Matter is an app that I’ve had my eye on for a while. It looked cool, but also a bit gimmicky, so I never bought it. Today, its available for free, so I grabbed it, and you should too. Just click, or tap, here.
These are a few examples of what others have created using Matter, and other apps. You can click on the images to view each artist’s IG feed, which I highly recommend.
Image created by @seventhdesign
Created by @samsweetie
Created by @israelsanchez91
My first attempts of using Matter left me unsatisfied. That was mostly because I feel like theres going to be a little bit of a learning curve, and this seems like the kind of app that you use after you’ve already created the vision in your mind. It definitely has potential to help create some unique pieces, but this app alone won’t do it all. You’ll have to use it in combination with other apps, as the artists above have done.
You can visit the Matter IG page to see more cool images created with this app.
Circular+ is free today. Its pretty fun to play with and helps to create unique images. Here are some that I’ve made using Circular+
Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not check out Mission: Pic, a free app that gives the users a new subject to shoot everyday. Then, everyone shares their image of the day’s subject and votes for who did the best job. It looks like it has potential to be a fun platform for photographer friends.
After they reached out to me, I had a look at the app, and while its not quite polished yet, it has potential. I think it can be very useful for people that want to do a 365 project, but need a prompt as to what to shoot everyday. Some examples of recent subjects are Oddball, Vintage, Tree, Vandalism, and the letter M.
The community still seems a bit small, so if you do join, chances are we might bump into each other…thats if I can remember to actually use it. I have my hands in so many projects right now that I can’t focus on anything haha.
Recently, the people at Picerty reached out to me to help them promote a contest they’re running. If you’re not familiar with the app, you can create a grid of 9 images that you can share, or have printed as a vinyl wall sticker, or poster. The winner of this contest gets a 100x100cm removable wall sticker.
To enter, just go here. Like their page and enter your email address. Its that easy. I just entered, and there are only 239 entries at the time of this post.
To learn more about the app, visit their website www.picerty.com/. Or just go get the app here.
You can save yourself some money right now by picking up LensFlare while its free. Just click here.
LensFlare from James Grote on Vimeo.
Egmont shared on facebook recently that Circular+ was free. It looks like it still is, and I highly recommend it.
Not only can you create tiny planets with Circular+, but you can choose to repeat the image, which allows you to customize your planet.
Inverting the tiny planet effect is also very cool, as you can see below in the image of the building.
What sets this app apart from other planet apps is the ability to add some effects from brainfevermedia’s other apps. There are flares, planets, birds (dear god, why??,) and even some creative centers that you can place on your planet, like I did in the first example.
Planet with a Gas Giant center
Same shot, inverted with a sun disc center.
Add 1 repeat
Add 3 repeats
Get the app here.
The makers of Distressed FX gave me a heads up that the app would be free today, so I’m passing along the good news.
If you’re not familiar, the app specializes in adding textures and color overlays…and those birds that people like to add to their images. Please, go easy on the birds 😛
Free is always good, and if you’re wondering if its worth picking up, I keep it on my phone in case I want to try a textured look.
Below is a demo video of Distressed FX