Amberlight 1.2 Update

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:18:12

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Great news guys!

After long months of developing and improving Flame Painter 3, we finally had more time to work on Amberlight 1.2 update.

What you can find in the newest Amberlight 1.2:

- Publish pictures to Gallery
- Send feedback from Menu -> Help -> Send us feedback
- Associate AMB files with Amberlight application
- Tint rotation button
- Fixed tint gradient
- Use actual number of iterations as max number
- More minor bugfixes

YES! You read well. From now on you can publish your beautiful artworks to the online Gallery which Amberlight now shares with Flame Painter. We just cannot wait to see what you have created! Posting to Gallery is very simple: go to the menu, click “File” —> “Publish”, enter your name as an author, your email address and password, your website possibly and hit “Ok”. Your artwork will be posted to the Gallery immediately.

Similarly to Flame Painter 3.1 update, we added the important "Send Feedback" feature to Amberlight as well - you can find it in “Help” menu. You can choose whether you are satisfied with Amberlight (click “Bravo”) or you would like to report a “Bug” or “Idea” for future development. This feature is essential for a better communication between you and our team, it is simple quick and easy as we hope we get even more feedback from you.

Associated AMB files now enables you to double-click on .amb file without the need to open the application first.

With tint rotation button you will be able to set the tint to go from top to the bottom of the canvas or from left to right and vice-versa.

With another button "Use actual value" you can use the value from “Step” as a final value of render iterations.

All Amberlight users can get the update from our Download page after entering Amberlight’s registration details. The update is free for Amberlight users.

You can find Amberlight 1.2 update on Mac App Store as well.

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We are looking forward to all your feedback and suggestions! :)

Have a great day and enjoy Amberlight!

Escape Motions team





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Flame Painter 3.1 Summer Update

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:00:00

Hello our dearest friends!

Summer has already started and we hope you have been enjoying its sunny days so far! To enjoy it even more, we have prepared a fresh Flame Painter 3.1 summer update for you.

The most important changes and fixes we’ve included in the new package are:

- New Flame Painter Connect v.1.2
- Drag & Drop PSD files
- Wacom pressure influences also for Pen and Eraser
- Associate FPA files with Flame Painter Application
- Send us feedback from Menu -> Help -> Send Feedback
- Transform layer with keyboard arrows
- Mouse wheel zooms also with Alt key
- Brush Presets panel: added checkbox for keeping your current blending mode while opening brush presets
- Added new menu item: Main Menu -> Help -> Show Online Brushes
- Layers panel: merge with bottom layer if only one layer is selected
- Layers panel: added button “Export to Photoshop”
- Added progress dialog bar for Hi-Res renderer and SVG export
- Layers panel: use (2), (3), … for names of duplicated layers instead of (copy)
- GUI changes in the Preferences dialog
- Fixed: use tablet without pressure influence in Personal Edition
- Fixed: fixed cursor on OK/Cancel buttons while importing an image
- Fixed: viewport boundary frame was 1 pixel off in the top left corner
- Fixed: question dialog box keyboard shortcuts on Mac
- Fixed: communication between FP and the photoshop plugin 
- Fixed: PSD export file format fixed bugs and UTF8 filenames 
- Fixed: first mouse press after showing the info dialog in painting on vector layer didn’t work
- Fixed: SVG file format includes dimensions and proper safe boundary offsets

You can download Flame Painter 3.1 update and Flame Painter Connect 1.2 update directly from the application’s menu (“Help” —> “Update to 3.1”) or from our Download Page using your Flame Painter 3 registration details. The update is free for Flame Painter 3 users.

Flame Painter 3 on Mac App Store

Flame Painter 3 is now available on Mac App Store as well with introductory $10 discount on Personal or $30 discount on Professional edition.

Grab your 50% discount on Flame Painter 3!

Those of you who still haven’t upgraded your Flame Painter 1 or 2 license, you can do so through our Upgrade page with a great 50% discount. Check the pricing below:image

Important note

Flame Painter Connect is not compatible with Photoshop CC 2014 at this moment.

Unfortunately, Adobe decided to remove all Flash integration (plugin panels were written in ActionScript, including Mini Bridge and Kuler) in exchange for the new HTML/CSS/Javascript made ones in new Photoshop CC 2014. This means that vendors like us will be required to write different versions of their products. This is not a simple task, specially if you add to the equation the fact that the documentation on how to do that is not ready yet by Adobe. We would of course like to make a plug-in version for CC 2014, but have to wait until Adobe will provide the final development kit and documentation on how to do the migration the proper way. 

Good news is, if you are a Creative Cloud customer, you will be able to install the new version and keep a previous one (CS6 or CC) installed together. This way, you will be able to create nice things with CC 2014 and use CC/CS6 to work with Flame Painter.

Have a great Tuesday!

Your Escape Motions Team





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Interview with artist: Devraj Baruah

Tue, 03 Jun 2014 07:08:00

Today we would like to present you another exceptional artist Devraj Baruah from Pune, India. His artworks with recognizable style are a great source of inspiration for many Flame Painter users. Let’s find out what this talented freelancer shared with us.

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Hello Devraj, thank you for taking the time for us. You know we‘re huge fans of your artworks. Tell our readers more about you, how long have you been painting?

Thanks, it’s a great pleasure talking to you as well. I really don’t know, since when I’ve been painting and drawing. My mom says, as a kid, before I even attended my pre-school, I used to wait till she finished mopping the floor and before she even finished it, I started drawing with a chalk from the other end and then all across. ;)

What a lovely child you were! :) What is something about you that people around you consider different?

Maybe it’s a style of my work which doesn’t resemble any popular style that people usually come across. My artworks are greatly influenced by music. Most of my artworks start with a song and end with it. My surreal approach to many of my artworks is also something I guess people love.image

What is it like to work in graphic field in India?

It’s a great experience working here in India as a graphic artist. Recently, the situation for artists has improved greatly. There was a time when people didn’t want to pay much for a logo design. But now, things have changed and you can get paid a good price for a good piece of design. And also, that I have migrated to the software industry, I didn’t have to struggle with thinking about who is going to buy my design.

But, as I talk to my fellow friend artists with same background as mine, it feels bad that things are not that easy for them. A migration to becoming a commercial artist or a software graphic designer makes a life easier here. But for someone who decides to be traditional artist e.g. making portraits and paintings for a living, life isn’t that easy until you’re famous.

What painting done in Flame Painter are you most proud of?

All of them! Flame Painter is such an awesome tool for me that every little stroke I make in it, makes me draw another in a very reflex way. I create countless number of artwork each day. Even when I met with a bike accident some time ago, I made a sketch of myself lying in bed with my bones broken. Though the broken bones are not visible from outside, you can feel the agony in my face and in my broken keypad. image

There is one flame painting called ‘The Boatman, which is a live recording of making art in Flame Painter using Zing. I loved doing it as I guess it is a first of its kind of experiment done in Flame Painter so far!

What programs do you use most often?

I am an avid user of Inkscape, which I use for my work and Flame Painter for my hobby. I don’t use Photoshop much.

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What do you do when you have creative block?

I listen to music, take a ride, do some gardening or spend time drawing something with my five year old kid Aarav, who’s also an artist. He often gives me instructions what he wants me to draw. From a car with palm tree as shock absorbers to a new kind of rocket. Working on his ideas often breaks the blockage much more easily and effortlessly.

Are there any websites you go to everyday?

Yes, I visit LinkedIn very often as most of my clients are there. I also visit Behance, an art website where I have my portfolio as well as many other inspiring portfolios online, uploaded every day.

Lastly, what do you have to say to everyone who read this?

Yes, everyone is an artist. :)

That’s nice! Thanks Devraj for your time today. You’re an amazing guy!

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Devraj’s portfolio on his website, Behance, Vimeo and LinkedIn





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