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Graphite Sketchbook by BeCasso for iOS App for iPhone and iPad – App of the Day

Graphite Sketchbook by BeCasso enables artists to transform photographs into polished sketched looking images. It’s simple to operate, ensure that you have enabled ‘Share your Camera Roll’ within the app and then just select an image from your Photos folder and view the toolkit of features to edit this image.

‘My daughter and I before Covid-19’ ©Joanne Carter

Once in the Stylize tab there are a host of filters to adjust your images. Just tap on each filter to see your image change to a new style.


In the Edit tab you can make subtle tweaks to your image.


The crop tool enables the artist to transform your image into a portrait or landscape postcard or a square (ideal if you intend to send this image to Instagram).


With retouching it’s simple to use your fingertip to erase or to emphasise specific details. Select alternative paper selections, adding texture. As well as the facility to adjust brightness, saturation, contrast or shadows using a slider tool.

Price and compatibility

Graphite Sketchbook for BeCasso is free to download and comes with a good array of features. But there is a subscription model to enable more options. For example to release more editing tools and one that’s key, to remove watermarks. If when you’ve created a postcard you would like it to be shipped, BeCasso charge $1.99 for this facility. It’s also possible to order prints directly from your creation within the app, via Canvaspop, of course there are charges for this too.

All in all, it’s a fun app and might be something you’re looking for.

Graphite Premium – 12 months – $13.49

Graphite Premium – 1 month – $1.99

Graphite Premium – Lifetime – $40.99

To download go here.

Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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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]