Brushstroke is a photo editing app designed to transform photographs into stylish paintings using a variety of photo filters. Unlike other photo editing apps we've been mentioned before such as Snapseed, Instagram, EyeEm or VSCO, the Brushstroke offers an artistic editing style that makes your photos appear with an entirely new look - beautiful and artistic paintings instead of common iPhone photographs. If you like to create painterly style images with your iPhone photo, you're going to love Brushstroke!
Part 1. The Design of Brushstroke
The design of Brushstroke is simple yet elegant. Even though I'm using it for the first time, I found it quite easy to handle and play around without any instruction. Its main screen is one of the impressive ones I've seen for a photo app. It has only two icons: one is for importing photos from the gallery and the other is for taking a photo directly with the app.
Part 2. Photo Processing with Brushstroke
Once you pick up a photo from the gallery, you are able to scale and crop your image to the appropriate size. After that, it will automatically start transforming the image and when it has finished, five new options will appear below the image for paint, color, canvas, adjustments, and signature. The app will opens in the Paint settings by default so you can start with selecting your paint style first.
Paint is the part of the app that lets you apply the artsy painting filter to transform your iPhone photo. All the filters are separated into different 13 different groups, with a good variety of choices in each. You can tap on each one of them and it will apply instantly on your image.
Just like Paint, the colors are organized into different groups but you can take a preview of what it will look like on your photo by taping on it. It only takes less than a second to apply.
Canvases can change the texture of your image. There are different textures to choose from including Canvas, Paper and Surface.
We can make basic photo adjustments such as to change the overall brightness, contrast, saturation, density, exposure, shadows, highlights and temperatures. You can easily change the amount of adjustments by swiping your finger up & down or left & right on the image.
This is one feature that I haven't seen in other apps before. You can create your signature with your finger with Brushstroke. You can also change your signature color and position.
Part 3. Save & Share Your Masterpiece
When you've finished creating your masterpiece, you can save it or share the image. Tap on the Save button and your image will be saved to Camera Roll. Or you can share it through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, email or message.
Brushstroke is really a great app for creating painterly style image, isn't it? With so many styles and color combinations you will certainly make your iPhone photo stand out from the crowd! Download it for free on your iPhone and have fun!