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Previously featured in the Explore Your Creativity promotion.

August 8, 2011 - OmniSketch listed by PC Magazine as one of The 100 Best iPad Apps.

OmniSketch is listed in the iTunes Essential Paint & Drawing Apps section.

OmniSketch is a procedural drawing tool that allows you to create stunning sketches with very little effort. A procedural brush is a brush that uses a mathematical algorithm to draw patterns. These patterns can interact with lines that have already been drawn to produce amazing effects. The speed at which you draw will affect the look of the brush you are using. The brush algorithm can also be adjusted to produce different effects.

PadGadget.com says:
Now you might be reading this thinking, “There are already a large number of really good painting and drawing tools so what does OmniSketch bring to the game?” Instead of standard brushes and pencils, OmniSketch’s brushes use mathematical algorithms to draw patterns which interact with previously drawn lines to produce a cool sketch with detailed effects.

One of the coolest OmniSketch features is its mirrored drawing mode. You can opt to have your strokes mirrored across your iPad’s screen (top and bottom, left and right or both options) to produce really stunning designs.

Unlock your inner artist with one of the best drawing tools available for the Apple iPad. With OmniSketch, store a nearly unlimited number of pictures in your local gallery and show them off to your friends and family with the slide show feature. Show off your creations to the world by submitting them to the online photo gallery. Mirrored drawing modes allow you to create beautiful symmetrical and even kaleidoscopic paintings.

* 24 amazing brushes draw shapes and patterns automatically
* Blend Modes (Lighten, Darken, Color Dodge, Color Burn, etc)
* Draw with up to 3 fingers at the same time
* Intuitive user interface
* Mirrored Drawing – Vertical, Horizontal and Kaleidoscope mode
* Eraser plus the Clear Blend Mode allows you to use any brush as an eraser
* Line width adjustment
* Opacity adjustment
* Brush custom adjustments
* Full color support with an intuitive color picker
* Selectable background color
* Gallery allows you to view, add, edit, delete and export your artwork
* Built in slide show feature lets you show off your creations
* Online gallery lets you share your pictures with friends, family and the world
* Full undo/redo
* Draw in portrait or landscape mode
* Post your artwork to your Facebook Wall
* Post your artwork to Twitter

You can expect many new features and new brush styles in future releases of OmniSketch!

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Version History

Launched May 11, 2010 (over 10 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 4 months, on average.

Sep 09
Version 1.7.4

Bug fixes.

Feb 21
Version 1.7.3

Bug fixes including crashes, mirror mode issues and brush issues.

Nov 03
Version 1.7.2

Bug fixes

Oct 20
Version 1.7.1

Fix for black toolbar icons on some devices.
Fix for landscape mode app startup issues.

Oct 11
Version 1.7

Updated for iOS 8.
Fixed issue with Facebook sharing.
Allow artist to add both artist name and painting title.

Mar 26
Version 1.5.3

Updated to support The New iPad. Fully supports the Retina display on The New iPad.

This version requires iOS 4.2 or higher. Posting to Twitter requires iOS 5.0 or higher and uses the integrated Twitter interface.

Performance improvements for multi-core processors.

Oct 20
Version 1.5.2

Fixes a crash bug on devices running older versions ( < iOS 4) of iOS.

Oct 18
Version 1.5.1

Geometry Brush set available for In App Purchase. This set contains 24 new brushes. You can purchase the new brush set from the brush selection screen.

Oct 11
Version 1.5

-Prepare for additional brush sets available via In App Purchase.
-Copy picture option in the gallery
-No longer using device UUID
-Fixed possible crash issue when changing mirror mode.
-Updated icons
-Updated help page

Jan 20
Version 1.4.1

Fixes Eraser select crash bug.

Aug 28
Version 1.4

This version is a universal App that will run on iPhone and iPod Touch devices running iOS version 3.0 or later. All of the iPad features are available when running on the iPhone and iPod Touch. The App UI has been optimized for smaller screens when running on the smaller devices. The App takes advantage of the extra screen resolution provided by high resolution devices like the iPhone 4.

The orientation of images can be set so they appear correctly when exported and uploaded.

Many animation effects were added.

App documentation has been added to the App. Local help is displayed if not connected to the internet. Web based help is displayed if an internet connection is available.

Settings where added to control the number of fingers that can be used for drawing simultaneously and to enable/disable the palette shortcut gesture.

Many bugs were fixed.

Jul 05
Version 1.3

-Twitter post text fixed
-Delete confirmation prompt added
-Option to turn toolbar auto hide feature off
-Minor bug fixes

Jun 27
Version 1.2

-Blend Modes (Lighten, Darken, Color Dodge, Color Burn, etc)
-6 Awesome New Brushes
-Draw with up to 3 fingers at the same time
-Post your artwork to your Facebook Wall
-Post your artwork to Twitter
-Bug Fixes

The toolbar now disappears when your begin drawing and reappears when you stop drawing. You can toggle the toolbar off and on by single tapping with two fingers.

You can display the color palette with by double tapping with one finger instead of single tapping with one finger.

Jun 07
Version 1.1

This is a huge update that adds many new features to OmniSketch.

- 14 amazing new brushes!
- Mirrored Drawing - Vertical, Horizontal, Kaleidoscope
- Background colors
- Slide show
- Online gallery to share your creations with the world

There is a small bug with the Circle Brush. To correct it all you need to do is go into the brush settings and change the adjustment slider. You only need to do this once and it will be fixed permanently.

May 25
Version 1.01

Version 1.01 is a bug fix release.

May 12
Version 1.0

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