Brushes for Scriba is a painting app designed exclusively for iOS. Brushes for Scriba is universal - the same version runs on both your iPhone and your iPad.

Brushes for Scriba is based on the popular open source app Brushes Redux however this special edition has been enhanced to include additional functionality that exemplifies the capabilities of the Scriba stylus.

An accelerated OpenGL-based painting engine makes painting smooth and responsive — even with huge brush sizes. Brushes also records every step in your painting. Show off your creative process by replaying your paintings directly on your device.

General Features:
– Create paintings with dimensions up to 4096x4096
– Full support for all Retina devices
– Background autosave
– Unlimited undo and redo
– Simple and approachable interface

Scriba Features:
– Fluidly control brush widths up to 100px with just a squeeze
– Limit the brush width range by adjusting end limiters
– Smart-Lock feature allowing width to be automatically locked
– Easy pairing with Scriba, just squeeze
– Switch between brush and eraser mode with just a double click
– Hide the user interface with a triple-click of Scriba
– Fully squeeze Scriba, press and hold to access eyedropper tool and match colour

– Full screen painting
– Record and replay paintings
– Ultrafast OpenGL-based painting engine
– 14 parameterized brush shapes
– Adjustable brush settings (spacing, jitter, scatter, etc.)
– Adjustable color opacity
– Invert color and desaturate
– Flip and arbitrarily transform layers
– Adjustable color balance (iPad only)
– Adjustable hue, saturation and brightness (iPad only)

– Create up to 10 layers
– Lock and hide layers
– Adjust layer opacity
– Duplicate, rearrange, and merge layers
– Change blending modes: normal, multiply, screen, exclude

Import and Export:
– Integrated with Dropbox
– Import native JPEG, and PNG files
– Export as native JPEG, PNG, and Photoshop files (with layers)
– Place images from your photo album into paintings
– Copy paintings to the pasteboard

– Zoom with two finger pinch
– Zoom in with two finger double tap
– Zoom to fit with two finger double tap
– Toggle interface visibility with a triple-click of Scriba

What’s New

Version 3.9

Compatibility updates to ensure the best possible experience on iOS 13

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Dublin Design Studio Ltd
34.6 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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