Even if you’re only an amateur designer there are lots of cool iPad apps you would love to play around with. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes so you’re bound to find some that are perfect for you. The app store is scary if you don’t know what you’re looking for, so let’s look at some funky ones you should play around with first.
Every designer needs a great app in their collection that can create lots of beautiful effects. When you take lots of photos you want a way to improve them straight away and you’ll be able to because this app is very fast. The only thing that will slow you down is deciding which textures you will use because there are so many of them. All the textures come in various packs so you can apply many of them at the same time instead of doing each one on their own.
This is a great paint app designed with artists in mind and it blows a lot of its competition out of the water. Unlike many apps you have a lot of tools laid out in front of you which means you don’t need to click the pad too many times when you’re working on a design. Instead of using traditional layers on this app you build up layers of color and flatten them to the background. I know this isn’t going to help some people, but at least traditional artists will benefit from it.
I don’t think you’ll want to use this app on your own, but if you have any children and you want them to become a great animator it’s perfect for you. There is nothing complicated about the app because you’re only dealing with geometric shapes. They can be turned, moved, and the color can be altered at any time. The animation part is easy because you just take a photo of the shape then you change it slightly and take another photo. Your child needs to keep doing this until their video is ready.
Most brilliant designers will never be able to come up with tons of ideas on their own. You might have a special few who can design something that has never been done before, but everyone else needs to get their inspiration from somewhere. When you find things that inspire you it’s important you save everything in a safe place. Hop.in will let you save things you see online when you’re surfing the internet on your iPad and hopefully your work will improve.
Retromatic HD 2.0 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/retromatic-hd-2.0/id581731651?mt=8)
Do you ever notice how everyone loves everything retro even though they would happily have threw it in the trash can once it went out of fashion all those years ago? If you want a little more retro in your life you should definitely try to get your hands on the Retromatic HD app. First you will need to upload some of your favorite photos and after a little twiddling they will look like something out of the 60s.
This one is a little different because it lets you create abstract images on your iPad. Abstract art has become very popular over the years and now you will be able to create it a little easier. Once you’ve come up with a lovely design you can then incorporate it into something else you’re working on. They make nice backgrounds as anything will look better lying on top of a piece of abstract art. Don’t worry about getting stuck because they have a great tutorial you can use.
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Now that you have an iPad it means you don’t have to sit around being bored all the time. You can just bend over and pick up your computer and you’re ready to go. It definitely helps if you have the right apps and you should love a few we’ve spoken about today.
Nancy Baker, the author of this article, is a freelance blogger, currently writing for, Elements, leaders in architectural house plans and designs. She loves theater and is into caricaturing and wood carving. You can reach Nancy via Twitter @Nancy_Baker.