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Iphone image workflow and evolution.

Hi, Thought I’d post another manipulated image today, with an explanation as to how I achieved it and what apps I used. Also the different ideas and how the image evolves. Here’s the final image which I titled Recollections. I wanted a slightly unnerving appeal with the main character in a hospital gown visualising events from his past. All the images were taken using the Hipstamatic app.

IMG_3382 There’s him the younger man to his right shouting in the street, His parents walking away from him fading into the distance, and the additional older character leaving the scene. There’s four images all merged together in superimpose which is a fantastic app for this kind of workflow. I started with just a background..

7818684424_051fcfd48b_b This I cropped square and got rid of the birds on the left. I then imported my first image, the man in the hospital gown..

IMG_3369 IMG_3370 IMG_3371 You can use the transform tool to resize the image and place it anywhere on the background. There are also blending modes with which you can adjust the opacity or overlay the image. I then brought in the other images into superimpose. There’s a masking tool where you can erase and paint onto any part of the image. Here I used saved images from previous works that are kept in the library, another great feature..

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As you can see I’ve positioned each layer where I wanted, resized and blended into the main image. I then saved the image to my camera roll and opened it up in scratchcam. This is another great app that has loads of different textures and scratches built in. You can also dial down the effect to get the desired result.

IMG_3376 IMG_3377 I also use distressedfx and mextures a lot, two fantastic texture apps as well. I then saved to my camera roll and opened up the image in my number one app snapseed. This is a great editing app that has loads of different effects built in as well as some useful textures like vintage and grunge..

IMG_3379 IMG_3380 IMG_3381 The first image is with a grunge effect added, the second with a vintage effect which I settled for. I also added a border and finally saved to my camera roll..

IMG_3382 I always put the image through various programs to see how it may improve and sometimes come back to an image after a period of time and change it around then for a fresh perspective. This is all part of the evolution of an image and is why I never truly consider them complete!

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Four different interpretations of the same image. Thanks for looking and please post any comments below….

 

 

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Passing Time Iphone image Edit.

Here’s another image that I decided to create from Five separate images off my iphone. All the editing was created on my iphone as well using a number of different apps, namely Snapseed, superimpose, distressed fx, mextures and scratchcam. To begin with I needed a background…..

IMG_1508 Plain grey with a bit of texture, a plain old wall! IMG_1510 IMG_1511 IMG_0635 IMG_1512 These were the four main ingredients to my image, a picture of snow drops, a clock from my kitchen, a spinning girl from a wedding and a street shot of some people walking past me in London’s Hyde Park. The next step(s) was to import into superimpose separately and work on each image until I was happy with the final result.

IMG_1695 This is a screenshot from superimpose with the background grey wall and foreground Snow drop being worked on. You can mask the foreground and then erase any of the image you want before using the transform to scale and position on to the background image and using the blending mode to finish. I then saved each mask until I had my final image.

IMG_1516 I then tweaked a bit in Snapseed before running the image through distressed fx and mextures. I finished the image in Scratchcam.

IMG_1515 IMG_1517 IMG_1518 IMG_1519 This is great fun and fairly easy to do with a bit of practice and can give your creative side a boost. I take pictures of lots of backgrounds and objects lying about with the intention of creating single images from them. Please leave your comments below and of course any questions about my techniques. Thank you.

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Cat in red coat, iphone edit using snapseed, superimpose and disressed fx.

IMG_1323 Hi, I wanted to share one of my workflow edits on this site. I called this Cat in a red coat and used five images all taken on my iphone5 and joined together to make this final image. First of all a background image….IMG_1191  This was of a garage door, I used aIMG_1343 Filter in distressed fx and adjusted there to get the blend I required. I then imported it to Superimpose as a background image. Then I imported my second image into superimpose which was for the red coat.

IMG_1186 Using a combination of the mask and Transform tools I deleted everything  but the red coat and handbag. I positioned this on the bottom left hand side and used the normal blending mode to attain the look/effect I wanted. I then saved and merged and bought in my third image as a foreground, the cat.

IMG_0684 I basically followed the same procedure as with the coat, using the mask and transform tool to erase and position as required. As I did with my forth image the clock!

IMG_1346 I used the overlay blending mask on this and rotated it upside down before positioning it in the top left hand corner.

IMG_1347 The tree was imported and blended into the bottom right hand side and the birds were used from a distressed fx texture. Finally I tweaked the whole image in snapseed and added a frame to complete the look, Cat in a red coat!

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Iphone Editing and Texture apps.

IMG_1115 IMG_1124 IMG_1132 Hi, I’ve been playing around with the superimpose app this last week and having great fun!. As you can see I started out with two base images which I imported to my camera roll and edited with Snapseed, distressed fx and mextures, (I know the usual suspects!!). I then imported the first image into superimpose as a background with the second image loaded as the foreground. I was then able to use the transform tool to resize the building and the mask tool to erase the surrounding area. I placed the image on the right hand side and used the blur edges tool to help blend in! I then merged into one image before saving to my camera roll. Then I imported back to snapseed for some minor tweaking and a frame before finishing. I find that these blending apps are really powerful and once you experiment with them for a bit eventually become an important part of the editing. 

IMG_1090 IMG_1092 I’ve always liked taking pictures of plant life especially wild flowers and plants. I’m lucky to live near lots of open space and a big country park on my doorstep, so manage to get out quite a lot to capture some fascinating subjects. This image was taken in Winter of some seed heads (wild Angelica I think) I think they look like visitors from another Planet!. Processed in snapseed, distressed fx and mextures.

IMG_1085 IMG_1087 Some Snowdrops from my garden last spring, taken with a Nikon D90 and processed on my iphone5 using snapseed, distressed fx and mextures. Also some Tulips again growing wild in my garden processed as before..

IMG_1096 IMG_1100 Thanks again for looking, and ask any questions in the comment box about my techniques.

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Hipstamatic capture and iphone editing.

] IMG_1012 IMG_1068 I’ve been out early this morning in my garden playing around with two apps. One is Hipstamatic, probably my favourite camera replacement app, just for it’s fun factor and it’s amazing analogue results. This image was taken using the Tinto1884 lens and D-type plate film. I love the effects this combo gives and it’s great for portraits as well! I edited in snapseed first of all, maionly using fine tune and detail presets. I then used distressed FX to apply the charm Texture which I adjusted to suit using the sliders there. Then over into Mextures to apply a grunge Texture again adjusted down slightly and finally into snapseed again to tweak and add a border. The next images were processed similarly.

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IMG_0972 IMG_0976 This image was taken last winter on my Panasonic GF2. I transferred it over onto my iphone 5 and processed it there. Again I used Snapseed to initially tweak using fine tune, detail and the black and white presets, then transferred it over to Distressed FX and mextures to fine tune the Textures. I nearly always import back to Snapseed to do the final adjustments and add a border. 

I’ve been trying to master the  Superimpose app recently with mixed results. This is a fantastic app that lets you add two images into it’s program and then merge them after working on each image, so it’s great for adding people to landscapes or a ship to a stormy sea or just making an image more pleasing/interesting! The next image shows a tree landscape with a spinning girl added to the right hand side, then converted to mono and tweaked in Snapseed. The original image was processed in Snapseed, distressed fx and mextures from an older overexposed winter shot!!

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IMG_0935 IMG_0942 Finally a street scene taken on my iphone through the window of my van on a wet, foggy day. I processed in snapseed converting to mono and adjusting the contrast, then added a texture in distressed fx before finally adding the scratched and slightly damaged look in scratchcam, another great texture app which you can try for free before you buy!

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Iphone editing using photo apps

IMG_0343IMG_0285 This shot was taken about 5 years ago on my then new Nikon D90. It was okay but the sky was bland and I didn’t look at again until recently and thought it might have potential as a processed iphone image! Basically edited in snapseed, distressed FX and Mextures I’m quite pleased with the overall effect and now am encouraged to maybe try some more old images and maybe unlock some hidden images.

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IMG_0347IMG_0350  These two shots were taken in 2011 in Aberdovey  a village on the north side of the estuary of the River Dyfi in Gwynedd, on the west coast of Wales.  . It has  really interesting seascapes and lots of small fishing boats for great photo opportunities. Taken on my Nikon D90 then processed on my iphone 5 using the usual suspects snapseed, Distressed FX and mextures, then back to snapseed for a nice frame. You can tune down each effect and play with contrast and saturation as well in Distressed FX, and each image took about 30-45 mins to create.

IMG_0253IMG_0256  Finally a carousel in Les biches France. I edited in photshop CS4 for a more Dramatic sky, then importrd to my iphone 5 to add a couple of textures and a nice Frame. Please tell me what you think and any other suggestions.

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Iphone editing workflows

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IMG_0263IMG_0267 I have been experimenting some more with the fantastic selection of photographic apps available through the apple store. These tree images taken in a snowy field in St Albans England on my Nikon D90 and were severely underexposed. I converted using Lightroom and CS4 adjusting exposure and converting to mono. I then decided to  import to my iphone and run the images through some apps. Firstly into snapseed my favourite exding app to crop and tidy up a bit. Then into distressed FX, which has some amazing textures in it. I choose the charm texture and tweaked the controls for the effects I wanted. Then into Mextures another great texture app where you can layer effects on top of each other. The processing was pretty much the same for both images and goes to show that you can get some great finishes to an image no matter what format your using. Here are some more images that followed the same processes. I’ve included before and after pics.

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IMG_0268IMG_0271  The Birds were added using Distressed FX as well. Another good app for adding effects is Lenslight although you might be restricted to a lower resolution. It’s worth remembering to check the size that each app saves your files always go for the maximum settings available. I hope to post some more images soon, please feel free to ask any questions on these edited images.

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Iphone processing… Oxeye Daisy

IMG_4666 IMG_4677 First off a big thank you to Skip from http://skipology.com for the inspiration behind these next two images. Please visit his site, the images are amazing and far superior to these and he selflessly  publishes tutorials on his workflow and the apps he uses. This Oxeye Daisy was from my garden, it was placed in a vase against a neutral background and shot using the pro camera app which allows you to set the exposure and the focus. I opened in snapseed first to crop and sharpen and the created a textured layer in Distressed FX. I then opened up both layers in Filterstorm and using a mask erased the texture from the daisy itself, then flattened the image. Next I opened using 100cameras and used one of there amazing collection of filters to get the desired effect. Title FX is a great app for adding text  with loads of options. Finally back to snapseed for the frame. Here’s another before and after image of the same flower with some of the vase showing. The processing was identical to the first image minus the text. All in all both images took about 1.5 hours to process and everything was done on the iphone!

IMG_4678IMG_4685  Hope your all suitably inspired to have a go……

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Capture and editing with my Iphone

IMG_4003 IMG_4007 Hi, thought i’d share some more iphone images and post processing using just the iphone and some different apps. This image was taken at Buckingshire golf course in Denham, Bucks very early one morning using Bracket mode and pro HDR to get the desired exposure you can see the steam rising off the lake in the background!!. . After capture I did some basic adjustments using Snapseed, including a crop and sharpening. Then I added a moon using Lenslight and then some different textures using Distressed FX and Mextures. Finally into suoerimpose to apply a mask and some gentle blurring to get the finished image.

IMG_4011 IMG_4021Very similar treatment for this next image taken on the same day. Bracket mode ans pro HDR for capture, Snapseed, lenslight, distreesed FX and mextures for processing before using superimpose for some blur and back to Snapseed for a frame. The great thing about these apps is you can adjust the level at which you want to apply the treatment, so you can be as subtle or over the top as you want.

IMG_3996 IMG_4001 This last image was taken near the South Bank in London early evening. Using snapseed I cropped to a square frame  and made some basic adjustments. Using an app called Perspective I changed the position of the building slightly before using Distressed FX and mextures to create the texture I wished. All This is very easy to achieve using just the Iphone and the only real limits are your imagination so why not give it a go, it really is great fun!

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Iphone processing and hipstamatic pic.

IMG_3825 IMG_3737The first shot was taken in Aberdovey, Wales. It’s a fantastic Town well worth a visit and not too far from Snowdonia. There were great contrasting colours and loads of boats anchored off the shore, and I loved the Yellow house and Boat especially, it seemed to work! Taken on a small panasonic handheld compact camera and transferred to my Iphone. Then the usual editing with Snapseed, Distressed fx and Mextures, then back to Snapseed for some blur.The second image was taken in Bucks golf course on a foggy day. It was taken on my Nikon d90 and then processed in lightroom and photoshop cs4 before being transferred over to the iphone for some radical processing using Snapseed, Distressed fx, Mextures, Lenslight and filterstorm.

IMG_3789This image was taken using the Hipstamatic app on the iphone and  using the Roboto Glitter Lens and dreamcanvas film. Taken on a very sunny day in London and shot into the sun as the commuter walked into the frame. I like the kind of abstract effect created with this combo.

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