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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!


Unleash your inner Spielberg


I’m sure all of us have, at one point or anoth­er, dreamed of releas­ing that movie direc­tor deep inside, and mak­ing our own movie, com­plete with music and spe­cial effects.

Well, if your dream is to make one that hear­kens back to the gold­en days of silent cin­e­ma, then I’ve got an inex­pen­sive app for you.

Silent Film Direc­tor, released today, can help you make movies in a style rem­i­nensent of the clas­sic Hol­ly­wood sil­ver screen.

It’s a very slick app that lets you shoot, edit and share movies on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad (in Uni­ver­sal mode). Con­tin­ue read­ing Unleash your inner Spiel­berg