How do I get my paints to drip? Nothing happens when I select the drip button.

We get asked this question a lot. Just like when working with real watercolors, you paint the drips. The tilt setting in the app determines the edge darkening and the flow of the water.

 

I just bought the app and don't see a way to save to the camera roll.

Please watch the following video. Its pretty straight forward, the second icon gives you the menu to save it to your library.

 

How do I control the brush sizes?

Please watch the video below for better understanding of the slider. Size of the brush also depends on the resolution setting of the painting.

 

How do I get a clear sheet to start a new drawing?

You simply start a new painting by selecting a new paper.

I apply water and color but it goes dry in a very short time. How can I control this time

Doing a long press on the blue bar will give you the control for evaporation.

 

When I do a new painting and try to send it to the gallery, I'm asked if I want to replace/overwrite the other painting. Can't I keep both?

Auryn Ink saves one version of any paining as you work on it. Meaning it doesn’t save multiple version of the same paining. By asking for confirmation it is simply making sure that you do want to replace the version of the current paining in the gallery with the updated one.

You can save multiple paintings but only one version per painting.

How do spray and dryer work?

Dryer is to dry the water instantly. For example imagine you have put some colors on the paper and you notice the way colors have blended is just fine and you don’t want to blend them anymore. Just touch the Dryer icon.

Spry is to fix your painting. I am not sure if you have seen the videos on layers but it could be a very helpful tool to build your paintings. Please watch the following video.

https://youtu.be/6FGGptch7nA

Is it possible to crop a part of painting? If yes how is it possible ?

Currently you can not crop the painting inside the app. The best way to do would be to save it in your device image library ( not the gallery ) and use image editing tools that Apple provides to crop.

Is it possible to make a wash effect, or large pools of runny color?

As we do real watercolor simulations we suggested the divide and rule approach. Most of the devices are not powerful enough to provide fast results. You can overcome this by painting in chunks that work best for your device. Also if you long press the drying bar, you get the evaporation settings that allows for you to control the time for evaporation.

I imported a photo, then added new layers to make a drawing over the top. Can I now delete the original photo, leaving only the drawing? If so, how?

Yes it is very easily accomplished. A few pointers before I tell you how to go about it.

When you import an image it is imported into the fixed layer.
The wet and dry layers remain separated from fixed layer until you choose to fix it all.

So the step would be as follows..
1. import an image ( open layer menu and play with the visibility to understand that it is on fixed layer )
2. Paint on top ( don’t fix the paints )
3. delete fixed layer from the layer menu.

Is it possible to make a wash effect, or large pools of runny color?

As we do real watercolor simulations we suggested the divide and rule approach. Most of the devices are not powerful enough to provide fast results. You can overcome this by painting in chunks that work best for your device. Also if you long press the drying bar, you get the evaporation settings that allows for you to control the time for evaporation.

How do I delete a painting?

Just like in real life, simply start with a fresh paper/canvas.

Can your app save an image in a jpeg format?

We only save our images in .png format which is a universally accepted format and doesn’t have the compression issues that jpg produces.

Can script be added to an image?

If you want to add type to the painting ( assuming by script you mean text ) some of our users recommend an app called Typedrawing. We currently do not support text within the app.

How do you control transparency?

Watercolors by nature are transparent. The amount of color and water in the brush determines how transparent they behave.
Please watch the following video for a better understanding.

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