Art Text 2.4 Lion compatibility update

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Postby Andrew » August 26th, 2011, 8:00 am

Hi All,

We are happy to release a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion compatible version of Art Text that adds support for Lion-only features such as full-screen mode and versions. Version 2.4 also brings over 60 new templates and shading materials, improves the user experience in the Edit as Shape dialog, and more.

Complete list of version 2.4 changes:
http://www.belightsoft.com/products/arttext/versch/versions.php

Download version 2.4 from:
http://s3.amazonaws.com/belightsoft/ArtText.dmg
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Postby Jean-Jacques Boutaud » August 26th, 2011, 9:52 am

Hi
Well, I'm really impressed by the quality of the shade materials rendering in this new 2.4 version. It seems like you rewritten some cikernels (maybe I'm completely wrong) and that makes a really big difference.
I've noticed a bug with the Rotation tool: the circular slider control doesn't work until you type a value in the text field.
About this bug, I should like to make a remark: it makes me about one minute to discover this bug so I think that you could create a small group of beta-testers and send them new versions of your applications.
As a developer myself, I know that this is really easy to miss some errors/bugs in our own work so, please, don't hesitate to "use" beta-testing. Everybody will be winning.
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Postby Nick » August 26th, 2011, 10:31 am

Hi Jean-Jacques,

I've tried to repeat the bug. Did you mean the rotation tool in the Layer window?
It does work even if I clear the text field on both 10.6 and 10.7. Can you give some more details?

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Postby Jean-Jacques Boutaud » August 26th, 2011, 10:49 am

Oups, sorry Nick (I should be a really bad beta-tester! ;^))
Joking apart:
Art Text 2.4
OS X 10.6.8
They are three controls from the Layers pane to rotate a layer:
- circular slider
- textfield
- stepper
When giving focus to the circular slider then using arrow keys to change angle, the control itself rotates but this has no effect to the layer (this works perfectly with Light from Shading or Angle from gradient tool).
Moving circular slider with mouse works perfectly (as you know).
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Postby Grahame » August 26th, 2011, 1:03 pm

Wow!!! I could not wait to try out Art Text version 2.4 for Lion. I was not disappointed. I use Art Text every day as a teacher who designs interesting graphics on worksheets I will definitely be using the new template items in 2.4. Thanks BeLight. You've done a great job again.
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Postby mk » August 26th, 2011, 1:34 pm

I bought Art Text via the Mac App Store. Do I have to update it throughout the App Store? The old version is still up - when would you estimate the update would be available through the App Store?
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Postby Nick » August 27th, 2011, 2:23 am

Jean-Jacques,

Thank you! I can repeat this bug now.

mk,

It takes about a week between submission of an application and its availability at App Store. Remember that even Lion's update delayed at MAS :-)

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