Just when I thought I had all the best painterly apps in The App Store, a new one has arrived and it's definitely a keeper and one you'll want to add to your painterly toolbox. The new kid on the block is Brushstroke, developed by Code Organa who is the mastermind behind another favorite of mine, ToonCamera. Code Organa was kind enough to send me a promo code to try it out. I did a bit of experimentation and was really pleased with the results. I was also given TEN promo codes for a giveaway. Keep reading to find out how to enter.
Brushstroke has a straightforward and beautiful interface. After uploading an image first you select the painting style (choose from 38!). Next you can change the tone of your painting (36 choices). You can even alter the canvas style and tint of the canvas (choose from 15). Brushstroke also allows you to adjust Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Density, Exposure, Shadows, Highlights and Temperature.
A fabulous feature that I haven't seen on any other painterly app is the ability to sign your creation right in the app. Normally I have to go to another app to accomplish this. The app is even smart enough to choose colors from the image palette for your signature!
On my wishlist for a future update would be the ability to move the signature to an exact spot on the canvas. UPDATE: Resizing and relocating the signature is a feature that is currently available and can be accessed on the primary view that renders the signature.
Brushstroke has also partnered with CanvasPop so you can order a quality print of your artwork right from the app.
Here are a few of my creations using the app:
How to Enter the Giveaway
Leave a comment below and tomorrow at 3 p.m. PST, I will select ten winners using a random draw. Good Luck!
Giveaway is now closed - Here are the lucky winners!
Carolyn Hall Young
Promo codes have been emailed to the winners. Thanks to all who participated. Stay tuned I'm having another giveaway soon!
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