The trio of effects introduced by the update consists of Glow, Outline, and 3-D Glasses.
As its name suggests, Glow makes shapes have the effect of emitting color along their edges. It lets you set your desired level of outer or inner glow using the slider, and even create shadows by choosing black as the glow color.
The new Outline effect, for its part, lets you thicken the lines along the entirety of a shape, including its interior, exterior, and individual sections. This allows you to come up with unique prismatic frames to liven up your images.
As for 3-D Glasses, this effect separates red and blue in the image you’re editing. The image then pops out of the screen when viewed with 3-D glasses. It also makes for an enthralling effect otherwise, that is, even when viewed without 3-D glasses.
To use any of these new effects, just swipe up on the shape selector section of Fragment.
And to take advantage of the app’s new custom shape support, just tap the import option at the bottom of the pack selector screen. That’s right: It comes in the form of the ability to import custom shapes into Fragment. Specifically, custom shapes in scalable vector graphics (SVG) format imported from iCloud or Dropbox.
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Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 7.0 or later, Fragment is available on the App Store for $1.99, with in-app purchases offered for unlocking additional shape packs.
Indeed, Fragment is an excellent app that’s worthy of all of the praise it’s been getting since its launch. While most other photo-editing apps do pretty much the same thing (apply filters, frames, and suchlike), Fragment offers the ability to apply unique prismatic overlays onto images.
The addition of the aforementioned new effects only enhances that ability and enables you to get more creative with your image edits. What’s more, the new option to import custom shapes into the app allows you to flex your artistic muscles further by using your very own designs instead of the app’s redefined shapes.
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