Find your inner designer with Studio Design app

studio design appStudio Design is a brand new app that made the designer in me squeal with delight when I found it. I’ve been playing around with it all week and was quite shocked to learn that it only launched on the 16th of August 2013. If you like Instagram, you’ll love this!

What is Studio Design?

It’s like Instagram but with a better editing features. Not only can you can add filter effects but also play with layers in a similar way to Photoshop by adding text and graphics over your photos.

How does it work?

Sign up using your email address or Facebook account. Choose a photo from your camera roll or blank background. Add graphics and text layers until you get the design you want. There are quite a few overlays to choose from including shapes, frames, doodles, ribbons and mantras but more are available to purchase. They are working on adding more elements and features like being able to upload your own custom overlays which should be pretty cool!


It has a really clean “iOS7 inspired” look which is easy to navigate around. It’s really easy to add or hide layers. You can save to your camera roll or share on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram directly. My favourite part is that you can borrow design elements from other people and apply it to your own designs, while giving the original owner credit.

Studio Design is free on the App Store. Unfortunately for now it is only available for iPhones and iPads but they are working on an Android version. Alternatives include Over and Rhonna Designs.

Image Sources: Studio, Ks Wright, misseblog


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