Welcome to “app” happy wednesday #29!
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.
Today I’m going to demonstrate how I made this crazy bokeh image! I was on a four hour flight returning home after a weekend with very little sleep, and well …
It started here … our room was overlooking the Richelieu River in Quebec and I was trying to capture the lights of the houses on the other side. Of course there were spotlights and whatnot on the lawn in front of our hotel and it was a bit messy.
I took the photo into PS Touch and filled a layer with solid black (circled in red) on top of the photo:
Then I used the Fade function …
… to fade away the top of the black layer and reveal the photo layer (and bokeh) below.
I copied the bokeh layer over and over and over, each time changing the Blend Mode to Lighten, and using the Transform function to move it up or down and to flip it horizontally or vertically. (Note that the original photo layer was left with a Normal Blend Mode.) Then I saved the whole mess in PS Touch, and then to the Camera Roll.
Yes … it was a lot of fiddling around … but hopefully you get the idea! PS touch is fun, and the fact that you can change the blend modes of layers makes it quite powerful.
Any questions? Just ask!
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? Perhaps explain what steps you took.
- 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! You can now use Instagram to link your images! Way cool! Check the article here. I also added some tips on this post here.
- 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!
*sorry … this series is closed