I lost a year's work when Microsoft deleted my documents folder on their October update I wish this guy luck Adobe are more interested in forcing professionals to use their cloud than improving their products these days.
Balance changes please!
Another incredibly useful breakdown, thanks Simon!
Version 6 New Functions
- Compatible to 64 bit native
Officially being compatible to Windows 64 bit version increases the memory capacity considerably. You don’t need to distress often by an insufficient memory due to the large image size and/or multiple layers and proceed drawing and editing. Also, some processing speed, such as reading/ writing a file, displaying an image, etc., have been improved.
- New Brush Engine “AQUA”
Renewed brush engine enables you to draw more crisp and smoother image. Also, drawing speed got improved considerably faster. You can smoothly draw with a brush using an image. Equipped with the Jitter function, you can now change the brush parameter randomly. This enables you to create even more various brushes ever. Experience openCanvas with the new brush engine!
- TabletPC Function Support
TabletPC pen pressure is availabe.（※1） You can directly draw on screen with brush tool like drawing on paper. It enables more intuitive drawing with TabletPC.
※1 Only with the pen pressure supported device.
Multi-touch gesture is available.（※2） You can control canvas display by fingers. It enables you to control without a mouse.
※2 Only with the multi-touch supported device.
- Layer Mask
Layer Mask is available. You can delete an image partially with Layer Mask while keeping an original image.
An original image remains as untouched even after edited Layer Mask, therefore it is simple and easy to go back to the before-editing condition.
- Various Brushes
There are various brush types, such as a pen gives a hard line, a watercolor brush mixes colors, and many more.
Multifunction filter enables to visualize a complicated expression by hand. You can easily apply effects to an illustration by using a filter.
Transform is used not only to scale and rotate but also to skew and distort an illustration freely.
- Layer Mode
22 types of Layer Mode let you express an unlimited possibility.
The editable Text Layer enables you to design various texts.
- Sharpen Level
The lag caused by Sharpen Level has been improved by algorithmic correction. Smoother and more stabilized brush stroke is available.
- Hand Tool
Display control tools (move/rotate/scale) are concentrated in one spot, therefore it is more convenient than ever.
- Event Function
Event function records the drawing procedure and replays it. You can see the illustration from the beginning to the end as if someone is drawing right at this moment.