Paintslate 1.5.0 Build 20111124

A user-friendly drawing program that offers support for customizable template sketches, different editing tools (e.g. pencil, brush, eraser, spray, paint roller), stamps, special effects, and frames
Paintslate is a small software application designed specifically for helping children draw using various editing tools and template sketches.

User-friendly layout

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.

Drawing capabilities

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.

Bottom line

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.

Reviewed by on June 18th, 2014


last updated on:
June 18th, 2014, 8:13 GMT
file size:
25 MB
price:
$9.99
 
developed by:
Bendigo Design
license type:
Trial 
operating system(s):
Windows Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 2008
category:
C: \ Multimedia \ Graphic \ Graphic Editors

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4.0/5

user rating 5

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5 Screenshots
Paintslate - In the main window of Paintslate, you can create a drawing using pen or pencil tools, and apply an instant frame effectPaintslate - From the Background section, you can load a template sketch by browsing categories such as Animals, Holidays or CarsPaintslate - By accessing the Stamps section, you can add a stamp to the drawing from the desired categoryPaintslate - The main menu of the app allows you to load a new drawing, apply effects or generate a slideshowPaintslate - From the Options window, you can adjust the canvas settings, and also you can enable or disable the use of a color palette
What's New in This Release:
  • New feature in version 1.5 is "Milo" which enables you to create web or flash based slideshows.
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Application description

Paintslate is an application that allows you to create drawings by using a wide range of tools, stamps and customizabl...

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