Adobe’s PaintCan: A Nifty Addition to Beginner Paint Apps

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We are delighted to publish Jerry Jobe’s latest mobile photography/art tutorial for our reading and viewing pleasure. This time Jobe takes a look at the app Adobe’s PaintCan app. Read his thoughts as he puts it through its paces (foreword by Joanne Carter). Take it away Jerry…

PaintCan is free and you can download it here

“Painting apps can take several different forms. There are the auto-painting apps, that apply the brush to the canvas in a specific, software-driven way. Glaze, Brushstroke and the AutoPainter series are among the auto-painting apps I’ve covered. There are those that allow you to “trace” photos, but the user completely controls the brush strokes and they can even paint completely from scratch. Procreate, ArtRage, Sketch Club, and the Brush menu in iColorama fall into this user-intensive group.

There’s a third group of painting apps which I’d call “software-assisted”. These apps do not allow for painting from scratch like user-intensive apps, but require users to touch the screen and make strokes (unlike the fully automatic apps). Mobile Monet, Photo Viva, Foolproof and today’s app, PaintCan, fall into this third category. These software-assisted apps fall into that middle ground between fully user-controlled and fully automatic. They give you more control over the result than a fully-automatic app, which can help your “eye”: the decisions you make about form and details. At the same time, they help with the brush strokes so that you aren’t immediately frustrated with lack of drawing skills.

PaintCan is an Adobe app. To me, that means it’s pretty solid, and has a team of developers that will back it up as long as the company maintains interest in it. Of course, the flip side is that you don’t have a single developer with the passion to keep it going, either”.

 

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Ambient Design Launches ArtRage Painting Software for Android

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Ambient Design www.artrage.com, the award-winning creator of realistic art software, announced today that it is launching ArtRage for Android, optimized for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.  Samsung has selected ArtRage for availability in a number of global markets for its GALAXY Gifts to provide Note 4 and Note Edge users with the exclusive ability to download the ArtRage software for free.  ArtRage for Android will launch at the same time on Samsung GALAXY Apps for purchase by users of selected Samsung Galaxy mobile products.

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Mobile Photographer Interview – A Day In The Life Of Ioannis Sidiropoulos/devine1225aaa – An Artist With True Vision

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Welcome to our very exciting column on theappwhisperer.com. This section entitled “A Day in the Life of…” is where we take a look at some hugely influential, interesting and accomplished individuals in the mobile photography world… people that we think … Read more

The App Nerds Workshop – Spontaneity – By Lola Mitchell

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We’re delighted to publish Lola Mitchell’s latest article to her App Nerds Workshop column with us. In case you’re new to this wonderful column we wanted to give you a little background. Lola’s bi-weekly Column is called ‘The App Nerds … Read more

ArtRage For iPad v. 1.6 Launched – We Have Codes To Giveaway!

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Ambient Design, the developers of the leading award-winning creator of realistic art painting software for Mac, Windows, iPad and iPhone, announced today ArtRage for iPad v. 1.6, upgraded with Bluetooth stylus support and other updates. Available immediately at the Apple … Read more

A Day in the Life of Aylin Argun – The Most Wonderfully Creative And Artistic Mobile Photographer

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Welcome to our very exciting column on theappwhisperer.com. This section entitled “A Day in the Life of…” is where we take a look at some hugely influential, interesting and accomplished individuals in the mobile photography world… people that we think … Read more

A Day In The Life Of MaryJane Sarvis – The Most Astounding Mobile Photographer And Artist

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Welcome to our very exciting column on theappwhisperer.com. This section entitled ‘A day in the life of …’ and this is where we take a look at some hugely influential, interesting and accomplished individuals in the mobile photography world. People … Read more

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