Get TwistedBrush Pro Studio art software (Win) for free

This top-rated paint program normally sells for $79.

TwistedBrush Pro Studio 17 gives artists a massive collection of brushes and other tools for creating dazzling works like this one.
TwistedBrush Pro Studio 17 gives artists a massive collection of brushes and other tools for creating dazzling works like this one. Pixarra

Given the recent spate of seemingly instant sellouts and the risk of boring everyone with "yet another tablet/TV/flash drive," I'm going to broaden my focus here a bit and share the occasional niche deal.

Today, for example, I bring you something that won't appeal to everyone, but will definitely satisfy creative types. Today only, BitsDuJour has Pixarra's TwistedBrush Pro Studio 17 (Win) absolutely free. It normally sells for $79.

Update: If that link brings up a different program, use this one instead.

TwistedBrush Pro Studio is a sophisticated paint/image-editing program that gives artists a massive collection of brushes, allowing them to create artwork using tools like watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pens, pencils, and markers.

The software includes a brush-effects system, tracing paper, masks, filters, random brush generation, scripting, and full art sets.

In other words, it's pretty cool. Need proof? Check out some of the gushing user reviews on CNET's download page.

TwistedBrush Pro Studio 17 is compatible with Windows XP and later. (Not sure about Windows 8.) To get it, just click that big green "Get It For Free" button, then complete the registration form. Your license key will arrive via e-mail.

As noted earlier, this giveaway expires at midnight (ET). After that, you'll have to pony up $79 if you want the program. What do you think? Worth the download?

Bonus deal: Game time! Reckless Racer is one of my favorite iOS racing games . Today only, you can get the sequel, Reckless Racing 2 (iOS), free of charge. Regular price: $1.99. Yee-haw, that's some mighty good dirt-track racin'!

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