MyPaint 1.1 is a fast and easy open-source graphics application for digital painters. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it. MyPaint comes with a large brush collection including charcoal and ink to emulate real media, but the highly configurable brush engine allows you to experiment with your own brushes and with not-quite-natural painting.
MyPaint 1.1 new features
- On Canvas Notifications
- Now Mypaint is a bit more talkative when you press ‘+’ or ‘-‘ on the keyboard to zoom with the ‘Control+Space’ shortcut. It was difficult back to Mypaint 1.0 days to have an idea of the actual zoom level.
- Symmetry mode
- An icon on the toolbar allow you to activate the symmetric painting mode. The axis displayed is a bold dotted orange line also part of the new ‘on canvas ‘ feedbacks
- Line Mode
- Mypaint 1.1 is now really able to do precise drawing, more technical, such as perspectives, or comics frames. This is not aimed to be a feature as flexible as in a vector programs (ex: Inkscape ) , but its now very capable to get the work done and having very cool results for your perspectives drawing, concept art of props , etc …
- New layer blending modes
- One of the revolution in the precedent release were the addition of 4 layer blending modes. Now, the number of them grew to 16 and are compatible with Krita ( for Gimp, still take care of two particularity : they have a ‘color’ mode incompatible with Mypaint and Krita, and also have a ‘overlay’ mode broken , a duplicate of the ‘soft light’ , probably solved in series post 2.8 ).
- and lots more
<pre style="text-align: justify;">sudo add-apt-repository ppa:achadwick/mypaint-testing
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mypaint