My son and I both love playing games. We have spent many a snuggle playing or painting or solving preschool problems on our devices. Now that I have the new Acer touchscreen we have had fun exploring apps in the windows 8 app store. There are a few we like, but we both love Fresh Paint.
About Fresh Paint
Meet Fresh Paint – a delightfully fun and realistic painting application for you and your family.
Fresh Paint is an easy to use, free app that includes oil paint and all the tools you need to paint. Whether you are an aspiring artist, parent, or kid (or kid at heart), Fresh Paint will help you unleash your inner creativity. We believe that brilliant, creative ideas can come from anyone, anytime. It’s time to set your creativity free.
Welcome to Fresh Paint – the canvas for your big ideas.
Fresh Paint Features
- Experience highly realistic oil paint. It works just like real oil on a canvas, just a little easier.
- Paint without the mess, clean-up, and costly supplies.
- Help your kids be creative and explore their imagination.
- Blend and mix paints to get just the color you want.
- Turn your photos into paintings with Fresh Paint. Import a photo, and then just brush and blend the colors to transform your picture into a beautiful oil painting.
- Purchase painting templates to help you improve your skill, or purchase coloring pages to help your kids explore their imagination.
- Choose from different brushes and change your brush size.
- Erase paint with the eraser, and correct any mistakes with the undo button.
- Click the fan button to dry instantly all the paint on your canvas.
- Paint in the way most natural for you. Get hands-on and finger paint, use a stylus or even a mouse, or purchase a capacitive paint brush and paint.
- Easily share your paintings with people you care about. Just swipe from the right edge of the screen and tap “Share.”
- More than just a digital painting program; Fresh Paint helps you bring your imagination to life.
- Now available – Disney•Pixar Finding Nemo Pack!
And yes, my son had me purchase the Disney Pixar Finding Nemo Pack! The app is free and so are all the tools, but you can purchase packs of fun things for kids of all ages to paint!
Seriously, the things people can do with Fresh Paint is beyond impressive! I thought I’d give my hand at it and create something wall worthy. After snapping this picture of my baby’s hands I knew I had the picture I wanted to import and play with.
I simply imported this photo to a new canvas and played around. If I was more talented I may have been able to actually paint his hands, but I’m not. I do however like what adding paint to my picture did!
I then took my saved Fresh Paint painting and uploaded it to a picture to canvas site. The final product now hangs on my wall.
Now if I could just get my older son to stay still long enough to do something similar with his beautiful hands, but in the mean time I will settle for his beautiful works of art he loves to create on my computer! Bonus, I can actually print them out and share them with the whole family on our refrigerator because whether created with crayons or technology all art deserves to be displayed!
What will you create?
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