I don’t know about you, but I’ve just about had my fill of so-called Instagram alternatives, though I do still occasionally bust out Instagram itself if I’m looking to taint some snaps with a pseudo 1960s feel.
But what about apps that transform snaps into sketches? Well, PowerSketch for iOS has you covered there.
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As with retro photo apps, there are already a slew of photo-to-sketch apps out there, such as My Sketch and Sketch Me. But PowerSketch is a worthy addition to the family offering a simple, streamlined way to quickly turn your images into artwork. Oh, and PowerSketch also lets you create arty videos based on the exact same effects available for your photos.
You can either capture an image directly from you iOS device, or import an existing one from your camera roll. You then just hit the ‘edit’ button in the top right-hand corner and you’re presented with a serious of options:
A particularly cool feature, too, is that it lets you combine your ‘sketches’ to create photo collages. There are 16 effects to choose from, before ‘saving’ to your device or opting to share with the social sphere.
The app also has a real-time preview feature built in as you’re capturing your masterpiece.
If you’re on the lookout for a simple app to turn your photos into something that would look more at home on an easel, then the $0.99 PowerSketch will set you back is well worth it. And the video feature is a nice touch too. “We are committed to making PowerSketch to be the number one sketch app,” says Joey Zhang from Wondershare, the developer behind this app.
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