In my Swan Dive class, we spent this week looking around us for textures in our everyday environments and then applying them to our photos. “[This] awakens our images from being only about photography into the world of being art or digital mixed-media.” I’m only just beginning to play around with all the different blending modes, but I am already amazed at how these simple photos can change an image when you layer it on top. It does become art! You can see all my textures at the end of the post. Let me know which is your favorite!
First: 100 Cameras in 1 textures. The effect name is written on the photo.
I didn’t keep track of my edits, but here are the texture images from PictureShow:
With 100 Cameras in 1, I love how they name each effect and organize them by emotion. I haven’t tried multiple effects on one image yet with this, but I bet it’d be awesome. With PictureShow, I like that I can select from many options of frames, light leaks, textures, color tints, etc. to really tweak an image many different ways.
My only issue with iPhone apps is that you must have the photo actually on your phone. Since I sync to my computer often and manipulate photos there, it requires that I first identify the file I want to play with, drag it to my iPhone folder, and sync it in iTunes. Then I play but then need to put it back in the folder where it really belongs. That’s a lot of syncing and dragging to different folders! I think I’d rather just forget it. Unless I’m missing something, this seems like wasted time. Thoughts? Do any of you prefer editing on your phones?
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In other news: I’ve decided to cut back to posting three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). I appreciate that so many of you answered my question about this and that you love what I post every day. BUT, besides taking off any pressure I may someday feel (because I don’t now at all), I would like my posts to get a little more mileage before they are replaced with another in the #1 spot. Hope you don’t mind.
Have a lovely weekend, friends.