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Assembly Subscription Changes

Ben Guerrette — December 16, 2016

We’ve made some changes in Assembly that should help to pave a long road of new features, updates and support. We’ve switched to a subscription model in order to access all content and features. This new approach allows beginner users to continue creating with a deep toolset while providing a path for growing and advanced users to find the professional features they need to get work done.  A new trial option also allows users to test the waters before committing to a purchase. All new users will see the change with the release of version 1.5.

As a thank you to everyone who’s already dowloaded Assembly, we’re unlocking all features and content free of charge. We hope this keeps you designing and helps to elevate your work to new heights.

Thanks for supporting all of us and our families here at Pixite. Your creativity fuels and inspires us. If you love Assembly and want to help pay it forward, please share it with a friend!

Featured User Artwork

Cayce Garrison — December 16, 2016

Starting today, every two weeks we will be posting our favorite pieces created by our users. Our community is what makes Pigment great, so we want to celebrate you. Enjoy this weeks designs.

Coloring by @fressiablue

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Coloring by @henry_jins

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Coloring by @brittdael

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Enter the Pigment Holidays Contest for a Chance to Win a $100 iTunes Gift Card!

admin — December 7, 2016

  1. Like the Pigment Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PigmentApp/ and/or follow Pigment on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/pigment_app/
  2. Download Pigment for iOS https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pigment-coloring-book-for/id1062006344?mt=8
  3. Color one of the pages from any of these books:  Winter I, Winter II, Ornate Snowflakes, Happy Holidays (coming 12/14), Christmas Cards (coming 12/14), and Winter by Jennifer Kau (coming 12/21) . Only these books are eligible. Enter as many times as you’d like.
  4. Post your work to Facebook or Instagram before January 5th with the following hashtags
    @pigment_app #pigmentholidays
  5. Pixite will determine one grand prize winner ($100) and two runners up ($50 each) based on best overall coloring. The winners will be notified January 9th and emailed their iTunes Gift Card.
  6. Complete contest rules available at http://pixiteapps.com/blog/pigment-holidays-contest-official-rules/ 

Happy Holidays and happy coloring!

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Pigment Holidays Contest – Official Rules

Eugene Kaneko — December 6, 2016

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who enter the contest and who are 18 years or older as of the date of entry. The Campaign is only open to legal residents of the United States, and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Pixite LLC (“Pixite”), its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Pixite as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.

3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on December 7, 2016 12:00PM Pacific Time and ending January 5, 2017 11:00PM Pacific Time. All online entries must be received by January 5, 2017 11:00PM Pacific Time.

4. How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by “liking” the Pigment app page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PigmentApp/) and submitting a Facebook post that includes a digitally colored version of the eligible illustrations, specified in the original contest post, with the hashtag “@pigmentapp #pigmentholidays”. Otherwise, the Campaign must be entered by “following” the Pigment Instagram account (https://www.instagram.com/pigment_app/) and submitting an Instagram post that includes a digitally colored version of the eligible illustrations, specified in the original contest post, with the hashtag “@pigmentapp #pigmentholidays”.  The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Pixite. You may enter as many times as you would like. The digitally colored version of the eligible illustration must by completed by You. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Pixite.

5. Prizes: The Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive a $100 iTunes Gift Card. Two second place Winners will receive a $50 iTunes Gift Card each. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Pixite. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Pixite’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Pixite to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by Pixite based on quality of the work. Winner will be notified by Facebook or Instagram within five (5) days following selection of Winner. Pixite shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within five (5) days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT PIXITE‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that Pixite, anyone acting on behalf of Pixite, and Pixite’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Pixite. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Pixite from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Pixite may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

9. Terms & Conditions: Pixite reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Pixite’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, Pixite may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Pixite. Pixite reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Pixite has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Pixite reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Pixite and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

11. Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in San Diego, California having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Pixite website. To read the Privacy Policy, click http://pixiteapps.com/privacy-policy/.

13. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Pixite LLC, 3919 4th Ave Suite C, San Diego, CA 92103. Requests must be received no later than November 30, 2016 5:00PM Pacific Time.

15. Facebook: The Campaign hosted by Pixite is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.

Dailies Now In Pigment

Cayce Garrison — November 29, 2016

If you haven’t already checked out the updated Pigment, free daily designs are now available. For non-subscribers, you now get a free design everyday. Once the design is downloaded you have it available to you until you delete it.

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The day after the design has been released, it then only becomes available to paid subscribers. Make sure to check the Dailies category in case you missed a day.

 

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Show off how you colored a Daily design. Upload to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using @Pigment_app and #pigment_app.

Enjoy!

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Tutorial: Sand and Wood Brushes

Cayce Garrison — November 3, 2016

A few weeks ago we showed you the new Splatter brush and the updated Metallic Fill. Today we will focus on the last two recently added brushes: the Sand brush and the Wood brush.

Sand Brush

To begin I am going to use the design that I started when I was showing you the Splatter brush.

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Before I start coloring, I rotate the design so that when I make diagonal strokes the lines follow the incoming tide.

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I start off with a light beige tone for the base layer of color. Make sure not to miss the little patches of sand inside the water.

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A quick zoom into the detail of the Sand brush shows the varying texture it lays down.

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Next I’ll select a medium brown and lower the opacity to add in the areas of sand where the tide has come in and made it wet.

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After a little clean up I now have a realistic looking beach to go along with my Splatter brush ocean.

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Wood Brush

The Wood brush has been a great addition to add quick detail to wooden objects and trees.

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For this design from the Trees book, I’ll select a medium brown as a base color and fill in the tree.

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The great feature about the Wood brush is that when you’re adding shading or highlights, the wood pattern won’t change but the color still will. This stops the design from becoming too cluttered. I’ll now go in and add some shading for where the branches are casting shadows.

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Depending on the time of day you want your piece to be set in, you can add highlights to the branches. For my piece I am leaving it highlight free.

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These are just a few ways you can utilize the Sand and Wood brushes. We hope you have been enjoying them and make sure to show us how you use these new brushes in your design. Upload to Instagram and Twitter using @Pigment_app and #pigment_app.

Enjoy!

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Pixite Apps Content Manager

Enter the Pigment Halloween Contest for a Chance to Win a $50 iTunes Gift Card!

Eugene Kaneko — October 26, 2016

Enter the Pigment Halloween Contest for a chance to win a $50 iTunes Gift Card!

  1. Like the Pigment app page https://www.facebook.com/PigmentApp/
  2. Download Pigment for iOS https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pigment-coloring-book-for/id1062006344?mt=8
  3. Color one of the pages below from the three Halloween books in Pigment. Only these three pages are eligible. Enter as many times as you’d like.
  4. Post your work to Facebook before Halloween with the following hashtags
    @pigmentapp #pigmenthalloween
  5. Pixite will determine one winner based on best overall coloring. The winner will be notified and emailed a $50 iTunes Gift Card.
  6. Complete contest rules available at http://pixiteapps.com/blog/pigment-halloween-contest-official-rules/

Happy coloring!

 

First page in "Sugar Skulls by Jennifer Kau"

First page in “Sugar Skulls by Jennifer Kau”

 

First page in "Halloween by Jodie Ingrey"

First page in “Happy Halloween by Jodie Ingrey”

 

First page in "Halloween"

First page in “Halloween”

Pigment Halloween Contest – Official Rules

admin — October 24, 2016

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who enter the contest and who are 18 years or older as of the date of entry. The Campaign is only open to legal residents of the United States, and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Pixite LLC (“Pixite”), its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Pixite as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.

3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on October 26, 2016 12:00PM Pacific Time and ending October 31, 2016 11:00PM Pacific Time. All online entries must be received by October 31, 2016 11:00PM Pacific Time.

4. How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by “liking” the Pigment app page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PigmentApp/) and submitting a Facebook post that includes a digitally colored version of the eligible illustrations, specified in the original Facebook contest post, with the hashtag “@pigmentapp #pigmenthalloween”. The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Pixite. You may enter as many times as you would like. The digitally colored version of the eligible illustration must by completed by You. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Pixite.

5. Prizes: The Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive a $50 iTunes Gift Card. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Pixite. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Pixite’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Pixite to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by Pixite based on quality of the work. Winner will be notified by Facebook or Instagram within five (5) days following selection of Winner. Pixite shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within five (5) days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT PIXITE‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that Pixite, anyone acting on behalf of Pixite, and Pixite’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Pixite. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Pixite from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Pixite may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

9. Terms & Conditions: Pixite reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Pixite’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, Pixite may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Pixite. Pixite reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Pixite has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Pixite reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Pixite and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

11. Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in San Diego, California having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Pixite website. To read the Privacy Policy, click http://pixiteapps.com/privacy-policy/.

13. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Pixite LLC, 3919 4th Ave Suite C, San Diego, CA 92103. Requests must be received no later than November 30, 2016 5:00PM Pacific Time.

15. Facebook: The Campaign hosted by Pixite is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.

Design your own fonts with Assembly

Ben Guerrette — October 21, 2016

More than a platform for design, experimentation and play, Assembly is being used for more professional design projects like app icons, books, t-shirts and graphics for news sites. CK Design is using Assembly for his logo and branding work and even created his own typeface in Assembly called STRONGLINE-REGULAR. Each character has been meticulously designed and thought out for a cohesive and clean typeface.

Download STRONGLINE-REGULAR for use in your own projects and give CK DESIGN a virtual high-five on his Instagram account at https://www.instagram.com/ck_designing/


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STRONGLINE-REGULAR typeface designed by CK DESIGN


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“Wolf in Moonshine”


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“Cut Ball”


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Get Started with Pigment – Coloring Tools

Eugene Kaneko — October 19, 2016

Pigment has a wide assortment of coloring tools that you can’t find in other coloring book apps. Getting started is easy.

What tool am I using?

iPhone: Tap on the Brush Mode button at the bottom right (pane 1). Tap the Brush Menu button at the bottom left (pane 2). An arrow will appear to the left of the selected brush.

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iPad: Tap the Brush Menu button at the bottom left. An arrow will appear to the left of the selected brush.

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tip iconIf you’re using a stylus or the Apple Pencil, start with the default Color Pencil tool. If you’re using your finger, start with the tap-to-color Paint Bucket tool.

 

How do I color?

Take a look at your current tool. If you’re using the paint bucket, tap anywhere to color. You can even drag across the screen and color in a bunch of regions at one time.

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If you’re using the colored pencil or any of the brushes, you’ll automatically stay in the lines. If you want to draw outside of the lines, tap the “Freehand” button at the bottom of the brush menu.

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