Using the Paintology Digital Canvas – Quick Guide
The Paintology painting application is a fairly simple but a powerful application that comes integrated with your Digital Canvas. It will allow you to create numerous paintings and drawings with the powerful tools available and extend your creative abilities. It has a very intuitive interface that takes less than a minutes to get going and we have prepared a quick guide here for reference.
From the home page you have access to the important buttons which are ‘New Painting’ and ‘Album’. The ‘New Painting’ as the name suggests is where you go into the drawing mode to create your next masterpiece or simple doodle. The ‘Album’ is where you will store all your drawings.
When you click on ‘New Painting’ 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 shown in fig. 4 and this will open up a window box shown in fig. 5. Here you have three options where you can select an entirely new canvas which will open up the canvas color fig 6 or select previous canvas such as a the previous color or photo. When you select the photo, your device will automatically open up the gallery or the folders where you store your photos or images. Once you select a photo, you will be returned to the Paintology app with the photo embedded into your drawing area.
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.
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