ArtStudio for iOS
Photo & Video
Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Age Rating: 4+
With the new updated ArtStudio app, though semi pricey as far as apps go, you get what you pay for. It has been fully redesigned with a new interface and strong new graphics which are quite life like. It comes with 300 high quality brushes, 150 free and 150 paid for, new text tools, layers, a wide range of brush settings, max canvas sizes and several other great new features.
It isn’t the easiest app to learn at the beginning but on YouTube and around the internet there are plenty of tutorial videos and instructions. From these you would be surprised as to how much the $2.99 app can actually do.
It is available for iPad and my advice to anyone who is serious about it would be to use to on an ipad, preferably with a touch pen. This, rather than on the small iPhone screen and using chunky fingers, would enhance the product of the artwork.
Macworld Australia‘s buying advice
When using it, be sure to check out everything on there and get your head around it first. As well as many brushes and things you can do yourself there are also so many effects and adjustments that it’s almost overwhelming and if serious it would be worthy to check out the User Guide that the app offers. The user really needs to be familiar with programs such as Photoshop or Illustrator to really know what everything does and what they are doing.