When it comes to art and design, I have a better eye than I have talent. There are times when I wish I could sketch something in pencil, or paint in watercolor, but the talent gene appears to be absent. It must have skipped a generation. Instead, I rely on apps like uSketch to turn photos into artistic sketches.
uSketch is free so there’s no harm in trying to turn what might be hum drum photos into a sketch that’s different than the everyday effects or filters in iPhoto. uSketch is an iPhone and iPad app that made the transition to the Mac.
For example, drop in a photo, pop open the tool palettes, select a preset or grab sliders to adjust angle, brightness, contrast, anymore to create a sketch effect.
Not bad for free, right?
Here’s another example.
uSketch doesn’t care how big the photo is. It works in fullscreen mode on the Mac and comes with 12 sketch effects, 13 image filters, and 6 basic presets.
Sharing? Yep. Got that, too. Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, as well as email, print, and save as a file. Few graphic or photo apps work as simply and yield such classy results as uSketch, and it comes with two impressive points. It’s free, and the results are great.