Download Free Flame Painter Backgrounds

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 04:03:39

What’s better than a good design? A free good design! With Flame Painter 4, we have created eight unique backgrounds you can download and use in any way you want - either as a wallpaper for your computer or phone or as a basis for your next projects. Your imagination is the only limit.

You will find both JPGs and FPAs files in the download package, so if you own Flame Painter 4 you can edit the files according to your needs. Most of the designs have been created in vector layers so you are able to edit color or paths of the vector strokes. The backgrounds are royalty-free, available for commercial use and with no attribution required. However, if you use them in your project, you are very welcome to credit Flame Painter 4 and thus help us spread the word about this powerful software. 

1. Behind the Scenes - Download

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2. Stars Collide - Download

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3. The Vessel - Download

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4. Swirl - Download

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5. Luminous - Download

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6. The Roots - Download

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7. Trinity - Download

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8. Energizer - Download

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Download all eight backgrounds in JPG and FPA file formats from this link

We hope you enjoy the backgrounds as much as possible :)
Your Escape Motions Team





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Flame Painter 4.1 Update Released

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:37:33

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Today we are releasing a new version of Flame Painter 4 which brings several useful features including a straight line, ruler and perspective tools and also comes with many fixes and changes. The update is available for download from your Community profile or directly from the software and is free for all Flame Painter 4 users.

What’s new in Flame Painter 4.1:

1. Straight line, Ruler & Perspective tools - The next Flame Painter version brings new possibilities for drawing straight lines and perspectives.

The fastest way to paint a straight line now is to press a [Shift] key, set the starting point, press the mouse button or a pen to set the ending point and naturally draw the line between the points.

You can paint the straight lines also with the new Ruler tool. You can lock the control points if you don’t wish to move the ruler, or paint with a freehand, so the lines will not be so strict and artificial when painting.

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In addition, the new Perspective tool acts as an assistant for drawing perspectives. You are able to select from one point, two or three-point perspective. You can also lock vanishing control points, lock the horizon or also paint with a freehand.

You can find the new Ruler and Perspective tools under the “Edit menu” in Flame Painter 4.1. You can activate them via shortcuts as well - use Shift+R for Ruler and Shift+P for Perspective.

2. Import Brushes via the “File” Menu - This option has been added under the “File menu” in 4.1 version. It allows you to select multiple PNG brushes from your computer which you previously downloaded from the online Brushes library and import them to Flame Painter 4 quickly and easily. The brushes will be installed to the Brushes folder as well as the Brushes panel to their particular particle system. 

3. Filter brushes via “Brushes” panel - Select if Paint, Graphic, Effect or All brushes should be displayed in the Brushes panel using the new icons we’ve added. Here you can also select to use palette and blend mode from the currently selected brush:

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In the previous versions, these options were buried under the panel’s menu.

4. Quickly increase or reduce the number of vertices of a vector path - Double or reduce the number of vertices on the vector path by half in “Edit Vector Layer” Properties panel. You may find these new buttons very useful especially when you have a vector stroke with a lot of vertices. Reducing them by half with each click will help you edit the path hassle-free.
If you’re not satisfied with the result, you can use the Undo feature.

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5. “Spacing” and “Spacing Jitter” added in ‘Shape Profile' - There is quite an arsenal of parameters you can adjust to create the perfect brushstroke. The 4.1 update lets you do even more - we’ve added “Spacing” and “Spacing Jitter” for a sequence. This way you can set the spacing and its jitter between the individual sequences of the shape profile. Here you can also use the new button “Influenced by speed” which will help you create various spacing results based on the speed you paint with:

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( A ) - Spacing = 200, no Jitter, ( B ) - Spacing = 200, Spacing Jitter = 90, ( C ) - Spacing Influenced by Speed

6. UI Translations - Version 4.1 is available in English and three additional languages: German, Spanish, and Slovak. If you’d like to help us with the translations of Flame Painter 4 into your native language, be sure to send us an email at info [at] escapemotions.com.

Further changes and fixes:

- Fixed: After PSD export layers were locked after opening the file in Photoshop;
- Fixed: In Vector Layer Editor, when changing Particles parameter in Elastic/Ribbon Particle System, Init Curve could break;
- Fixed: In Vector Layer Editor, sometimes after transforming the vector layer, Init Curve Transform could be incorrect;
- Fixed: In Vector Layer Editor, undo for Edit Tool was not always working;
- Fixed: Sometimes the drawing with Brush tool did not work after switching from Transform tool;
- Other minor bug fixes.

You can download the Flame Painter 4.1. update the following ways:
- from your Community account (go to ‘My profile’ > ‘Purchases’ tab),
- from Flame Painter’s Download page, or
- directly from Flame Painter 4 menu: Help > Update to 4.1.

Definitely let us know how you like working with the update via Flame Painter’s menu: Help > Send Feeback.

Happy painting!
Your Escape Motions Team





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Color Palettes of the Fortune 500, You Never Thought Of

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 04:42:22

Took a look around at your surroundings, we’re sure you could spot color or two. Actually, it might be harder to find a lack of colors in most places. Colors are so ingrained in our culture, that we subconsciously choose colors in situations like when we get dressed in the morning or buy a new bedspread for our bed. 

Even after our purchase, we may bring it home and wonder why we don’t like that color with the room paint or we aren’t quite feeling right about that bright shirt with our skin complexion. Since colors are all around us, it can be difficult to step away and realize how color can be consciously used when you’re going through a rebrand or an important project. 

That’s why Bold Web Design made the Color Palette tool that takes a look at the color palettes for the Fortune 500. It was made for inspiration and education when designers are stuck on color choices in their next project. 

When talking about color, it’s natural to attach them to emotions. In fact, in marketing colors are used all the time to evoke a certain feeling. Think about when painting a new room in a house, you choose the color carefully. Light greens are associated with calming, so you may paint your master bedroom that color. Other colors like purple or red are extremely daring - you tend to not see these as much, except for maybe a feature wall. 

Yet, you may see purple in a daycare as it sparks playfulness. Think: Barnie is purple! Black and white is a classic color combination that can be seen as sleek or powerful, especially if it’s opposed to the use of color. 

For example, companies tend to have a colorful color palette, but brands like Apple stray away from this, showing their power in the industry. Speaking of brands, let’s take a look at a few color palettes below. 

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Ally has a pretty creative color palette for being a financial services company, as their main color is purple. Let’s dive deeper. 
Purple can be associated with luxury, a term that many would like to hear when dealing with their finances. On the color wheel, purple, blue and orange are all next to each other. These colors subtly complement each other without making a harsh contrast. 

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You may need your sunglasses for this one. Chemours chose an extremely bright color palette composed of oranges, peaches, pinks, and reds. Similar to Ally, this brand is choosing colors that are very similar to each other. 
Oranges project warmth and optimism - a tactic the company could be using to associate positive feelings with their company. This overall color palette brings an air of optimism to their company perception. 

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When you have a large consumer pool like Newell, you need to appeal to a lot of different people. Newell’s color palette does just that. This is a great mix of many different colors and spans all over the color wheel. 
With a few complementary colors, these colors create much more of a statement against each other. These colors also seem to have a cool tone, which could be compared to the sophistication they have within the consumer industry and their ability to stay on top of trends. 

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When thinking of your credit card, the last thing you’re paying attention to is the company colors. Yet, Mastercard seems to have a different approach. 
While they do have green in their color palette which is commonly associated with health and wealth, they also have a bright orlay of oranges that represent warmth and optimism. While that may not be what most think of when diving into their finances, it’s a good reassures. This considered, Mastercard chose to only stay on one half of the color wheel. 

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Utilities are the last thing you’d think of when looking at the color wheel. In fact, you may not think of any colors but the basic neutrals like grey and black. Edison International took a different approach though. They seemed to replicate nature in their color palette. 
Dark green with the contrast of yellow could easily represent the sun and grass. Purple is definitely the pop of color, a complementary color from yellow on the color wheel. 

Conclusion

When it comes to colors, we all may have a bit of a blind spot. We grow up with colors all around us, and although we learn colors in school, generally it’s just to remember the names and maybe the color wheel basics. 

Yet, try changing the colors you generally wear for a day. Wear a yellow top if you normally wear black and see if it brightens your mood a bit. Paint your room and see if it changes how other colors look next to your walls. The options with colors are endless. Use them to their full potential. 

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This blog is a guest post written by Debbie Morgan.

About the author: Debbie Morgan is a writer that loves adding a witty analogy to any concept. With experience in the design and marketing industry, she’s seen her fair share of designing do’s and don’ts but loves to bring color to her explanations of these helpful concepts.





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