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Apps Uncovered 14 June 2020

iPhone and iPad artists, you are unstoppable! Just look at the glorious expressions of colour and life pouring from the digital screens of these artists like Rita Colantonio’s gorgeous, expressive Garden collage. Rita says she was inspired by my brand new iPhone & iPad art course Armchair Art Adventures (Thank you Rita). I urge you check out Rita’s Flickr Photostream out; this artist has been on “creative fire” for some time now. Thanks for sharing your joyful work with us Rita!

Also rounding out the Apps Uncovered group this week are images from the following top iPhoneography talent:

Tricia Dewey, aka TMan (x2), Clint Cline, Deborah Field, Kent DuFault, Catherine Caddigan, Image Artistry and Fleur Schim.

Thank you for sharing your images with us at iPhoneography Central.

If you’d like a chance to be featured in this weekly showcase, please remember to include your apps and backstories with your photos. Thank you, as always for submitting your amazing work.- For a chance to feature, please join our Flickr group. 

Don’t forget to “ENABLE Photo SHARING” on your images in order to be featured. Instructions for this are on our iPC Group Rules page on the iPC.

Thank you all for contributing your wonderful images and we look forward to discovering the stories and techniques behind them. If you have any questions regarding this feature, please email Nicki at nicki@iPhoneographyCentral.com

Garden collage

Garden collage by rita colantonio

Apps used & Backstory: This digital collage was inspired by Nicki Fitz-Gerald in her Armchair Art Adventure tutorials. This was an introductory Procreate lesson in selecting, cutting out, duplicating, distorting and coloring shapes. Photos used were shot around my house with my iPhoneXsmax. Some of the shapes were hand drawn and duplicated. Decorative lines were hand drawn and applied with clipping masks. Layering and moving shapes was an important feature of the tutorial. The textured background was blended in from my camera roll.
This was a great Procreate lesson which incorporated many basic elements of the app.

An artists pencils.

An artists pencils by rita colantonio

Apps used & Backstory: This surreal image was captured on a recent beach walk with my iphone11pro. Originally, I thought this image would make a serene seascape. I edited the photo on my iPad Pro: snapseed (tuning, glamour glow and drama) and distressedfx, I started playing with different filters in icolorama. Icolorama is a fun, never-ending experience. One can create so many interesting iterations. A hobby in itself!
Ultimately, I found what I was looking for in FORM–Deforms. I played around with this filter until I had the version that was the most interesting. A woman standing at the shoreline, looking out to sea, but warped into a mirror image and ultimately upside down. I blended this version in Image Blender for the save. Have fun with your editing process. And, sometimes, revisit an image. You never can know how it will turn out.

Untitled

#ArmchairArtAdventures by Tricia Dewey

Apps used: Created using Procreate, Background Eraser.

THE CACAPOOPOO MADE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE DARLINGS.

THE CACAPOOPOO MADE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE DARLINGS. by aka Tman

Apps used: Looking for a female make over was well catered for via Photo Lab. Lots to choose from and fun to be had dressing up so to speak. Being rather flamboyant I used five add ons to the original plain selfie takes with my iPhone 8 and there “she” be, all dressed up and no where to go. Such are the times we be in. Take care y’all.
Backstory: This image was a follow up to two images I’d previously posted in which my face was covered in what I call cacapoopoo. and getting in touch with my feminine during this lockdown/isolation business. Whatever it is that women and a man or two put on their faces to do whatever it does. So the final image is the result of that ritual and what happens after the stuff is scrapped off and what not. Must say it’s improved my love life immensely. I love it/her/him. Go for it Guys and Girls.

Interspatial 6

Interspatial 6 by clix2020 (Clint Cline)

Apps used: Formulas, Distressed FX, iColorama, Defqt, SuperimposeX, and BigPhoto.
Backstory: This series emerged out of a discussion with Andrea Bigiarini involving the relative merits of 2D vs 3D imagery for a video animation he was working on. That discussion directly impacted a set of images I’d struggled to finish and gave me a fresh perspective on what I was working with. Simply adding color/black shards and other fragments from previous works gave this and its companion images in the series a new sense of dimension. It allowed the eye to not simply look on a 2D image in a flat plane, but to allow it to explore in, over, and under elements within the image. This pivot in direction became an exploration of making a 3D experience from a 2D source, and motivated the name “Interspatial.” Credit where credit is due…the series wouldn’t have come alive but for the rare creative instincts of my friend Andrea.

From The Orient

From The Orient by Deborah Field

Apps used: Created on IPad Pro, with IColorama, Snapseed, PicsArt, Distressed FX.

I do seem to have a thing for cat tails. 😆

I do seem to have a thing for cat tails. 😆 by Kent DuFault

I have four cats and they are a favored topic for my camera. In this picture, my kitty, Ramona, is feverishly watching birds pulling worms in the grass outside the window. I do have a thing for cat’s tails!

Apps used: iPhone 11Pro and processed in Snapseed and Instagram.

Channel our justifiable anger

Channel our justifiable angerby catcall (Catherine Caddigan)

Apps used: IPhone 8Plus, Procreate and SuperimposeX.
Backstory: I posted this piece during the protests following the murder of George Floyd. It was a reaction to the the violence perpetrated against him by police in the street. All of the parts and layers of this image I had created earlier and saved on my IPad. To the background image which I shot on my iPhone 8Plus I added a blend from SuperimposeX, and a painted layer from Procreate, a texture layer I created and had in my texture fold

Looking Down at the World from Inside

Looking Down at the World from Inside by Image Artistry

Apps used: Procreate, ImaEngine, iColorama, SuperImposeX, Adobe Capture, PhotoToaster
Backstory: I often use the ImaEngine app to simplify my elements and add interesting details such as the stripes on the trousers in this image. It has a fantastic editor that few people know about. Both the cat and legs were edited this way and the background removed. Unfortunately, Procreate doesn’t recognise the resulting transparency in the PNG but SuperImposeX does so I take the elements into this app and simply resave it for Procreate to recognise the transparency. All the elements and map images were combined and blended in Procreate. I outlined the cat in Procreate too. Finally I used Style>Auto2 with reduced opacity to give a painterly look and ran it through PhotoToaster to apply a filter

When your world has been turned upside down

When your world is turned upside down by fleurshcim (Fleur Schim)

Apps used & Backstory: This surreal image was captured on a recent beach walk with my iphone11pro. Originally, I thought this image would make a serene seascape. I edited the photo on my iPad Pro: snapseed (tuning, glamour glow and drama) and distressedfx, I started playing with different filters in iColorama. IColorama is a fun, never-ending experience. One can create so many interesting iterations. A hobby in itself!
Ultimately, I found what I was looking for in FORM–Deforms. I played around with this filter until I had the version that was the most interesting. A woman standing at the shoreline, looking out to sea, but warped into a mirror image and ultimately upside down. I blended this version in Image Blender for the save. Have fun with your editing process. And, sometimes, revisit an image. You never can know how it will turn out.

CONFLICT

CONFLICT by aka Tman

Apps used: This is one of my fave apps I go to as a break from from my usual creative process, where I can sit back and let this app do what it does and little interference by me.
If you’re into selfies and portraits, this app gives you lots of choices to manipulate and make- over any face you can throw at it. Fun and good for a laugh. The one and only Photo Lab.
Backstory: Was looking through my go to app for inspiration beyond my own to transform a selfie and bingo there it was. I’d just shaved half my face which gave the selfie a bit of an edge, even more so after the make over.

Nicki Fitz-Gerald

Co-author of The Art of iPhoneographyCentral. Founder of iPhoneographyCentral.com

2 Comments

  1. MWT said:

    In my first visit to anything Nicki Fitz-Gerald, my brain is in digital delight a flight with the phrase “Come Together” firing left to right, and right to left. Surprised and Complete, with anticipation, for what will be an exciting adventure, no doubt. THX

    • Nicki Fitz-GeraldNicki Fitz-Gerald said:

      You are very welcome MWT. I am also delighted; by your digital delight. Thanks for the kind words and enjoy the next adventure! 🙂

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