Paper is a free software app for iPad users that is ideal for sketching simple to complex images, designing blueprints or diagrams for the boardroom, and taking notes in class. Paper has gained popularity for its multipurpose features. Approximately 10 percent of all iPad users have downloaded the app, according to The Verge website.
Paper fans now have the opportunity to use Mix by FiftyThree, an online community for displaying Paper creations and “remixing” what others have shared. Using Paper and Mix might be a great way to find and create summer projects. Here’s how Mix works with Paper to create art, if you drew a simple circle in the Paper app then shared it with the Mix community where anyone could make almost anything with your circle:
Mix is accessible from any web browser. Anyone can visit FiftyThree’s website to save their favorite designs for later. However, in order to experiment with those designs, you will need an iPad then download the free Paper app.
Exploring the Mix site might be a fun way to come up with ideas or explore ideas from other people. Each design displayed in the Mix community is considered an original; however, most are derived from a single image source.
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