clicks in order to get to the color you want. If you scroll on the bar on the left with your finger or stylus, you will open up a color box of the various shades of the primary color. This allows you to select an extended range of colors thus allowing you access to an unlimited range of colors for your drawing. If you want to go back to the color box without changing its primary color position, simply click on the color box below which will reflect the current color you are using and will open up the additional color box to select a different shade for example.
The pinched zoom feature is another powerful feature of Paintology allowing you to create a larger drawing area than is possible with say a small smartphone fig 7. You can also use it to zoom in on an area of the drawing to carry out a precise or intricate drawing. Simply touch the icon shown indicated by the zoom arrow and you will go into the zoom mode where you can use your two fingers to zoom in and out of the canvas. The degree at which this happens is indicated by the zoom icon where a yellow indicator will go large or small.
To save your drawing, click on the floppy icon (save) button below the zoom button and you will be presented with a window which pre-populates with a filename, you can either accept the default or type in a filename of your own choosing.
The Album section is fairly easy to follow and operates in a very similar manner to the Gallery feature of your device. Click on any thumbnails to open up the enlarged image and you will get a similar screen as shown in fig. 8. You can take this image into the drawing mode to work on it further by clicking on the Edit button as shown. If you want to share this drawing with other people, click on the share button below and it will open up the numerous ways you can share your drawing. To delete this drawing from the album, select the button below this.
For further help and support using Paintology, please contact us or email us.
Happy Painting & Drawing!