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Blend for more control of gradient effects with vector quality graphics, for Mac OS X.

Rainbows, and Transition Effects (two blend tutorial drawings shown):

You use Blends to create color and or shape transitions. No limit to the number of colors or shapes. The Blend parameter palette, left center, provides convenient direct access to the internal components of the blend group. No need to "ungroup" to modify a color or line style.

Professional Way To Design Gradients:

EazyDraw has great Gradient Fill tools but sometimes direct user control of the vector transitions is desired. The Blend Group graphic provides precise exact control of the individual vector and color transitions - all with convenient interactive or numeric input. Old school graphic designers will appreciate the Blend approach and students may want to delve into how vector gradients are formed.

Groups are interactively editable (a Blend is one kind of a Group):

Notice the selected blend (lower center) has controls available for each of the graphic components. You may edit any component directly and interactively view - real time - the effects of your changes. To move the whole group, notice the double border, this is a safe area to click-grab-move the whole group.

Highly optimized:

A pleasing high quality rendering of a simple rainbow can require 50 to 200 individual Bezier curves. EazyDraw uses an advanced anticipatory caching algorithm to provide responsive real time editing - even if you don't have a Dual-Biggy-Hertz system. Go ahead and grab the download to see how we do on you own Blend requirements. We do provide automatic or full manual control over the density of the transition curves.

Solid or Sequence:

Blends do not need to be completely filled. Auto spacing will fill the inter-path space with individual curves. The Percent method can be used to select a percentage, like the blend to the left.

Design With Transitions:

Blends are useful for all kinds of transition effects, not just rainbows. The blend you see at the left is created with just two arrows. Fill as well as line color (and line width) are automatically blended from path to path.

Targeted Inspection and Editing:

The Blend Palette provides in-place inspection and editing of all the graphics that are used to define a Blend. No need to ungroup or spend time exactly setting up originating curve details and colors. Just step across the group of defining elements and bring each into focus in turn.

EazyDraw download is a 13 meg universal binary optimized for both the Intel and PowerPC Mac processors, run on Leopard or Tiger, Panther and Jaguar version available
The download is a disk image file (dmg), its size is 23 Meg.

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