Step 1: Brush
The first thing you’ll need is the right brush for the piece you want to create. Find these under the Brush icon in the top menu, which itself is accessed with a single tap of the downward-pointing arrow.
Step 2: Size
You’ll also notice two scroll bars: one vertical and one horizontal. The vertical bar allows you to set the size/width of your brush stroke. Push it up for chunky lines and down for more precise sketching.
Step 3: Opacity
The second bar deals with opacity, or transparency, with moving the bar from left to right lightening the shade of any mark you make. This is ideal should you wish to create shadow effects, for example.
Step 4: Early sketches
Use these basic tools to create your first sketches, improving your understanding of the app’s response. Toggle both the on-screen scroll bars to see the full scope of what PenGo Paint can offer.
Step 5: Zoom
For real precision, use PenGo’s multitouch gestures to zoom in on different aspects of your image to apply some finer touches. Combine this with a smaller brush stroke to further enhance the effect.
Step 6: Smudging
One of the unique features of PenGo is the ability to smudge lines you’ve already drawn, something that is done in order to generate a blending effect when producing more detailed drawings.
Step 7: Brush type
While there are five main brush types in PenGo, each comes with a range of stroke variations to cater for all your artistic needs. These can alter in shape or how the ink behaves on the page.
Step 8: Colour chart
The in-app colour chart also lends itself to precision as you can use the physical ring to move through different colours to find that perfect shade. You can also use the three scroll bars to tweak tones.
Step 9: Saving
When it comes to saving your work, you have a few options. You can create an in-app gallery, which is accessible via the grid icon in the top menu, or save files to your photo album, or email them as PSD files.
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