App Spotlight: Studio

Web and picture design is a highly specialized skill that requires skill and a fine eye for detail. Designers need to spend countless hours delving into programs such as InDesign and Photoshop in order to fine tune their craft and achieve greatness. For some, design is a completely foreign language that is neigh impossible to decrypt for the layman. That’s where the iPhone and Android app Studio comes into play.

Studio aims to bridge the gap between design skill and the layman in a simple and effective way. Studio allows users the ability to craft beautifully designed pieces with an ease that eludes the more technical options such as InDesign. Design packs are available for free or for a small fee. These design packs offer a diverse array of elements to help make each picture a unique piece that represents a given user’s creativity. Studio’s design interface is incredibly easy to use and understand for the novice designers. Studio also offers a degree of complexity for those that have the skill and patience to truly master the mechanics.

Studio boasts a community of designers of varying levels of skill that work together to make everyone a better designer. The app gives users the option to remix other’s creations and put their own unique spin on the piece while giving credit to both designers. The ability to remix creations and to have your own creations remixed give budding designers insight into their own abilities as well as inspiration to create better designs. Studio can easily post new creations and remixes to the social network of choice. Users can also put their Studio user name on their creations while posting, however the username does take up a solid portion of the image. A more seamless integration of the username would be appreciated.

Studio has given people who may lack the time to learn the ins and out of proprietary design software an avenue to explore the world of design. Studio is a simple and beautifully designed app that focuses on ease of use and providing users the ability to create impressively designed pictures. With a budding design community filled with remixes and innovation, Studio continues to grow. The wide range of design packs available that receive a constant stream of new packs means that there are endless possibilities for future designers. Now, excuse me while I go and make some beautifully crafted designs.

 

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