AnnaTeamer, Heather Prins, is a prolific digital scrapbooker with an artsy meets traditional style. She has been known to create up to 80 pages in one month using photos from her camera and iPhone. In this post, she shares some of her favorite iPhone apps for capturing and creating artsy photos.
Instagram. This free quick and easy app enables you to capture moments in square photo format only. You can take a photo using your iPhone or import one from your photo library. Instagram also provides you with a number of filter and frames to choose from, as well as choices on how to crop your images. Once you have applied the desired effect, your edited image can saved and uploaded to your Instagram stream for private or public viewing.
Bokehful. This app allows you to draw bokeh light effects directly on your photos in circle, heart, star or hexagon bokeh shapes. There are multiple bokeh color gradients to choose from and you can change the gradient direction before saving to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, email and/or other apps. Bokehful retains the original dimensions of your image. Simply select a color from a little wheel on the bottom left, choose your bokeh shape then draw on your photo with your finger tip to create random bokehs. This fun little app costs only $0.99.
Picframe. This app provides you with the ability to share multiple photos in frames with your friends and family via Facebook, email, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr and Tumblr. There are 67 fully adjustable frames supporting up to 9 photos and offering a variety of features such as text labels, rounded corners, photo effects, shapes, shadows, colors and patterns. It's also a useful app for printing multiple photos for your scrapbooking layouts. You can obtain this app for $0.99.
Camera+. The app enables you to apply simple edits to your photos such straighten images, crop, brighten, adjust coloring, alter the white balance, remove red eye and so much more. With just a simple click of the clarity button you can turn a pretty average iPhone photo into a more defined, professional looking shot. There is so much to play with on this app and it's a steal at only $0.99.
6x6. This app enables you to take high-quality square photographs with your iPhone in old 6x6 camera format. This retro 6 cm (or 21⁄4-inch)-square medium format was once popular with both amateurs and professionals using 120, 220 and 620 roll film. The app automatically crops your photos for you and these square images work really well when combined with the layers of 6 X 6 ArtsyKardz. For more information on how to use ArtsyKardz, please see Tutorial | Using ArtsyKardz in your Digital Layouts No. 2.
Picfx. This must-have app lets you add texture, grunge and mood to images. This app offers over 100 effects and you can combine many as you like to create multiple looks. This app is $1.99.
Notability. Apple recently listed Notability as the best selling note taker of 2012 and describes it as a tool that powerfully integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing so you can take notes your way! Discover the freedom to capture ideas, share insights, and present information in one perfect place, and all for only $1.99.
I use Notability to create sketchs and plan for my Project Life pages. I can easily draw grids using my finger tip (or stylus), then type in each square what I want to place there. I can make lists, highlight text, change text color and more.