App Of The Day – BrushStroke In Association with The National Gallery (and it’s free for the weekend)

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I have known about this collaboration for a few weeks and am very excited to reveal it today. Unfortunately there wasn’t time to add TheAppWhisperer into this collaboration, but the National Gallery and the team behind Brushstroke (Code Organa), did try very hard.  To celebrate The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture, The National Gallery have teamed up with Brushstroke app to offer you a free app download (usually $/£3.99) and a chance to enter their photography competition.

You’re all invited to follow @national_gallery on Instagram and use the Brushstroke app to experiment with filters, and share an image featuring architecture near you, inspired by the exhibition.

‘Monet & Architecture’ is the first ever exhibition looking at Monet’s career through the buildings he painted: in Normandy, in Rouen, in Paris, London, and Venice. From buildings in villages and by the coast, to some of Europe’s most famous monuments, Monet painted the architecture of his time – modern, historic, simple, and grand.

The exhibition brings together over 75 paintings by Monet, and shows how Monet used architecture to create his compositions, both in his most famous paintings and lesser-known works.

Follow @national_gallery on Instagram and share your image with us using the hashtag #MonetBrushstroke, or you can email your entry to ecrm@ng-london.org.uk.

The competition opens on 25 May at 10am BST and closes on 28 May at 11.59pm BST.

One winner will receive a framed print of their winning image with free shipping, courtesy of Brushstroke App and CanvasPop. The winner will also receive a pair of tickets to ‘The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture’ in London, the exhibition catalogue and a creative goody bag from the National Gallery Company Ltd.

The Brushstroke app is free to download (and it’s rarely free) until midnight on Monday 28 May, when the competition closes.

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Mobile Photography / Art – App of the Day – Inkwork – Giveaway Today

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Earlier today, we mentioned the brand new app, Inkwork from the developers of the uber popular app, Brushstroke. Inkwork has been designed to be a companion app to Code Organa’s popular Brushstroke app. It turns your photos into art by instantly transforming them into expressive pen and ink drawings.

Inkwork usually retails for $2.99 and you can download it here but if you’d like to try to be in with an opportunity for a free code. Please join our Twitter followers here, like us on Facebook here  and Instagram here then post a comment to this post (so we can obtain your email address), perhaps you’d like to give us some feedback, tell us how we’re doing, what you’d like to see…and hopefully, we will then be able to send you a code. All winners are selected at random.

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Mobile Photography / Art – Inkwork – Brand New Art App from the Developers of Brushstroke for iOS

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We are very excited this morning to announce a fabulous new app from the developers of Brushstroke (frequently mentioned in our Top 5 Best Apps by Mobile Artists). Inkwork has been designed to be a companion app to Code Organa’s popular Brushstroke app. It turns your photos into art by instantly transforming them into expressive pen and ink drawings.

After creating Brushstroke and encouraged by its response, especially from artists, the developers became inspired to design an app in that same spirit, but for ink. They challenged ourselves to affect the different styles and techniques of our favorite comic book and graphic novel artists and illustrators. In the process, they broadened the techniques used in Brushstroke and developed entirely new ones specifically for this app. The results are often dramatic and expressive, revealing the hidden art in one’s photos in the simple black and white of ink and paper.

We are really proud of Inkwork here at TheAppWhisperer and hope it will empower others to create art with their magical devices.

Inkwork retails for $2.99 and you can download it here.

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Mobile Photography – Black Friday Photography & Art App Discounts Today

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There are some great deals coming through today for Black Friday in the iOS App Store. We’ve searched for the deals most appropriate to our readers, please take a look and grab some bargains if you can today. Please note that these deals are subject to change and this totally out of our hands.   … Read moreMobile Photography – Black Friday Photography & Art App Discounts Today

Mobile Photography & Art – ‘My Top Five Apps’ by Jerry Jobe from Georgia, United States

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We are revitalising our Top Five Apps section to our Photo App Lounge column. This a section within TheAppWhisperer where we ask highly accomplished mobile photographers and artists to list their top five apps and to explain why they have selected them. Kicking us off today is Jerry Jobe our incredible tutorial writer and passionate … Read moreMobile Photography & Art – ‘My Top Five Apps’ by Jerry Jobe from Georgia, United States

Mobile Photography and Art – A Picture’s Worth with Tricia Dewey from Texas, US

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A Picture’s Worth‘… is where we ask mobile photographers that have created powerful mobile photography/art to explain the processes they took. This includes their initial thoughts as to what they wanted to create, why they wanted to create it, how they created it, including all apps used and what they wanted to convey. We also ask these incredible artists to explain their emotions and how the image projects those feelings. We have published a few A Picture’s Worth articles recently, if you have missed those – please go here.

In this ‘A Picture’s Worth’ today we asked Tricia Dewey to tell us more about her image featured here.  Dewey has detailed her thoughts below, we think you’ll find this invaluable…

 

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Mobile Photography Apps – Black Friday Sales

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There are some really great mobile photography and art apps on sale today. Take a look at the following and click on the links to make these savings. If you hear of any more, that we have missed, please add them to the comments below.

 

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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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Mobile Photography / Art – Three Years of Tutorials: A Recap, an Assembly Feature, and an iColorama Procedural

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Huge thanks to Jerry Jobe on his Mobile Photography / Art Tutorial Third Year Writing Anniversary. We have loved and enjoyed every single one of Jobe’s tutorials and we know that you do too.  This week, Jobe does something a little different, take a look…(foreword by Joanne Carter).

“On November 7, 2012, I published my first tutorial on Hipstamatic. As usual, on my anniversary, I like to take a look back. But there’s more to this article than a walk down memory lane. There’s a feature currently in beta for Assembly that I’d like to show you, and an iColorama procedural on how to create a multicolored water color painting like this one. So let’s get started!”

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Mobile Photography/Art Tutorial – Brushstroke Part 2: Canvas the Area

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We are delighted to publish Jerry Jobe’s latest mobile photography/art tutorial for our reading and viewing pleasure. This week we have published Part 2 of Jobe’s two part series on the app Brushstroke. If you missed Part 1, Please go here. Read his thoughts as he puts it through its paces (foreword by Joanne Carter).

Brushstroke retails for $3.99/£2.99 and you can download it here

“In part 1 of my article on Brushstroke, I covered the painting and color presets. Part two covers the finishing touches: adding texture with the underlying Canvas; Adjusting the painting; and adding a signature to your work.

The image I’ll be using is a portrait of my wife. The background was lightened and blurred with iColorama to let her features stand out”.

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