Apple’s Free iOS App of the Week: Halftone 2 – Comic Book Creator
Halftone 2 – Comic Book Creator by Juicy Bits is Apple’s free app of the week. The app normally retails for $1.99 and is free for this week only. Easily turn your photos into comic book pages and videos with Halftone 2.
The app makes it easy to create comic and scrap books with your images. Choose a page layout, apply photo filters, position captions, add speech and thought balloons, place some WHAMs, BAMs, and POWs, mix in a few sound effects, and share your creation as an image, multi-page document, or high-definition video. There’s no faster or more fun way to share your stories.
Here is a list of a few of the many features of the app:
Captions and Balloons
• Over 30 unique caption and balloon styles (speech bubbles, thought balloons, banners, scrolls, and more)
• A powerful 3D perspective feature lets you tilt your captions and balloons
• Includes six professional comic-themed fonts (plus everything on your device)
• Optional drop shadows add depth with configurable color, opacity, blur, and location
• Custom fonts can be added by opening a TrueType (TTF) or OpenType (OTF) font in Halftone 2
• Control over font color, size, line spacing, and alignment
• Ability to add multiple colored outlines to text
• Over 80 professionally-designed graphical shapes like WHAM, BAM, and POW
• Optional “Action Pack” in-app purchase adds over 50 more stamps designed by comic design company, Blambot
• A custom stamp feature allows you to add your own images (with support for alpha channels)
• A powerful 3D perspective feature lets you tilt your stamps to make them more dynamic
Halftone 2 – Comic Book Creator is available as a free download (normally $1.99) from the App Store. The app requires any iOS device running iOS 8.0 or later, and it has been optimized for the iPhone 5, 6, and 6 Plus. The app has in-app purchases that range around $1.99.