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Our Rating: ★★½☆☆ :: NEEDS WORK :: Read Our Full Review >>

Inkist touts a "streamlined drawing experience" and compares itself to "advanced painting software," however in reality it's anything but.

What's New

• Fixes issues with Adonit Jot Touch BT4
• Updates support for Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus

App Description

Free for a limited time!*

Inkist lets you paint on your iPad with highly customizable brushes and tools you expect from advanced painting software. Inkist eschews the trend of hiding interface elements from you, and presents you with everything you need up front. This minimizes the number of taps needed to switch between tools and provides you with a faster, more streamlined drawing experience.

FEATURES
• Stylus pressure sensitivity with Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus, Adonit Jot Touch, Pogo Connect, and Hex3 JaJa.
• Ability to screen out non-stylus touches with Adonit Jot Touch (Requires Jot Touch 4), Pogo Connect, and Intuos Creative Stylus.
• Share layered files with Inkist/Inkist Lite Mac
• Three layers with blend modes, opacity, and opacity locking settings
• Import/export PNG, PSD (Photoshop), and proprietary ISImage file formats (PSD compatibility limitations listed below)

CUSTOMIZABLE BRUSHES
• Custom shape/pattern
• Radius
• Minimum radius (light stylus pressure, or beginning and end of stroke)
• Radius jitter
• Softness
• Opacity
• Minimum opacity
• Opacity jitter
• Flow
• Scatter
• Color jitter
• Hue
• Brightness
• Saturation
• Angle
• Angle jitter
• Make angle follow brush
• Brush files compatible with Inkist on Mac

OTHER FEATURES
• Blending tool
• Dodge/Burn blending with customizable strength for highlights, mid tones, and temperature adjustment
• Line tool
• Selection tools
• Hue saturation lightness controls
• Luminance curves
• Text tool
• Image sizes up to 2048x2048
• Option to move toolbar for a left-handed interface
• Brush stroke mirroring
• Guidelines

PSD Limitations
• Layers are supported, but layer settings (blend modes, transparency settings) are not
• Layers above the bottom three layers will be flattened into the top Inkist layer
• Inkist may have trouble opening images significantly larger than Inkist's maximum canvas size

Screenshot artwork generously provided by:
1st: Ray Dillon: http://raydillon.com
2nd: iPad Creator: http://necojarashi.blogspot.com
3rd: http://kopiikat.deviantart.com
4th: http://hanzz.be

*Inkist is free while addressing some of the concerns of users, most notably the lag that may be present depending on device and brush used.

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

September 01, 2013 New version 1.1.1
June 15, 2013 New version 1.0.1
May 28, 2013 Price Decrease: $1.99 -> FREE!
May 23, 2013 Initial Release

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