Welcome to “app” happy wednesday #19!
If you’re new to the party, this is a weekly link-up to share your photos edited with “apps” of any kind! Let me stress there are no rules!! Just join the fun and share any kind of artsy creation.
Do you use PS Touch? I’ve been using it more and more and the reason for that is the new Creative Cloud feature. It’s so convenient to access photos and textures!
- I have Creative Cloud since it comes with the Photoshop Photography Program.
- You can see I have a folder called iPhone 2014.
- I offload my Camera Roll to my computer with LR and then upload them to the Creative Cloud. Of course your phone and iPad will share photos if you have the Photo Stream turned on, but I had turned mine off for a while since it was driving me crazy … .
- I’ve also uploaded some photos to “DSLR Photos” taken with my BGC (which I do not post on IG – ever) but I can use them when posting to my blog from my iPad.
- The best part is I uploaded tons of textures so now when I use PS Touch they are conveniently available to use on my images:
So what can you do in PS Touch? Well, for one thing you can work with layers.
Here I added two textures, both different opacities and blend modes. I also added a filter to the actual photo layer.
Here’s my final image after I added the frame in Camera+
… this creation is not one of my favourites and I will admit working in PS Touch feels awkward. But the whole point of this exercise for me is to push myself to learn the ins and outs of using different apps. Sometimes it just takes a while to warm up to something new and unfamiliar.
And just because I felt like torturing myself further, I used PS Touch to resize the images and then I created this post on my iPad. Arghhhh!! Why?!?! Why I ask myself?! I’m major fumble fingers when I don’t have a mouse … it’s a miracle I didn’t hit Publish halfway through.
One last thing to note – notice that I have a bouquet of peonies in August? How did I manage that? Well, way back on July 3rd I snipped 5 unopened buds, put them in a bag and left them in the fridge until yesterday. After I cut the ends and put them in water they burst open almost immediately! Way cool!!
So that’s it for me today. Now let’s see what you’ve been up to!
Use any “app” you like and perhaps explain how you used it.
- Did you use just one? Did you combine apps?
- Simply create some art. Post it on your blog or Flickr or wherever you are uploading your work, and then come back here and link it up!
- Visit a few friends to see what they are up to and perhaps learn some fabulous new tips and techniques.
- Spread the word about the link-up, the more the merrier!
- Each party will start at 5:00 am on Wednesdays and will stay open until the following Sunday night at midnight.
- You can now use Instagram to link your images! Way cool! Check the article here. I also added some tips on this post here.
*sorry … this series is closed
Sherri B. says
Barb, I so admire you for your creativity with all things app-related – I am learning so much from your posts. I have PS Touch but am intimidated to learn…I need to just start playing! Anything in the “Cloud” always confuses me! Where is this cloud and how the heck does it work?? lol
I love your photo and what you did with it – thanks for sharing your knowledge!
Barbara Hurst says
I love what you said about torture yourself because that is how I feel about all of this, I don’t understand Creative Cloud it sure looks so organized though so much of what I need. I do like the thought of using layers and understanding the apps more but I tell you Barb I go back and forth with liking my iPhone for editing and for using IG for anything other than a quick snap of everyday life. I am going to bookmark this because I do find it interesting and really would like to learn more about Creative Cloud. :) Have a Hump Day.
Oh, I totally hear you, Barbara! I love Hipsta (sometimes I get confused by it I must admit) but it is probably the most fun app! I don’t know why I try all these new apps and things … I guess it keeps my mind busy …
Hmmm. Haven’t thought about using PS Touch. I think I’ll think about it for a while. I’m kind of like you, a bit bumble fingered on the devices. I never use LR Mobile. But … I do like your hint about turning off Photo Stream on the iPad. I hate the idea of so many duplicates. I know back up is good but there’s iCloud, Dropbox, hard drive and duplicates on both iPhone and iPad. Is that really necessary? Got to think about this! And your peony trick is a dandy!
You crazy woman! I wished we lived close by. We could get in so much trouble. My photo stream has saved me many times. I’ve been thinking lately that I need to take more advantage of CC like uploading stuff. (Today I will) and today I will buy sugar (don’t tell anyone) and pectin and make jelly from that golden juice I so carefully carried home this summer.
I’ve used PS Touch when it first came out but it just wasn’t intuitive enough, but thought more about it recently because of CC I’ll give it another try.
Now about those buds! I could have had peonies all summer for as many buds as I had. Maybe next year… I wonder how many other flowers that will work on?
Your image is so pretty. I’m slowly learning PS Touch, but it’s taking a while :) What a wonderful idea to store a few peony buds away for a surprise later in the summer – gosh, I hope i remember your tip for next year!
Oh my gosh! The peony trick!! I can’t wait to try it next year! : )
I fumble like crazy too and I hate typing on the iPad, but I do use the wordpress app to update the blog when I’m traveling or if I happen to be featuring an IG photo and I don’t feel like getting up off the couch…
I also am a sucker for new apps. In fact, I got right on the bandwagon with Hyperlapse, Instagram’s new video app and that’s what I’m linking too…a hyperlapse of my 16 year old driving home from school. To me, it feels just like it looks!
And finally the CC stuff looks really intriguing. I just finally bit the bullet and got the whole thing (because I needed InDesign for a side project.) I will have to look into that more to make sure I’m getting my $$ worth! : )
Your posts are always so interesting Barb, and full of new things to learn (for now, I’m ‘resisting’). Maybe one day I will get the urge. The whole thing about peony buds in a bag in the fridge sounds so cool to try, since they don’t last very long on their own. Did you zip the bag closed, or just leave it unsealed? I always love your work!!