Microsoft Releases A New Preview Of Fresh Paint For Windows 8.1, Adds Support For Watercolor Medium

Fresh Paint Preview Windows 8.1

Microsoft Fresh Paint team announced a new preview of Fresh Paint app for Windows 8.1 devices. The new preview brings in support for watercolor medium. It is powered by an incredibly complex physics engine that mimics the behavior of real paint. Apart from the water color medium, they are also adding new brushes, new artistic photo filters and an updated UI.

Read about in in detail below,

For the new watercolor medium we tested hundreds of combinations of brush, paper and pigment levels with real watercolors on different papers, and mixed with different mediums. We then spent hours adjusting our algorithms to create a realistic digital painting experience. Our technology actually models how much water and pigment is deposited, and how watercolor will bleed into the paper. This bleed effect is fun to watch and true to life.

But watercolor isn’t the only improvement to the Fresh Paint experience. In this preview release are colored pencils, small detail brushes for fine work, photo filters to help you get painting, a simplified but familiar user interface, an improved gallery and plenty of windows 8.1 integration.

We also took advantage of the new features available in Windows 8.1. You can pin your paintings to the Start Screen so you can resume your projects faster than ever. Snap Mode integration lets you keep your sketches, notes and other inspiration close at hand. Finally, you can personalize the Windows Lock screen with your favorite paintings.

Source: Windows Team Blog

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  • Yuan Taizong

    Microsoft should also port similar features to Microsoft Paint, and make a ”switch to desktop” for if you want to switch tools.