iDraw 2.3.1 – Powerful vector drawing and illustration tool.

iDraw 2.3.1iDraw is a powerful, feature-packed vector-drawing and illustration application for OS X. It has all the tools you need to create everything from detailed technical illustrations to beautiful works of art. Create intricate designs quickly and easily, and continue working on the go with iDraw for the iPad.

Create resolution-independent illustrations that can be pasted into Pages documents, included in Keynote presentations, or used together with iBooks Author.

Notable features:

  • SVG import and export
  • Shape libraries
  • Styles library
  • Boolean path combinations
  • Canvas scale, rulers, and units (mm, cm, inches)
  • Dimensioning
  • Layers, text, images, multi-color gradients, rgb color picker, brushes, bezier pen tool, customizable canvas templates, masking, PDF export, and much more!

Features:

  • Brush and pencil tools for fluid drawing and sketching
  • Essential set of shape creation tools
  • Multiple layers
  • Powerful pen tool for creating custom shapes
  • Pen tool multi-point selection and editing
  • Multi-color gradient editor
  • Text styling
  • Shadows
  • Images
  • Rotate, scale, with alpha transparency
  • Snap to grid
  • Canvas styles
  • Group / Lock / Lock aspect ratio
  • Export designs as vector-based PDF and SVG files


What’s New

Version 2.3.1:

  • Import layered PSD files with vector paths and effects.
  • Shape layers are imported as editable vector paths.
  • Layer effects are imported as fully editable drop shadows, glows, etc.
  • Export designs as layered PSD files.
  • Per-document color profiles.
  • Assign and convert colors to a different profile (Modify > Color Settings…).
  • 8 new blend modes including Linear Burn, Linear Dodge, Vivid Light, Linear Light, Pin Light, Hard Mix, Subtract, Divide.
  • Existing blend modes (such as Color Dodge) have been improved to ensure they match the appearance of imported PSD files.
  • Significantly faster rendering of complex projects.
  • Multi-threaded drawing ensures lag-free scrolling and zooming.
  • Instantly mask effects and other fills by an image with transparency.
  • Toggle masking using the 'Set as transparency mask' setting in the Appearance pane.
  • Apply blend modes to individual shapes and groups.
  • Apply blend modes to strokes and fills in the Appearance Pane.
  • Set strokes to be positioned centered, inside, or outside of a path.
  • New 'Angle Gradient' setting in the Fill pane.
  • Toggle outline drawing (Modify > Color Settings…).
  • Hex value color picker in the color popup.
  • Import shape, highlight, and text annotations.
  • Improved support for embedded fonts.
  • Cut a path into multiple sections, at anchor points, or anywhere along its length.
  • Available from the Pen Tool's options, or activated directly using the 'c' keyboard shortcut.
  • 'Modify > Join Paths' can now combine multiple paths together at the same time.
  • Select several paths and choose 'Join Paths' to join all of paths together at their endpoints.
  • 'Modify > Connect Endpoints' links the nearest endpoints of each path with line segments.
  • The endpoints of multiple selected paths can be connected to create a single path.
  • Explode an entire path into separate disconnected segments. (Modify > Disconnect Path).
  • Reconnect a path after editing it using the 'Connect Path' or 'Join Path' commands.
  • The eraser tool can now be used to erase portions of images and gradient fills.
  • Boolean combinations can also now be used in the same way to trim images and gradient fills.
  • Converting text objects to editable paths now creates individual shapes for each glyph.
  • Image and gradient fills applied across a text object are accurately cropped to each shape.
  • Copy individual stroke, fill, shadow, glow, etc. items and paste them on other shapes.
  • Quickly re-use the same image and gradient fill settings among different shapes.
  • Right-click on an item in the 'Appearance: Effects' pane and choose 'Copy' / 'Paste'.
  • Zoom tool: click and drag to zoom in on a specific area.
  • SVG Export: added options for converting to sRGB and scaling embedded images.
  • PDF Import: improvements to text positioning and various other fixes.
  • Eraser tool: cut the paths of unfilled shapes.
  • Text tool: custom text kerning and line height fields.
  • Improved Gradient tool.
  • Significant performance improvements. Reduced memory usage, smaller file sizes,


Compatibility

Intel, OS X 10.6 or later


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