Saturday, 19 May 2012

The Gardener's Assistant

The original photo was taken on my iPad and saved. In PhotoViva I cropped and made some vague changes. I found it all a bit confusing so saved and opened in Snapseed. I chose Old Lens, then Frame 8. Saved & posted.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

An app tutorial from Dave

If you're interested in learning more about using your apps, read on... Dave at Clearer Reflections has been doing some cool tutorials and you can find one here at iphoneographycentral, which has reviews of apps and more tutorials. An interesting article about Dave's Recipe Book Project is here.
I've been trying to take notes as I work on photos but I didn't manage very well with this one. From memory I put a photo of a hippeastrum into PhotoTropedelic, then blended the result with the original photo, using Blender. I saved, then finished up in XnView Photo, using various options. Next time I'll write it all down...

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

The Recipe Book Project : May 2012

Dave's Recipe Book Project has a change of name but still challenges us to produce a photo using only apps, iPhone or Android. My entry is very simple, starting with a photo taken late at night at my big birthday bash. A friend was exploring PaperCamera on my iPhone, and snapped me and my friend Samantha as we sat by the open fire.

The PaperCamera mode was Andy Pop, which produces 4 images in an Andy Warhol style. I opened this in PhotoToaster and cropped to one image only and saved. A strange choice, perhaps.

I opened this again in PhotoToaster and in Lighting I chose Recover Hilights, in Fx I chose Sharpen, in Vignette I chose Deep Focus, in Texture I chose Antique, and finished with the Border. Black Brush. Then saved.