Distressed FX

Hi, I thought I’d share with you one of my favourite texture apps today, namely Distressed fx by Cheryl Tarrant. It is alongside Mextures my go to app when I’m applying textures to an image. Here’s a link to their website where you can follow some great demo’s loaded up there, http://www.distressedfx.com/demo/. Like most creative apps there’s lots of control here so you can be as bold or as subtle as you like. I shoot most of my images on the Iphone5 using either Camera pro or Hipstamatic apps before deciding whether or not to invest in some further editing. My go to apps are Snapseed for cropping, sharpening and various other editing tools, superimpose for composing images and special effects and distressed fx for added various textures to my images.

IMG_2477 This is the Home screen when you first start the app up. You can then import any of your images into the app and apply numerous filters to it, controlling the intensity and look of the image. I’ve loaded an image to give you a quick idea of how your pictures can be affected. This is how the image was before any editing, it was taken using the hipsatmatic app with the Lowy lens robusta film combo.

IMG_2340 I then loaded the image into Distressed fx and applied one of it’s filter, in this case the Charm filter which happens to be one of my favourites..

IMG_2478 You can see the overlaid texture here which you can adjust using the sliders on the screen, which you bring up by toching the Level tab on the bottom right side of the image. You have a contrast, brightness and colour slider which you use in combination to get the look you’re after, and there’s over 40 different precepts. One of my other favourites is the Birds filter which lets you insert different numbers of birds in flight….

IMG_2479 You also have an HDR effect filter in colour and B&W!! All this and for only £0.69 from the itunes store https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/distressed-fx/id585702631?mt=8. Give it a go as it can really make a difference to your images..




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2 thoughts on “Distressed FX

  1. Awesome. I love the final image. Thanks for the tip. I am totally impressed with my 5S camera. I have got some great photos from it to rival my Fujifilm. 😀

  2. Thanks glad you like it! The iphone5 has become my go to camera on most occasion now!!!

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