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Brushstroke — a rather cool iOS filter app

Blue JayI love the idea of tak­ing a good pho­to­graph­ic image and manip­u­lat­ing it so it looks like it was a paint­ing. It fol­lows then, that I quite enjoy exper­i­ment­ing and find­ing a cool ios fil­ter app that facil­i­tates this.

I like see­ing how tech­ni­cal­ly gift­ed peo­ple have cre­at­ed soft­ware to ‘see’ as a water­colour artist sees, or as an impres­sion­ist sees. Cre­ativ­i­ty. You can see some of my exper­i­ments on my Flickr stream.

My lat­est explo­ration has been with Brush­stroke — a rather ful­ly-fea­tured iOS fil­ter app. The Blue Jay image above is a ren­der cre­at­ed with Brush­stroke — almost has an illus­tra­tion qual­i­ty about it.

Yeah, it’s pret­ty pow­er­ful — han­dling both water­colour style as well as oil — and things in-between such as acrylics and gouache.

Unfor­tu­nate­ly it does­n’t real­ly label them all accord­ing­ly (Oil, Washed, Hatched, Sim­ple, etc) but then again, it’s kin­da fun to explore.

Cur­rent­ly $2.99 in the app store — a fair price for a pret­ty capa­ble app!

 

Inverted Tranny

Inverted Tranny

Not sure which app I used to invert it, was white skele­ton on a stark back black­ground. Maybe Water­Logue… Then processed it through Repix. Either way, I love the effect.

Here’s the orig­i­nal:

My what Big Teeth you have

Some recent work — interpreting The Long Dark

It’s been a while since I shared my recent work here — my bad. But here’s and update:

The Long Dark
Mys­tery Lake cab­ins from The Long Dark

There’s a lot of time and effort spent mak­ing video games look good. I often take screen shots of the scenes I like. Then I start to play with them — in this case import­ing the image from my PC to my iPad, then run­ning it through Water­logue.

Con­tin­ue read­ing Some recent work — inter­pret­ing The Long Dark

Waterlogued makes art from your art

Water­logue is a very cool iPad / iPhone app that basi­cal­ly a water­colour fil­ter for your images. And it works very very nice­ly!

I crawled through my image archive and grabbed a few good shots, and some OK shots, and I real­ly like the way they turned out.

As well, I thought I’d just try tak­ing a pic­ture of the floor, and even it looked bet­ter.

I can see that I’ll be using Water­logue more often in my images… not so much as a final fil­ter but rather as one ele­ment I can apply as I fine-tune the shot. Anoth­er tool in the dig­i­tal cam­era bag.

Curent­ly Water­logue is $2.99 in the App Store.