Crayon Maestro
Crayon Maestro


Crayon Maestro free download for Mac

Crayon Maestro

09 November 2019

Create life-like crayon drawings.


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).


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.


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.


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.


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".


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 5.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.14 or later

  • Paper/canvas textures.
  • Completely new drawing engine.
  • The toolbar automatically hides (or optionally, moves to the other side) when you draw near it.
  • The size of the toolbar can now be adjusted with a slider (Settings button -> Toolbar -> Toolbar Size).
  • You can now choose which drawing tool you want a tool button to have by clicking the selected tool. You are allowed to have multiple instances of the same tool, which can be very useful since they have different settings and color.
  • Some new drawing tools.
  • Some new and improved features in the color palette, including drag to rearrange.
  • Encyclopedia of named colors, accessible from the Current Color menu and the buttons at the end of the palette.
  • You can now rearrange the pictures in "Work in Progress" by pressing and moving to a new position.
  • You can now right-click on any picture in "Work in Progress" to bring up a menu with a culled list of options.
  • A Settings button next to the Layers button.
  • Some added customizations and settings.
  • Some customizations and settings, found in the new Settings button next to the Layers button.
  • Help/Tip messages will appear from time to time.
  • Seamless Pattern Editing mode that lets you display the picture as tiles next to each other. You’re free to draw anywhere on these tiles, so you can easily create seamless patterns for use as website or desktop backgrounds, in print, or for textures in 3d modelling. Toggle this feature on/off in "Work in Progress", in the menu that comes up when you click the "…" button.
  • Various other things.
  • Lots of other improvements.
  • A number of minor and major issues.

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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.14.0 or later
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