Psykopaint

How in­sane is this app re­ally?

Mac Format - - RATED -

Free (Brushes £1.49/£2.49) De­vel­oper Psykosoft

Works with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad Ver­sion 1.5 Age 4+

With its paintsplat art­work and 3D-gallery­based in­ter­face, Psykopaint is more of a fun paint­ing app than a se­ri­ous artists tool. With a de­lib­er­ately un­con­ven­tional ap­proach to cre­at­ing art, it puts the em­pha­sis on ex­per­i­ment­ing rather than cre­at­ing pixel per­fect paint­ings.

With sim­ple brush types like Spray Cans, Pen­cils and Paint Guns (which you can get with in-app pur­chases), th­ese sets are then di­vided into cat­e­gories such as Ink Splats or Crayons to help cre­ate your mas­ter­piece quickly rather than fuss­ing over brush shapes. The brushes them­selves look great when used, es­pe­cially the Paint Brushes, which take their styles from old masters such as van Gogh and Monet. Un­for­tu­nately the brushes can be only be edited for size and opac­ity, and were some­times slug­gish to ren­der when used on pho­tos. Alex Thomas

Not quite the ‘in­sanely awe­some’ paint­ing app it claims to be, but it’s still quirky and fun to use.

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