Flame Painter 4 Review

Flame Painter 4

Flame Painter 4 is a “game-changing software for digital painting, graphic design and photo effects using impressive particle brushes” according to its developer, Escape Motions. Escape Motions is an award winning developer that has also created the impressive natural media painting program, Rebelle.

Flame Painter 4 is usually sold for $89.99, but is available now for only $19.00. Yes, legally – at a massive discount of almost 80%! For that reason, we wanted to take a closer look at this impressive painting program.

If you’re not interested in the Flame Painter 4 review and simply want to purchase it, please feel free to skip ahead. If not, let’s see what it’s about.

What is Flame Painter?

Although Flame Painter isn’t likely to be the replacement of your daily photo editing software, like Photoshop, it is a great addition to your toolset. Flame Painter works with particle brushes to easily create original artwork, light effects, unconventional designs and fantastic backgrounds. Flame Painter brings your particle brushes to life, as they vibrate, move, swirl and fade.

Whether you’re a professional graphic designer, CG artist, or are just starting out in the creative world – this is a must have tool. Flame Painter is also recognized within the photography world as a predominant software. The Royal Photography Society Journal stated it to be “one of the world’s top painting applications”. The Photoshop User magazine noted that “You owe it to yourself to check out Flame Painter, and unleash your inner creative dragon!”

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What are the key features of Flame Painter?

Particle Brushes

The particle system of Flame Painter sets itself apart from any other software you may have used in the past. You are able to adjust almost any parameter of your brush including; brush size, blending, opacity, shape, particle system, fuzziness and so on. This diversity allows you to create classic light effects, as well as organic brush strokes or textured shapes. One thing you can know for sure, is that every brush stroke you make will be both unique and eye catching. By default, the ‘Flame’, ‘Follow’ and ‘Ribbon’ particle systems are included, but additional others can be added to suit your needs.

Flame Painter Particle Brushes
You can create stunning brush strokes with the state-of-the-art Particle System brushes from Flame Painter 4

The ‘Flame’, ‘Follow’ and ‘Ribbon’ particle brush are included in the default package. The ‘Liner’, ‘Elastic’ and ‘Fuzzy’ particle brushes are available for purchase as add-ons.

Editable Vector Brush Strokes

Another unique element of Flame Painter 4 stand is the fact that the brush strokes follow vector paths. This therefore allows you select your brush strokes as a vector path and change the particle effects. Changing the look and feel of your brush strokes has never been easier! You are also able to import vector images in .SVG format from your favorite editor, such as Illustrator.

The Flame Painter 4 workspace
Flame Painter 4 has an advanced intuitive customizable interface

Photoshop Plug-in

Although Flame Painter 4 exists as a standalone application, if you use Photoshop you can integrate both softwares with ease. This is done using the Photoshop plug-in: Flame Painter Connect. With this plug-in, you’re able to exchange layers across both Flame Painter and Photoshop, helping you to streamline your editing process. The plugin is compatible with Photoshop CC 2015 and newer versions.

The brush creator

The advanced Brush Creator tool allows you to both edit and customize the included brushes, as well as create your own brushes from scratch. It comes with a wide range of adjustable parameters giving you almost limitless possibilities when deciding how your brush looks and performs.

The next video will give you a closer look to the Brush Creator Panel.

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The Extensive Brush Library

Included with Flame Painter 4 are a great number of brushes that you can use and customize to suit your needs. As if that wasn’t enough, you also have access to the online Flame Painter Brush library where you can browse through hundreds of free, user-created custom brushes.

Free Flame Painter brushes
The Free Flame Painter brushes directory

Multi-Touch support

Flame painter 4 also offers complete support for multi touch gestures. This means that you are able to use it together with painting hardware such as Wacoms, Microsoft tablets or other compatible devices.

Multi Touch Support Flame Painter
Flame Painter 4 offers Multi Touch Support

You can also use your pressure sensitive stylus for perfect control.

Layers and Effects

Flame Painter allows you to create different layers when working on your project. This works to give you increased flexibility when adjusting specific layers to your taste.

Flame Painter 4 comes with 12 professional color & effect filters (Normal, Darken, Multiply, Color Burn, Linear Burn, Lighten, Screen, Color Dodge, Linear Dodge, Overlay, Soft Light, Hard Light, Vivid Light, Linear Light, Pin Light, Hard Mix, Difference, Exclusion, Subtract, Hue, Saturation, Color, Luminosity) and with 23 Photoshop blending modes (Normal, Darken, Multiply, Color Burn, Linear Burn, Lighten, Screen, Color Dodge, Linear Dodge, Overlay, Soft Light, Hard Light, Vivid Light, Linear Light, Pin Light, Hard Mix, Difference, Exclusion, Subtract, Hue, Saturation, Color, Luminosity).

Another great feature is the Tiling functionality, which helps to create seamless textures and patterns.


Check out these stunning artworks that were created using Flame Painter 4.

If this review got you excited, then make sure to either download the demo version or purchase the full version of this highly impressive software now. At only $19.00, there is little to no room for disappointment!

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