Photoshop Touch, Sketchbook or Painter Mobile?

Photoshop Touch is not only a photo editor. It’s an increasingly versatile painting app.

Photoshop Touch is a treat for the tablet artist with its new crop of as-you-like-it brushes, spray can, smudge and blend tools.

Two pigeons, one black, one white,

Pigeon and Antipigeon

Photoshop Touch painting on Galaxy Note 3

I’ve been comparing what it’s like to paint the same two birds with Photoshop Touch, Sketchbook and the new Painter Mobile on my Galaxy Note 3.

Photoshop Touch is available for both iPad and Android tablets.  So is Sketchbook Pro. Painter Mobile is only, so far, for Android tablets.

All three apps were a joy to draw, paint and write with.

All have multiple layers, transform tools and their own special boxes of adjustable brushes.

Comparing the three, my favourite was always the one I was using at the moment. Each added its own exclusive extras.

Photoshop Touch, as you’d expect from Photoshop, offers a range of photographic effects, as well as some exceptionally good selection tools. Luckily the app comes with a set of hands-on exercises whch are fun and get you started with learning what’s what, where it is and how you use it.


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Valerie Beeby

We used to say 'Seeing is believing'. Now it's more like 'Believing is seeing'. We see what we expect to see. Look again and who knows. Does it really match what's actually there? ...I've always been fascinated by how our minds work. As a writer and artist, I'm particularly interested in new research into how we perceive this extraordinary world we live in, where things are not always what they seem.

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