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Linea - Sketch Simply

Sketch and Write With Ease

Linea is the latest app from the Twitterrific maker

Linea - Sketch Simply

by The Iconfactory
It is Simple
Linea - Sketch Simply
Linea - Sketch Simply
$8.99 in the App Store

Linea is the latest app from the Twitterrific maker. It's a simple digital sketchbook for iPad.

It is Simple. With Linea, you can create a design with ease. Your design doesn't have to be simple, however! The tools themselves are easy to learn and offer just the right amount of customization for the amateur digital sketcher. ​

It is Simple
Lot of Features

Lot of Features. At launch, Linea offers all the features you need to get started with digital sketching and drawing. Included: wide range of colors, a simple UI, layering, grids, templates, a Touch Eraser, and more​

What Will You Create? Linea is a great solution for amateur digital sketch artists. Whether you're using an Apple Pencil, another stylus, or your finger, Linea's ready to help you create​ your masterpieces.

What Will You Create?

What is it about?

Linea comes with a wide range of pre-defined colors or you can customize colors with a single tap. Auto-generated tints and shades are also included. Simplified layers are easy to merge or rearrange. A Touch Eraser allows you to wipe the screen clean with ease.

For those who...

  • Are new to digital sketching
  • Like using The Iconfactory apps

Not for those who...

  • Already are sketching with another iPad app
  • Looking for something more robust and/or technical.

Why we love it

There's a lot of sketchpad apps on the App Store and Linea doesn't offer anything new in terms of the features it provides. However, if you're new to digital sketching, Linea is a great product to consider.

App Screenshots

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App Details

Version
1.1.2
Rating
(110)
Size
22Mb
Genre
Productivity
Last updated
August 30, 2017
Release date
January 31, 2017
More info

App Store Description

A sketch book isn't complicated, so why is your iPad?

Modern drawing apps are powerful, but they can overload you with hundreds of choices. Constant adjustments to brushes, colors, and layers wastes time and adds friction.

Linea takes a different approach and gives you just the right balance of power and control to sketch effortlessly. The focus stays where it belongs: on your ideas, not the tools.

What People Are Saying:

“The color swatch in Linea is fantastic...It fits a spectrum of color options into a very compact space.”
- 9 to 5 Mac

“The best possible sketching experience whether you are drawing, prototyping an app interface, storyboarding, taking notes, or something else.”
- MacStories

“Linea is approachable for all – and will quite likely prove to be useful and enjoyable by all.”
- SlashGear

Why Linea?

• Easy Colors - Choose from a wide range of pre-defined colors, or customize colors with a single tap. Auto generated tints & shades saves time and effort.

• Minimal UI - Every control is designed to stay out of your way until you need it. Linea's elegant interface puts the focus on your creations.

• Elegant Layers - Simplified set of layers that can be easily rearranged, merged & adjusted adds just the right amount of power without overloading you.

• Grids & Templates - Linea offers a wide range of traditional grids, 3D isometric lines, storyboards, and templates for iOS screen or icon design.

• Flexible Exporting - Export your work as a layered Photoshop document, transparent PNG, and more. Export entire drawings or cropped portions to a range of services including Slack and Dropbox.

• Touch Eraser - Ever used your finger to erase a whiteboard? Linea lets you wipe the screen with your finger to correct mistakes and your hands stay clean!

• iCloud Sync - Automatically keeps all of your sketches & projects up-to-date across all of your devices.

Complete Feature Set:

Tools:
• Technical Pencil - Hard lead, thin lines. Pressure sensitive.
• Classic Pencil - Soft lead, thick lines. Pressure sensitive.
• Felt Tip Pen - Thin solid lines that vary in opacity with pressure
• Wide Tip Marker - Fat solid lines that vary with pressure
• Eraser - Clean up your work with a finger touch or pressure sensitivity
• Tilted Rendering - Each tool works differently when an Apple Pencil is used flat against the screen.

Colors:
• Always on-screen & easily available
• 2 banks of pre-defined colors + 6 tints & shades each
• Auto-generation of tints and shades
• Creation of custom color sets
• Hue/Saturation adjustments

Layers:
• 5 flexible layers
• Easily merge & clear
• Drag & drop to rearrange
• Opacity adjustment

Grids & Templates:
• Traditional grids in lines & dots
• 3D isometric grid
• Hexagonal graph paper
• Storyboards - 16:9
• iOS UI
• iOS Icon design

Backgrounds & Paper Textures:
• Turn paper grain on/off
• Standard paper grain
• Butcher's paper
• Black construction
• Blueprint
• Gray Bristol

Exporting:
• Layered Photoshop PSD
• Transparent PNG
• Flattened JPEG
• Save all or just a portion of each drawing
• iOS Share sheet support
• Export to Slack, Dropbox, Airdrop & more
• Presentation Mode when using video out or AirPlay to Apple TV

Project Management:
• Organize drawings in project folders
• Share, rename, move and remove drawings / projects
• Thumbnail previews of drawings save time

General:
• Undo - Two-finger tap to quickly undo
• Redo - Three-finger tap to quickly redo
• Pinch / Zoom with angle and zoom %
• Rotation Compass so you always know which way is up
• Tap Compass to reset rotation angle & zoom %
• Double tap Compass to lock rotation angle & zoom %