Paintslate is a small software application designed specifically for helping children draw using various editing tools and template sketches.
You are welcomed by an intuitive layout where the program’s features are neatly organized in the working environment.
The tool runs in a full screen mode so you can focus solely on the drawing process and embeds several dedicated buttons in the main window for helping you quickly access drawing tools and colors.
Importing, exporting and other handy options
Paintslate lets you upload custom images (BMP, GIF, PNG, JPEG), print or export the drawing to BMP, PDF, GIF, JPG, or PNG file format, show or hide the grid, apply special effects (e.g. sepia, negative, water color), create a slideshow, as well as configure several settings related to right or left-handed drawing style and color palette.
Paintslate gives you the possibility to start a drawing from scratch or make use of customizable sketches, which are grouped in different categories, such as Animals, Random, Sea, Paper, and Transport. Plus, you can specify a user-defined directory that contains sketches.
What’s more, you can use a brush and pencil for drawing free-hand designs, fill in areas with different colors, insert various stamps, erase parts from the drawing, use a spray, apply smudge effects, embed predefined shapes (e.g. circle, rectangles, lines, hearts), as well as attach frames.
The tool offers support for various stamps that you can choose from and they are organized with the aid of different categories, namely Animals, Flags, Food, Objects, Places, Technology, Transport, Weather, and Christmas.
Last but not least, the app lets you use a paint roller, undo or redo your actions, zoom in or out of the image, as well as select from various drawing styles, such as vertical or horizontal mirror or magnet mode.
To sum things up, Paintslate mixes up a user-friendly layout with plenty of configuration settings in order to help your children improve their drawing skills.