Free Textures For You!

Hello Everyone!

I wanted to give all of you some free textures for your digital art! Just click on the photo or click HERE to download them. I created all of these with the app Stackables, which, unfortunately, is no longer being updated. No telling how long the app will work. I am sad to hear about this, as I use this app on every image I create, and I use it to create backgrounds like these. Feel free to contact the developer at support@stackablesapp.com.

You may use these in any works of art you create, and even sell art made with these (Please do not sell them or use them in a class).

Also, many of you know that I am having back surgery this month. I will not be able to check Facebook as much as I would like for the rest of the month. I will of course be able to answer any questions you may have, there may just be a slight delay. 

 

I hope you enjoy these textures!

 

XO,

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New Facebook Group For Learning New Apps

Hello Everyone!

I wanted to invite all of you to join my new Facebook Group IAG-iOS App Group! I started this new group with Kerry Mitchell, owner of BPA Arts, on Instagram. Together we wanted a group centered around apps-what they do, how they work. All different types of apps. 

Once a month we focus on a new app. We provide a video tutorial on that app, as well as initiate a challenge using that particular app and photos provided by us as well. You must use the “App of the Month” and at least one of the challenge photos provided. The challenge ends on the 20thof the month. There is a slideshow showcasing all the fabulous work between the 25thand 30th. Then, on the first of the month, a new app will be showcased.

THIS IS FREE!

Example 1: Superimpose X Challenge

The first two images are the challenge photos. The second two images were my photo creations.

Example 2: AddLib S Challenge

The first photo is one of the three challenge photos. The second image is my creation using AddLib S and other apps.

You are also welcome to post any of your images, as long as you post what apps you used in the creation of your image. The whole purpose of the group is to learn about apps, and when you post what you have used, people will learn about new apps out there.

So if you want to learn some new and exciting apps, as well as some oldies but goodies, check us out HERE

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

XO,

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Creating Procreate Brushes

Hi Everyone!

I have been playing around with creating my own Procreate Brushes. While the actual technique itself isn’t hard, deciding what images to use can be a little tricky. You need two images for each brush, both black and white. One is the shape of the brush, and one will be used for the grain, or the texture of the brush.

The texture should be a seamless image, and your shape can be anything. I have not yet perfected my own brush making, but am enjoying the process of learning how to create these.

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Procreate has a resource library of shapes that can be used for brushes, as well as a bunch of textures that you can use for the grain. Of course you can upload your own as well. Mine are a combination of both.

There are tons of videos out there on how to create Procreate brushes. Here are links to the ones that I viewed before starting out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8-L7lxaKQo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vka2oNrUSkU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_UoEUB428w

I am happy to share my brushes with my subscribers, so I will be emailing you all the brush files in an email later today or tomorrow.

Take Care,

XO,

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Preview of the New Anti Crop App-ReCrop

Hi Everyone!

A while back when iOS11 came out the app Anti Crop no longer worked. I emailed the developer and was told there would be a major update coming soon. Recently, I got to Beta test this new version now named ReCrop. Here is a short video of how this will look and work. 

 Original image shot on iPhone 7+

Original image shot on iPhone 7+

 ReCrop used to change ratio and format

ReCrop used to change ratio and format

According to the app developer Adva Soft, they are just about ready to send this to Apple for review. Hopefully this will be in the App store soon!

Here are some before and after images using ReCrop

When you are increasing the canvas space, ReCrop has to "make up" pixels that are missing to complete the canvas size wanted. Sometimes this works, and sometimes it is not ideal. But it does seem to do a fair job, and maybe a little better than some of the other software out there. For me, it is quick and easy to use, and I am glad it is coming back!

***Next week on Tuesday I will be sending out some FREE photomasks for my subscribers! And, for new subscribers, there is a link to a free video tutorial!***

If you would like to receive these, sign up below!

Kino Glitch Pro-App Update

Hello Everyone!

 Edited with Kino Glitch Pro as well as Decim8,Formulas, Superimpose.

Edited with Kino Glitch Pro as well as Decim8,Formulas, Superimpose.

Literally 1 hour after I posted my last blog post on the Kino Glitch app, the developer posted a new iPad version, Kino Glith Pro. It incorporates many of the features that were requested. I like all of the grid features, as well as the ability to blend with another background and use overlays. I also like working in the Landscape format on my larger iPad Pro-this makes editing much easier. 

There is still one thing I wish the app would do- I wish it would maintain your original photos aspect ratio. While this new version doesn't have the weird vertical image as before, it does only save your photo in a rectangle. So if you are using a square image, It won't save as a square. Hopefully, that will change in the future. Here is a video on the newer version:

I hope you have enjoyed the video. If you want to try the app out here is the link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kinoglitch-pro/id1343010078?mt=8&ign-itsct=1343010078-1343010078&ign-itscg=0177&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!

XO,

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Kino Glitch Free Codes

Hello Everyone!

Kino Glitch was used on this image.

I am getting ready to roll out a new class on creating with random effects on your iPad. I will be teaching a lot of new apps and techniques. More info on this to come soon. In the meantime, I wanted to let you know about the Kino Glitch app.

Kino Glitch is a relatively new app that will add grid glitches to your photo, and the developer was kind enough to give me some free codes to share with you.

Here is a short video of the app and how it works. The developer is in the process of re-vamping and bringing a new version of this app to us, which I am looking forward to. I think this app has a lot of potential.

***Not 2 hours after I posted this blog post, The iPad version is now out, and it now not only functions great in the Landscape mode, but the image size is not corrected as well. I will enjoy playing with this app! ***

I have 15 free codes to give away for this app. The first 15 people who contact me HERE will receive them. After that, I will disconnect the link, so you will know if they are still available or not.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

XO,

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New App Tutorial

Happy New Year Everyone!

Today I got a new app called Inkwork, by the same developers as Brushstroke. This app will give you a beautiful line drawing in many different ways, and can be useful in your digital work. This photo was processed with Inkwork, as well as other apps and combined to create this piece. I will probably always use this app in conjunction with other apps. The app is $2.99.

Here is the link, however, if you are on a Mac the link will not work. According to the developer, Apple is aware of the problem and is working to fix it. You can of course access the app through your iOS device.

Inkwork Link

 

 

Here are some of the results from Inkwork. I used the first one in the completed image above.

Best Wishes for a New Year to All! I am looking forward to an art-filled year.

XO,

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