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Art Painting Studio app review: painting app for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch



Traditionally, one has to have an artwork board in order to come up with painted works. Advancement in computer programming has led to development of Art Painting Studio app by Sha Sha ZUO, designed to help iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices. English is the default language and you can use it from anywhere in the world to anywhere in the world.

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Art Painting Studio


How Art Painting Studio Works

The application runs on an accelerated OpenGL-based engine that is designed to making the whole painting process incredibly responsive even if you have no prior experience. The developers have also incorporated digital brushes that record every move that you make on your painting. It is possible to show off your skills with friends by replaying the painting process on your device.

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Unlike other apps whose settings are limited, this one offers unlimited redo and undo opportunities. This means that you can work on a painting for hours until you get the final copy. The approachable and simple interface will help you to make calculated brush movements until you are through with the painting.

Go a step further to import and export your paintings to your Dropbox account as this application is integrated with this platform. It is also possible to transfer native brushes three files from your account in various formats such as PNG, JPEG and Photoshop files. You can also share the finished copies on Twitter and Facebook. By just clicking one link, the app with automatically post the painting on your wall. 

Best Features

One of the major features that make this app smart is the adjustable brightness, saturation, and hue if you are using an iPad. To make your painting stand out, you need to balance different colors that you use. The app developers has this feature hence you do not have to use an additional app. You can also de-saturate and invert the colors to meet your specific needs and preferences.

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It is also possible to adjustable brush settings in terms of jitter, spacing, and scatter to get the best results. Currently, there are 14 different parameterized brushes shapes that you can use. Rest assured that the images will be compatible with your device as it has Retina support graphics.

Before sharing the painting, you can zoom in and out using two-finger pinch and two-finger double tap respectively. The eyedropper tool will also come in handy when trying to adjust the images. All you have to is tap and hold the icon to enjoy all its benefits.

Art Painting Studio


Pros & Cons


  • Ability to come up with virtually any painting
  • Access to Toogle interface visibility with just one single tap
  • Ability to zoom the paintings
  • No Internet access is required
  • Easy access to the eyedropper tool


  • You need some background information on how to paint images to get best results

Final Thoughts

Art Painting Studio is the best painting application in the market that you can use to come up with amazing paintings on your iPhone.

Art Painting Studio

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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.