Welcome to “app” happy wednesday #2!
First I want to thank everyone who linked up last week. In my opinion the link-up was a resounding success!
I so enjoyed seeing all the wonderful works of art that everyone created, and thank you for sharing some of your techniques!
Here’s mine for this week:
I took a photo of some hydrangeas then adjusted the exposure in PicsPlayPro. Then I ran it through the Waterlogue app, but I really wanted a bit more detail.
So I took the Waterlogued image into PS Touch and then layered the original (straight out of the phone camera) photo on top of it. Next I lowered the opacity of the top layer to about 50%.
If you hover your mouse over this image, you will see the “before” version. You can see how layering the original photo on top of it brought back some of the detail.
PS Touch had added a grey border which I didn’t like so I took the image back into PicsPlayPro and changed it to this white one.
I’m thinking I might have liked the final version to be a bit lighter… but oh well…
Here is the shot straight out of the camera:
Now it’s your turn! Link away!
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*sorry … this series is closed
Lovely Barb I like the tip of taking and layering into PS Touch.
Caz Sultz says
Beautiful ! Thanks for sharing how you ended up with the final effect !
Sherri B. says
Ooh, so pretty! Thank you for sharing your before and after photos – I loved reading about your process. I’m enjoying your weekly prompt so much, Barb – thanks for starting it up!
Barbara Hurst says
so very well done Barb and so lovely done love the mouse over to see the over all effect.
we’re gonna call you the app-zapper. :)
Sherri Cassell says
Stunning and beautiful! I have to get that app, another great app is Distressedfx . Are you on Instagram?
Hi Sherri! Thank you so much! Yes I’m on Instagram @keepingupblog
Nancy M Olson says
I’m trying to follow your technique for this photo,. I have the waterlogued image in PS Touch, layered the original on top, but not sure where to lower the opacity of the top image in PSTouch? Can you help?
You bet, Nancy! In PS Touch, with the top layer selected – touch the tiny little “stacked layer” icon that is right beside the + sign directly under the layers. A dialog box should open up where you can adjust opacity and even change the blend mode.
Cathy H. says
Oh, these are lovely! If only I had a phone that took pictures!!
You made the right choice adding some detail back in. It is a beautiful image and your original is pretty awesome, too. I am going to join in one day, I promise! I’ve just got to get past all my pre-scheduled posts first.
So happy to be here again, Barb! I almost forgot until your post popped up in my Bloglovin list early this morning. I’ve got to get used to this new day that has been added to my ‘parties’! Anyhow, I love the edit on your hydrangeas! It’s been so cool here, ours in the garden are just starting to show signs of life.
Love this! Haven’t used PS touch, might have to look into it. Looking forward to seeing all the beautiful entries. Thank you for hosting, such a great idea!
Barbara Hurst says
Thank for the question Nancy on the layers and the answer, need to further look into PS Touch and tutorials, that is a good one Barb. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
These are beautiful, Barb!
Lovin’ that hydrangea.
Beautiful! I’ve yet to try the layering technique of adding the original photo over the edit but I can’t wait to try it!
Lovely, lovely, lovely, Barb!!! I can see this on a wall! I’m going to look at PicsPlayPro- you’ve mentioned it a couple times. I love that border (and everything else about your edit)!
a spirit of simplicity says
I have to get a new phone in a few weeks and as soon as I do I am downloading that water color app. I am so looking forward to it
The layering gives a beautiful depth to the colors, Barb! A great idea, thank you for sharing the tip – I’ll try that out with my next waterloque picture!
So Very Beautiful
Linda Vincent says
Oooh I almost missed this! Such a gorgeous effect…….I love Waterlogue ;-)