Posts Tagged ‘apps’
A couple of weeks ago we told you all about a really clever little app to add label style fonts to your photos- Labelbox. However if you want just a really good, general font app then you really need to be checking out Phonto. Phonto is by far the best font app I have found although there are quite a few out there.
There are literally hundreds of different fonts on there, and they certainly aren’t boring- in fact there is loads of choice. You can choose the position of the font, the size, the way it tilts, the colour, the background colour and the style. It is really easy to use, you just click on the screen to add a font, scroll through the fonts you want and then you can position it by dragging it across the screen. In fact it is so easy it doesn’t even need a tutorial. You can really go to town with the colours as you can tweak them and make them match any of the colours in your picture.
Here are some examples of some photos that I have used with Phonto.
These are just some really quick examples but if you check out Phonto you will see the huge variety of styles you can use for your photos.
Best of all? It is completely free! I guarantee it will be one of your favourite apps for its easy of use.
It was while ago now that we first talked to you about a new feature we were planning on starting called I Heart My Edit. But today we are here with the first ever I Heart My Edit; a feature which we hope will see some of our lovely readers getting involved and showing off what they can do.
So what is I Heart My Edit? It is basically a chance to learn about how people have managed to achieve certain affects with their photo editing. We are providing an original photograph and then asking people to edit it however they would like and simply let us know what they did.
This week, it’s our first time. So the I Heart Snapping team are editing this time. But next time it could be you. We were really impressed with all the people offering to take part when we first mentioned I Heart My Edit, rest assured your details are all safely in a spreadsheet and we WILL be getting in contact.
So without further ado, there is the first I Heart My Edit…
A daisy photo taken on a Nikon D5000 with an 18-55 lens with macro filter.
I basically used idarkroom app and added the cross process filter. This made it really green so I wanted to dull it down a little. I used the Photoshop Express App to slightly adjust the contrast (to make it look more dream like). Finally I added a white border to bring out the vibrant colour of the petals.
I used Camera+ first of all to crop the image so that it obeyed the rule of thirds a bit more, and I applied the clarity scene filter. I then used BeFunky to edit it further, by using the vibrance filter and I added the grunge1 border to it to frame it and finish it off.
We both went for phone apps to edit with, just to prove that you don’t need fancy expensive editing software to make your images look lovely.
If you haven’t already been in touch with us and you want to be involved, then let us know.
I often get people asking how to add text to photos. Well today we are going to let you into a little secret and that secret is the Labelbox app.
Labelbox is perhaps the most simple app in the world to use and you can create some really great looking text for your photo captions.
It really is as easy as that. Swipe the tape across the screen to place it where you want, type the text and voila….a really easy way of putting funky text on to photos. Here is us playing around to give you some examples of the labels you can use.
Best of all? Labelbox is completely free. You get eleven free labels with the free version but if you want any of the others you will have to pay for it. However there is a wide range with the free version as shown above.
We would definitely recommend Labelbox as a quick and easy way to write on your photos. As always if you use it on any of your blog posts let us know and we will RT your link.