Create a graphic poster look with Camera+, SlowShutter, AdLib

Below is the final image, the one I am going to show you how to create. One of my fav tips for the beginners – when you begin to create your art work, you must have the main idea in your head!
 
Not having any, just playing with different apps, in the hope to get “something interesting” you are less likely succeed. I will not lie, such things also happens with me  =)
 
Step 1
 
 
I really love street pictures! I love to spy on people;) So I try to shoot a lot of street pictures (at least in the warmer months) Mostly I shoot  b&w pictures as well as I like to experiment.
 
This image above is one of the four main images included in the final version, the picture taken using Slow Shutter Cam app. Nothing special, not really a great picture, just a shot with a guy passing by, (but I must say that I loved how he looked) this is what I needed.
 
Step 2
I did not want to receive any unexpected play of color during further processing, so I converted my image into b&w, using Camera +. I then saved the image.
 
 
 
 
 
Step 3

Personally,  I love geometry and I really love the “poster” image style. So for this picture I opened the image using addLib  app. It looks good, don’t you think? But it is too small! I want even more geometry! I then saved the image.

 
 
Step 4
 

The second of my favorite tips – shoot more!!! Not every picture will be used on their own, but each of them can become an essential part of the finished work. They might be good as a texture, for example.

Ok, so I turn to my archives and I remember that I want to see more geometry …fine!  I think I found a use for it! This picture was a little bit improved using Camera+ app.

 

 

Step 5 
And now we proceed to the fun – blending! (Here I used Image Blender app). If it proves necessary to turn the image, use the application settings and select “Arrange”.

 
 
 
Step 6
 
…and choose Blending Mode.
 
 
 
Step 7
This is how the image looked at this stage.
 
 
 

 

Step 8

 
 
 

Honestly,  I don’t really like pets’ pictures  (this is not my element)… but recently I took a couple shots of one beautiful and noble Dalmatian ….I thought it would be nice to see it here…

 
 
 
 
Step 9
I removed the color and cropped the image using the Camera+ app.
 
 
…and crop
 
 
 
 
Step 10
 
Next, I  I went back to the Image Blender app and added the dogs one after the other ( using the application settings “Arrange” and  ”Mask”…and choose Blending Mode).
 
 
 
 
 
I should mention that the happy owners of an iPad can use mask with ease!  I process my works using only an iPhone, so I must be very careful and accurate. An iPad is still at the top of my wish list.
 
 
 
Step 11
Finally, to complete my  work I used the ScratchCam app and selected the app settings for my taste.
 
 
 
 
Final image 
Here is the final image again. This image combined all the effects that I wanted to achieve and I was elated with it.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

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