Creative Expression ~ Image-Making APPS

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Created with Color Waves APP

Enjoy some APPS that create special effects [a bit of photography magic] as part of the production process getting media ready before beginning the final post-production of video-editing. There are many many many of these populating the APP stores. Explore ones that inspire creative expression of images having a meaningful role of "illuminating" the message rather than just being a decoration or literal illustration that goes along with the message. Encourage images . . . AFTER the novelty bump of exploring . . . to have an exciting, meaningful, purposeful role or "job" in the storytelling!

Note: Many free APPS bring a singular specialty effect rather than universal image-editing commonly connected to PhotoShop! So if you want that kind of power, check out Leonardo APP [$4.99] for a full image-editig functions featuring layers and selection tools.

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Leonardo [$4.99]
Here is an editor so powerful that you could do almost anything that you thought was possible only on a desktop.
Leonardo is considered a Universal Photo Editor with support for Layers, Selection Tools, Masks and of course filters, effects and other tools.

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Color Effects [FREE]
Color Effects creates dramatic images by removing colors or changing them entirely. Gray out everyone in an image, except for you. Make the sky green/yellow/rainbow or whatever. Make your hair purple. Change the color of anything!

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Image Chef [FREE]

Image Chef now comes with video! Do amazing things with photos & text using ImageChef. Use the amazing photo and text templates, or arrange text and stickers manually. Drop your photo into a series of scenes such as a wanted poster, billboard, picture frame and many more. Some frames support up to four photos combined in unique ways.

CinemaGram [FREE]
Create a stunning hybrid between photo and video. Cinemagram animates small portions of your photo to create a magical image that's part-photo and part-video. Apply vintage / cross processing filters, and share your masterful creation.

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You don't need a computers and expensive software to superimpose or cut/copy/paste one photo on top of another any more! 1. Load a background image 2. Load a foreground image. Then mask out [cut out] any unwanted portions of the foreground image using wide range of masking tools. Masking in the app is the most powerful one available on the app store, just tap on an area of the photo, and the app will mask out all the connected area with similar colors. Or you can use brush, lasso, polygon, global color similarity, rectangle, ellipse, linear, bi-linear, radial gradient, mask from image or mask from text masking tools. Enjoy making some WOW images!

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Pic Collage [FREE]
It's fast, fun and easy. Pic Collage makes awesome collages of your friends and favorite stars, with stickers, text, web search and freeform cutouts! Import photos from your photo library, your Facebook albums (and your friends' albums too), or use photos from the web to create a collage. There are also lots of fun backgrounds and stickers for you to choose from! Makes interesting unique customized images plus gorgeous emails as creative postcards.

Face It [FREE]
Have lots of creative fun dressing up your photos with costumes, wigs, shades, hats and more! Add speech bubbles with messages for lots of make-your-own photo fun! Face-It photos can be emailed, tweeted, posted on Facebook or added to your photo collection. Consider the Alien Invasion or Frames IT apps for similar photo creativity fun.


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Six Words About Me w Word Foto
WordFoto [$1.99]

Tap into your creative expression with words designed onto images to create a unique "illuminating" visual experience using WordFoto. Let's authors create a visual storytelling or accompany the unfolding of a written story. Turn your photos and words into amazing typographic works of art right from your iphone or ipad2 device.

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Visual Poetry [$1.99]

Words can be graphics TOO by arranging themselves into unique "showing NOT telling" visuals. Make beautiful text collages with Visual Poetry. Type your text or phrase and watch it instantly arranged as a mosaic in a variety of shapes and styles. 24 symbols are included or you can draw you own shapes. Pinch and drag to resize and rotate individual words. What do YOUR words say? How does the text-based graphic illuminate meaning?


KaleidaCam [$1.99]
Get inspired and create unique art with KaleidaCam. Turn your iphone or ipad2 device into a kaleidoscope and capture the world in an entirely new way. Tap into your creative expression with self-made "illuminating" images to create a visual storytelling or accompany the unfolding of a written story.

Grungetastic (.99)
Clean Photos Are So Yesterday! Grungetastic is the very best at creating grunge, distorted, and distressed images. If you are looking for a clean elegant photo then you are in the wrong place!


Pic Stitch [FREE]
Design image collages by combining multiple photos into one. Pic Stitch can create before and after sequences, panoramic or other creative expressions. Has twenty-seven layouts w/ pan, rotate, flip, mirror and zoom features. Some comments about file management but may be solved by now.


Paper Camera (.99)
What a creative experience with real time cartoon or artistic drawings filters painted on your ipad2 camera lens feed. Paper Camera has eight filters for your ipad camera lens but you can also apply these filters to existing photos. Even if you have original ipad - these filters help artists make a statement with their photos.