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Shift - Create Custom Filters with Textures, Gradients, and Blends

By Pixite LLC

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Shift 2.0 allows you to create thousands of custom photo filters by combining textures, color overlays, and blends to produce stylish effects like grain, vintage, light leaks, and high contrast black and whites. Completely redone from the ground up, Shift 2.0 gives you full control over each element of the photo filter to achieve beautiful and unique finish to your photos.


Shift 2.0 is preloaded with 37 original textures that add film grain, dust, and light leaks that can be repositioned, scaled, rotated, and repeated to your heart's content. The strength of the texture can also be adjusted separately from the strength of the color overlays, meaning you can decide whether the texture, color, or both takes the main stage. Complete texture manipulation like this is the first in the realm of photo filtering.

Colors Overlays

Shift 2.0 provides striking color overlay presets that can be easily tweaked and customized. In its most basic form, color overlays can be a single color, which changes the tone of the entire picture. Color gradients that combine the overlay color from one to another provide an even more stunning look, simulating effects like light leaks or the look or vintage film.

Shift 2.0's innovative approach to color gradients comes in two flavors - two-point control or three-point control. Each individual point, which represents the focus of each color, can be moved, repositioned, rotated, and zoomed allowing for even more control of how the colors fade into each other, producing incredible outcomes.


Blends bring everything together by combining the original photo with the color overlay and texture. Every blend produces a different result - switching between them will produce another entirely different effect even with the same color overlay and texture. Altogether, Shift 2.0 has seven blend modes including standard Photoshop favorites such as multiply, overlay, additive, and screen, as well as custom blends like desaturate and psychedelic.


Even though creating custom filters that are perfect for each photo is half the fun, favorites let you save and name their go-tos for quick and easy access for the next photo. Of course, the favorites can be adjusted themselves and be used as a starting point for yet another custom filter. There is no limit to the number of favorites that can be saved.


* Create thousands of beautiful photo filters by mixing textures, color gradients, and blends
* 23 sample filters - Use them as starting points or make new ones from scratch
* 12 color overlay presets and color wheel - Pick a color overlay preset and use the color wheel to achieve the perfect look
* 37 original textures that can be moved, scaled, rotated, and repeated
* Fine tuned control over color gradients - Adjust position, strength, and direction
* 7 blend modes including multiply, overlay, additive, and screen
* Image adjustments like brightness, contrast, saturation, and temperature
* Save and name an unlimited number of custom photo filters to your favorites

What's New in Version 2.0.1

Fixes a crash related to photo library updates.

From Version 2.0:

We’re excited to share with you Shift 2.0! This update brings a brand new version that’s been completely rebuilt from the ground up expanding it’s capabilities ten fold. Each and every aspect of Shift's randomly generated photo filters are now fully editable.

Whats new:

- 24 preset filters
- 12 selectable color overlays with point editing
- 7 selectable blending modes for texture and color
- 37 different textures
- Individual level adjustment for master effect, color and texture
- Position, scale and rotate color overlays and textures separately
- Cropping tool
- Image adjustments
- Custom filter names
- Global undo

If enjoy the shift please write a review!


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Customer Reviews

Too much of nothing

I've had Shift sitting on my iPhone and iPad for several months--maybe over a year--now. Every time I go to it, thinking "Okay, here's a photo project that'll be fun in Shift," half an hour later I'll move on to another app wondering why I keep letting this take up space.

The basic categories of filters, colors, and textures make sense. But the presets are exaggerated, even garish. So, by the time you've dialed through all the options and permutations and done your personal adjustments, you might as well have fussed with one of the better full-featured processing apps like the perennially fresh Snapseed or newer Enlight. And, yes, there are theoretically thousands of possibilities with Shift, but if I need a quick-n-easy but adjustable filter, VSCO, Afterlight, and Camera+ are so much more useful--better UI's and aesthetic sense.

Finally, the random elements here are just too much. So, this one's coming off my iOS devices.

boorish... want to waste critical editing time? then SHIFT!

don't get me wrong, I really like pixite apps and they are for the most part pretty useful in image enhancement (not so much editing, but that's splitting hairs), if not just pretty dang cool.
but the boast about the algorithm that creates 67x10° is a trap. you could spend hours with an image and never get quite the right results. subtly is the key word, but with subtly I end up asking myself if it's worth the time to find that subtly among all of the drastic shifts of shift.

I'd skip this one, that is unless you have an extra several hours to not make a creative decision and move on.

Love this!

The app does exactly what it promises...allows you to create (and save) filters for use with your photos. It's easy to use and offers some presets to get started. I love how much time it saves me because I don't have to continually fiddle with Instagram settings (or whichever camera format I'm using) to get the effect I want. Now all I do is press the icon for my saved filter and voila, exactly the look I wanted. Highly recommend.

Shift - Create Custom Filters with Textures, Gradients, and Blends
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $0.99
  • Category: Photo & Video
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  • Version: 2.0.1
  • Size: 74.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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