iPiccy’s Stikers Are Similar to Photoshop’s Shape Tools and Its Custom Shapes–In Some Ways Better! There Are More Choices On iPiccy.

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In the previous post, I discussed how, by using the iPiccy Stickers,  you can create a word-only document with iPiccy.  Other photo editors add stickers, text, etc, to photos–but iPiccy has devised a way that its users can create documents without photos at all.  This is one of the ways that iPiccy has become a more complete image editor–like Photoshop.

So  let’s compare iPiccy’s Stickers [that is a terribly modest word for this iPiccy feature] to Photoshop’s Custom Shapes and other of Photoshop’s Shape tools.

   Photoshop’s most basic shapes are located beneath the rectangle shape on the tool bar.

By clicking on the rectangle, you can draw all types of rectangles.

The Photoshop Tool Bar is normally on the left side of Photoshop’s work area.  After you have clicked the rectangle [or another shape], you can fine tune the appearance of the rectangle by changing its features on the options bar, which is located at the top of the work area.

Beneath the Rectangle Tool are other Geometric Shapes, i.e. the Ellipse, the Rounded Rectangle, the Polygon, and the Line.

  The Ellipse Tool that creates Circles and Ovals is highlighted here.

The Polygon Tool is also hidden beneath the rectangle.  

The options for the Polygon tool also alows you to select how many sides for your polygon.

To access the geometric shapes for iPiccy, click on the Heart at the top of the iPiccy workspace.  .

Then Click on Geometric.

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The Square, Rectangle, and 5-sided Polygon are in this area; but there are other shapes here that can only be accessed in Photoshop via the Custom Shapes.  The Photshop Custom Shapes Tool is hidden beneath the rectangle.  It looks like a blob.  The blob is only one of the shapes included among the custom shapes.  In the following image, the Custom Shape Tool has been selected on the tool bar; and the Blob shape has bee selected on the options bar.  I can draw that shape by clicking and dragging after these selections are made.  

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In the next image, the Custom Shape Tool has been selected from the Tool Bar; and the Diamond Shape has been seleted from the drop down menu.  The Diamond is one of the iPiccy Geometric Shapes.

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In the next image, the Custom Shape Tool has been selected from the Tool Bar; and the Star Shape has been seleted from the drop down menu. The Star Shape is one of the iPiccy Geometric Shapes

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iPiccy has both Regular Stars and Doodle Stars.  Photoshop is definitely a better program than iPiccy–in many ways;  yet, it has no Doodle shapes.  iPiccy allows you to add a little extra umph to your work–especially your crafty work and simple photo edits.

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In the next image, the Custom Shape Tool has been selected from the Tool Bar; and the Heart Shape has been seleted from the drop down menu.  The Heart Shape is not one of the iPiccy Geometric Shape.

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The Hearts in iPiccy are also located under the Main Heart [Sticker] Icon on the top of the Workspace.  When you scroll down among the various types of stickers, you will find both Regular Hearts and Doodle Hearts.

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doodleheartsamples  iPiccy Doodle Hearts

For the Crafter or for the person doing simple, fun edits to photos, those Doodle Hearts are great–and they are not available via Photoshop.  i

ipiccy has a group of Stickers that it calls Ornaments.  Photoshop also has Ornaments as part of the Custom Shapes Choices.  Following are the first 9 rows of the iPiccy Ornaments.  Photoshop Ornaments are similar; yet, there are more of the iPiccy ornaments than the Photoshop.

In In addition, iPiccy has a group of stickers that it calls Florals.  The Floral Stickers are actually more Ornaments.

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About jackikellum

Jacki Kellum is a Fine Artist, a Designer, and also a writer. For one of her graduate programs, she wrote her thesis on William Blake. Like Blake, much of Kellum's work is about childhood and lost innocence. Also like Blake, Kellum strives to both write and illustrate her work. .

Posted on June 4, 2014, in Compare iPiccy to Photoshop, Using iPiccy Stickers, Using the iPiccy Stickers and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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