We are delighted to publish Jerry Jobe’s latest mobile photography/art tutorial for our reading and viewing pleasure. This week Jobe takes a look at the popular mobile photography and Art iPad app Brushstroke. This is Part 1 of what will be a two Part series. Read his thoughts as he puts it through its paces (foreword by Joanne Carter).
“I’ve covered a few apps that turn your photos into paintings. Glaze has several fine presets, but doesn’t offer a lot in the way of control. Artista Impresso gives you quite a bit of control, but it is over a particular style of painting. iColorama gives you both automated painting, as I discussed in my tutorial on the Auto2 feature last time, as well as the ability to make the strokes yourself (the ultimate control).
There’s always room for one more app, however, trying to hit the appropriate balance of various styles and amount of control. Brushstroke, by Code Organa, falls into the first category, offering only a moderate amount of control over a dizzying number of presets. So my two-part tutorial on this app will not be structured around how you control your output, but comes across more as a sampler of the different styles available. There are many, so let’s get started.
I’m going to work with this flower image, which has already been modified from the original in iColorama. The background foliage has been faded, and a “drawn” border was applied”.