CopyIt The Grid Drawing Method

CopyIt The Grid Drawing Method

By Nigel Green

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2010-06-17
  • Current Version: 5.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 5.14 MB
  • Developer: Nigel Green
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 186 App Reviews)
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CopyIt The Grid Drawing Method App Ratings: 4.5
Based on 186 App Reviews

CopyIt The Grid Drawing Method App Details

First released in June 2010, CopyIt is the original and most feature rich grid drawing app available anywhere! See why so many artists, teachers and students are using CopyIt as an essential tool in their workflows. NEW USERS - PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large number of features in CopyIt, the toolbars are scrollable. Try scrolling each toolbar to access all of the available buttons. Used by artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Leonardo da Vinci, the grid drawing method has been brought to digital life with CopyIt. CopyIt assists you in copying, enlarging or reducing your chosen reference image using the grid drawing method. You do not even need to be artistic. The grid drawing method has been used for centuries. It breaks images down into smaller work areas allowing you to focus on the actual lines and shapes within each square, rather than trying to draw the whole picture at once. You can't help but achieve with this method. Using CopyIt as your reference object, it saves you from having to print your photos and ruin them by drawing grids over them, but unlike a real photo, it gives you the ability to zoom into the fine details. With a pencil, you then draw up a grid with the same number of squares using a separate medium, such as paper or canvas. Working square by square, you CopyIt! If you want to draw an image larger or smaller than the original, the pencil-drawn grid should be drawn larger or smaller than the original grid on the device with the same amount of squares.  All that matters is that the contents of each square are drawn to scale. FEATURES: - Comprehensive Help - Portrait or Landscape orientation - Universal App, compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch - Fullscreen mode (hides toolbars) - Built-in Music player - Audible feedback (can be turned off) - Extra options in the Settings App - Set your Maximum Zoom level from x1 to x20 - CopyIt can resist entering standby while in use - TubeMatch™ for approximating tube colours - Mosaic to average surrounding colours into coloured squares - Tonal Strip to help identify values - Media types (Imperial and Metric) Grid Options: - 6 Grid Types - Preset or custom Columns, Rows and Points grid sizing options - To maintain the grid visibility regardless of your photo, choose from 9 grid colors, Black (default), Gray, White, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Orange and Magenta - Grid transparency is adjustable in 5% increments - 5 different Grid Line thicknesses - Grid letters and numbers (now 8 different formats) - A center point in each grid square - Guidelines: 1/4 and 1/16 to help you copy your subject - Solid or Dashed Guidelines - Guideline colour can be set independently to Grid colour - SmartMove: Just touch a square once to zoom to that square - SmartMove: takes advantage of your maximum zoom setting, never zooming in more than that amount - Target mode highlights the current square and dims the rest, helping you to focus your attention Filters and Effects: - 12 Primary Filters - 6 Secondary Filters - Onion Skin Feature: Overlay your reference image above your work to quickly assess your accuracy - 12 different image aspects - Rotate the image in 90 degree increments - Vertical and Horizontal Flip image Import Options: - Cameras are supported - both front and back - Load Project - Load From Photo Album Export Options: - Save Project - Export Photo (AirDrop, email, message, print, export to Facebook, Twitter etc) For detailed instructions on how to use CopyIt, a user guide is available within the App and on the Support website. You can contact the developer on Facebook or Twitter. or @copyitforios Thank you to all our users for their feedback and feature suggestions which have helped make CopyIt what it is today.


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App Reviews

  • This guy knows what he’s doing

    By Owensv
    The developer has to be an artist, or else he has consulted extensively with a few. This app combines several tools any artist would find useful, with all the features one could ask. And for less than the cost of a single tube of paint, in many cases. Besides being a wonderful drawing aid, this app has some fantastic tools for analyzing a potential photo reference, such as examining a subject’s value range via a black and white posterization filter and a handy gray scale strip chart you can use to overlay your photo. This is incredibly useful. The features are too many to list, and I continue to find nice little touches that just show off the thought that has gone into this. Well done!
  • Copy It

    By value viewer advocate
    This app is so inferior to Value Viewer which is no longer available. It is very complicated. None of my artist friends use it. Find a way to get back Value Viewer.
  • Great app

    By Mollys Fine Art
    Nigel knows what artists need! He also helps and answers questions quickly. Thanks Nigel!
  • Broken app is a project wrecking waste of time and money

    By Captainfunpants
    Everything works great at first when you load it and start working, but once you take a break after several hours of meticulous, careful work and close the app, you’re doomed. When you reopen the app, the view either sticks in vertical and refuses to flip to horizontal, or if it does flip to vertical, it completely resizes the grid and shifts the alignment, and nothing you can do can get it to go back like it was. It’s a scrambled, glitchy mess. That means that your work is ruined, because you can’t reestablish your reference points, and you have to throw out your freaking canvas and start the ^>¥{¥,!~*] over. I feel like I’m going to vomit. This company has wasted my time, materials and money, and if they know that their junk app is broken and they continue to charge $10, then they’re running a scam, plain and simple. Do not buy this app until the people behind it acknowledge and fix their seriously flawed (read: utterly defective) product.
  • NICE

    By iMic1987
  • Really frustrated.

    By need simpler app
    Incredibly hard to figure out.Waste of time and money.
  • Size of photo

    By bjc...
    Besides the grid I would like to crop the photo to standard canvas sizes before I put on the grid so I can grid my canvas with the same proportions. I also can’t find out how change the picture to show the tonality.
  • Awesome!

    By 😕Disappointed
    This is the best for learning proportions for me. Also being able to zoom in on target areas is tremendous help because my vision is bad. I love it so far. All seems great. Thanks. Almost Didn't buy it because of the price but took a chance and it was a winner. I've tried so many apps but nothing compares to this that I've tried. Buy it and you won't be sorry. No.. I wasn't told to say all this 🤗🤗 I never used grid method and succeeded. I hate the erasing but worth the trouble.
  • Incredible

    By Jwilliamhill
    Best app I have found for applying a grid over a photo. photoshop does not even do this. I often paint with accuracy in mind an a grid is imperative. Sometimes Expressionism is fine, but when I need to grid something this app has made my life a lot easier. Just set my iPad up next to painting and go. I admit I am fairly neat when I paint - no messy brushes,spills, or paint any place but the canvas. GREAT APP.
  • Not worth it

    By TH11780
    There's no reason to fight with this app when it's far easier to download a free app that works. I can't get my whole image to fit, I can't get the grid size I want. This app is not worth paying for.