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TwistedBrush Pro Studio

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 67 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    16.19
  • Total Downloads:
    313,920
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 12, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $119.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    27.93MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    38
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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The program formerly known as Pixarra Sketchbook is a painter's playground, offering a full collection of realistic and natural brushes, as well as media such as watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, pens, pencils, and markers.

The installation is fast and painless. After launching TwistedBrush, you can choose from various brushes and brush effects before you start drawing. Stroke samples make the process of selecting much easier. The program borrows features and functionality from many image-editing packages, which makes it seem like familiar territory. Not only does it include traditional effects, such as rotation and flipping, it also provides filters similar to those found in Adobe software. Just be aware it consumes plenty of system resources and requires a powerful system to run smoothly.

For the serious painter, TwistedBrush has one of the best brush engines around. For the home user and enthusiast, it's a creative tool that allows you to paint and play.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"GOOD PRODUCT FOR REAL"

March 22, 2010  |  By jacksonfelisita1

 |  Version: TwistedBrush Pro Studio 16.19

Pros

IT REALY HAD WHAT I WAS LOKING FOR NOT LIKE OTHER FAKE SOFTWARE

Cons

ITZ NOT FREE

Summary

THE TEXTURE HOT LOVE IT

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5 stars

"Usable right 'out of the box', by expert or newbie!"

March 18, 2010  |  By Anysia

 |  Version: TwistedBrush Pro Studio 16.19

Pros

Tools galore, for the expert and novice alike! Easy to use, fine controls. Links to tutorial videos in the menu bar. Amazingly low price for such a power packed program.

Cons

No printed manual, but plenty of help in the "Quick Start", and links to tutorial videos in the menu bar.

Summary

Great for graphics table users. Slick and easy to use customizable interface, with a myriad of tools that will keep an expert graphic artist busy and happy, but with tools that the new to graphics tablets or programs will find easy to use.

And with the Adobe/Paint Shop Pro plugin compatibility, it's even more versatile. From photo editing/manipulation to fine art creation, to cartoons, blob modeling, all is possible with this feature loaded program. The price of this program made me wonder why I spent so much getting Photoshop!

There are hundreds of brushes to suit every need, sorted for easy locating, and with the brush modifying tools, if you can't find one you want, you can make one of them the way you want and save it by creating your own brush set.

The Palettes are amazing collections of shades and colors.

This software also comes with something most don't anymore. Almost instant response to tech problem, and help to solve hardware/software conflicts. Anyone who has ever had a program not work and has been ignored will appreciate this. There is also a good long trial period so you have ample opportunity to put the program through its paces.

I could go on and on, but the best thing is to download it, and try it. You won't be disappointed.

Updated on Mar 20, 2010

Update: I have to disagree with CNET saying you have to have a powerful machine to run this software. I use it on my Acer Aspire One netbook to edit photographs, and create artwork. I might have to make them 2000X1500 max, but at 200 dpi, it can be easily 'embiggened' to a printable size.

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5 stars

"Easy to learn and use ... even for an amateur artist!"

March 18, 2010  |  By Saidhbhin_Aisling

 |  Version: TwistedBrush Pro Studio 16.19

Pros

TB Pro Studio offers not just a fabulous selection of artist tools, but also the way these tools can be used (for digital dummies like me) Tutorials, FORUMS, brush discussions, advice from fellow members (if asked for) and answers to questions!

Cons

The only thing I don't like about TB Pro Studio is that there simply aren't enough hours in the day to experiment with the vast array of brushes, filters, solutions, etc. that TB Pro offers.

Summary

I am an disabled and homebound. TB Pro Studio is my lifeline! It allows me to be creative and share my art, and my thoughts with others in the community. It is a very therapeutic tool for anyone seeking a means to express themselves through a positive outlet. It has been relatively easy to get a grasp on the basics, thanks to the great tutorials offered as well as FORUM discussions of brushes, methods, problems, etc. This is my second year with TB Pro and I can't begin to tell you the difference it has personally made in my life. I am not a professional artist and am not looking to sell my art, however, I am looking for a means to keep my mind stimulated and continue to be productive and creative within my own limitations.
TB Pro is the best product I have come across. There are always ongoing competitions and challenges designed to encourage members to learn new brushes, artsets, skillsets, etc. offered by TB Pro. It is constantly being upgraded and it's great to have exciting and fun tools created specifically for TB Pro.
It is also wonderful to be part of a community ... a "family" of creative artists who contribute on a regular basis. It allows for a sense of sharing ... both of knowledge, skills, and life experiences that influence our art and creativity.
TB Pro is the best thing that's happened in my life in a very long time. As I said, it's become my lifeline and I treasure every minute I can spend creating my own art or enjoying the works of others. It's wonderful to watch someones' skills grow and evolve over time ... again, the familiarity of regular contributors allows for this growth and communion.

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5 stars

"This program covers all aspects of digital art."

March 18, 2010  |  By indigovenice

 |  Version: TwistedBrush Pro Studio 16.19

Pros

It is an easy program to use that runs well.
It has good support via a Forum, and the program itself is neatly packed with every single tool you will need for Fine Art, Design and Photo editing.

Cons

It is an easy program to use that runs well.
It has good support via a Forum, and the program itself is neatly packed with every single tool you will need for Fine Art, Design and Photo editing.

Summary

The brushes are fantastic and well organized in categories for easy location . And even if none of the brushes are quite what you are looking for - then each brush is easily modified via a brush modifying panel.
Also - the brush adjustments, tool shortcuts and color adjustments can be dragged around the canvas to be positioned anywhere on your canvas and this makes the workspace very convenient.
The filters are really exceptional and I do most of my photo editing in this program.
There are many more great features besides this, and all in all having purchased a licence several years ago - I am one very happy customer!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Pixarra
Publisher web site http://www.pixarra.com
Release Date March 12, 2010
Date Added March 12, 2010
Version 16.19
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 27.93MB
File Name tbrusha.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 313,920
Downloads Last Week 38
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $119

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