This week’s theme for Snappy H’appy Photo Challenge (co-hosted by weliveinaflat and firebonnet) is quite challenging for me because I didn’t own any mobile apps that could provide photos with the water colour effect. I heard about WaterLogue app from a few bloggers around here as well as the hosts’ suggestion which I was impressed with its outputs. However, it is a paid app with 2.99 USD so it’s a hard decision because I’m not sure how many times I would use it.
As a result, I tried to find free apps in the Apple store which I found a few apps. But I wasn’t satisfied with their results that much. Fortunately, I noticed this apps called ‘LINE Brush‘. At first, I thought it just lets us draw and paint pictures. However, I found that we could import photos and use photo brush to create painting effects. Our photos will not be automatically changed to paintings but we need to use our fingers touch the screen for changing the part of photo to look like painting. We could also choose sizes of brush for each part of our photos.
The 1st photo of this post was the result of water colour brush effect. The original photo taken in Hipstamatic app on my old iPhone was the below image.
The LINE Brush app provides many interesting brush effects which I tried applying other effects to the same photo, and I really liked this one which was painted by the Impress effect (I believe that this effect is meant to imitate the Impressionism art: Oil Paintings).
One downside of this app was that it seemed to automatically crop my image without asking me. Nevertheless, I think this free app was quite fulfilled my need for Painting effect.