PSOFT Mobile Releases Zen Brush 2 for iPhone and iPad

[] Sendai, Japan – PSOFT Mobile is proud to announce the release of “Zen Brush 2 – Simple Ink Brush Tool”, their app for iPhone and iPad devices that simulates the experience of performing ink wash painting with an East Asian ink brush.

App Outline
Zen Brush 2 is a painting app focused on the strong yet beautiful feel of the East Asian ink brush. With a new drawing engine that brings to life a feeling of silky fluent painting and the delicacy of an ink brush, providing a simple and intuitive user interface imbued with the Zen spirit, this app is designed to be optimal for performing Zen art.

PSOFT Mobile managed to greatly improve on the highly regarded drawing engine of Zen Brush to create a new drawing engine for Zen Brush 2 that is based on a 3D model of an East Asian ink brush. Strokes change according to the movements of the users’ finger, providing a sensation just like a real ink brush. An even more varied and deep expressiveness is now possible.

The new features also include the ability to select the degree of ink dispersion. Users can enjoy the complex, three-dimensional expressiveness of ink-wash painting where the ink gradually soaks into “washi” (Japanese paper). The dry brush easily produces “kasure” (scratchiness) and is great for producing a rough appearance. The standard brush has moderate “nijimi” (blurring) and is ideal for a smooth appearance with little “kasure”. The wet brush easily produces “nijimi” and makes it possible to produce a pale, fleeting appearance.

Users can also use red ink in addition to the main black ink. It can be used in many ways such as for signature seals, corrections or to create breaks in color. Like its predecessor, the app supports a wide range of pressure sensitive styluses, but it can also simulate brush pressure based on the touch area on the screen, allowing users to express thickness from stroke strength even without a stylus.

* 92 background style templates
* Simple brush size adjustment with slider
* Simple main tools: Ink brush, red brush, eraser brush
* 3 levels of ink dispersion
* 3 levels of ink tone
* Undo / redo (5 levels)
* Save work to the photo library
* Open in other apps (Formats: JPEG, PNG, transparent PNG (no background))
* Post to Facebook and Twitter
* Simulated finger pressure
* Support for pressure sensitive styluses
* Adjustable brush pressure sensitivity (5 levels)

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 49.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Zen Brush 2 is only $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the entertainment category.PSOFT Mobile
Zen Brush 2
Purchase and Download on iTunes
YouTube Video
Press Kit (ZIP)

Located in Sendai, Japan, P SOFTHOUSE Co., Ltd. was founded in 1990 by Keiki HATAKEYAMA as a software development company. It has contributed to the development of multiple consumer games, digital media contents and software for entertainment facilities, both for distribution under its own brand name or as part of collaborative projects with other companies. The products it produced gained much support by a wide range of users. P SOFTHOUSE applies superb know-how to its products, and provides new solutions for digital media creators and artists. PSOFT MOBILE is the division of P SOFTHOUSE Co., Ltd. which handles development of applications for mobile devices. Copyright (C) 2015 P SOFTHOUSE Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

###Nicolas Morin
Research Engineer
+81 22-295-2711
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