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TwistedBrush Pro Studio

By Pixarra Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Nov 7, 2008

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 24.03

Version 24.03 adds hundreds of new brushes from the Studio products, color trace functional and numerous usability improvements.


Release August 16, 2018
Date Added August 16, 2018
Version 24.03

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

TwistedBrush Pro Studio is a program for digital artists of any level: from novice to professional.

With a strong focus on natural media painting, photo editing and illustrative styles, TwistedBrush Pro Studio has more than 9000 brushes in over 250 ArtSets, along with all the features that artists love to use: layers, realistic media, photo cloning, tracing, masks, particles, filters, script recording, scripts to AVI, drawing tablet support, brush shapes, patterns, textures, integrated scanner support, image brushes, drawing guides, reference image views, dirty brushes, scratch layer, dynamic palettes and a whole lot more.

Features: Over 9000 brushes, covering every area of digital art; 64 bit color painting system for the smoothest blends available anywhere; Powerful Brush Engine: a single system with the flexibility and performance to mimic full; natural media brushes, complex blending operations, very specialize procedural object painting such as single stroke trees and everything in between; Drawing tablet support with high precision sampling and pressure sensitivity; A large array of color palettes; Full brush editing capabilities; Transparency and layers supported with all the standard plus many unique layer mixing modes; Extensive mask support for protecting and selecting parts of your images; Extensive tool set; Over 200 image processing filters; Clips: easy storage and reuse of your clipped images and photo elements for use later; Tracing paper to use as a guide; Brush control; Brush modifiers; Cloning; Drawing guides; Lua script filters; One click solutions for complex actions; Support of all the leading industry standard image formats; Adobe PhotoshopTM compatible plug-ins.

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