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TwistedBrush Paint Studio 1.14 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — TwistedBrush Paint Studio 1.14

Natural media painting with an intuitive interface!
$29.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 49 (80%) 12 (20%) 36 comments

TwistedBrush Paint Studio 1.14 was available as a giveaway on September 6, 2019!

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Providing painting and drawing with natural media brushes, TwistedBrush Paint Studio makes no compromises in offering the best of the TwistedBrush painting engine. Presented in an interface that's perfectly suited for creation of new art work using expressive brushes from thick wet oil paints and fluid watercolors to slick oil pastels and fine airbrushes and everything in between.

Over 120 of the very best natural media brushes available anywhere in these general categories: Acrylics, Airbrushes, Basic Brushes, Blenders, Charcoals and Chalks, Crayons, Erasers, Markers, Masking Brushes, Oil Paints, Oil Styles, Palette Knives, Pastels, Pencils, Pens, Watercolors.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; 500MB disk space; 1024x768 minimum display resolution; 4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)

Publisher:

Pixarra Inc.

Homepage:

http://www.pixarra.com/paint_studio.html

File Size:

33.5 MB

Price:

$29.00

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#15

If you go to their online website, and click on 'User Guide', then half-way down the left-hand side of the page is an icon that says "generate PDF" - this will convert the whole User Guide to PDF format, which you can download.

Reply   |   Comment by Othello86  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

Anyone know who we contact about this invalid Key business?

Reply   |   Comment by Christina  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

ops lol i just opened the txt file & buuum there's the contact info!
I don't know if y'all read the txt file very closely or not but if you have antivirus on your computer it won't validate the program....

Reply   |   Comment by Christina  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

Would love to keep it but I got an Invalid Key pop up.

Reply   |   Comment by Anita  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Anita, me too

Reply   |   Comment by Martina Erskine  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

Downloaded and ran setup, says it was activated but cannot find or run the program. Windows 10

Reply   |   Comment by tuxedotraveler  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#11

What is the difference between this TwistedBrush Paint Studio 1.14 and Pro Studio 23.06 given away earlier this year? I couldn't find a feature comparison table.

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Jerry, There is a basic "comparison" statement on the Paint Studio page linked to as product home page:

"Paint Studio is a product born from TwistedBrush Pro Studio but with a focus on natural media painting and drawing with a simpler, streamlined interface. Internally the same great TwistedBrush brush engine is used. TwistedBrush Pro Studio is feature packed but if you want a stripped down version for painting and drawing with a new slick interface then Paint Studio is for you. Paint Studio strips away complexity and what remains is the very best natural media brushes available as well as the key features that have always made TwistedBrush great."

So it's a new GUI theme on a cut down twisted brush engine product currently at version 2.x so this is an old version no longer sold and no page describing this versions features or capabilities because the product home page is focused on the current version 2.17 or newer.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Jerry, nor could I find anything to let me know the difference. I have the Pro as well. But, it is my understanding that the Paint Studio does not have everything that the Pro does.

Reply   |   Comment by Barbara  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

Windows 10 64 bit home edition wont run installed twice any answers?

Reply   |   Comment by Charles  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

Pixarra Inc. and GOATD,

Thank you very much for your promotions!
Often the programs are repeated!
I wanted to see other programs in your promotions, they were not there yet.

​Selfie Studio,Pixel Studio and Luminance Studio!

Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by leone52  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

Will not install on Windows 10 Pro and I disabled AV. At first, all I got was software informer, not TwistedBrush. So I uninstalled software informer (I didn't want that) and I tried again, nothing. I get the GAOTD window with the activation information, I click close and nothing happens.

Reply   |   Comment by Will  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#7

TwistedBrush's software is usually worth a look and this one is no different, a well featured natural media art program. If you have a graphic tablet or another device with a pressure sensitive input of some kind you'll get the most out of it, and it's definitely one to grab.

My one caveat would be if you already grabbed TB Studio Pro, which was given away back in April, as that seems to be fuller featured and today's offer replicates what that does without some of the more advanced options.

If you're after a natural media art program also check out Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, which is now free on all platforms. Get it direct from Autodesk for PC though, the version offered via the Microsoft Store lacked a lot of the features of the full one when I tried it.

Reply   |   Comment by DawkinsDog  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)

DawkinsDog, I just looked on Autodesk Sketchbook Pro is not free, has a 30 day free trial .

Reply   |   Comment by Polly Racicot  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Polly Racicot, it is free... https://sketchbook.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Cindy Fawcett  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Cindy Fawcett, thank you so much, did not see that on their web site. I sit corrected,.

Reply   |   Comment by Pollyr  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Pollyr, sorry, I should have thought to include the link. Thanks, Cindy!

Once it's installed make sure to check out the free brush sets they offer. Go to Window - Sketchbook Extras and it'll give a list of them. Some are really nice and useful, such as the fur set, which gives a great result. I'd also recommend exporting the brush sets in case they ever stop being available, on the Brush Library panel click on the menu circle and select Export Brush Set, which needs to be done for each set.

Reply   |   Comment by DawkinsDog  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

DawkinsDog,

Thanks for the info as I had no idea that it is free. There is no lack of features if you create an account as I read this on thier web site, below.

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/sketchbook-forum/sketchbook-for-free-faq/td-p/7970245

"In-App Purchase from iTunes Store or Google Play (Pro Tools)

Users who have purchased the In-App Pro Tools version of SketchBook, now have access to the Desktop and Windows 10 version of SketchBook to complete your art. Desktop only features include access to Free brushes, Radial Symmetry, Predictive Stroke and Textured brushes. To access the full version of SketchBook, create and login with an Autodesk ID.

To create an Autodesk ID, you can do it within the SketchBook products. You can also create and/or reset the password here: "

Cheers

Reply   |   Comment by MonkeySnark  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

MonkeySnark, the mobile version used to require purchase to unlock all the features, it's one of the first art apps I bought for Android many moons ago. You're right that you just need to create a free account to unlock them now.

I was refering specifically to the Windows PC version. When it went free I installed it from the Microsoft Store but found it lacked several useful features, even when signed in. It wasn't until I downloaded the version from Autodesk themselves instead that they became available, hence my suggestion others do the same. The Windows Store may have updated their version now, but getting it from Autodesk direct ensures it's complete and up to date.

Reply   |   Comment by DawkinsDog  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

mike, yeah, Krita is another good free art app. I don't find the tools quite as naturalistic as Sketchbook, or Painter, but it's a great bit of software and well worth having installed.

Im looking forward to see what Glimpse is like, it's based off Gimp, which also has a pretty good selection of natural media brushes now. Glimpse is supposed to be adapting the interface to be friendlier and more like Photoshop.

Reply   |   Comment by DawkinsDog  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

In stalled OK but when I run it it says t cannot find Tb paint studio\data\*.env files and will not save purchase key.
Downloaded and clean installed 3 time.

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Rob,

Go to the Program Files (x86)\Pixarra directory and change the security settings on the TB Paint Studio directory so that all users have full control.

Reply   |   Comment by Dennis Towell  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Rob,

Run as admin? Is it possible security software is preventing creating that file? *Might try* creating a new text document on the desktop, open it & copy/paste the key, save it, rename to "ske.env", move to [normally] C:\Program Files (x86)\ Pixarra\ TwistedBrush\ data\

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#5

Has been given away before. Comments are here:
https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/paint-studio-1-14/

Reply   |   Comment by Trying 2 be helpful  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#4

No problems downloading or installing (Win 7 64x) (after temp disabling my anti-virus.) My question is this: what's the difference between this program and the one they gave us in April?

Reply   |   Comment by M. Aronson  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

M. Aronson, Re: "what's the difference between this program and the one they gave us in April?"

See http://help.pixarra.com/m/RevisionHistory

Reply   |   Comment by onderzoeker  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#3

... installed easily on windows 10 but needed DirectPlay and that needed to be installed as well... seems like it's fun, I'm a Paintshop pro 7 user and always interested in paint programs... thanks GOTD & Pixarra!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Jane  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#2

I downloaded TB on a previous GAOTD , and then bought later editions. Good programme. Easy download, (Windows 10 pro). Also very good people to deal with for any help/advice.

Reply   |   Comment by Anthony Martin  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#1

Sorry. Can't start the app. Get the message: Error starting module "Win32DPNetGame".

Reply   |   Comment by Hans Petersen  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hans Petersen, Control panel -> Programs -> Programs and Features -> Turn windows features on or off

Just turn the features (DirectPlay) on and away you go.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary Moore  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Hans Petersen, forgot to add, you'll find it under legacy components- direct play

Reply   |   Comment by Gary Moore  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Gary Moore, many thanks for your help. It works!

Reply   |   Comment by Hans Petersen  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Gary Moore, no direct Play on my machine in the box,..? (when I turn windows features off or on?)

Reply   |   Comment by Martina Erskine  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Gary Moore, was already on,.. prg will not accept the key and will not load and will not load anything for writing,...

Reply   |   Comment by Martina Erskine  –  11 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I had the same problem! https://i.imgur.com/c5Z1Ugn.png shows no "Direct Play"!?

Reply   |   Comment by King Kong  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

King Kong, click on 'legacy components' its in there

Reply   |   Comment by Gary Moore  –  10 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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