Pixel Blend HD by Michael Valdez (iPad)
Released: Jul 15, 2011
Version: 2.0
Size: 6 MB
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Pixel Blend HD

Michael Valdez
Transform your photos into impressionist art. Scratch, smudge, and smear your photographs in new ways to give them a painterly look with Pixel Blend.

"The coolest app for painting your photos into impressionist works" - Lynette Sheppard, iPhone Diva

" Want to get away from the sameness of your photographs...this is really a unique app...thumbs up" - Suzé Gilbert, mymac.com

Choose from unique tools - such as knitting needles, crochet hooks, chopsticks, and more - to easily manipulate your photos in subtle or dramatic ways. Pixel Blend adds many new features including saving photos at full resolution, changing tool sizes, applying new textures, and an eraser tool.


Pixel Blend can help you find your inner artist by creating original photo art. The app creates impressionistic effects by manipulating the pixels of your images.

Pixel Blend was inspired by Polaroid SX-70 time zero film manipulation, a process that used unexpected tools such as paperclips to distort the film's soft emulsion into a beautiful new look.

You can choose any image on your iPhone or iPod touch or take a new picture to manipulate. Then get your fingers or stylus ready to try the many unique tools:

* Ceramic tool
* Knitting needle
* Crochet hook
* Dental tool
* Wooden knife
* Chopstick
* Eraser

Use the slider to increase or decrease the size of your brush. You can also apply a sandpaper texture to your photos, or choose from 3 new textures.

Changing the temperature of your photos will affect how each tool works so you can achieve the effect you're looking for. Hot temperatures allow for maximum movement of the photo's pixels while cold temperatures are used for less movement.

Experiment with something new to achieve unexpected effects (you can always hit "undo")! When you're finished, you can save your images at full resolution and easily share your creations with friends by email, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or Flickr.


Features of the Pixel Blend app include:

* Create impressionist images - Transform your photos in beautiful new ways, giving them a painterly look

* Unique tools - Scratch, smudge, and smear your photographs or try the new eraser tool

* 3 new textures - Add a dramatic "real world" look to your digital images

* Use any of your photos - Take a new photo or use any image on your iPhone or iPod touch

* Share your photo art - Send to friends by email, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or Flickr

What's new in version 2.0
– the ability to adjust tool/brush size
– eraser tool
– undo/redo
– three additional textures
– black scratch tool
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Pixel Blend HD is an ok, 3.5-star app.
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