Color cheat sheet for Paper (Goethe’s famous Color Wheel).
- Outside ring is done with the watercolor (“color”) tool, one layer. Then two and three layers. The middle ring is done with the marker (“outline”) tool.
- I tried to choose the primary colors as neutral as possible. Yellow can be a bit more red (“cadmium yellow”) or a bit more greenish (“lemon yellow”). Red can be a bit more yellow or a bit more blueish (“magenta”). It’s hard, almost impossible, to pick a primary color that’s exactly in between.
- Notice that there are less steps between yellow and red, only three turns on 53’s color wheel.
- I did four turns between blue and red, maybe three would have been better.
- The transition between yellow and red (and red and blue) is much less noticeable than the transition between yellow and blue. This is because our eyes are much more sensitive to hues of green. Some people say that’s because we humans used to hang around in trees, a long time ago.
- For the primary colors, the outline/marker color is (more or less) equal to the three layer watercolor. For the mixed colors, the marker/outline seems to be a bit lighter, less saturated, equal to the two layer watercolor.
- This may all depend on how your screen displays certain colors.
- A color wheel (Goethe’s, not 53’s) is useful when shading colored objects, which will be another cheat sheet. :)
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Discovered the wonderful Reflector app for OS X today. Let’s you mirror your iPad or iPhone’s display to a Mac/PC using Airplay. The best part? You can capture it and save as a .mov video. No more faux “speed painting” videos for me, I can record the real deal now!
Haven’t figured out how to capture my iPad 3 at full retina resolution like I could with the “screenshot slideshow” method. But I think the quality and frame rate are acceptable to continue experimenting…
Testing a “Pogo Connect” pressure-sensitive stylus (only for iPad3 & 4).
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My pet dog died today.
Nice tribute pet sketch.
APP OF THE YEAR!
Apple has named Paper iPad App of the Year. We’re incredibly honored (and a few of us on the team are still scraping our jaws off the floor). We’re lucky to spend our days working on something we love and believe in, and to see creators around the world using Paper to achieve goals of their own.
It’s been an exciting ride for FiftyThree this year. In June, Apple awarded Paper the Apple Design Award. Since then, Paper has been honored to win awards from AIGA, IxDA, Communication Arts and TIME magazine.
Thank you for using Paper, for telling your friends about our app, sharing your work and feedback, and continually collaborating with us to build a better way for making in a world that more often encourages consumption instead.
Today’s honor is as much yours as it is ours. Thank you.
Take a look at all App Store Best of 2012 winners in iTunes.
CELEBRATING 6 MILLION COLORS
After a year of in-depth research, design and engineering, we introduced our latest tool, Color Mixer, in late October. We knew it would be a powerful tool for expression, enabling creators to play with color in a new and natural way that, up until then, had only been available in the analog world.
Drawing inspiration from the familiar, tangible experience of mixing paint, we made something we were truly excited about and one we couldn’t wait to share.
Since the launch of Color Mixer six weeks ago, six million colors have been created in Paper. Magazine editors have used it to make playful sketches of fashion icons; math teachers have used Color Mixer to highlight equations; makers all over, from first-timers to professionals, have unzipped a world of color.
Fast Company examined the science behind Color Mixer and Co.Design explored the thought process which led us to believe (or rather, remember) that it’s simply more fun, more intuitive to create colors instead of ‘picking’ them.
Tired of filling the whole page with your pen ?
Fiftythree has brought the solution ! \o/
Keeping with the Color theme this week, we’re excited to bring you our December Paper update featuring page fill and a Paper experience that’s more polished than ever.
To play with the new feature, simply drag and drop a dot on to the page and voilà! Meet your new canvas, alive with color.
Version 1.2.5 now available in the App Store.
Organize. Free your pages.
We’re excited to announce an update to Paper with powerful new features that enable you to organize your ideas. Freely move pages, move journals, and effortlessly create duplicates of either. Try our revamped Expressive Ink Engine™ which is now up to 3x faster and recognizes edge-to-edge drawing. Download the update today and get organized!
Move. Grab any page or journal with a simple press and hold and use multi-touch gestures to open, close, and swipe for the fastest way to get around.
Duplicate. Press and hold the “+” button to make copies of your favorite pages and journals. Duplicate sketches, create templates for layouts, wireframes, or storyboards, and iterate on ideas.
Easy add. Never hit the end of a journal. Just swipe from the edge to add another page.
Faster ink. Every tool, now up to 3x faster. Drawing is more responsive and precise than ever before.
Better rewind. More intuitive feel to the rewind control. The faster you go the more you rewind.
Edge-to-edge drawing. Draw close to the edge, and even over the edge. Time for some bold strokes.
Custom sharing. Tap on a menu item to customize your share settings. Set your own Tumblr captions and tags.
Summary of new feature in the latest version of Paper.
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