54. TEXTURES, EDGE EFFECTS, AND BORDERS

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TEXTURES, CREATIVE BORDERS, and edge effects have been a mainstay in iOS photo apps for several years. Early trends were photo apps that created an aged, distressed, damaged, or vintage look, which is still a popular style today (Figure 54.1 and 54.2).

One potential drawback to some textures is that, because they are used by a lot of people, they may be very recognizable. In Snapseed, for instance, the Grunge filter offers five different textures you can use (Figure 54.3). The problem is that they are all very distinct with easily identifiable patterns that make them easy to spot in other photos. You can ...

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