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  • iPhotographer Magazine for iPad and iPhone Is On The Apple Newsstand

    12052015
    iPhotographer Magazine

    IPHOTOGRAPHER MAGAZINE is for the picture-taker, the picture-lover, the Instagramer, the Flickr fan, the dedicated aficionado—beginning or advanced—who who wants to learn more, take more, app more, see more, make better, and share more pictures as a part of the digital phenomenon of that has conquered the globe. , , mobile photography, whatever you wish to call it!

    Beautiful regional and city galleries from around the world, interviews, audio to delight and educate, detailed , expert gear reviews, an advice column, the best of Instagram galleries in every issue. Add to this the always amazing selection and curation, along with informative articles, at times off-beat and funny, always geared to enriching your life as both a maker and lover of great pictures, and you have the most exciting photography, , and lifestyle .

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  • Olloclip lens 3-in-1 for iPhone 5/5s

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    Первые съемные объективы для у меня появились осенью 2011 года. С тех пор я имела удовольствие поэксперементировать с линзами разных конструкций, ценовой категории и от разных производителей. Однако, по ряду параметров система Olloclip до сих пор остается моим фаворитом.

    На сегодняшний день мне доводилось сталкиваться с четырьмя основными системами крепления:

    1.  Двусторонняя система-клипса (лидер в своей категории Olloclip; при заказе у производителя — быстро, удобно, в меру качественно, приемлемо по цене (70$ + доставка). Минусы: 1) на момент съемки с объективами вам прийдется отказаться от штатной вспышки iPhone, 2) при небрежном отношении быстро теряется. Практически каждый обладатель Olloclip жаловался на довольно быструю потерю крышек для объективов, либо всего комплекта. Я не исключение. Так что, будьте внимательней или воспользуйтесь советами креативных умельцев по усовершенствованию системы.

    2. Чехол каркас/система (от наборов за 5-15 долларов из Китая до систем «профессиональной» оптики от Schneider Optics (iPro Lens System стоимостью около 250$) — не очень быстро и удобно, не эргономично и, в зависимости от производителя, не в каждом конкретном случае качественно.

    3. Адаптер-чехол для iPhone с байонетом для объективов зеркальных камер Canon/Nikon и штативным креплением, который позволяет монтировать все типы объективов.
    Конечно, это не увеличит разрешение фотографий, а взамен автоматических особенностей объективов появится возможность ручной фокусировки, зума и еще парочка преимуществ.
    Одним словом, очень забавная, но не дешевая игрушка, позволяющая расширить и улучшить способности iPhone. (iPhone SLR mount 190-250$)

    4. Объективы-насадки на магнитных кольцах, поставляющиеся как комплектом, так и по отдельности. Представлены рядом производителей, цена на подобные насадки варьируется от 3-5$ до 20-30$. К сожалению, единственным очевидным преимуществом «магнитных» объективов невысокого качества, могу назвать только цену.

    Итак, сегодня я расскажу о карманном наборе от Olloclip 3 в 1, который я протестировала на iPhone 5S.

    В комплект входит: 3 линзы (широкоугольник, веселый объектив fish-eye с обзором в 180 градусов, превращающийся в макро-линзу с 10-кратным увеличением с фокусным расстоянием 13 миллиметров), плюс 2 защитных крышки на объективы. Легкий, компактный и удобный.

    Клипса довольно плотно и просто фиксируется на угол iPhone, при этом совпадая с камерой. Крепеж выполнен качественно и абсолютно безопасен для корпуса iPhone. Единственным минусом крепежа является то, что клипсу можно использовать только на телефоне без стороннего чехла или бампера!
    Однако, Olloclip позаботились и об этом, создав специальный чехол Quick-flip Case, о котором я расскажу в следующем обзоре.

    Wide-Angle lens/Широкоугольник

    Начну с того, что на всех своих комплектах широкоугольный объектив я использовала довольно редко, учитывая тот факт, что я не самый большой любитель пейзажной съемки. А именно для такой съемки широкоугольник становится просто незаменимым.
    Обратите внимание, что, расширяя угол обзора, объектив все же искривляет перспективу пространства. Так что если это смущает вас, для корректировки широкоугольных и панорамных снимков я рекомендую воспользоваться приложением Olloclip app из App Store, которое также позволит устранить искажение и в режиме видео.

    Fisheye lens/Рыбий глаз

    Объектив Fish-eye или «рыбий глаз» с возможным увеличением угла обзора до 180 градусов, сопровождающимся сильным искажением перспективы и выпячиванием центра. Благодаря чему можно получать забавные и необычные снимки и видео. Также Fish-eye хорош для динамичных сцен или при съемке в небольшом пространстве.

    С помощью объектива Fisheye можно снять смешные портреты

    Панорама, снятая со штатной камеры iPhone5S в панорамном режиме+Fisheye объектив

    Macro lens/Макро линзы

    Макро-объектив довольно приятная и полезная забава, особенно если это с вами впервые.
    Радужка глаза, капли дождя на стекле, пристальный взгляд «тестовой» (неживой) мухи и прочие интимные (макро) подробности, недоступные любопытному «глазу» iPhone — вот примерный набор тестовых объектов для съемки с макро-объективом, приводящий новичка в неописуемый восторг. В дальнейшем  макро-объектив может открыть для вас по-настоящему творческие возможности. Одним словом — полезная вещь в арсенале креативных и творческих людей.
    Обратите внимание, что в режиме макросъемки фокус наводится вручную, так что для лучшей резкости рекомендую делать снимки с упора и при наличии хорошего освещения. Это важно.

    Итог: 
    Olloclip – простой в использовании, портативный и качественный аксессуар, позволяющий максимизировать способности штатной камеры iPhone.
    Более-менее приемлемая цена, соответствующая качеству гаджета.

    Стоит отметить, что за последний год на рынке появилось огромное количество «дублеров» и китайских подделок, с подобной или отличающейся конфигурацией и комплектацией. Некоторые из них прошли и через мои руки. Да, они по-прежнему  подходят для iPhone и предусмотрены для тех же целей, плюс ко всему их цена значительно отличается от более дорогостоящих оригиналов…
    В любом случае решать вам, но советовать их к приобретению смысла нет. Низкое качество, соответствующее цене, проявит себя моментально. В лучшем случае,  оставив неприятный осадок разочарования, а в худшем – повредит, например,  стекло объектива на самом iPhone.

    p.s. если вы уже являетесь обладателем системы Olloclip 3 в 1, я не думаю, что усовершенствованная 4 в 1 имеет так много веских причин для обновления набора, хотя качество изображений стало действительно немного ярче, а заодно можно получить дополнительный 15-кратный макрообъектив. Ну а если вы запланировали свою первую покупку объективов, я все же порекомендую приобрести уже обновленный комплект Olloclip 4 в 1.

    Устройство предоставлено компанией diHouse Accessories, авторизованным реселлером Apple и дилером Olloclip в России.

  • The First issue of iPhotographer Magazine, September, 2013

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    Happy and proud to announce the first #1 full issue of iPhotographer , September, 2013, devoted to Street Life . Run and grab your copy.

    As well as I’d like to notice that Moscow is the featured city in iPhotographer’s “Around The World With ” section ;)
    Hope you’ll enjoy it!

  • iPhotographer Magazine is your new iPad jewel!

    29082013
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    An exciting new , iPhotographer, to be the lens focused on the vibrant world of mobile and sharing, channeling all that energy and excitement into a fun, informative, and beautiful format.

    iPhotographer Magazine is a multi-media and fully interactive publication: beautiful galleries from around the world, interviews, audio to delight and educate, detailed , gear reviews, an advice column, the best of Instagram galleries in every issue.

    Add to this the always amazing selection and curation, along with informative articles, at times off-beat and funny, always geared to enriching your life as both a maker and lover of great pictures, and you have the most exciting photography, , and lifestyle magazine on the planet!

    As one who takes pictures with your phone and shares them with friends, family, and the world, you, we, are part of a revolution, a global phenomenon unprecedented in human history.

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  • Top 5

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    Recently Joanne Carter, who  is the Founder and Editorial Director of TheAppWhisperer.com  suggested me to bring my Top 5 Photo to the Photo App Lounge section of theappwhisperer.com, where they ask mobile photographers what their top five photo apps are and why. Of course I agreed, it was my pleasure =)

    All of us try to be “on Fire” in the newest applications. I am no exception. However I quickly ran through the previously published posts of the Top Five Photo Apps section, so I tried to choose the applications not listed above and are not the most popular (newest) to date.

    Hope I could be of service.

    1) Halftone

    As you’ve probably figured out, I really love Post-card  style that has vintage and retro kind of look. Retro postcards to really surprise and delight me.

    Well, you can find lots different apps for this. Some are better than others. But it is very individual. One of my favorite such app is Halftone app by Juicy Bits.

    This app turns your photos into unique, vintage comics, allows to add captions, speech balloons, graphic stamps, and fonts (including built-in comic fonts). Settings screen for lots of additional customization, including halftone dot size, strength, and gain.
    Btw, so often I turn off the slider off halftone dot and now I gone on this way.
    Contrary to many others, Halftone makes it easy to add more than 25 paper styles, from crisp and clean to distressed and aged. This is what I really love and use this app pretty often.

    2) MonoVu 

    Actually I often use monochrome/BW in my works. Perhaps, one of my favorite apps for this is MonoVu.
    This is my to go app.

    It provides 10 free filters, as well as an extra 15 purchase filters. Some of them have a unobtrusive and simple textures.

    3) Strut Type

    This app turns your into a Strut folding camera from the early 1900s, giving them a dated, vintage look. Recreate images with the look of the first dry-plate that emerged from 1875 to 1920.

    It packs filters as well as a black-and-white mode, so you can get exactly the sort of 100 year-old photo you’re searching for. This app includes a number of editing features that allow you not only to filter your shots and make them look old, but tweak them in order to get the exact effect for which you’re searching. You can also recreate different effects old-style cameras were known for, like light leaks and faded edges caused by the Strut’s lens.

    Please Note: entering the application every time again, check resolution of the saved pic!

    4) Textures+

    I really love to use different textures in my works. Usually I create some of them and then I Blend them with my work, as well as I use different apps to add textures directly on image. One of these apps is Textures+ by Michael Valdez.

    It does is mainly adding grungy textures to your original pictures, to give them a dirty and decayed look.  Most of the textures included in the app’s selection are conceived to add stains, scratches and corrosion to the photos. You can adjust the opacity of textures as well as regular adjustments (Brightness/Contrast,  Hue/Saturation). A handy eraser tool allows to change any part of any image or texture. (for example for eyes)

    Textures+ has intuitive and responsive user interface

    Notice: It works better on iPad (I mean quickly)

    5) AddLib S, U

    I really love the geometry, modernist illustrations and I really love the “poster”-images.

    addLib S by WOW inc. is an application for iPhone that edits your photos and creates a variety of types of design. Simple and fun. As I call this app – the app for relax.)

    AddLib also gives you a chance to customize a created image, but only up to a point. It’s a bit annoying.. I’d like to have a bit more customization =)

    addLib U is the second release in the “addLib” app series, which uses your iPhone photos to generate an original graphic album, as well as it allow save your images to the Camera Roll.  addLib U uses a mid-century modern theme to give your photos an authentic style of 1960s-1970s . As well as his predecessor addLib U is very easy to use. I use manual mode.

  • iPhotographer Magazine on iTunes Newsstand

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    IPHOTOGRAPHER : a monthly magazine dedicated to capturing and sharing the magic of every day life on IOS devices with three core concepts: simplicity, creativity & inspiration!
    And … don’t forget FUN!!

    Beautiful regional and city galleries from around the world, interviews, audio to delight and educate, detailed , expert gear reviews by award-winning photographer and gear-hound Jack Hollingsworth, an advice column, the best of Instagram galleries in every issue. Add to this the always amazing selection and curation, along with informative articles, at times off-beat and funny, always geared to enriching your life as both a maker and lover of great pictures, and you have the most exciting , , and lifestyle magazine on the planet.

    A sampling of our sections: Mobile Masters App with Dan Marcolina, Video Features, Around the World with , Master Class with Ashley Callaghan, Lanie Heller’s Instagramers, Hipsta Hot Tip of the Month, Hardware with Jack Hollingsworth, Ask Nicole Dalesio, Appstrology with Elodie Hunting
    Remember that there is much much more in our regular issues!

    iPhotographer Magazine is available on the Apple Newsstand for the iPad only. iPhones & iPods not supported at this time.
    Don’t forget there is a SPECIAL SUBSCRIPTION OFFER included in our free Preview Issue for a limited period! Subscribe now and save 60% on a standard annual subscription.

    iPhotographer Magazine is for anybody who loves taking pictures with a phone, anybody who loves beautiful pictures and is interested in the people making them, anybody who is interested in the cutting-edge technology of photography, and anybody who is interested in cultural movements, societal trends, their genesis, evolution, and flow, and what they signify for our common human experience! Alright, a little deep there, but we are serious students of it all, as well, underneath all the fun.

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  • Две стороны одного магнита

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    Линза Osino для

    Первые съемные объективы для iPhone у меня появились осенью 2011 года. С тех пор я имела удовольствие поэксперементировать с линзами разных конструкций, ценовой категории и от разных производителей. Так что получив на обзор 2-в-1 широкоугольник и макролинзу, производителя Osino, я приступила к тестам без особого энтузиазма, однако, искренне пытаясь найти положительные стороны.

    Начнем с общего впечатления:
    Основной минус — система крепежа, которая мне не понравилась сразу, показавшись неудобной, ненадежной и «одноразовой».

    На сегодняшний день мне доводилось сталкиваться с тремя основными системами крепления:

    1. объектив-клипса (например Olloclip) — быстро, удобно, в меру качественно. Минус — при небрежном отношении довольно быстро теряется. Практически каждый обладатель Olloclip жаловался на довольно быструю потерю своего первого комплекта;
    2. чехол каркас/система (от наборов за 15 долларов из Китая до систем “профессиональной” оптики от Schneider Optics стоимостью 300 евро) — не быстро, не очень удобно, не эргономично и, в зависимости от производителя, не в каждом конкретном случае качественно;
    3. магнитное “чудо” из Гонконга ?!

    Итак, Osino:

    В комплект  входит: объектив 2-в-1 (широкоугольник, превращающийся в макро-линзу), защитная крышка на объектив, намагниченные кольца-самоклейки (в комплекте я нашла 2 шт., что неожиданно пошатнуло мои предположения об «одноразовости» этого продукта),  брелок с металлической — затворкой на обратную сторону объектива. По заявлениям производителя, объектив изготовлен из аллюминия и высококачественного стекла.

    Конечно же я шучу, называя линзу Osino одноразовой, однако не стоит забывать что у самоклеящейся основы все же существует период наступления стадии «самоотклеивания».  Дальнейшие выводы делайте сами.

    На мой взгляд все это очень неудобно. Исходя из логики создателей подобной системы крепления, я должна наклеить кольцо и оставить его на моем iPhone до лучших времен? Вероятно, которые настанут при первом же проникновении телефона в карман узких джинсов, на крайний случай — при втором-третьем.

    Сам объектив фиксируется на магнитное кольцо, прикрепленное к задней панели вашего телефона, при этом совпадая с камерой. Однако, не забудьте время от времени проверять насколько он совпадает. В силу особенностей крепежа объектив довольно легко может прийти к несовмещению, а именно — к сдвигу.

    Используя широкоугольник обратите внимание что перспектива пространства все же искривляется + вдобавок появляется нежелательное «виньетирование», которое придеться исправлять/удалять при дальнейшей обработке фотографии.

    Сомнительное удовольствие. На всех своих комплектах широкоугольник я использовала довольно редко, учитывая тот факт, что я не самый большой любитель пейзажной съемки.

    Макро-объектив довольно приятная забава, особенно если это с вами впервые.

    Радужка глаза, капли дождя на стекле, пристальный взгляд «тестовой» (неживой) мухи и прочие интимные (макро) подробности, недоступные любопытному «глазу» iPhone — вот примерный набор тестовых объектов для съемки с макро-объективом, приводящий новичка в неописуемый восторг. В дальнейшем  макро-объектив может открыть для вас по-настоящему творческие возможности. Одним словом — полезная вещь в арсенале креативных и творческих людей.

    Обратите внимание, что в режиме макросъемки фокус наводится вручную, так что для лучшей резкости рекомендую делать снимки с упора и при наличии хорошего освещения. Это важно.

    Итак, а что же про очевидные положительные стороны этого комплекта? Цена! Вероятно, это одна из самых дешевых (доступных) линз среди конкурентов.

    3,69$ + бесплатная доставка и линза прилетит к вам прямо из Гонконга.

    В России линзу Osino можно приобрести в магазине Light Photos.

  • Tutorial 12. Post-card in RETRO style

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    As you’ve probably figured out, I really love anything graphic design that has that vintage grunge old and retro kind of look.
    In this tutorial you’ll see how to create a stunning Post-card with your .  It’s fairly simple to make and can be used in many different types of projects.
    Retro postcards to really surprise and delight.  Today I would like to bring some clarity to this  fascinating subject with my new tutorial.

    Let’s start from the beginning. How would you define the concept of Retro?

    The truth according to Wikipedia
    Retro is a culturally outdated or aged style, trend, mode, or fashion, from the overall post-modern past, that has since that time become functionally or superficially the norm once again. The use of “retro” style iconography and imagery interjected into post-modern , advertising, mass media, etc. It generally implies a vintage of at least 15 or 20 years.

    The word “retro” derives from the Latin prefix retro, meaning “backwards, or in past times” – particularly as seen in the words retrograde, implying a movement toward the past instead of a progress toward the future, and retrospective, referring to a nostalgic (or critical) eye toward the past.

    Retro
    A 1950s-era poster in pop- style, the style on which retro is based.
    The style now called “retro ” is a genre of pop which was developed in the 1940s and 1950s in response to a need for bold, eye-catching graphics that were easy to reproduce on simple presses available at the time in major centres. Retro advertising has experienced a resurgence in popularity since its style is distinctive from modern computer-generated styling.

    To create any postcard you just need to keep in mind a few important things:

    1. First things first, Start with an Idea.
    You can’t create a beautiful and an effective postcard if you don’t have an idea of what you want it to be about. Why are you creating a postcard?  Figure it out before you start.
    2.  Select an Eye-Catching Image
    An image is funny / striking in some way is never a bad choice.
    3. Write Your Headline
    It should usually be short, interesting, and intriguing in conjunction with the image on the front.
    4. Design Your Card
    Now that you have chosen your image, you’re ready to design your postcard.
    If you keep these important things in mind, it will definitely help you.
    I’ve created a-la retro-looking postcard.
    Well, I’ll take you step by step through my process of creating.

    1. I shot this pic with native iPhone cam.

    2. Using the Face Cam app and Pimple Eraser app I am a bit improve the beautiful face of my model. I mean, I’ve attempted to fix the result of poor lighting.

    3. Further I have played a bit with the adjustment tools of Snapseed app

    the resulting image

    Not bad now!

    4. Using the Space Paint app I have added effect of smoke.

    This app lets you to add a really well rendered light and smoke effects to your pictures. However, I was a bit disappointed that it has a maximum save size just 1000×750.
    Yes, it has the ability to zoom/scale/move/arrange.. And they work good. But the masking/erasing tool has a BIG problems in using.What’s really annoying.

    5. And now I run it through the Alt Photo app to change styling direction.
    It is a pretty good app for a few reasons. The Alt Photo app has a number of filters and you can alter the intensity of the filter applied. The six categories include Color Film, Vintage Color, Toy Camera, B & W Film, B & W Print, and B & W Vintage. The effects are spectacular. The color effects are beautifully saturated with complex textures and light applications.
    Finally, it is quick to edit pictures, even when using high-resolution pictures, and allows you to save images in their original resolution. (what is really important).
    Here is my choice and result

    Finally move onto the main goal of this tutorial. I mean the creation of postcard.
    Well, you can find lots different HalfTone . Some are better than others. But it is very individual. One of my favorite such app is Halftone app by Juicy Bits.
    This app turns your photos into unique, vintage comics, allows to add captions, speech balloons, graphic stamps, and fonts (including built-in comic fonts). Settings screen for lots of additional customization, including halftone dot size, strength, and gain.
    Btw, so often I turn off the slider off halftone dot and now I gone on this way.
    Contrary to many others, Halftone makes it easy to add more than 25 paper styles, from crisp and clean to distressed and aged. This is what I really love and use this app pretty often.
    So run through Halftone app and write the Headline, using Labelbox app.

    I must say that I am happy with the result and I like the mood of my postcard. However, I would like to increase it by adding a little bit naughty and playful “shades” and “tones” ;)

    7. So go to the Blender app and add fun and naughty pencil drawing or any design to your taste. It may add more life and reality to your unique postcard.
    Btw, you can take a snapshot of any pencil drawing and use it as a texture. And then add it by blending.

    and the resulting image

    9. Oh, I really love it! =)
    However, being in this playful mood I would like to complete the design of my postcard by adding some texts… Perhaps a poem or something like that..
    Looking at my postcard I immediately think of a quote by Faina Ranevskaya! Exactly!
    She is one of my most beloved greatest Soviet Russian actors in both tragedy and comedy. She was also famous for her aphorisms.
    Further, go to the Phonto app and add the quote.

    I finished off with this tutorial. Hope it was interesting and useful for you!
    Finally a bit of music for the mood ;)

    All the Apps Used In This Tutorial:
    Face Cam app
    Pimple Eraser app
    Snapseed app 
    Space Paint app 
    Alt Photo app
    Halftone app
    Labelbox app
    Blender app
    Phonto app

  • Tutorial 11 “Sliders”. Take it easy: all ingenious is simple!

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    sliders

    So often happens that creating artworks takes a lot of time to complete. To get started, the idea gives birth to the creation. A person needs intellectual stimulation. Suppose you have an idea in advance and you know the way (or about) to achieve the desired result. You are on a creative high, however, in spite of all, neither of created results are not make you happy.

    Well, you have to forget about these works for a while =) You don’t need to hurry to complete your work. One day you will find the right solution or get the desired . Perhaps, you need a time, lots of it, so be patient ;)

    But nevertheless happens that you need just a few minutes to create a truly amazing and inspiring image. Something simple but powerful.
    And now I’ll discuss the creation the one of such works.

    1. I took this pic with Slow Shutter Cam app by Cogitap Software.

    Just point and shoot…

    Slow Shutter does not actually change the shutter speed of the ’s camera =) It just simulates control over exposure and shutter speed

    This app provides three main options – Automatic, Manual and Light Trail.

    Automatic mode can be used to create motion-blur effects as well as this mode features automatic exposure compensation so that your pictures are always perfectly exposed, no matter the shutter speed selected.  This mode  is like the shutter priority mode on a DSLR.

    Manual mode lets you set the shutter speed to compensate for low-light conditions. The longer the shutter speed, the more light it will accumulate.

    Light Trail mode also works best in low-light conditions, it allows to “paint” with light. You can capture any moving light in a unique beautiful way.

    All three modes are very easy to use, as you just need to select a shutter speed and then just point and shoot. Additionally the Light trail mode allows to select a sensitivity levels.

    Pay attention to the application settings and following instructions

    btw, I have used other slow shutter apps with the similar name. You could try some of them to decide as to which application works best for you.

    2. And now you can choose any way for further image processing.

    I have used MonoVu app.
    Actually I often use this app to  my monochrome works and I really love it.
    This app provides 10 free filters, as well as an extra 15  purchase filters. (some of them have a unobtrusive and simple textures)

    That’s all!
    Take it easy: all ingenious is simple! ;)

  • Tutorial 10 “Skinned Deep” or time to pay off debts ;)

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    I have not written a new lesson for a long time for which I do apologize…while I’ve got several requests for clarification of various works.
    The reason is that I do not have that much free time I used to. However, I will do my best not to forget you permanently!
    Hope you had a great time!
    We’ll start from the beginning..So, it’s time to pay off my first debt! ;)

    “Skinned Deep”
    This work is one of several my weirdest, wicked, freaky, but still funniest work =)

    1.  I shot the original image with the ProCamera

    It is really easiest-to-use tool for taking good pics with your . It has several one-touch-effects (ProFX), as well as the full photo editing control with ProLab.
    Today is available so many new for capturing images. Some of them are great! However, I go back to ProCamera, from time to time.

    It should be noted it is a wonderful shot =) I mean, I like the light from the window (prudently I planted the doll on the window sill). However, I still have some things that I would like a slightly improve prior the big process.

    2. So, go to the Snapseed app and little bit improve it, using apps settings (adjust Brightness, Ambiance, Contrast, Saturation etc.). Note: Especially pay attention to the eyes!

    The resulting image

    As a result, I am happy with the received image

    3. Now comes the fun part =) Further, let’s process it using the Salvador Dali Camera

    Looks good for me ;) This is what I need!
    I would not say that it is a wonderful and an irreplaceable app, however, experimenting with it you can get a pretty good and fun result.
    By the way, I have a series of art works created with this app.

    4. Still, I improved it a bit, going back to the Snapseed app. As a result, I would get a really colorful image.

    …so here we are halfway to the goal

    5. Next, ran it through the Decim8  using BEAMRIDER effect

    Bit later you will realize the reason I done this step

    6. Finally, run it through the Tangled FX

    This app reminds me of Fractalius Photoshop plugin. It creates unusual, eccentric artworks in a single step. The effects are based on extraction of so-called hidden fractal texture of an image. You can also simulate various types of exotic lightings and high realistic pencil sketches. There are 16 unique filters to apply, and the best part is that you can tweak them with fine tuning sliders.
    You can also to pay attention to the ShockMyPic app. It is still a good app for doing crazy outlines blending.

    I really love it!!!
    BUT…
    …unfortunately during the last processed we have lost the eyes of our “monster-doll”… Honestly it’s not that I would like to get as a result …

    7. So, we shall go to the Blender app. and add eyes by blending with image received after processing by Salvador Dali camera (using the application settings “Arrange” and  ”Mask”…and choose Blend Mode)
    I added just one of the two, to enhance frightening view.

    That’s all! Hope you have someone to scare them with your crazy art works ;)

    All the Apps Used In This Tutorial:
    ProCamera
    Snapseed
    Salvador Dali Camera
    Decim8
    Tangled FX
    Blender