Monday, September 13, 2010

Most Exciting IPhone Collages!

I just bought the Autumn 2010 issue of Somerset Digital Studio, where I found the most exciting collages, made with iphone apps, by Nettie Edwards!  She gives  step-by-step directions, as well as a screen shot of all the apps she used.   Her article is on page 45 of the new issue.

Well, naturally, I couldn't wait 2 seconds before hitting iTunes and buying every one of the apps that she used.  It does take a bit of practice, but it's great fun to use all these really cool apps. 

I am showing you my first one, even though I know my technique needs a lot of polishing.   Here are a few of the steps I went through:

 My original blurry iPhone photo of sweet Amanda trying on her wedding gown.  I even cut off her head!

So this much less than perfect photo went into the PhotoStudio app, where I applied the Photo Styles>Amsterdam #114.  Wow!  Much cooler already.

I imported the filtered photo into Juxtaposer app as the bottom layer.  Then two of my own photos, a magnolia and a rose, became the second and third layer. Then one of my Monarch shots for the last layer.  Lots of experimenting with the eraser and the stamp tools.  Obviously, I wasn't very good with the eraser, so into pic grunger app to add creased and aged textures.  This worthy app covered up all my mistakes with the eraser!

Finally, I added a bit of one of my favorite poems, He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven, by William Butler Yeats, with the TypeDrawing app and fini! I think the vintage frame came from Juxtaposer, but I'm not sure. I am sure that I love it.  This was just so much fun and I am very excited to find these cool apps.  Really, I am just completely blown away by these.

  Nettie Edwards blogs as lumilyon and you can see  her fabulous blog here!    Check it out and let me know what you think of her iPhone art.  I'd love to see your art too.

Love, Deb