Pixarra

TwistedBrush Pro Studio


4.5 / 5
18 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Digital Artists of Any Level


Average Ratings

18 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    No
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Pixarra
  • www.pixarra.com
  • Founded 2000
  • United States

About TwistedBrush Pro Studio

Digital art program, focusing on natural media painting, photo editing and illustrative styles.


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TwistedBrush Pro Studio Features

  • Collaboration
  • Data Visualization
  • Filtering
  • Image Database
  • Image Editor
  • Templates

TwistedBrush Pro Studio Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Superb Program!

Jun 14, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I tried a demo of TwistedBrush Pro Studio (TBPS) and really liked everything it has to offer! After trying it out and finding how much I liked it I purchased a TBPS Perpetual License because I knew that I always wanted this software to be a part of my toolbox. There is so much you can do with this program, it's almost overwhelming. But the learning curve is actually pretty easy so it wasn't as hard to learn and understand the many options and features of this program as I first thought. I have used competing products and found most of them to be a lot more difficult to understand and learn. And most of the comparable products are a lot more expensive, and many do not have many of the options and features I've found in TBPS. Pixarra also has terrific video tutorials on their website which are very helpful.

Cons: When I first purchased the software I was a bit overwhelmed by all the features and options BUT I quickly found how user friendly the program is.

Overall: I use the program in a variety of scenarios and have found it to be extremely useful!

An old gem for special use cases or playful painting.

Jun 07, 2019
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Large selection of pre-made brushes.

- Low basic learning curve.

- Classic filters

- Many helper tools that feel a bit more like using real world art tools rather then digital ones.

Cons: - Too many similar pre-made brushes.

- Lack of industry standard shortcut keys.

- Lack of interface customization.

- Lack of shortcut key customization.

- Art book save folder can not be selected and defaults to a rather unpleasant location on the system.

- Saving and loading normal files outside of the art books is cumbersome.

- User created brushes are difficult to manage.

Overall: Overall it is a unique tool in the digital art world, however the near complete abandonment of the user interface and lack of customization highly cripples it's general usability especially.

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Wonderful Digital art application

Jun 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Just need to know the basics of graphics software and Twistedbrush Pro Studio program is very easy to handle for any one. Digital art could rarely go wrong as we have controls to easily undo-redo actions, and in this application, it is more than easy for us to make beautiful digital art through many varieties of brushes with the best brush control menu not in any other software, filters to stylize or edit the scene, animation and many macros kind of effects which can be automatically run to modify the image to apply beautiful effects to it, be it be frames or 3D effects to the image the output is editable and can be saved in many image formats. Twistedbrush Pro Studio also has all the studio set brushes from Pixarra which are useful to work on the image accordingly.

Cons: Absolutely wonderful software but could improve on the GUI to easily scroll through the desired features fast. Could also have more features to improve the software to directly apply the common filter effects such as saturation, overlays, etc.

Overall: This software is worth having for any Digital art enthusiast. Feels good to make beautiful art in such digital art software with good features to make good artwork.

Amazing software

Jun 12, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The program is awsome and inspiring the way I can play and change and improve my creations blows my mind .

I have had to many times to redownload my program and I was supprised as customer support is outstanding and effortless Thank you for all the years.

Regards Carolyn Fenney.

Cons: Nothing negetive to report.

Everything about this program is spot on.

Overall: The program is awsome and inspiring the way I can play and change and improve my creations blows my mind .

I have had to many times to redownload my program and I was supprised as customer support is outstanding and effortless Thank you for all the years. Also I am very impressed with the perpetual licence no one else has this which makes it easy for people like myself who need to redownload.

Regards Carolyn Fenney.

Quality, value for money and easy to use

Jun 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: TB is so easy to use with a very shallow learning curve. In the pro version it has such a wide range of features with tons of brushes and their isn't much you can't do with it. I use it mainly for illustration and photo editing work. I have tried other programs but always go back to TB. It's my work horse.

Cons: There may be some stuuf it can't do that more expensive programs can but with the low price point and very wide range of features it was a no-brainer for me. Some people might say the UI is a bit dated but so what?!

Overall: Using it is just a relaxing experience :)

Excellent Recreation of Traditional Media

Jun 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The brushes! Twisted Brush has some of the best brushes of any software I've used. It's the only software that can recreate that "Bob Ross" feel :). The texture of the brushes is by far the most realistic and natural I've seen. I've used Corel Painter, Artrage, Clip Studio, Paintstorm Studio, Rebelle and many others but none of these nail oil paint feel like TwistedBrush does.

Cons: There are some features I'd like to see added. For one a rotating canvas would be amazing. I find I really miss that compared to other software. The layer system is a bit wonky as well - I prefer the way Photoshop handles layers.

Overall: It's a great experience. The brushes are what really matter with painting software and TwistedBrush is at the top of the list for brush quality.

Love it

Jun 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This app just keeps getting better. I am so glad I went lifetime upgrades. They have great customer support. I wish others were the same. Thank you Pixarra.

Cons: None. This app does what it says, and every update/upgrade it gets better.

Overall: I will be using this app for years to come. Keep up the great work.

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Great Paint SShop Pro Clone For A Great Price

Jun 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have used various graphical programs over the years, and many of them have moved to a cloud subscription model, but Pixarra allows you to purchase an a la carte painting program for a set price. This program works in a similar fashion to Paint Shop Pro, in its layout and tool sets, but for a better price point.

Cons: I wish that this program had mover overlap with other, major program titles, so I could save money, and not have to purchase/license more programs to cover my graphic design needs.

Overall: My wife uses this program to augment her colored pencil artwork, and I have used it to touch up/modify basic graphics for my blog site.

BEST digital painting program there is.

Jun 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: The variety of brushes, and the amazing way in which the engine handles them allows me to really get my work done, looking just how I want it to.

Cons: The blending method when drawing over my own marks, with the same stroke is a bit weird.

Software for the creative mind

Jun 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: the number of brushes and speed of the brushes are great. So many options

Cons: You have to click and drag tool you wish to use.

Overall: Still discovering all of the tools in twisted brush. No need to look for special brushes or packs...it's all there.

Wonderful product to work with

Jun 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It has all of the advantages of Photoshop but is so much easier to work with.

Cons: Installing the brushes is hard to figure out at first.

Overall: I am able to do so many things with it and the other Twisted Brush products. I just LOVE them!

Good software for amateur or hobby artists

Feb 23, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is more for hobby than for profesional use. You can relax and draw/paint with it as You wish. It has a lot of different types of tools for drawing, especcialy brushes.

Cons: The user interface is too old and too basic. The feature when you want to change brush control isn't working properly.

Overall: It is good for hobby use.

Nifty TwistedBrush Pro Studio

Jun 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This nifty programme has an excellent selection of brushes which are very easy to set up and use. It is more than suitable for beginners to use at the same time perfect for the more advanced users.

Cons: Can be tricky importing brushes and easy to

over-ride brushes.

Overall: Thoroughly enjoyable to use.

Awsome software

Jul 11, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Features easy useable i love this programm

Cons: nothing all is good and im loving to using it as a begginer of paint and picture edditing

Overall: im begginer with your beautifull software but love to learn new things in my life also modern paint studio progs

Love Twisted Brush Pro Studio

Jun 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I work in film and I love this program because I can remove things from the footage and pictures that I am working for in my projects. I find it easier to use than the other programs that I have used and less time consuming which is good especially when working within a certain time frame to complete my work. I would recommend this program to everyone who is looking for something that is user friendly.

Cons: so far I have found nothing that I least like about this software.

Why I love TwistedBrush Pro Studio

Jun 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I like to play around and explore with these brushes and see if I can paint a digital painting

Cons: When I first started this TwistedBrush Studio, I was a little intimidated with the different strokes.

Overall: In general, I just like to see the end product of an idea using your TwistedBrush Pro techniques. I love all the brushes. The learning process is at my own speed and helpful

Unique digital art tool

Jun 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: The huge range of brushes available makes this a standout digital art program. I also use this software for photo editing and digital media marketing creation. Range of tools with a huge variety, but very user friendly.

Cons: Shortcut keys are not available to be created or customised.

waste of time effort and money

Jun 07, 2019
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Dont know cant get it to work, support non existent. Waste of money

Cons: same couldnt get it to work.

Overall: if you have ever used a twisted brush program its very doubptfull you will get this to work. Must be the way they program the software.