I thought I’d share with you today my work through for an image that was kindly featured in Theappwhisperer’s website on their flickr showcase last week. Thanks Joanne for the inclusion alongside some really stunning work by some very talented people, here’s a link if anyone is interested. http://theappwhisperer.com/2014/04/27/flickr-group-showcase-%E2%80%93-theappwhisperer-taw-%E2%80%93-april-27-2014/.
The image is titled Echoes and is part of a series I’m attempting to work on based on an idea of walls and buildings having memories and what they would see. Here’s the final image.
There’s basically six images blended together here. I only used three apps to edit these images together. Snapseed, Scratchcam and Superimpose. I started off with the background, an empty shopping unit with the picture taken through the window..
I edited this in Snapseed to adjust the contrast brightness and cropping, I also used the vintage section to add a green colour tint and some scratches. Then I saved to my camera roll and reopened as the background image in Superimpose.
There’s a transform tool to Position the top image and you can invert or turn the image as well. I then enter the mask mode where you can choose a brush and start to erase parts of the image as you require. There’s also an erase tool and a magic wand as well as a couple of other editing tools so editing can be very precise. The best part for me is you can expand or zoom in on an image for precise fine tuning….
When you have finished with each image you can position them onto the background and blend them through a number of blending modes. I chose normal blending to make the images a slightly see through ghostly look. You can also save each edited mask into a library which is great if you need to use them again.. Here’s the other images I used in the final image..
After blending all the images onto the background I saved the image to my camera roll and opened the image in Scratchcam which is a brilliant app for added Textures, grunge and scratches. There I played around for a bit before settling on the final look before saving to the camera roll..