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JixiPix Software Releases New Chalkboard Artistic Software for Mac

JixiPix Software announces the release of a new chalkboard artistic creation software for Mac OS. Chalkspiration is the new creative canvas for businesses and artists to create chalkboard layouts and art digitally. Creating chalkboard art is crazy and fun. Call it old school but chalkboard art is making a comeback and Chalkspiration is the main software tool to lead this new push. The swooshes, the light shading and the dusty backgrounds are just a few elements.

This new app available for Mac OS 10.6 provides all the creative tools needed to transform an image into a professional-looking piece of chalkboard art and is the perfect compliment to a series of JixiPix artistic apps developed for digital artist, photographer and creative professionals, giving them the ability to achieve realistic chalky chalkboard art creations true to a traditionally difficult media. The app also boasts a collection of pre-made clipart.

Chalkspiration for for Mac is $7.99/£5.49. Chalkspiration – Chalkboard art now being served at the JixiPix website and Mac App Store, click here to download.



Creating chalkboard art is crazy and fun. Call it old school but chalkboard art is making a comeback. It’s everywhere these days and the more we see it, the more we swoon. The swooshes, the light shading and the dusty backgrounds are just a few elements that makes this media enchanting to behold. Chalkspiration is the new creative canvas for business design, events and home decor.

Chalkspiration starts by automatically converting your image to chalky outlines with light shading then allows you to place objects from a library of included flourishes, banners, embellishments and fonts. To get started, choose one of our ready to customize preset templates; or create your own using tools from within the app that will add images and clipart then allow you to resize, flip, rotate and duplicate them exactly the way you want.

A few favorite ways people have used their Chalkspiration art are from invitations to placemats, photo backdrops to chalk-like artwork in wedding details and decor – the possibilities for this fun and artsy media is endless!



Fully adjustable control on all aspects of the process: Chalk color and texture, shade strength, outline detail, edge style and chalkboard border. Also allows placement objects and text with the ability to resize, flip and rotate of them.

*  Two chalk styles – one that shades on the inside of the lines and one that shades on the out
*  A library of embellishments, banners, flourishes and dividers
*  A way to add and edit text from within the app
*  A powerful brush to colorize chalk
*  An erase brush to remove unwanted chalk from images and clipart
*  A variety of dusty looking blackboards
*  The ability to add multiple images and your personal clipart
*  The ability to resize, flip and rotate images and clipart from within the app
*  An array of presets and customizable templates
*  A way to save your project in a preset for future use

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]