Boris Eyrich Software has updated its popular paint tool Artweaver to version 4.5.
The new build improves integration with ArtweaverTeam.com, the companion site where several Artweaver users can collaborate on projects. The Uploader plugin is now installed by default, making it easier to get started, while team status messages are more clearly displayed on a separate status bar.
Another welcome addition sees Artweaver’s guides and grid support the rotated view (see the grab).
Brush tweaks include a new Merge opacity option, while Impasto quality has been improved.
Elsewhere, Photoshop-like “scrubby sliders” make it easier to change numerical options within some palettes. PSD and AWD file format support has been improved, and there’s new support for automatically saving and restoring work in the event of a crash (Edit > Preferences > File Handling).