I have been thoroughly enjoying drawing on the iPad. I have many applications to do so. My favorite one is Brushes, because it has a special feature called the Playback. Now, what the Playback allows you to do is play the drawing back from start to finish. I find it fascinating to see the work in process. I love how it evolves and a great reminder of what you may unconsciously have drawn. I also, love for others to see the work in action and have found that it is a great way to have viewers become involved and participate in your work.
My quandary though was how do I enable a bigger audience to see the Playback, without showing them directly on the iPad. Well, I am going to share the secret. It took me two weeks to figure this out. Granted I am not tech savvy, but for some reason no one knew how to do this and the information that I did get wasn’t very clear. After, many tries I figured out how to take the playback from the Brushes Application for iPad record it and also send it to my favorite Social Media.
Here are the step-by- step instructions.
1. Download the Brushes Viewer from this site http://brushesapp.com/viewer/
2. From your iPad Brushes Gallery, mail the image to your computer; hit mail actions (this is important because it’s not just the image you need, but the entire drawing in action). It will send a file to your email.
3. Open up Brushes Viewer Download.
4. Download file of image action to computer.
5. You will see recording, set the speed of which you want the playback to be, include name, file in pictures and hit export to you picture file.
6. Go to finder, to locate exported movie, open it.
7. At the bottom of the picture, you will see and arrow, click where you want to send it. It includes, iTunes, MobileMe Gallery, YouTube, Vimeo, Flicker, Facebook and Mail.
I like to send mine to YouTube, for easy access to Twitter and other Social Media. When sending to YouTube, fill out forms and Meta keywords and make sure access for personal only is unchecked if you want public viewing.
I hope this helps. Here are a few of my playbacks recorded.
Title: Back to Black
Title: Trombone Shorty
Title: Strike the Pose (This one I added and mp3 piece of my son’s music after downloading with Mac Quicktime)