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AppLove: WordFoto Tutorial

AppLove is a CanvasPop blog series on the latest and greatest mobile photography apps, written by #twosisters Ali Jardine and Mis Vincent. In this quick tutorial, Ali explores WordFoto, an app that turns photos and words into amazing typographic works of art.


WordFoto is a fun, quirky app that goes beyond adding text to photos, but actually recreates your photo with words that you choose.



The top toolbar includes from left to right, your camera, your camera roll, the save button where you can also share on Facebook or email your image, and the app info button.  The bottom toolbar includes cropping tool, and words, where you can choose from presets or add a new word set of your choice.  The styles button includes preset styles, and custom styles, where you can develop and save your own style.









If you use a preset style, you can fine tune edge, edge threshold, and color tolerance.  It’s fun to play around with these, and many different images can be created from one photo.











If you go with a custom style instead, you will have more options for foreground and background manipulation as well as selecting your own fonts.

Here is my finished image. I can guarantee that you will have fun using this app—it’s addicting! WordFoto can be purchased for $1.99 for iOS.

Thanks for this great tutorial, Ali! We can’t wait to see everyone’s creations using this app. Share a link to one of your WordFoto photos in the comments below and you could win your photo on canvas

Ali Jardine is an iPhoneographer who is rather nomadic but for now resides on the ruggedly wild Sonoma coast of California with her husband, Jason and their two children, Gabriel and Pippin. Right now she is obsessed with alternate universes, flight in all its forms, and volkswagen buses. Nothing makes her happier than traveling with her family and taking photos. Check out Ali’s artwork.