Waterbrush: Watercolor Effects 4+

Turn photos into paintings

Digital Masterpieces GmbH

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 2K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Explore beautiful Watercolor effects for your photos. Create stunning videos to make memorable moments even more special.

Waterbrush is a high-quality editing app that transforms your pictures and videos** into luminous, vivid watercolor paintings.

31 thoroughly curated presets will allow you to reimagine your memories with a simple tap of a finger. 12 professional tools will also let you work hand-in-hand with the watercolor technology whilst advanced machine learning takes care of the rest.

Waterbrush combines the groundbreaking AI technology of Digital Masterpieces with Apple’s powerful ML frameworks. As all the editing takes place on your device, all pictures remain on your iPhone or iPad, whether it’s a photo from your library or an artwork you just created. Maximum privacy is ensured.

Take full advantage of the high-resolution outputs and use your beautifully created artworks as covers for your personal journals or notebooks, T-shirt prints, or even create magnificent art to decorate your own homes or offices. Seamlessly integrated printing services will allow you to directly order your artwork as a canvas print or postcard.

Export your transformed snaps in high resolution (up to 64 MP) or high quality video (up to 4K)**, and share them on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Youtube, TikTok and Facebook.

Get started on an artistic journey whenever and wherever you feel like: in the comfort of your living room, on the busy train home, or while you are simply just waiting in line at shopfront. Download Waterbrush now and start using it for free!

Transform your pictures with one of the 31 curated effects available. Save your finished edits, or take it as a starting point as you embark on your artistic journey to perfect that piece of art. Find the ideal style for your personal portraits, daily snapshots or for your travel pictures.

With Custom Styles you can personalize and save your own styles with ease.

Crop or correct your images with our handy presets in brightness, saturation, contrast, highlights, shadows, black point and depth. Subscribe to Waterbrush to unlock even more powerful tools.

Your finger is your brush. Touch-up specific areas in your images that need attention. 13 tools allow to add or remove details, outlines, splatter, gaps and much more. Waterbrush supports the Apple Pencil as well.

Control the watercolor technology on your own. Decide how your overall artwork should look like by controlling 11 different type of style parameters. Apply more, or less outlines, wetness, wobbling and much more.

Remove imperfections from your photos with a simple swipe of your finger or Apple Pencil**

Experiment with more than 40 color palettes to highlight the mood of your artwork.

Perfect your artwork with one of 22 paper options to give it a realistic finish.

Give your image a little extra edge by applying one of 10 customizable vignettes.

Personalize your artwork with your own signature by simply using the touch of a finger or an Apple Pencil.

Enhanced resolution allowing export of up to 64 megapixels – perfect for large prints or digital productions.

Choose between High Efficiency Image Format to safe storage space and lossless TIFF format for printing or productions.

Create high fidelity videos** perfectly suited for digital productions or go for an arty-stop motion look in your videos.

If you have any questions or feedback for us, please feel free to send us an email at support@digitalmasterpieces.com. Our team is on hand 24 hours a day, so we'll get right on it.

Download the app for free now!
** iOS or iPadOS 16 required. Device support starts at iPhone 12 (or newer), iPad mini (6th gen), iPad Air (4th gen), iPad (10th gen), iPad Pro 11 inch (3rd gen), iPad Pro 12.9 (5th gen)

Optimized for iOS 17, the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro (Max).

* Subscribe to unlock all features
Terms of Use: https://www.digitalmasterpieces.com/app-terms-of-use/

What’s New

Version 4.2.0

Embark on your artistic journey as you discover the best and most stunning filters with Waterbrush!

Improved Auto Retouch
We have improved the Auto Retouch feature for you. Besides usability and cosmetic tweaks, we improved its speed as well as detection accuracy.

Magic Eraser*
With the new Magic Eraser feature, you decide what stays and what goes in your artwork. Remove imperfections or objects from your photos before they are turned into art. Create truly beautiful masterpieces that reflects your vision.

Make It Your Own with Custom Styles
With Custom Styles you can personalize and save your very own styles with ease. Use our curated styles as a starting point, fine-tune them to your likings and save them as your new, personalized, very own Custom Style. Custom Styles are synchronized among all your devices, so that you can apply them on any device, everywhere, any time.

Wish list
With our wish list feature, we will share our next bigger product features with you. Tell us what feature should be implemented next, by upvoting your most desired feature. In addition, you can create your own feature requests.

The latest version contains bug fixes and performance improvements.

If you have any questions or feedback for us, please feel free to send us an email at support@digitalmasterpieces.com. Our team is on hand 24 hours a day, so we’ll get right on it.

* Device support starts at iPhone 12 (or newer), iPad mini (6th gen), iPad Air (4th gen), iPad (10th gen), iPad Pro 11 inch (3rd gen), iPad Pro 12.9 (5th gen)

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

RIDivorceLawyer ,

My Highest Recommendation! Awesome App!

Made for the iPhone and iPad and not for my new MacBook Pro but works perfectly. Fabulous results and wonderful features. So happy with my purchase that I tried the other programs by the same developer. It only took a short time to realize there were exactly what I needed. Not too expensive. Great features.. even better results. So I bought 4 of them. I've tried all the featues on without a single error or issue on my MacBook Pro even though it is not supported. I can't recommend this program more highly.

Sherap6 ,

Thanks for the new updates and the unique features

Please consider adding following features to other applications (Graphite, Oil brushes, comic, etc.) as well:
-All-new Auto Retouch Feature
-Full Transparency Support

Your Notes From The Update Section:
[Retouching made easy!
Introducing the all-new Auto Retouch feature with 5 templates that help you create digital masterpieces easily. Abstract the background, smooth your skin, or add a color splash to your image.
We've got you covered! You can also refine the templates using our Retouch Tools.

Full Transparency Support
We now fully support transparency for HEIC 8, PNG and TIFF exports. This is perfectly suited to create stickers or export transparent images for your website or image collages. You can turn off transparency support in the settings.]

My Device: iPhone 14 Pro Max (latest iOS), iPad Pro 12.9” (3rd Generation, 2018, latest iOS)

Note: I regularly update my review/rating for this application.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your very positive review. We are super happy that you like the new Waterbrush additions :) Please continue your ongoing support and feedback since this helps us to get a better understanding what you and other users need. If you like, you can also send an email to support@digitalmasterpieces.com to start a more personal discussion on features.

In addition we have some good news for you: We will update our other apps within the next weeks to also include the new features. They will really be a great extension for Oilbrush and Graphite :)

Colon: ,

So much fun

Absolutely love changing my photos to an oil, pencil or pastel look. Love sending new photo art as postcards and making decision now on ordering prints fir gift giving. Just need to order one to decide how to frame it. Also, just published my second children’s book from Canva to KDP. I could not find a local artist to work with so tried Canva. Very happy. Thanks Waterbrush

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for sharing your love for Watebrush with us and other users. If you find the time, we would be super happy if you could send us a link to your newly published book to support@digitalmasterpieces.com .

I think we still have one slot open in our library :)

App Privacy

The developer, Digital Masterpieces GmbH, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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