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The ColorStrokes is a program which has been previously released for Mac but is now also available as an iPhone app. It allows you to turn your images black and white, and then recolour certain parts. It as available now from the iTunes Store for £0.69.
- Special effects to make pictures more dramatic
- Blue tone, grayscale and sepia monochrome layers
- Possibility to adjust hue, saturation, contrast, brightness
- Customisable smart brush
- Integration with Instagram and FX Photo Studio
The main editing controls are along the bottom. Pan & Zoom allows you to zoom into your image and move it about so a different section is on the screen. There are Color and Grayscale (this changes depending which effect you are using) buttons, Color adds colour to the image where you touch it, with Greyscale turning it back to black and white. The latter options are mainly for fine tuning if you have added a touch of colour where you didn't intend to.
There are other buttons along the top. To the left there is done and undo. Brush allows you to change your brush and amend diameter, opacity and softness. Effects allows you to add a dramatic effect, choosing from Soft, Dreamy and Hard Light, you can also choose between Grayscale, Sepia and Bluetone. You can also change the Saturation, Hue, Brightness, Contrast and Vignette as well as the strength of the black and white layer via the Adjust button. Hitting more tools allows you to see the mask, brush outline and zoom preview as well as clear and invert mask.
Hitting the done button gives you options to share or save your photos via Camera Roll, Postcard, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Email, FX Photo Studio and Print or start a new session.
|The ColorStrokes app has an easy to use interface and can produce effective results.|
ColorStrokes iPhone App ProsClean, easy to use interface
Can export to plenty of places
ColorStrokes iPhone App ConsDoesn't allow multiple sessions
Quite fiddly on an iPhone
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The ColorStrokes iPhone App is available from the iTunes Store for £0.69. For more information please visit the MacPhun website.