Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Merry Appsmass and Appy New Year

Thanks to dear friend and Photoshop Guru, Jack Davis, for the great 3 bears iPhone cartoon below:

And fabulous Digital Diva, Robin Robertis, shares her zen holiday tree with us all. (Looks like a little Pic Grunger app involvement.)

Inspired by the season, I used Photo Sketch on a shot of snowy everygreens, then added a fun touch with iPhone app called Confetti.

Meanwhile, Jon Leland shot this gorgeous sunset photo of a labyrinth, which we can see so well thanks to the TrueHDR app.

Appy New Year to all - keep shooting and sharing.

Monday, December 21, 2009

iPhone Tribute to Klimt

One of my favorite Digital Divas, Robin Robertis, has done it again. Check out her latest images.

This first one is her tribute to Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt. Here's how she did it:

Taken with timelapse
Tweaked in filterforge With sharpen
Gave it a cool texture
Pulled in fx for color tweak
Colorsplash to take some color out
Took pict of some Klimt plates
Then used iclarity
Combined them in Juxtaposer
Framed by tape in photogene....

This bath shot was taken by timelapse
tweaked in FX and thrown into Pic Grunger....

This bath shot was created the same way minus the Pic Grunger.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Bird of Paradise iPhone Photo Art

I took this photo of a bird of paradise bloom, backlit by the morning sun. The iPhone does a pretty good job. It's not a fabulous photo, though - mottled light on the grass in the background, not too interesting. But thanks to one of my preferred apps, Vihgo, I was able to turn it into a more artistic rendition. Paradise indeed.

This is either pencil or sketch filter in Vihgo. They are similar in effect - I check out both with a photo and pic the most pleasing effect for that particular shot.

I took the shot and applied the Xray filter (which is basically inverting it). It came out dark, so I opened the image in ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) and lightened the exposure for a more pleasing image. It doesn't look "real" but those of you that know me by now realize that is hardly a problem. My friend Jack Davis of Photoshop WOW fame would say that "It's a feature, not a bug."

I believe that this is the Impression filter effect in Vihgo. Sigh, sometimes I work so fast and am so lost in the imagery that I do forget how I got to my photo art destination. Mea culpa, mea culpa. Mea maxima culpa.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thanks iPhone Style

iPhone diva extraodinaire Robin Robertis created this terrific collage thank you card. She used my favortie double exposure app: dxp after she took a photo of some textured paper. She used Ransom app for the type.

DXP with various blend modes created this collage and Photogene provided the frame.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Digital Photo Art Fest With iPhone and More

We have an embarrassment of riches shared in this post of the Digital Diva - iPhone art and digital photo art.

One of my fave iPhone photo buddies, Robin Robertis. shot this image on a recent trip to Japan. Here's how she did it:
pic is of a canvas bag i saw in tokyo
taken 1st into Perfectly Clear
then Photoforge and sharpened, then simulated HDR
topped off in Photogene for the taped corners ;)

And she took this amazing image - I love it! Here's her best recollection of the process and apps:
a color tweak in photoforge ?
and a frame in Photogene...
and a texture might have been pic grunger.

Lucy Lamkin created this wonderful piece - she wishes she could remember just what apps and how she did it. For now, we'll just enjoy it!

Rik Cooke, a frequent contributor of great art to the Digital Diva shot this photo of the recycling area at his retreat center home. This was NOT shot on the iPhone, but on his big boy camera. HDR and Topaz helped him get this amazing look.