Uniquely available only on the App Store, painstakingly designed to be beautifully powerful, and meticulously engineered for iPhone — Inspire offers an unbelievably realistic and fast painting, drawing, and sketching experience that can be used wherever you go and whenever inspiration strikes.
Paint it. Blend it. Love it.
Beautiful, wet oil paint brush strokes are accompanied by the stunning blending effects of a dry brush that will absolutely take your breath away. Use just a bit of pressure to graze the canvas and add a soft blur to your artwork or apply stronger pressure to actually blend existing colors together to create entirely new ones!
Sorcery™ Painting Engine
Our painting engine Sorcery™, developed from scratch in-house, takes complete advantage of the iPhone GPU to render brush strokes with laser-sharp sub-pixel precision, brilliant 64-bit color, and incredibly fast speed.
Ultra Fast Rendering
While most other painting apps struggle to keep up with even 30 frames per second on iPhone, Inspire's Sorcery™ engine renders brush strokes up to a blistering 60 FPS and then asks for more.
Watch your paintings unfold, stroke-by-stroke, with Canvas Playback. Each brush stroke is recorded automatically while you paint, without any loss of speed. You can watch the video of your artwork at anytime from the gallery or export it at high-quality 1080p. Mesmerize your family, friends, and the world with your Inspire skills and Canvas Playback.
Dual Texture Brushes
Thanks to the awesome technology behind Sorcery™ and the power of iPhone GPUs, Inspire can render two brush textures at 1024 x 1024 resolution each, simultaneously and dynamically. During a brush stroke, "shape" and "surface" textures are combined on the fly to produce incredibly realistic marks on the canvas for mediums like chalk, charcoal, and pastels.
Browse through your saved paintings in a beautiful, yet functional, gallery. Easily watch the Canvas Playback video of each of your paintings, give them a title, or quickly flip through all of them by thumbnail, many at a time.
Size Does Matter
Be creative on massive canvas sizes with any custom width and height, up to the maximum allowed on your device.
• 8K up to 48MP on iPhone XS
• 6K up to 24MP on iPhone 6S or newer
An astounding 150 high-quality brushes await you — they are divided into 15 useful sets: Oil Paint, Airbrushes, Spray Paint, Paint Splatter, Graphite Pencils, Wax Crayons, Markers, Chalk, Charcoal, Pastels & Conté, Patterns, Textures, Basic Shapes, Complex Shapes, and Shape Outlines. All brushes can be used as a wet brush, dry brush (blending), or eraser.
Brush Size and Rotation
The size and rotation of each individual brush can be visually adjusted with pin-point accuracy using the large preview of the Brush menu. Inspire automatically remembers the selected size and rotation for each type of brush and brush mode independently, allowing you to pick up where you left off after selecting a new brush quickly and easily.
Deep Brush Stroke Customization
Customize brush strokes to the finest detail from the Stroke menu, with over 20 different settings across many categories. Whether you are setting the pressure, paint blending mode, scatter percentage, or the amount of taper a brush stroke is applied with, Inspire gives you full control of how brush strokes will look and feel on the canvas.
With 3D Touch you can finally paint and draw with pressure sensitivity without the need for a 3rd party stylus. Inspire now gives you astonishingly fine and dynamic control of the size or opacity of a wet brush and the blending strength of a dry brush, all from your fingertip.
Pick a Color, Any Color
Choose any color you can dream of with ease using the intuitive Color menu. HSB and RGB sliders accompany a large color circle and square to help you explore and adjust colors to find the perfect one. Your latest colors are saved automatically in a palette as you paint and you can also save your favorite colors to another palette with drag and drop.
iPhone XS and XS Max
When we first released Inspire 1.0 many years ago for iPhone 3G, we never could have imagined that it would run so fast and look so good on a future iPhone, as it does on iPhone XS and XS Max. The UI fills the beautiful new screens, paint colors look vibrant and luscious on the new OLED displays, and brush strokes flow on the canvas in stunning detail with the new Super Retina HD resolution.
Use your Apple Watch as a companion to perform actions such as changing the brush mode, undo/redo, selecting colors from a palette, or quickly glancing at how long you've spent on a painting. You can also clear the canvas or fill it with the latest paint color using Force Touch from any menu.
Create a painting or drawing with Inspire right within the Messages app! Start from a blank canvas or choose an image from your Photos to paint on top of. The painting UI has been streamlined for Messages to fit the smaller space and makes creating a quick sketch faster and easier than ever before.
Start Something New
Start a new painting by choosing a canvas size from one of 3 preset shapes, or any custom width and height, from the New Canvas menu. Once you choose a size, you can then import an image onto the new canvas from a variety of different sources like your Photos or iCloud Drive. Imported images can then be positioned, rotated, and scaled onto the new canvas.
Customize Inspire from the Settings menu to match the painting style and workflow that suits you best. Choose a painting offset so that brush strokes appear above your finger instead of underneath. Hide the hotspots around the edge of the screen once you get comfortable. Adjust the applied pressure curve to fine-tune painting and drawing with 3D Touch.
Start creating your own amazing artwork with Inspire today and you will be joining thousands of artists, young and old, from all around the world. Artists that love Inspire have a wide range of skill levels, create art in many different styles, and, most of all, simply enjoy having fun with the most intuitive and compelling illustration app for iPhone.