Crayon Maestro
Crayon Maestro
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Crayon Maestro free download for Mac

Crayon Maestro

4.0
15 November 2018

Create life-like crayon drawings.

Overview

Crayon Maestro is a full-fledged wax crayon simulator lets you create art, whether a complete drawing or just a sketch, with a striking resemblance to its real life counterpart.

  • Change and Adjust Size, Force, Color while Drawing
  • Layers
  • Dark Mode Support
  • Touch Bar Support
  • Wide Color Support
  • Engine Based on Metal₁ (with 128-bit color and floating-point arithmetic)
  • Developed with Swift₁

₁ Since version 4 (the code was completely rewritten).

ADJUST WHILE DRAWING

All the control knobs in the toolbar can be changed and adjusted while you draw, by using the number keys (1, 2, 3...) on your keyboard.

FULL SCREEN DRAWING

The Mac’s full screen mode is supported. You can remove the toolbar if you place the pointer on it and scroll toward the screen/window edge, or if you press the Tab key on your keyboard. To get it back, scroll inward from near the edge. You can also move the toolbar to the other side by scrolling it in that direction, or by pressing Shift-Tab.

ZOOMING, PANNING, ROTATING

On a trackpad, you can pinch to zoom, and use the rotation gesture to rotate the picture. Scroll over the picture to pan. On the keyboard, use the Arrow keys (pan) and - + buttons (zoom). Use the Space key or the smart zoom gesture to reset zoom, pan, and rotation. Again to go back.

LAYERS

Everything from selecting a layer to adding new ones can be done in the Layer Control. To open the Layer Control, click the button that has a mountain/house/flower (symbolizing the selected layer).

  • Flower = topmost layer
  • House = any layer in-between
  • Mountain = bottom-most layer

You can also change the color of the paper beneath the layer(s), by clicking “Paper Color”.

COLORS

There’s a scrollable palette, where you can pick colors, as well as store new ones. To edit any palette section, right-click on a color in it, and a menu will appear.

Adjacent to the palette are three control knobs that adjust the hue, saturation, and brightness of the current color. Note that you can adjust the color while you draw!

The Current Color button is the large colored rectangle next to the knobs. Clicking this button brings up a menu with some options, including “Eyedropper”.

What's new in Crayon Maestro

Version 4.0:
New:
  • You can now press the key "T" to toggle between current and last selected tool
  • You can now press the key "E" to toggle between current tool and eraser
  • The app has been completely redesigned and rewritten in Swift, and the engine is now based on Metal
  • Support for Mojave's Light, Dark Mode/Appearance. You can also switch between Light and Dark user interface in the app (click Current Color, then "View & Toolbar Options" -> "Appearance")
  • Touch Bar support
Improved:
  • New user interface
  • Everything should now be considerably faster, thanks to Metal
  • The color palette is now scrollable, and you can adjust hue, saturation, and brightness
  • The palette now has customizable sections, which can be viewed as colors, shades, or analogues. Right-click on a color to edit
  • The size and force of the selected tool can now be adjusted continuously using control knobs
  • The color adjustments, as well as size and force, can now be done in real-time while drawing!
  • In addition to zooming and panning, rotation is now supported
  • You can now assign a different tool (e.g. Smudge or Eraser) to 2nd/Ctrl-Click by clicking twice on a tool and selecting the option "Use as 2nd Tool". A similar feature existed before, but it’s now more intuitive
  • Wide Color support
  • Lots of additional things
Fixed:
  • Some bugs

Requirements for Crayon Maestro

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.4 or later

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