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Waterlogue: Creating beautiful "watercolors" of your photographs

Since the App Store launched, one of the more busy categories has been Photo & Video apps. Many apps have provided filters to enhance or destroy our photographs, and some of those filters have tried to turn photos into what look like paintings or drawings. I say "tried" because most of those...

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Louvre HD: Tour the world's great art from your iOS device

Louvre HD (US$1.99) is a beautifully done app that takes you on a virtual tour of one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world. The app provides access to 2,300 paintings from the Louvre in Paris that can be viewed in very high resolution. Louvre HD itself isn't that large (only 76...

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5 amazing iPad paintings that we know are real

The internet just can't seem to come to a consensus on whether or not that ridiculously detailed iPad painting of Morgan Freeman was legit or not, but that's OK, because we have plenty of examples of jaw-dropping iPad art that we know for sure are real. How do we know? Well, we have full videos...

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Why the Morgan Freeman finger painting is probably not fake

There's been a lot of discussion surrounding Kyle Lambert's stunning painting of Morgan Freeman, with many people questioning whether the iPad-painted image was a fake. Lambert claims it is legitimate and released a YouTube video showing how he used Procreate to draw the realistic image. This...

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The most realistic iPad art you've ever seen [Video]

If the iPad is nothing more than a content consumption device, no one bothered to get the message over to Kyle Lambert, a visual artist based out of the U.K. The video below shows how Lambert, armed only with an iPad Air and the app Procreate, created an incredibly realistic and mind-blowing...

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Pencil stylus from the makers of Paper now available

As we reported a while ago, the makers of the awesome iPad app Paper have developed a new stylus called Pencil. In fact, it looks like a jumbo pencil used for construction, but (of course) it is Bluetooth-enabled and does a variety of things when used with Paper. A clever "kiss to pair" connects...

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Paper for iPad lets you print physical notebooks of your work

Paper by FiftyThree (free, with in-app purchases) is an incredibly cool sketching/painting app for iPad that provides virtual notebooks into which those with artistic talents can pour their visions. Now FiftyThree has teamed up with Moleskine to let artists create physical books of their work with...

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Pogo Art Contest winners show what's possible with an iPad and Pogo Connect stylus

That image you see above wasn't painted using traditional media like oil or acrylic, nor was it created on canvas with brushes. Instead, artist Michael Bartosiewicz used an iPad, the US$4.99 Procreate app and a Ten One Design Pogo Connect stylus to pick up the Grand Prize in the 2013 Pogo Art...

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The most obnoxious iPhone accessories available on Etsy

Since its launch in 2005 Etsy has gone from a curious virtual art shop to a massive marketplace featuring just about any kind of handmade product you can think of. But it's not just trinkets and paintings that line Etsy's shelves -- the site is also home to a bounty of one-of-a-kind iPhone...

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Take a nostalgia trip with minimalist renders of old Macs

You remember your first Mac desktop, but if you don't, Aakash Doshi's wonderfully nostalgic minimalist renders of each all-in-one Mac starting with the beloved 128K will surely jog your memory. The appropriately titled "History of Mac" project is still ongoing, but for the moment Doshi has drawn a...

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Daily iPhone App: Artkive helps you save your child's artwork for posterity

I first learned about Artkive last week at an event here in LA, put on by Technori and designed to show off some of the best startup ideas in the City of Angels. The company has been around for quite a while, and has picked up a whole lot of buzz from mom bloggers and the parenting industry...

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The Alien Hive team shares tips and concepts from the game's development

Alien Hive arrived on the App Store a little while ago, and I wrote it up as a Daily App a little bit after that. Since then, however, it's stuck in my brain, and I find myself coming back to it again and again. The developer is based overseas and named Appxplore -- they're also the team behind...

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Phoster for iOS creates posters and invitations

Phoster is a free universal iOS app that is really one of the most useful and clever photography-related apps I have seen in a long time. The app creates posters and invitations that look like they were professionally designed, yet the base elements are provided by the user. There are 197...

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Tengami is a beautiful journey through heavenly paper

Jennifer Schneidereit is one of three developers who worked with legendary game developers Rare on Kinect Sports. That same group of three later created their own company, Nyamyam games. They started work on their first title, Tengami, about two years ago. Since then, it has been honored with...

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Daily iPhone App: French Girls is a strange idea that seems about to take off

Sometimes apps are expertly designed, very complicated machines, full of complex elements designed to take on tough tasks -- and sometimes they're just plain hilarious. French Girls is the second of these. It was developed in just 39 hours by a team of devs working on an app jam, and while...

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