For the past few days I’ve had the pleasure of experimenting with the soon to be released Repix app as a beta tester. Repix will be available FREE in the App Store on March 14th with additional brushes available as an in app purchase.
I tested it on my iPad but I’m assuming the functioning is similar if not identical on the iPhone. The Repix brushes allow you to remix the pixels for a variety of painterly looks and styles. There are also brushes that boost the color, add stylized brushstrokes and even light brushes to add Lens Flares, Stars, Glow Smoke and more! Further adjustment tools allow the user to Crop, alter Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Vibrance, Temperature and Vignetting.
Brushes included with the FREE version – Cartoonize, Charcoal, Edger, Dotter, Flares, Drips, Posterize, Silk, Bleach, Undoer, Eraser
In App Purchases Available -
COLOR BRUSHES – Sepia, Hollywood, Vintage, Freshen (set €1.79/$1.99/£1.49)
ARTISTIC BRUSHES – Hatching, Daubs, Van Gogh, Spray (set €1.79/$1.99/£1.49)
LIGHT BRUSHES – Glow Smoke, Stars, Sparkler, Glow Line (set €1.79/$1.99/£1.49)
Unlock everything with the Master Collection ((set €4.49/$4.99/£3.99)
Here are some examples of my early experiments.
I’m really liking the Drips and Daubs brushes – perhaps because of my painting background. With the image below I used the Eraser tool to completely remove the original photo and then “painted” it back in using various Repix brushes.
Like most of the other painterly apps I use, I like to create several edits with one image and then combine them using a blending app and touch up with a bit of sharpening as I did on the two images below.
I suppose as an honest beta tester I should also state any drawbacks I experienced with this app. The only drawback for me was that I would like the Undoer tool to have an opacity level which I could change to allow me to keep some of the effect while allowing the original image to show through. For any upcoming updates my wish list would include a sharpening tool in the adjustments toolkit, the ability to rotate the image while editing and an even more powerful zoom. I have another app that allows me to zoom 12800%! Although this app will be FREE with in-app purchases available, I would definitely pay to get even the most basic version as I know this is one that I will use again and again!
Thank you Repix for allowing me this sneak peek!