Distressed FX Review + Giveaway!

Distressed FX

Create mesmerizing and elegant artwork from your mobile photos with Distressed FX!

Distressed FX allows you to recreate the look and feel of Cheryl Tarrant’s work, who’s a fine art texture artist and the co-creator of this dazzling texture and overlay app.

Unlike most texture apps in Distressed FX all the textures and overlays are useable. They’re elegant and subtle, crafted in efforts not to overpower your original image but still enough to give you that distinct Tarrant signature style. You can also turn down the opacity to create variations of textures and overlays to develop your own distinct style within a style.


The app also allows you to adjust brightness, contrast and saturation all implemented in a user friendly interface. Another gem within the app is the blur feature which allows you to add Tilt-Shift Generator like blurs such as circular and linear blur effects. Importing and saving are a cinch. Both are located in the top left and right hand corners respectively. The texture can be accessed while the checker-board is showing and the overlays (filters) can be accessed while the Vin-diagram is showing. Scroll through each texture and overlay or combine them to create hundreds of combinations.

Sky Dancers by Edi Caves using Distressed FX

Sky Dancers by Edi Caves using Distressed FX

Overall, the app is a real promising tool suitable for all types mobile artists although as the developer suggests it’s particularly suited to still life and landscape photography, I beg to differ. Pick it up, at $0.99 you won’t be disappointed.


Thanks to Cheryl, I have five (5) promo codes to give away! To obtain a code please tell us why you would like a code to receive Distressed FX for FREE. Five (5) winner will be selected at random who appropriately comment to win a code (don’t just say “I would like to try it” or of the sort)!


18 responses to “Distressed FX Review + Giveaway!

  1. Wonderful review on a fantastic app! What a great giveaway for those that do not have this in there arsenal!!


  2. I’d love to win this app, I’ve been wanting to explore working with textures more, but haven’t yet found an app I like!


  3. The iPhone and the amazing apps for photos has really got me excited to be back in photography. The combination of hardware and apps like DistressedFx allows and invites you to a world of unleashed creativity with such easy that amazes me.


  4. Hi the app is cool indeed. I hope the dev will make an effort to improve saving resolution which is currently based on iPhone 4 (2048×2048) and maybe allow for standard 4:3 format rather than just square. But it’s so hip to be square right ? :)


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  6. This app is just what I need to do creative backgrounds. I am excited to add it to my growing group of iPhoneography apps!


  7. This is a great giveaway. I’m going to need this in my arsenal on my future collage iphoneoarts. Would be really appreciate to win one of these codes.


  8. I’m going to need this on my future iphoneoart projects. Would be really appreciate to win one of these codes x).


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