The Influence Panel: an overview on making masks from Pixlr on Vimeo. Pixlr is a popular online photo editor and mobile app and now Autodesk has released Pixlr as a free downloadable app for PC. You can use new tools like a double exposure option and Influence Masks that can be used to not just correct photos but to do more advanced editing or create photographic art. Pixlr also includes popular Stylize filters that turn your photos into sketches and watercolor paintings. When you download the app, you’ll be using the starter edition which has many of the features of Pixlr Express for web and mobile and when you create a free Pixlr account, you can unlock Essentials, giving you access to additional effects, overlays, and tools like double exposure. If you want more editing tools, you can subscribe to a Pro membership and take advantage of advanced masking tools. A Pro ...

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Autodesk yesterday announced SketchBook Pro 7 for Windows along with a new membership offering for Autodesk SketchBook, a family of digital painting and sketching apps. SketchBook Pro 7 boasts new community-requested features including Perspective Guides with 1 point, 2 point, 3 point, and Fisheye modes; Flipbook mode with animation timeline; a new drawing engine; and workflow improvements including Distort Transform, Gradient Flood Fills, improved Selection, layer grouping, multi-layer selection, and Blending modes. You can start using SketchBook for desktop completely free. This starter edition provides core tools to create basic drawings and enables artists to become familiar with the natural drawing experience and power of SketchBook. A paid membership of either $24.99 per year or $2.99 per month unlocks the latest SketchBook Pro 7. As per Surface team, SketchBook runs great on the latest Surface Pro 3 and supports a fully pressure sensitive drawing/sketching experience out of the box. I’m sure Surface Pro 3 ...

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Autodesk has released the Autodesk® AutoCAD 360 official mobile app for Windows 8/RT devices. This is just a free tech preview for Windows Store and it allows you to view DWG, DWF, and DXF files in both the offline and online mode. Features: •A free CAD viewer for Windows 8.1 •Allows to view DWG, DWF, and DXF files •Layout control – Switch between model space and paper space •Support both offline and online mode •Fully synced with your AutoCAD 360 account •Allows opening drawings stored on the device or uploading drawings through the AutoCAD 360 web-app at: www.autocad360.com Download it here from Windows Store for free. You can send your feedback about the app to feedback@autocad360.com as the developer is working on upcoming updates with more features and functionalities!   ...

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