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Acorn Arcade forums: News and features: ArtWorks 2.X3 released
 

ArtWorks 2.X3 released

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:35, 5/1/2018 | ,
 
The London Show saw the welcome return of Martin and the latest update to Artworks. You could buy this as the show and from the website.
 
As with previous releases, the latest ArtWorks is a mixture of keeping the product current and running on the latest hardware, some tweaks and some new goodies.
 
If you are running Artworks on the latest RaspberryPi, IGEPv5 or Titanium machines, the colour modes all work correctly. With their extra speed, these should be your tool of preference now for most RISC OS activities.....
 
The Single pixel nudging option is a nice to have which makes it easier to move objects in single pixel increments with the ctrl key pressed. Apply ClipView now lets you wrap and object into a clip View where you can edit it with the new shape painter/eraser tool.
 
This is the big new feature which lets you paint and edit clip shapes. You can control the accuracy (how many control points you want) and effectively draw big irregular clips very easily which you can then tweak by editing the shape. At the London Show, Martin showed how easy this made it to cut images out of a background which can then be used as part of a drawing as if they were just an image with a transparent background. You can also use it to edit any Vector shape, taking a bite out of the iconic ArtWorks apple...
 
 


 
ArtWorks has always been a favourite tool of mine, both for work and fun. Now it runs really nicely on my Titanium and the new Shape tool is a really nice addition to its featureset. I look forward to 2.X4!
 
As with all previous releases, there are discounts to upgrade from a previous version.
 
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  ArtWorks 2.X3 released
  helpful (03:27 6/1/2018)
  markee174 (09:38 6/1/2018)
    VincceH (10:09 6/1/2018)
 
Bryan Hogan Message #124230, posted by helpful at 03:27, 6/1/2018
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"*color* modes" - errk!

And while I'm nitpicking big smile the name of the application is ArtWorks, not !ArtWorks.
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Mark Stephens Message #124231, posted by markee174 at 09:38, 6/1/2018, in reply to message #124230
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I have updated the article as suggested.
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VinceH Message #124232, posted by VincceH at 10:09, 6/1/2018, in reply to message #124231
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Lowering the tone since the dawn of time

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Now you just need to fix the inconsistent mix of Artworks vs ArtWorks tongue

There are a couple of other things that leap out, but I won't shout about them lest anyone decides to rip apart some of my own mangling of the English language. wink
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