Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 Posted by Jim Thacker

Escape Motions releases Flame Painter 3

Flame Painter in action, in a tutorial from Geekatplay Studio. Developer Escape Motions has just announced version 3 of the unique digital painting tool, including improved Photoshop compatibility.

Escape Motions – aka developer Peter Blaškovič – has announced Flame Painter 3, an update to its unusual but surprisingly powerful digital painting tool, which enables artists to create images with ‘flame brushes’.

New features announced so far for the Pro edition include Flame Painter Connect, a live link between Flame Painter and Photoshop CS5 and above; and the ability to import or export files in PSD or SVG format.

Both Personal and Pro editions will also support 22 Photoshop blending modes, including Color Dodge, Linear Dodge, four Light modes, Hard Mix, Exclusion, Hue, Saturation, Color and Luminosity.

More features to be announced
More new features will be announced on Escape Motions’ blog in the run up to the release of Flame Painter 3 on 29 April.

Flame Painter is available for Windows and Mac OS X. The Personal edition costs $29.99 and the Professional edition of version 2 costs $59.99. There is also a free iOS version.

Updated 16 April: Escape Motions has announced the next set of new features in Flame Painter 3, including support for Wacom tablets and Leap Motion controllers; and for Photoshop-style Transform layers.

There are also new features that should make it easier to work on very large images, including a new HiRes renderer designed to stop the appearance of moire artefacts; the option to resize the canvas at any time; the option to use an extended canvas; and overall performance enhancements.

Updated 24 April: Pricing for Flame Painter 3 has been announced. The Personal edition remains unchanged at $29.99, while the Professional edition has gone up to $89.99, with discounts for existing users.

Updated 29 April: Flame Painter 3 is shipping. The trailer (above) is epic – and slightly tongue-in-cheek.

Read more about Flame Painter 3 on Escape Motions’ blog