IMG_0192uiPhone to iPad apps to Photoshop = Wow!

Here is a before and after illustration of a simple iPhone shot of a moth on a gray concrete floor. I love to experiment with images that at first seem visually un – stimulating – almost hopeless. I started by bringing it into Photo Studio HD on my iPad. There are almost limitless possibilities available from this one app alone, and it’s tempting to spend hours just trying out everything you can think of to see what you can create. Which is fine, if you have all the time in the world, but sooner or later you will have to choose the version you like the most, and work with that to completion. I usually end up with 5 to 10 different saved versions before I finally bring one of them into Photoshop for final tweaking and print preparation. (I will go back later on and delete most of the other versions, or if I like some of them enough, I will move them to a separate drive, so my computer doesn’t get too cluttered up with space hogging files. I’m not saying this image is an award winner by any stretch of the imagination, but you have to admit – it’s a hell of a lot more interesting visually than the original, unretouched version.
That’s about all I have for this post. Short and sweet – leave a comment if you have one or ask me any questions you have – I will be more than glad to answer them. Thanks for looking!

2 thoughts on “iPhone to iPad apps to Photoshop = Wow!

  1. Malik Awan

    I am using Photo splashing app named “Photo Splash Fx” and found it to be awesome. Though i did use many other such apps, but due to following features, this became my favorite one.

    Allows users to choose from and apply two separate sets of effects: Photo Effects (full picture), and Splash Effects (selective area).
    Ability to add text, such as your emotions or sentiments on any photo.
    Quick and user-friendly interface.
    Multiple options to load your photo from – including Phone Camera, Photo Library, and the Pasteboard, as well as from the internet from Web Search, Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox, Google Drive, Gmail, Flickr and Picasa, to name a few.
    Ability to crop a photo, rotate it left or right, and mirror.
    Automatic restore last session – restores the last editing session upon launching the app, if you wish to do so.
    Many different brush options to choose from – including Circular and Rectangular brush shapes, and Soft and hard brush types. Plus the ability to adjust brush thickness and opacity.
    Multiple effects to apply – as many as 140+ effects to choose from!
    Additional Colorize, Tintalize and Recolor features to enhance your photo.
    Advanced color picker for fine tune color selection.
    Pinch to zoom, Drag to pan and Double Tap to fit page.
    Unlimited undo is supported.
    Splash preview for fine-tuning and close-control over your image, especially the tricky areas.
    Works in both Portrait and Landscape mode.
    Share your edited photos via Email, or on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, Picasa, Dropbox.
    Save edited photo to photo library or postcards


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