Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Slightly Off With The Prompts

I’ve missed quite a few prompts, several reasons, one being I keep forgetting to take a picture and two I’m too busy playing with apps.

So today I thought I’d show some of the effects you can obtain with a couple of different apps. I’m not using a photo as such but a drawing I made in a drawing app called Inspire. It’s a a terrible drawing because I’m hopeless but that’s the beauty of apps, they can transform the very mundane into something quite extraordinary.
The original drawing.

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These next two I altered in an app called Glaze, it just randomly picks an effect and when you decide you like a particular one just save it to your camera roll.

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I’ve used and app called iColorama for these next photos.

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And here’s a couple of photos from our shopping trip last week.

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Happy apping!

Friday, February 22, 2013

It’s A Learning Curve

Yesterday my friend Joanie and I went on shopping trip (the sum total of my purchases consisted of a ball of twine and a trivet……really exciting purchases….not) anyway we always hit the op shops, Joanie loves finding fantastic designer clothes at rock bottom prices and I love looking at knick knacks. I had my phone with me and decided that the shop was a great photo location. Took lots of photos with the idea of playing around with apps when I got home. The more I play the more I learn.

So these dummies were too good to pass up. I already had an idea in my head for what I wanted to to with them, only things didn’t quite turn out how I imagined.

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I tried my hand at extracting just one of the dummies in an app I downloaded a couple of weeks ago. As you can see I didn’t do a very good job, still learning how to use that particular app. But not to be put off by the somewhat  jagged photo I thought I could clean it up in another app, which I kind of did and after hitting the done button and waited for it to process………..
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…….this is what appeared, cool I thought, until I looked a little closer and spotted the third boob.
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I laughed!!!!! I’ll have to see if I can make it disappear, but I really like the rest of the photo, it’s almost as if her arms (even though the dummy was armless) are raised above her head and she’s moving through a thick cloud of something. But the third boob has to go.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

I’m a Bit Hit and Miss With The Prompts

But I’ve been playing and trying to teach myself how to use the numerous apps I’ve downloaded. Such a lot of fun (and a time waster if I’m honest) but I just keep telling myself I’m exercising my baby boomer brain.

So here’s what I’ve been doing.
“Creatures” This is actually a brooch I made ages ago clipped to a scarf, so I added some effects. Don’t ask me what kind of effects because I wouldn’t have a clue. I must try and list them as I use them so if I want to re-create something again I’ll know how.
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This me when I was about 3 or 4, decades ago. I was trying out a blending app, merging two photos together.
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I really liked how this turned out.
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This was the original photo, it’s a pattern on a  quilt cover that I photographed in someone's house when I was on a job last year sometime I think. When I took the photo I was thinking about ideas for my polymer clay at the time with the idea of hand drawing onto pendants.

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So I cropped the photo to just highlight the thistle then added filters.
Then I discovered another app which allowed me to remove distracting elements and did this one with very faint hand written  text behind it.

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And then I did this one………

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…….with the same text typed over the top.

This one is not really a photo as such. I drew the coloured background in an app called paper 53 and the trees are drawn by an app called artree and I blended the two together and added some filters.

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The possibilities are endless (and so is the time wasted used creatively).

Friday, February 8, 2013

Prompt: Guilty Pleasure

Mine at the moment is buying and playing with photo apps. I tell myself I'm exercising my baby boomer brain by trying to figure out how they work.

Prompt: Something orange

No explanation needed.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Prompt: Your Name

Oops missed a couple of days.

I've never met anyone with the same name as me, but I would love to.