Oct 30, 2014

Brushstroke Releases Version 2.0 and I Have a Giveaway!

If you don't already have the painterly app Brushstroke, keep reading to find out how you can win one of ten FREE copies I have to give away. If you already have Brushstroke, be sure to update it to take advantage of all the new features.  Here's what's been added:

• New painting styles, color palettes, and canvases
• Swipe to adjust painting detail and color
• Optimized for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
• iOS 8 and 64-bit support
• Ship and share previously saved paintings
• Ship framed prints and posters
• Details and price breakdowns for shipped products
• Manual exposure and camera improvements
• Visual quality improvements
• New adjustments
• Crop your paintings
• Undo, redo, and reset
• Landscape support on iPad
• Move and scale your signature
• Bug fixes and other improvements

To create a painterly image load your image and select a brushstroke style found by tapping the paintbrush icon. Slide your finger from left to right across your device's screen to adjust the color or detail of the style. Next on to the color style (indicated by the painter's palette). Tapping the easel icon will bring up a selection of canvas styles. The slider icon reveals editing tools to adjust Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Density, Vibrance, Exposure, Shadows, Highlights, Temperature, Thickness (of the Brushstroke) and Sharpness. Tap the "a" icon on the far right to add your signature to the piece. Brushstroke even connects you with direct access for ordering prints of your artwork directly from the app.

There are so many unique styles to choose from with this new release and the addition of the ability to make adjustments within a style increases the possible combinations. If you check out my app recipes on Instagram, you'll find that I use Brushstroke a lot on my painterly edits. Think outside the box and combine your images rendered with Brushstroke with the results from other apps for a really original creation!

Here are two quick pieces I created using only Brushstroke's latest version. 

© Geri Centonze
St. Louis in the Fall

© Geri Centonze
Leave a comment below to be eligible for the drawing for a FREE copy of Brushstroke. TEN lucky winners will be selected by random draw on Saturday, November 1 at 9:00 a.m. PDT.

Good Luck!

UPDATE:  Congrats to the winners (your promo codes have been sent)


  1. Looks like an interesting app. Great post. Thanks!

  2. Would love to have the chance to win a copy!

  3. I'm starting to use paint effects, this would be a great addition

  4. I hope I can win a copy.. this apps looks awesome!
    Thanks Geri!

  5. This app sounds incredible, Geri. Your two pieces are lovely.Good luck to all!

  6. I'd like to try the app, thanks anyway for all the lovely items.

  7. Oh I love this one and the added signature feature is an awesome touch!

  8. Cool! Love discovering new apps ... thanks for sharing these posts Geri!

  9. Awesome tutorial as always, Geri. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Hi Geri, thanks for another fine tutorial; and, thank you for an opportunity to win a code to an app that I've looked at many times for my own painting experiments but never bought.

  11. Wow. Your examples are nothing short of stunning. Yes, please! Enter my name to win a copy of Brushstroke! Even the app icon is adorable: I love parrots!

  12. Good Luck Anne! - their icon is cute!

  13. You're welcome Alan - Version 2 is really quite an improvement and I liked the original!

  14. You're welcome Nanashi - good luck with the draw!

  15. Thanks John - wishing you luck with the draw!

  16. Hi Aldo - you would love it - good luck!

  17. Definitely a must have in my toolbox!

  18. This looks so cool! Love your pieces posted above! :D

  19. Geri, I would like to participate in the draw. I bought an iphone with the sole purpose of owning the exclusive iOS apps (I'm an Android user). Brushstroke is on my wish list, especially after seeing several wonderful work you did using it.

  20. I've been looking at this app for a while now. Fingers crossed!

  21. Thanks Diego. I appreciate your kind words - good luck with the draw!

  22. I love Brushstroke - good luck with the draw!

  23. Great tutorial Geri!! I'd to partecipate in The draw!! Thanks

  24. Makes me wish I had an IPhone. Maybe if lucky could give to my grand daughter who has one. You portrait makes me want to get the oil and canvas out. Thanks.

  25. Thank you - I paint as well and that's why I love this app - Good Luck


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