|April Garden in Cheshire|
sketch created on iPad using Brushes app and Griffin stylus
copyright Katherine Tyrrell - all rights reserved
This time I was making a conscious effort to use the stylus more like I use a pen or pencil rather than pastels. At the moment I think I prefer the pastels mode - but suspect this is probably more about me needing to get to grips with the different brushes and ways in which these can be adjusted!
You'll be able to tell from the video below that I do tend to take the "wprk all over" approach to a bit of an extreme!
How I got my Brushes actions movie from the iPad to YouTube to Blogger
I'm going to write down how I got my the sketching actions in the Brushes app off my iPad and to this blog post via YouTube
- Apple iPad - Click share icon in gallery view
- Apple iPad - Mail actions to one of my email addresses
- Googlemail - save the gz file associated with the "Brushes Painting Actions" email to my Brushes folder in my Movies folder on my iMac (Note: .gz is the file extension for gzip files created using GNU zip, an open source file compression program)
- Open the 'gzip' file on my Apple iMac and save the gz file to the same folder
- After forgetting that gz files can't be read by just any old video software, open Brushes Viewer (previously downloaded to my Apple iMac)
- check that the file works in animated form in Brushes Viewer
- export the file to from gz to my hard disc on my my Apple iMac
- try to upload the file to Flickr (except it's too long and the .mov extension is not recognised!)
- export the file again(!) - this time saving it as MPEG-4 video and giving it a real name (this one was saved at 1024x768 pixels at medium quality)
- I now have a file called aprilgarden.mov which is 354.1 MB
- Flickr limits movies to 90 seconds so this one needs to be uploaded to YouTube
- Open YouTube account and upload file - it takes about 50 minutes on a good connection
- Wait for the file to be processed - another few minutes
- Go to unique URL for video
- Create the share code for the the video via embed mode
- Post embed code to this blog post!
Something else I learned from the manual. Worth keeping in mind for the future!
If your painting has many strokes, exporting a movie may take some time, and the resulting file may be quite large (depending on the settings).