The author of ArtStudio promptly responded to me and said that the transform mode arrow behavior will be corrected for landscape mode. More importantly, he also pointed out that multi-touch gestures can be used to quickly scale, move, rotate layers and that the arrows are for precise 1 pixel adjustments. Perfect! Just what I was hoping for.
Is the proper way to rotate text using ArtStudio, to put the text to be rotated on a separate layer and then use Transform on that layer?
You may also want to check out mirage in the app store. Allows you to add color, stroke, perspective, free form, reflection and a few other tweaks to your text and pics. Save and then import into art studio since it can't or I'm missing something.
Also check out lensflare...adds various lens flares to your pics for that little extra touch.
[rant]My only gripe is that the ipad is clearly capable of all these type of functions so why the hell isn't there a single app that does all that? Memory? Just a big pain the arse to flop flop between the apps.[/rant]
I couldn't find how to start a new thread, so hopefully I'm posting in the correct area.
I was using the circle tool and I noticed that it only goes in up and down directions, like I can't make an angled oval. I'm not sure if I'm making sense, but basically I'm creating leaves, and want them slanted. Any suggestions?
Is there a better tutorial?
To just drag a piece of a picture somewhere, use the selection tool to drag a border around the area you want, hold finger down on the Layer icon at the bottom, click Transform, then Move. Use two fingers to drag the selection to where you want to go. Click Apply. Note that this leaves you in the same layer.
On the other hand, if you want to copy a selection, rather than move it, highlight the area you want with the selection tool, hold down the Select icon, and click Copy, then Paste. The selection will now be on a new layer. To move it around, hold down layer icon, Transform, Move, then you can drag the shape where you want using two fingers, and hit Apply when finished. You might then choose to merge the two layers down to one.
It helps a lot if you're familiar with photoshop, but some of the gestures etc seem a bit odd until you get used to them. I find it really great for manipulating graphics files of music, and other things.
Last edited by Commentariat; 02-22-2012 at 02:18 AM.
Can someone PLEASE tell me how to use the text tool? I am getting a grey text field, that never goes away! Am I missing something? How can I enter my text in the grey field, the make the field go away so I can place my text?