I don’t have a lot of interest in taking the generally sharp photos from my iPhone and degrading the image to emulate the output from cheap cameras produced decades ago. There are, however, certain photographic and graphic effects that I do appreciate. One that I’ve long found interesting are filters that make photographs look like pencil drawings. One iOS app that produces what I consider to be stunning pencil drawing like modifications is free for a limited time.
My Sketch (iTunes App Store)
My Sketch is normally priced at a reasonable $1.99 for a universal app that works on both the iPhone and ipad. It provides 20 different pencil sketch filters. Each one allows brightness and contrast adjustments after using the filter. Once processed, the “pencil drawing” can be saved to the iPhone or iPad’s photo album or shared via Facebook,Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr and E-mail.
The screenshot included here is one of a photo I took recently and ran through My Sketch’s processing.
My Sketch produces remarkable looking “pencil drawings” from photos. Anyone with even a passing interest in photography and sharing will find it interesting and, perhaps, useful.