Light painting is the art of illustration with long-exposure photography and a handheld light source. The marvelous colors, patterns, and effects in SpriteBrush add fun and creativity to your light painting photos.

What You'll Need

SpriteBrush Brushes

Shapes

The essential light brush tool: Solid colors, framed in geometric shapes.

Shape brush - circle Shape brush - bar Shape brush - diamond Shape brush - hexagon Shape brush - octagon Shape brush - square Shape brush - star Shape brush - starburst
Shapes Choose a form to add visual interest to your solid color brush.
Color Pick one from the color palette screen.
Strobe A strobing SpriteBrush color adds variety to your light painting. Choose from a slow, medium, or fast strobe. Combined with the speed of your painting motions, you'll create spots, dotted trails, laser bolts, and more.

Tap the "Display Shape Brush" button to display the brush full-screen on your device.

Tap the screen to hide and show the brush.

Tap and hold the screen to return to the Shapes page.

Patterns

Patterns add stripes and streaks to your light paintings.

Pattern brush - one point Pattern brush - two points Pattern brush - three points Pattern brush - four points Pattern brush - rainbow Pattern brush - citrus Pattern brush - retro Pattern brush - winter Pattern brush - spring Pattern brush - summer Patter nbrush - autumn Pattern brush - red, white & blue Pattern brush - Gradient (silver) Pattern brush - Gradient (red) Pattern brush - Gradient (green) Pattern brush - Gradient (blue)

Select a brush from the list by tapping the "Pattern" button.

Tap the "Display Pattern Brush" button to display the brush full-screen on your device.

Tap the screen to hide and show the brush.

Tap and hold the screen to return to the Patterns page.

Animations

Form lines and shapes with details and textures using an animated brush.

Animation brush - cycle primary colors Animation brush - spinner Animation brush - fire Animation brush - vines Animation brush - 8-bit flame Animation brush - 8-bit steel Animation brush - 8-bit camo Animation brush - 8-bit checkers Animation brush - sparkles Animation brush - dots Animation brush - circles Animation brush - snowflakes
Animation Pick one from the animated brush palette screen.
Speed Animated brushes cycle through a loop or randomly change. Use trial & error to match the speed of your lightbrush stroke with the speed of the animation. Too fast a stroke with too slow an animation won't show much change; a slow stroke with a fast animation might blur.

Tap the "Display Animated Brush" button to display the brush full-screen on your device.

Tap the screen to hide and show the brush.

Tap and hold the screen to return to the Animations page.

Stencils

Decorate your light painting with ornamental illustrations. Stencils are high contrast line drawings that blink on your SpriteBrush screen and appear as recognizable images in your long exposure light painting photo.

Stencil brush - ornament Stencil brush - flower Stencil brush - plants Stencil brush - organic Stencil brush - aviary Stencil brush - bugs Stencil brush - people Stencil brush - under the sea Stencil brush - aircraft Stencil brush - aviary Stencil brush - ornament Stencil brush - people
Stencil Pick one from the stencil palette screen.
Color Pick one from the stencil palette screen.
Speed Stencils flash onscreen for a brief burst, like a camera shutter. Your selection from the speed palette screen sets the time between flashes. Choose a fast speed to increase the number of stencil images that appear in a stroke, or a slow speed to capture fewer stencils.

Tap the "Display Stencil" button to display the stencil full-screen on your device.

Tap the screen to hide and show the stencil.

Tap and hold the screen to return to the Stencils page.

Your First Light Painting

Choose a SpriteBrush brush style, open the camera shutter, paint your image, then close the camera's shutter. Your camera's shutter may be open from a just few seconds to several minutes, depending on your composition.

Never shoot in a space with obstacles, drops, or tripping hazards. Practice your technique in a well-lit space before shooting.

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