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Apps for art advancement


By Cassidy Delahunty, entertainment editor
For sophomore Ann Fulk, photography and drawing apps provide a way to bring art to a new, previously inaccessible level.
“You can change [your art] to the way you saw it, not how the camera captured it.” Fulk said.
According to Fulk, users of these apps can be inspired by other’s art and use the apps’ features to improve their own. However, those who are not interested in art can still find enjoyment in these apps because they are a way to exercise creativity. Here are some of the apps that Fulk and other digital artists have found helpful to their creative process.
Purpose: Photography
Price: Free
Description: Unlike other photography-centric apps, such as Instagram, VSCO is a source of information for those who want to learn more about the technical aspects of photography by using the app’s many editing features. The app is aimed towards those with a serious interest in photography and is not marketed as a social media app. Many photographers appreciate this policy because it allows them to have easier access to those with similar interests. Along with providing users the ability to organize the photos they post into collections and albums, it also allows users to adjust the brightness, sharpness, exposure, contrast and other features of their photos just like in similar photography apps.

Adobe Photoshop Sketch
Purpose: Drawing
Price: Free
Description: With an easy-to-navigate design and a plethora of tools, Adobe Photoshop Sketch is far superior to similar free sketching apps, such as Paper or Tayasui Sketches. Brush colors are fully customizeable and extra colors do not have to purchased. Some other features include adjustable brush sizes, varying brush opacity and the ability to upload drawing directly to Photoshop.

Purpose: Coloring
Price: Free, but with in-app purchases
Description: Colorfy describes itself as a coloring book for adults. The app provides various albums of coloring pages, most of which are free. However, extra pages can be accessed with a subscription costing $7.99 a month. While the app does not allow user to create any original works of art, it is a relaxing activity that allows for some fun color coordination.

Purpose: Graphic Design
Price: Free, but with in-app purchases
Description: With lots of shapes, frames and layouts to organize your pictures in an infinite number of ways, Canva allows users to make professional-looking invitations, posters, Instagram posts, Twitter headers and other provided templates. While Canva is not a very complex app, it is a unique way to make infographics or photo edits.

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    EnesMar 11, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Paper and Sketches Pro are amazingly great apps for drawing. Sketches Pro was a free app of the week but Paper is free. I highly recommend both.