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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AutoPainter – Temporarily Free

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AutoPainter for iPhone/iPod Touch is temporarily free today, it’s a popular app that’s described by the developer as to ‘help turn your photos into paintings’. It has some very authentic automatic effects. Essentially, you select an effect and it automatically paints the image in that style. Usually this app retails for $0.99/£0.69 but today you … Read moreAutoPainter – Temporarily Free

Karen Messick – Extension of the I – Interview – A Highly Creative And Talented Mobile Photographer

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Welcome to another new series of interviews and insights that we are running on theappwhisperer.com. This new section, entitled, “Extension of the I,” goes deeper into the photographic aspects of mobile photography. It delves into the lives, thoughts and influences that our artists experience from their photography. No other mobile photography website reaches the depths … Read moreKaren Messick – Extension of the I – Interview – A Highly Creative And Talented Mobile Photographer

Extension Of The I Interview With Sonya Sanchez Arias – A Phenomenal Mobile Photographer

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Welcome to another new series of interviews and insights that we are running on theappwhisperer.com. This new section, entitled, Extension Of The I, goes deeper into the photographic aspects of mobile photography. It delves into the lives and thoughts and influences that our artists experience from their photography. No other mobile photography website reaches the … Read moreExtension Of The I Interview With Sonya Sanchez Arias – A Phenomenal Mobile Photographer

Vegetable Me – Our Daily App Giveaway

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Welcome once again to our Daily App Giveaway section of theappwhisperer.  We value our readers so much and that’s why we want to share our love of apps with you. Each day we give away free apps, better make us your home page 😉 Today, we are giving away Vegetable Me, this app is from … Read moreVegetable Me – Our Daily App Giveaway

AutoPainter – Our Daily App Giveaway

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Welcome once again to our Daily App Giveaway section of theappwhisperer.  We value our readers so much and that’s why we want to share our love of apps with you. Each day we give away free apps, better make us your home page 😉 Today, we giving away another one of the most popular iPhone … Read moreAutoPainter – Our Daily App Giveaway

Extension Of The I With Rad Drew – A Photographer With A Highly Creative Fine Art Twist

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Welcome to another new series of interviews and insights that we are running on theappwhisperer.com. This new section, entitled, Extension Of The I, goes deeper into the photographic aspects of mobile photography. It delves into the lives and thoughts and influences that our artists experience from their photography. No other mobile photography website reaches the … Read moreExtension Of The I With Rad Drew – A Photographer With A Highly Creative Fine Art Twist

Top 5 iPhone Photography Apps – Veevs

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Welcome to our new Photo App Lounge section of theappwhisperer.com. This is a very small area on our site where we ask highly accomplished iPhone photographers what their top five photo apps are and why. Kicking us off today is Veevs/(Vivi) Hanson. Veevs discovered photography with the advent of digital cameras and ventured into iPhone … Read moreTop 5 iPhone Photography Apps – Veevs

A Day In The Life Of Daniel Marcolina – A Hugely Talented iPhone Photographer And Author Of iPhone Obsessed And iObsessed Companion Books/Apps

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Welcome to our very exciting new column on theappwhisperer.com, this section is entitled ‘A day in the life of …’ and we’ll be taking a look some hugely influential and interesting people in the mobile app world. Ones that we think you will love to learn more about. This is our eighteenth installment to our … Read moreA Day In The Life Of Daniel Marcolina – A Hugely Talented iPhone Photographer And Author Of iPhone Obsessed And iObsessed Companion Books/Apps

A Day In The Life Of Catherine Restivo – An Unbelievably Talented iPhone Photographer And Self-Confessed Photo App Whore

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Welcome to our very exciting new column on theappwhisperer.com, this section is entitled ‘A day in the life of …’ and we’ll be taking a look some hugely influential and interesting people in the mobile app world. Ones that we think you will love to learn more about. This is our tenth installment to our … Read moreA Day In The Life Of Catherine Restivo – An Unbelievably Talented iPhone Photographer And Self-Confessed Photo App Whore