CopyIt - The Grid Drawing Method for iOS

By Nigel Green $9.99

Developer's Description

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. 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 (4 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. www.facebook.com/CopyItTheGridDrawingMethod or @copyitforios. Thank you to all our users for their feedback and feature suggestions which have helped make CopyIt what it is today.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.0

- Designed for iOS 10

(NEW) TubeMatch

TubeMatch is an approximation for the digital equivalent of paint tube colours. Choose from a selection of paint manufacturers and ranges and touch a section of your reference image to obtain the closest tube match. TubeMatch works best when used in conjunction with the Mosaic feature, as it provides you with an average colour over a larger area rather than sampling a single point of colour. When providing a tube match, a rating system is used. Five stars is almost a perfect match with no mixing required whereas one star is close, but may be a few shades lighter or darker. If no suitable match is found, the closest possible suggestion is still shown for your reference. When sampling, the colour on the left is the colour being sampled and the colour on the right is the tube colour.

(NEW) Media Sizes

You can now choose from a selection of Media Sizes. The default is set to the Device Screen but you can now choose media like 'A4' or standard canvas sizes. This will change your grid and image ratio to suit your chosen media size. Remember to also set your desired Image Aspect if your image looks stretched or squashed. 'Aspect Fit' is a popular choice.

Choosing a Media Size (other than Device Screen or Custom) also displays the real-world measurement for a single grid in inches or millimetres depending on the media, when using SmartMove.

Use the Email Support button within CopyIt to let me know if your favourite size is missing, as the most requested Media Sizes will be added.

(NEW) Resize Grid Toggle

When turned on, you can resize the grid by dragging from any corner of the grid. For your convenience you can also reposition the grid by dragging from inside it. Using this feature changes your Media Size to Custom.

(NEW) Resize Image Toggle

When turned on, you can resize your reference image by dragging from any corner of the image. Remember to also set your desired Image Aspect if your image does not look like what you expect. In addition, you can move your reference image (independent of the grid) by dragging from inside it. Using this feature changes your Media Size to Custom.

- Sound On/Off option has been added to the bottom toolbar.

- Projects now show their filesize in MB.

- General bug fixes and performance improvements.


Release September 27, 2017
Date Added September 27, 2017
Version 5.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPhone5, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74


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