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• Use the clone tool across layers, images, and even clone group and shape layers. • Make shapes from selections menu item. Draw a selection, convert it to a shape! • New options for the instant alpha eraser tool make removing backgrounds even easier. • Crop tool palette offers the ability to lock pixels and resize your image while cropping. Also check out the ‘Last Crop’ preset. • Touch bar and meta-data improvements.
• New scale and transform options, so you can precisely resize your layers using on-canvas controls or manually enter values into the inspector palette. • CMYK TIFF exports up to 128 bits per pixel. • Flood fill tool now offers contiguous and non-contiguous options. • A new 'Export All Layers' menu item. • New Linear gradient blur filter and reflection filter.
• For full details of all the new features, improvements, and bug fixes, be sure to check out the Layer Masks Use layer masks in your image to block out unwanted areas of your image or to expose layers below. H r block business tax software. Additionally Acorn’s Mask blend mode allows you to use your layer to clip layers underneath. Use a layer mask to easily lock layer transparency.
Crop Tool Enhancements Trim out parts of your image or layer and even rotate your image while you crop to make the perfect scene. Use the crop tool to quickly increase the size of your canvas. Lock the pixel dimensions to resize your image while cropping. Transform, Rotate, and Resize Layers Combine images together, then easily adjust the rotation, scale, and placement. Keep your layer’s width and height proportions intact or adjust independently. Use Acorn’s on-canvas controls to line everything up perfectly. Soft Brushes for Clone, Burn, Etc The Clone, Paint, Smudge, Dodge, Burn, Stamp, and other tools that work on pixels have their own super configurable brushes with Acorn’s awesome brush designer.
Adjust flow, softness, scatter, jitter, rotationthe options are endless. Curves & Levels Adjust the tonal response and even the individual color channels to perfect the mid-tones, shadows, highlights, & contrast in your images nondestructively. Create presets to quickly make the adjustments you need. Raw Image Import You have a nice camera, but you also need a nice app to import your high resolution images. Acorn is that app. And if your SLR supports more than 8 bits per component, Acorn has you covered as well. Import your images as 32, 64, or even 128 bit images.
Custom Color Picker Acorn’s custom color picker includes a loupe that displays both RGBA and hexadecimal values. Quickly zoom in and out within the loupe to select an exact pixel color. Snapping & Alignment Use Acorn’s snapping to line things up perfectly. Snap to grid, guides, selections, shapes, layers, and the canvas.
Multiple alignment options are available for both bitmap layers and shapes. Batch Edit Automator can be used with Acorn to batch process images including watermarking, scaling, trimming, exporting, cropping, and more. Shape Processor Shape processors are filters for shape layers which allow you to move, tweak, generate, and adjust shapes. Best of all, the shape processors are non-destructible and stackable just like Acorn’s filters. Robust File Support The.acorn file format is Acorn’s native file type, but Acorn can open and import JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, HEIF (with Mac OS 10.13 or later), GIF, BMP, TIFF, PSD, PDF, ICO, AI (with PDF compatibility), RAW, PICT, SVG, and TGA. And with PDFs you can set your resolution immediately upon opening.
Photoshop Brush Import Acorn can import Photoshop brush files (.abr). Just drag and drop the Photoshop brush file onto Acorn’s icon in the dock to import and make new brushes. Are there differences between the Direct and App Store versions of Acorn? Yes, there are some small differences. Make sure to check out our for all the gory details.
Does Acorn open up layered Photoshop files? Acorn will open up layered 32bit PSD to the best of its ability. The only app that’s going to be 100% compatible with.psd files is the latest version of Adobe’s Photoshop of course.
Does Acorn use a subscription? We have a simple philosophy- you buy a thing, you get a thing. I’m not running 10.11+, can I still use Acorn? Here’s the lowdown: Acorn 6 requires 10.11+. Acorn 5 requires 10.10+. Acorn 4 requires 10.8+.
Both Acorn 2 and 3 require 10.6+. Acorn 1.5.5 runs on 10.4+. If you wish to purchase Acorn 1, 3, 4, or 5 go ahead and buy Acorn 6. Acorn 5.6.5 will accept Acorn 6 registration numbers.