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Layover (universal) by Peak Systems is another photo editing app that harnesses the power of iOS devices, delivering the performance of deluxe computer software in mobile packages. The latest creation from the makers of the collage app Diptic, Layover is a lot like PicTwo,which lets users edit and blend layers.
While the two feel similar, Layover feels more refined with the ability to blend five photos together in the universal app. Users begin with a few photos, figuring out how they would go together. There’s the ability to grab an object from one photo to add to the background of another, and an image can build this out five times. Users can also blend photos with 15 different available effects including color dodge, saturation, and luminosity.
The app lets your creative juices flow by combining two popular photo editing techniques into one. People can add their pets to pictures on the beach, merge a filtered waterfall into a mountain scene, or add McKayla Maroney’s not impressed face to any scene.
The Mask functionality is probably the biggest feature, letting users erase or draw in parts of one image into another image. blending of the images with a fingertip, a powerful feature for a touch interface. The entire interface is as smooth as can be, and the app cuts out the clutter to simply focus on the one deluxe functionality it offers.
There could be a tutorial or some explanation or examples to what you’re doing as those unfamiliar with the technique may have a tough time understanding what exactly the app is capable of. A photo app shouldn’t require a large amount of trial and error for users to figure out how to use certain features, and some might miss the app’s potential without the ability to have every feature pointed out and explained.
But for photo heads and aspiring photographers, Layover is a deluxe photo editing tool that offer a power and creative tool that is tailored for iOS.