Combo Apps/DecoSketch and Fragment Inversion


There are some people who are have no idea on how to use Deco Sketch and/or Fragment. It’s either complicated, don’t know where to start or can’t come up with something creative. I fine the apps easy to use with tons of possibilities. Deck Sketch reminds me of my childhood, going to school and learning about shapes and colours. Fragment reminds me of origami and watching my mom showing me how to fold paper. What I want to do is show you how to combine both apps from scratch without any photos. I will be doing this demo on my iPad, both apps are universal iPhone/iPad.

The image up above was done with DecoSketch and Fragment.


Now I start with loading up Deco Sketch. I’ll pick blank canvas and L 2048×2730 resolution.


This is what it looks like when you pick your blank canvas instead of loading a photo.


I pick my shape pattern and start to draw in the blank canvas. You can also tap on the GEAR button to adjust your brush when you apple the patterns on your canvas. Tap on the button showing the shape patterns to change the pattern brush.


Now I’m finished drawing in my canvas, I try to stick with 3 to 4 patterns. I don’t want to cover the canvas completely. I was the to have a flow going on with the patterns I draw onto the canvas. You can draw in whatever you like to your preference. After you get your abstract art done, save your image by tapping on the floppy disk button.

DecoSketch Art

This is my finished Deco Sketch Art piece.


Next I load up Fragment and it’s App of The Week in the App Store. So that means it’s free for a limited time. There are in-app purchases to open up more fragmented prism patterns to add more possibilities with your editing.


After you load your image, you want to pick what crop factor you want to work with. I’m going to pick not to crop because I want to work with the whole image.


The prism fragments are in 5 sections, you have to scroll through each section to find the Fragment you want to work with.


After you find the fragment you want, the next thing is to play with the fragment to blend it to your background image. There’s an arrow button you tap on and you will get more editing tools to play with.


You will have colours to play with for tinting or inverting your background or fragment. You just go left or right to play with the inversion.


When you’re done with your fragment you can save or refragment to add more fragments to your image.


I added another fragment and play with the inversion. You do the same thing after you’re done. Tap on the refragment button to add more fragments,

DecoSketch and Fragment Inversion

Now one thing I forgot add is there’s a blur tool and you can blur out the background to give you image a 3D effect. I added one more Fragment and blurred out everything. This was my final image.


I made another Fragment Inversion from the same Deck Sketch art. I think this one came out a lot better. What I like about doing this type of mobile are is you’re starting from scratch and making you’re own backgrounds. What else I like about doing backgrounds like this is you have the control and endless possibilities with both Deco Sketch and Fragment.

App List:

Deck Sketch – $2.99
Fragment – $1.99 with in app purchases

If you have any questions about this blog post please leave comments or email me Have a great day and see you soon.



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6 Responses to Combo Apps/DecoSketch and Fragment Inversion

  1. I love seeing the use of #DecoSketch on here, since it’s always seemed totally underutilized to me. Both apps are amazing in my opinion, certainly a no-brainier on the #Fragment app since it’s free! I love tutorials like these, keep them coming! 🙂
    Cheers, Deeashley

  2. Isaac says:

    I’m glad I was able to finally get some clarification about these two apps. I’ve seen some very solid work with the both of them and this tutorial has helped me get started.


  3. Suzanne says:

    Great to see this tutorial !! I know there are tons of people who are uncomfortable with using decosketch. Thank you for opening their minds to such an awesome app! Fragment is also awesome as well, and has so many options that most people haven’t played with. I also want to thank you for the inspiration today 🙂

  4. Nanashi Satori says:

    Very cool! Decosketch looks interesting .. haven’t opened fragment yet but that looks neat too … thanks for the tutorial … nice to see how it works before possibly buying

  5. Cvivian says:

    Will deco sketch work on an Ipad Air? It says in the app description that it will not work on Ipad 3. Help please it looks like great fun Got the free one of course. Love all the info on this site

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