Halftone 2, an Apple Editors’ Choice and App Store Best of 2013 winner, has added a new perspective feature that enables users to interactively tilt and rotate their graphic elements. The update also adds support for user-defined graphic shapes, making it easy to incorporate custom photos and artwork.
“The new 3D perspective feature makes it easy to tilt captions, balloons, WHAMs, and BAMs to add more excitement and action,” says Mike Swanson, Founder of Juicy Bits. “Best of all, if you export an image using Halftone 2’s anaglyph format, you can put on a pair of red and cyan 3D glasses and see the shapes jump right out of the page.”
With this update, users can also add their own custom stamp shapes to the app. Custom shapes can be loaded from photos or from PNG images that include transparency.
Halftone 2 makes it easy to create multi-page comic books by assembling photos from Facebook, Flickr, and the photo album. Users can add filters, customize page layouts, add speech and thought balloons, position captions, place some WHAMs, BAMs, and POWs, and share their creations with the world.
Other recent additions include a new set of licensed artwork from professional comic design firm, Blambot, the ability to copy projects using the iTunes file sharing feature, the return of the Aviary image cropping tool, a new cartoon-style image filter, a new “faceted” balloon style, three new page layouts, and localization to German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese.
This is a free update if you have previously downloaded Halftone 2, if not it is currently available for $1.99/£1.49 USD on the App Store, click here to download.