Mar 5, 2014

Brushstroke - A New Painterly App and a Giveaway!

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:

© Geri Centonze

© Geri Centonze

© Geri Centonze

© Geri Centonze


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!

jarbolyea2
David Hayes
Carolyn Hall Young
Melia Harley
lalaithbr
JD
Enrique
goh
Chris Monty
Marilyn

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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62 comments:

  1. Looks really cool!
    Please count me in, thanks! :)

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  2. Shawn - wishing you luck! It's a great app

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  3. Apps are amazing and Brushstroke is one of my new faves!

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  4. I would enjoy trying this. Count me in, too.

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  5. Thanks, Geri! This looks like another great app! Crossing my fingers :~) Elaine @smilingatstrangers

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  6. i would love to try this app. thanks for the opportunity

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  7. This is right up your alley Carolyn! Good luck

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  8. If you don't win, definitely buy it!

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  9. Ever interested in trying these painterly apps. Ever too broke to purchase.
    Equals: I would lbe ever appreciative to be one of the 10. šŸ™

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  10. Really interested in this app. It is a pitty I don't have an international card anymore so I could buy it. Instead I'll hope to be lucky.;) lalaithbr@gmail.com

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  11. You make even a giveaway fun with your comment!

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  12. I was going to buy it but, I can wait at least one day.

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  13. Thank you for your inspiring tutorials and tips, Geri! This app sounds like one I need to have :-)

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  14. Trying my luck! Thanks for making these available.

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  15. Good luck Roxi! One more day can't hurt. =)

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  16. Thanks my dear! Good luck with the drawing.

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  17. You're welcome Nina - wishing you luck!

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  18. Yes Enrique - it has a lot of potential - I'm loving it. Good luck

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  19. Good luck Marilyn - this one is definitely one the top of my app list!

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  20. Hoping I get a chance to see if this app lives up to all the hype it's been getting!

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  21. would love to use this to feature on my instagram!

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  22. I would love to have my pics look like works of Art!!! Seems like a simpler interface than other apps on the market. Also great starter tutorial. Art of Mob is awesome!

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  23. another painterly app to add to the growing collection. thanks!

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  24. Geri, can you compare Brushstroke to Painted Camera. Pro & Cons.Thanks.

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  25. I'd love to give this app a try! Please throw my name into your hat!

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  26. I like art painting apps. Bruhstroke looks great.

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  27. I hope with this app, and a LOT of practice, I can create art as wonderful as yours!

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  28. Good luck Melia - this is sure a popular giveaway!

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  29. It's a great app - good luck with the draw

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  30. Hi David - the name is in! Good Luck!

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  31. Painted Camera is a real-time effects app. The painterly effect is applied as you take your photos. Brushstroke is an app that you use to apply effects on any image in your Camera Roll. Painted Camera has styles you can vary as you're taking the photo, but no changes can be made afterwards. Brushstroke has a number of adjustments as listed in this article. I have both and use both so it would be hard to choose only one.

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  32. Thank you! Good luck with the draw!

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  33. It's a wonderful painterly app - good luck!

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  34. The hype is well-deserved! Good Luck!

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  35. Fantastic, Listen...if you ever need someone to write tutorials, give me a shout! (Check out my tutes over at The AppWhisperer!)

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  36. Please include me in your draw. Looks like this app will be a hit :)
    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  37. It's definitely going to be a hit- good luck!

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  38. Sounds like loads of fun! I would love to try this new painting app!!

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  39. Wow, what beautiful photos! I would love to try this app. Love the cute parrot icon!

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  40. I really like their icon too - such a cute design!

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  41. Wonderful! I just redeemed and getting amazing effects. Soon to share. Thanks.

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  42. Thanks for the info. Now to wait for Painted Camera and experiment with both. But, in the meantime let's enjoy Brushstroke.

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  43. Painted Camera should be out in about two weeks.

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  44. Didn't expect to win but I did. thanks art of mob! more power to your site!

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  45. Congrats - Stay tuned for more giveaways soon!

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  46. Big thanks to you, Geri! I started a portrait of my sister with Brushstrokes, and finished in iColorama. Here is the link:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolynhallyoung/13021461244/

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  47. Please include me in your draw. Looks like this app will be a hit :)

    here

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  48. Sorry this was a March 6th giveaway

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