The Pixelmator Team have released a short video showcasing one of the new editing tools that will feature in the upcoming release of version 2.2. The new feature is called ‘Convert Text into Shape’, and it allows you to define any typed text as a shape. Letters can then be individually edited, or stylistic changes can be made to entire paragraphs or words. The video on their site shows the new tool in action, and it looks great. The Pixelmator Team have said:
“Once the text becomes a shape, you can then do all kinds of cool stuff that is simply beyond text formatting. You can easily apply gradients, shadows, strokes, or even, if you want to, reshape individual letters.
And this is just one of many delicious goodies we have lined up for the major update. Stay tuned for more!”
Sadly, we don’t yet have a release date for version 2.2. which the team have codenamed Blueberry. You can currently grab version 2.1 from the Mac App Store for £19.49/$14.99; 2.2 will be a free update through the Store when it launches.