Today is a special weekend Easter Blog Post of two apps Satur8 and Deco Sketch. I had a conversation with Ginger Lucero who was one of the testers for Satur8. She told me to email the developer and see if he needed testers, well I didn’t get a response back and that’s ok. I’ll just buy the app and write about instead.
Satur8 is from the developer that brought you Decim8. The reason why I didn’t write about Decim8 because there are hundreds of blog posts about this app and one of the most used app for editing. Everyone knows about Decim8 and it’s the top 10 apps for extreme editing. It’s one of the best glitch apps on the market. Now let’s talk about Satur8 and the concept behind the app. The app is about color mixing and gradation. Now you asked yourself aren’t there are other apps on the market that do the same thing, yes but Satur8 does it on entirely different level of mixology of color schemes. The app is also shape and form based too. That’s what makes the app different from the rest of gradation apps. Just like Demin8 there are the messages that pop up from the developer, so you feel right at home.
Satur8 has a very easy to use UI (user interface), simple and easy. The only thing I will talk about is the the tiny square on the top screen and the two circles in the middle. The tiny square makes the menu and editing options go away so you can have better control over the two circles.
The two circles are for moving and placing where you want your gradations at on your photo. As you can see I;m playing with the gradations and moving the circles around.
Now let’s talk about shapes and forms with this app, you will get a message saying what the shapes will do with your gradations.
You can also change your color and there are two ways of color scale your can use RGB (red, green and blue) and HSB (hue, saturation and brightness). You can go back and fourth and play with both until you get what you’re looking for.
The slider button on the side is your opacity of how much color you want to mask your photo with, just slide it up or down.
Blending your colors together can be fun and exciting. You have lots of choices to choose from for a different type of effect. This what makes this type app different from the rest. It’s a very hyper detailed and extreme editing app.
This is my final edit with Satur8. You can pick up this app for $.99 at the App Store and iPhone only.
Deco Sketch is the next app I’ll be talking about next. Deco Sketch is also available on the Android Market too. The reason why I’m writing about this app is my friend Claudia asked me to post a blog. I’ve also been told people seem to have trouble using this app because they are unsure how it operates. Even I’m not an expert on all apps but I try to play with them first to understand how they work. Now when you load up the app you have two options to start with…
Now every time you use this app make sure you’re rendering your edits at high res. This will tell you what happens when you can undo at the settings at resolution output.
After you set up your resolution, you can load up your photo and set up your orientation. I’m going to use the photo from Satur8 demo.
There is an options to change your brush sizes, shapes and other fine details.
These are all you shapes, forms and lines. There is a top main category and a bottom sub category. The possible styles and rendering with this app is limitless.
You can pick all different sorts of color combinations. There are presets color scheme or just pick your own from the color scale. All you have to do is tap color square to change your color.
Lets talk about the lines, shapes and forms…as I said before you have a top category for the main lines, shapes and forms. The bottom is sub categories for the lines, shapes and forms. The possibilities are endless when you change the brush details with this app.
Now I think the biggest problem people have are how to paint the shapes with this app. I prefer to use this app on my iPad rather than my iPhone. It’s also helpful to tap on the up left top button to make all the menus go away. When you paint with this app don’t think, just let your finger draw and flow on the photo/image. When you start to think that’s when you have troubles with this app, I just let me finger take over. If you don’t like the shapes you can erase, undo or start all over again. I wanted to also add if you do use the high res rendering, make sure you turn off all your app in the background. An error message will pop up saying there’s not enough RAM to render your image, so make sure you don’t have anything running while using Deco Sketch.
My final Deco Sketch edit.
Here’s the same photo I layered and blended with DXP. If you have an questions please leave comments or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can check out the Combo Apps Flickr Group and join in the group pool and find me on Insatgram @combo_apps…have a HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE !!!
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