From photos to design, artistic apps make up a large amount of apps on the App Store. Designing and customizing your own creations on the go is enjoyable and even relaxing. One app adding photo blending and designs to that category is monUnique. Here is the app’s full description:
monUnique™ is a new company that offers an iPhone App that allows users to easily create multiple designs from a particular image using our patented process. Android version of the app is currently in development. A user can click or select a photograph and apply one or more design filters to the photograph to create multiple Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) based designs consisting of multiple design objects of varied shapes and textures. In future the app will open up the API for any user to add Design Filters and Textures.
The app consists of three modules: Photo Selection Module, View Design Module and Edit Design Module. In the Photo Selection module the user can click a photograph or select a photograph from photo gallery. In the View Design Module, the user can select a Design Filter and view all the existing designs in the filter. In Edit Design Module the user can edit an existing design or create a totally new design by adding various Design Objects from one or more Design Filters. The user can also select a Design Object in a Design and apply various transformations to it like: rotation, scaling, translation and flipping. The user can also change different properties of a Design Object like: texture, stroke color, fill, overlay etc. The App also supports Text Objects of various fonts. Text Objects have similar properties as Design Objects which can also be changed.
When you first open the monUnique app there are three sections along the bottom. The photo area will allow you to take a photo in the app or add up to two from the device’s photo library. View designs has all of the preloaded designs that come with the app with a number of categories to choose from. You can view and edit them as a single image or as multiple and mixed styles in the same category. Edit design will let you get in there and adjust the images and layout including adding your photos and even text. Create unique wallpapers with repeated images and customize with various rows and columns. Easily download and share your creations when you are finished.
monUnique has some great features and I really loved all of the designs included that I could play with. The image placements and tiling feature is very nice and there are a lot of effects to choose from as well. I did feel like there was some issues with navigation and usage. There is no real tutorial or instructions so I had to click around to figure out exactly how to use it. The app also crashed during use a couple of times, which can be frustrating when you are right in the middle of constructing. Once I got the hang of it, I really admired what it could do with just a tap here and there.
Ultimately, monUnique builds some creative patterns that users with an artistic eye are sure to appreciate. The app is available now for free in the App Store.