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iPhone photo apps

When I was in college I thought I would be getting a degree in photography. Along the way I learned that my real interest was graphic design, thanks to an astute photography teacher who noticed I always combined words with my photos. I don’t have as much time for photography anymore unless you count taking pictures of your kids at their birthdays and other gatherings or sports events. Today I decided to take pictures of little vignettes of things around my house using my iPhone. I love all of the photography apps for the iPhone. It allows me to be creative without a darkroom, does anyone work in a darkroom anymore?! I am just an amateur but my son has inherited my love of photography and he can create magic just with his iPhone! Here are the apps on my phone and I’ve used some of them in the photo collages: Pic Collage and Frametastic – used both of these making my collages. These are also great for doing blog posts with Pin Boards ColorSplash – allows you to color just one part of the photo, perfect for flowers OldPhotoPro – change images to sepia, antique looking, perfect for a western look Vintage Cam – has several different filters to play with TiltShiftGen – makes things look like tiny models, so awesome! Hipstamtic – gives images a vintage-y feel with lots of filters Some of these I have not tried yet but my daughter’s play around with them: PS Express, Instagram, Tiny Planets, ToonPaint, Color Canvas, Lo-Mob, MoreMono, MoreLomo, SlowShutter, SketchMe, 360, iMajiCam, INPoke Of course you can get...

friday faves: 10 iphone apps for designers

Being a graphic designer, I still believe that with all of the new technology out there nothing compares to an old fashioned notebook and pencil for when inspiration strikes. But realistically, you can’t ignore the things that make life a bit easier. And I am all about what makes life easier. When I got my very first cell phone (a long time ago kids) I found myself thinking what would we do without our cell phones? Then it was what would we do without our iPhones. Now it’s what would we do without our iPhone Apps? Here are 10 apps for designers that are our faves for helping you organize and manage everything from selecting color palettes to managing your busy schedule. Evernote cost: free. Evernote turnes the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad into an extension of your brain, helping you remember anything and everything that happens in your life. From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings. It also instantly synchronizes from your iPhone to your Mac or Windows desktop. ZeptoPad cost: free. ZeptoPad is the ideal app for channeling your artistic creativity. When you are out and about and have that flash of inspiration, this app allows you to create vector images, simply by drawing on the screen with your fingers. The latest version even has P2P access, so you can share your masterpieces with all your ZeptoPad buddies and associates. Creativity on the run. ColorToy cost: $2.99. The color scheme generator for iPhone and iPod Touch. Whether you’re a web designer, interior decorator, artist or just a lover of colors, ColorToy can help you find your ideal color scheme....