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Avatar retouch

Published by Vlasta on April 23rd 2013
How to modify a photo of a person to look like a member of the Na'vi from the Avatar movie. Read more.

Copying objects from photos

Published by Vlasta on April 8th 2013
Learn how to copy animals or people from one photo to another one. Read more.

Draw animated smiley

Published by Vlasta on October 25th 2011
Learn how to draw a simple animation of a smiley falling asleep. Read more.

Introduction to picture brush

Published by Vlasta on October 15th 2011
Learn how to use the picture brush and how to design your own picture brushes. Read more.

Inside RWPaint splash

Published by Vlasta on October 13th 2011
Learn how the layer styles were used while making the new RealWorld Paint splash. Read more.

Drawing a metallic ring with glass bubble icon

Published by JDDellGuy on January 17th 2011
Learn, how to use the Ellipse tool and the Linear and Radial gradient fill styles to draw an icon with metallic rings and a glass bubble in it. Read more.

Making a lifebuoy icon

Published by Vlasta on January 14th 2011
Learn to use textures when creating 3D models for icons. Read more.

Exclamation mark 3D model

Published by Vlasta on September 18th 2010
Learn how to make a 3D model for an exclamation mark icon from Surfaces of revolution. Read more.

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user icon Anonymous on July 13th

Portable rw-paint (tablet) - I downloaded it, but when I hit run, it refuses to open. Why, and how do I get it to open? (Android software)

It says i don't have something to open it.

Linda Evans

user icon Vlasta site administrator on July 14th

It is a Windows only application. Portable means that it can be just copied from one computer to another computer.

user icon Anonymous on August 7th

android is linux based, you would need to download to a windows based computer or a linux computer running wine, then transfer the icons to the tablet

user icon Anonymous on August 23rd

hey, so with a normal cursur, when you scroll over something that can be clicked, the cursor would change to a hand, how do i do that with the cursor editor?

user icon Vlasta site administrator on August 23rd

you design multiple cursors, each for a different role

user icon Anonymous on September 1st

There is a missing feature that is very desired, that is : the possibility to import the desktop wallpaper and also to export an image we worked on as desktop wallpaper... Can you have a look at it please !

Also, can we open several images in the same instance so we can work on multiple images and be able to copy from one and paste in the other (in the same instance) ?

Regards, Benoit

user icon Vlasta site administrator on September 1st

Wallpapers are ordinary images, so you can work with them. Though I agree that it may be simpler if the editor allowed you to open it in a single click - maybe I will make a plug-in for that.

user icon Anonymous on September 2nd

how do you open this? :-o

user icon Anonymous on September 4th

how can I print ? cannot find the Print function anywhere. Thanks.

user icon Vlasta site administrator on September 4th

Install the plug-in from the Online page within the app first.

user icon Anonymous
What about ICL files?
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