Mobile Photography / Art Tutorial – Artoon: Keeping it Simple

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We are delighted to publish Jerry Jobe’s latest mobile photography/art tutorial for our reading and viewing pleasure. This time Jobe takes a look at the app Artoon. Read his thoughts as he puts it through its paces (foreword by Joanne Carter). Take it away Jerry…

Artoon retails for $1.99/£1.49 and you can download it here.

 

“I’m rather fond of JixiPix apps in general, although there are some, like Fold Defy and Chalkspiration (covered back in May), that are so specialized as to be essentially useless. On the other hand, today’s app, Artoon, performs a task that I frequently wish to use in my artwork: creating a simple, flat image that is useful as part of a piece using several apps or all by itself.

Like most JixiPix apps, Artoon is a separate app for iPhone vs. iPad. I am using the iPad version, and have not purchased the separate iPhone app. The user interfaces will likely differ between the two devices, but the controls will be similar. Learning what the “Color Smoothing” slider does will help you, regardless of whether the user interface is the older standard JixiPix interface seen in this tutorial or the newer “gray” interface”.

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Mobile Photography / Art – Three Years of Tutorials: A Recap, an Assembly Feature, and an iColorama Procedural

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Huge thanks to Jerry Jobe on his Mobile Photography / Art Tutorial Third Year Writing Anniversary. We have loved and enjoyed every single one of Jobe’s tutorials and we know that you do too.  This week, Jobe does something a little different, take a look…(foreword by Joanne Carter).

“On November 7, 2012, I published my first tutorial on Hipstamatic. As usual, on my anniversary, I like to take a look back. But there’s more to this article than a walk down memory lane. There’s a feature currently in beta for Assembly that I’d like to show you, and an iColorama procedural on how to create a multicolored water color painting like this one. So let’s get started!”

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Mobile Photography App Tutorial – Chalkspiration and Fold Defy: Decent Solutions for Obscure Needs

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If I had a nickel for every time I thought, “Boy, this image would look great if I could put it on folded paper” or “Look at the neat art on that restaurant chalkboard! Wonder if I could do that on my iPad?”, then I probably would still be penniless. I certainly wouldn’t have enough to pay for these two apps from Jixipix, Chalkspiration and Fold Defy. (Both are available in normal iPhone and HD iPad versions. They are not universal and require separate purchase.)

Let’s face it – they’re not horribly done (although Chalkspiration did crash on me). Jixipix does not release horrible apps. For someone like me, who looks forward to their apps and owns all of them, these two are particularly…well, useless.

Perhaps you have a need for creases or chalky flourishes. So let’s take a look at the apps and how you manoeuvre in them, starting with Chalkspiration.

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Huge Sale On iOS JixiPix Photography Apps Today!

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JixiPix are prolific developers of iOS photography apps and today they are having a huge sale. We have listed the apps below with download links, don’t miss this.

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Huge iOS Photography App Sales This Weekend – Don’t Miss This

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Many app developers are discounting their apps this weekend for Labor Day weekend.  We have rounded up the best of these, take a look below. The discount for Chalkspiration has not reached the app store yet but it will be going through shortly. We’re expecting many more apps to go on sale this weekend, we’ll … Read more Huge iOS Photography App Sales This Weekend – Don’t Miss This

Chalkspiration – iPhone Photography App Giveaway

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Chalkspiration is a great app by accomplished developers JixiPix to help you chalk up some great art. 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 … Read more Chalkspiration – iPhone Photography App Giveaway

iOS Photography App – Chalkspiration Now Available For iOS

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Chalkspiration became available for Mac on 6 December, see here, and we’re delighted to see that it’s now available for iOS both on the iPhone and iPad. Chalkspiration has been developed by the incredible competent and copious app developer JixiPix, developers of the very popular apps including Dramatic Black & White, Grungetastic, Moku Hanga, PhotoArtista … Read more iOS Photography App – Chalkspiration Now Available For iOS

Chalkspiration – We’ve Got Promo Codes To Giveaway!

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We mentioned this brand new Mac app Chalkspiration yesterday by the very accomplished photo app developers JixiPix and today, we have promo codes to giveaway. Each promo code is worth $7.99/£5.49. Chalkspiration is the new creative canvas for businesses and artists to create chalkboard layouts and art digitally. Creating chalkboard art is crazy and fun. … Read more Chalkspiration – We’ve Got Promo Codes To Giveaway!

JixiPix Software Releases New Chalkboard Artistic Software for Mac

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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 … Read more JixiPix Software Releases New Chalkboard Artistic Software for Mac

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