You may wish to save your KaleidoPaint drawings other than by emailing images of them or saving them to your Photos folder on your tablet. In this case, you need to save the actual dot TXT file, a file that gives written instructions to your tablet, on how to recreate your drawing. You may be in the process of cleaning out your iPad but you wish to keep them for later. Saving their editable forms that is. You may wish to gift your iPad to someone else. You might want to redo one of your drawings. Tweak the outline or the colours later on down the road. In some instances, I will copy the TXT file to my computer, open it in a text editor, and delete an underlying sketch, in order to keep the final outline – much faster than manually deleting every line. Whatever the reason, simply follow the steps below:
- Using your USB cable, connect to your iPad to your Mac or Windows computer.
- Open iTunes, if it hasn’t already.
- Click on the iPad icon in iTunes (see below)
- Click on the Apps icon in the left hand column.
- Notice that there are 3 vertical scroll bars above. The last one on the right will allow you to scroll all the way down to the “File Sharing” Apps.
- Scroll all the way down till you see the KaleidoPaint icon, see below.
- Then using the second scroll bar, find the files you wish to transfer to your Mac or PC. In this case, Sam’s mascot and Sam n his Cat.
- Select the files. And click on the “Save to…” button, as below.
- Notice that there is both the thumbnail image, the PNG file, and the code file, a TXT file. This TXT file gives instructions to the App on how to draw the vector splines and their fills and dots.
- And that is how you can either back up your drawings or share them between friends or different tablets, while still retaining the editability of the drawing.
If you’re a “Learn by Seeing” “Learn by Doing” kind of person, I’ve started creating videos on “how-to” create tessellations. I’ll be covering each of the 17 symmetry groups, one class at a time. And like all artists, we need to make a living. So. I’ve uploaded these to the Skillshare platform. I’ll get paid by minutes watched.
You can take the classes for free. Skillshare offers anywhere from 2 weeks to a month for free if you sign up, even temporarily.
You can register for just a month and cancel anytime. It’s less than the cost of a Netflix subscription!
There are over 40,000 classes on topics for creative persons just like you. Join my mailing list, either here on my blog (in the sidebar), or a at this link for a specific list I use to announce new classes.
I’d love for you to join me on this wonderful learning adventure.
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